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Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:52 PM

Will donors deserting the GOP give to the Democratic Party?

We're going to need a huge war chest in order to fund races for the House and Senate. Not just to unseat the cretins who failed to convict Trump in the impeachment trial, but in order to keep and expand our majority in the House.

As disgusted as the big-pocketed donors may be with the Republicans, they may not want to fund their opposition. Conservatives definitely won't want to fund a Democratic Congress that supports President Biden's unabashedly progressive agenda.

What do you think?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 06:58 PM

1. There's no guarantee that those leaving the Republican party will

join Democrats. If they do, they may try to pull the party further right than many of us want to go.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:01 PM

2. ive already started my donations

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:01 PM

3. President Biden has been meeting with corporate leaders re: the economy and jobs

It's possible he will impress them more than trump.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:03 PM

6. They're going to want their Trump tax-cut made permanent.

And they'll oppose the minimum wage hike.

What else will we have to give them to get them to go along with the rest?

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:02 PM

4. They might donate to some 'business friendly' Democrats.

They won't be giving to any Democratic Socialists. A lot of Chamber of Commerce types seem to be quite pleased with Biden so folks who are politically Biden-like could benefit from donors who were spooked by the 1/6 insurrection.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:02 PM

5. Few will join the Democratic Party.

No matter how disappointed they are in the Republican Party.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:04 PM

7. I've heard that many in the CEO class are hyped about the relief plan...

Don't know that that will lead to them giving to Dems, but if they're turned off about donating to repubs, that works in our favor.

Gonna need a lot of work from Jaime Harrison and the crew this cycle.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:07 PM

9. Yeah.

2022 is almost more important than 2024. There doesn't seem to be any real buzz that Joe Biden will seek a second term. Kamala Harris is perfectly positioned to be our nominee for POTUS. But we need to keep the House and the Senate before anything else...

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:06 PM

8. There are some liberal leaning corporations

who agree with Dems on things like climate change, social justice etc... iow those that think more like Bloomberg, Gates, Buffett etc.

They are willing to pay higher taxes to see a better world, and that is how Biden/Dems can sell it to them.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #8)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:17 PM

10. That and just getting the economy running again...

the country needs more than just the stock market doing well to really get anywhere. Big corps need customers, sports need butts in the seats, Hollywood needs fans in the theaters.

Until we crush the 'rona and get people back to work and doing leisure shit again, the whole economy will stay in the toilet.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:21 PM

11. I'd bet that most who are leaving the Republican Party will rejoin it ...

... in time for the 2022 election season. They're just doing a short term reactive dance.

If anything, they'll toy with the idea of a third party, farther to the right, then give up on that because it makes no sense.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:25 PM

12. They will back corporate candidates in Republican primaries against QAnon candidates

They would donate to Democrats only in places so blue a republican has no chance.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:36 PM

13. Many companies give to both parties. I'm fine with them cutting out GOPers.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 07:40 PM

14. Many larger organizations give to both parties.

And many have it budgeted, so if they pull from the GOP, they may donate more to the Dems.

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Response to Aristus (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 08:04 PM

15. We are the Democratic Party, and our doors are open

Any GOPer who wipes the shit off his shoes, and puts some pants on, is invited to have a seat on our couch.

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