On Thursday morning, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were jubilant, bragging about the $25.8 million fundraising haul in the third quarter of 2021, from July through September. Then, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced their fundraising numbers, and Republicans went silent.
Early this morning, the clowns at the NRCC were all over social media bragging about how well they'd done with their quarterly fundraising– leaving themselves open for headlines like this one. The NRCC's $25.8 was dwarfed by the DCCC's $35.8, its best off-year 3rd quarter ever pic.twitter.com/hg9iKO53I3
— Howie Klein (@downwithtyranny) October 14, 2021
Bringing in more than $10 million over the RNCC, with over $14 million coming just in September, the DCCC announced on Thursday that they had raised a total of $35 million from July to September. The numbers are significant during an off-year, when enthusiasm for a political party or candidate usually sinks.
According to The Hill:
‘The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced in a statement that it hauled in $35.8 million in the third quarter of 2021, including nearly $14.5 million in September, marking its best off-year third quarter in committee history. Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said Thursday that it brought in $25.8 million from July through September.’
Best news of the day for Democrats:
New NPR/Marist poll shows Democrats hold an eight-point edge on the generic Congressional ballot, a rebound from last month.
Biden approval still stuck at 45%, but only 46% disapprove w 9% undecided.https://t.co/gVvSuA4CLa
— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) September 30, 2021
Republicans, with the help of Fox News, have tried their best to paint the Democratic Party as led by President Joe Biden as in crisis. Inflation (which results from spending more than a country is taking in, such as after massive tax cuts for the wealthy), a withdrawal from Afghanistan (which Trump promised and failed to do), continued COVID-19 infection rates (thanks to the politicization of masks and vaccines by Trump), and immigration (which Republicans haven’t introduced a single helpful bill to address) are their favorite criticisms, but voters appear to be seeing through it.
DCCC Chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)
‘We’re winning on fundraising because our supporters know just how dangerous it would be for the country if Republicans were in charge. The stakes are high and we believe voters will reject their dangerous vision for America, which is about pushing junk science while Americans die despite access to life-saving vaccines, openly attacking our elections, and allowing women’s rights to be rolled away.’
A new CNN poll has Biden's approval at 50 percent. That's 16 points higher than Trump's approval in the same poll when he left office earlier this year. https://t.co/0BDMnpEAAd
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 13, 2021
The party is not without its issues, but those issues don’t align with the criticism from Republicans. Biden’s agenda has stalled thanks to ideological divides in their own party and not because of any new or added support for the GOP. With time and a continued majority in Congress, it’s likely that the numbers will hold steady and Democrats could have an excellent chance of winning seats in 2022 and 2024.
‘Democrats are hoping they’ll enjoy a jolt of enthusiasm if they’re able to pass President Biden’s infrastructure and social spending bills, but intraparty divides have hindered progress on the two pieces of legislation.
‘Meanwhile, Republicans are hammering their opponents on the continued spread of COVID-19, inflation, the administration’s messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, among other things.’
The #BidenApproval is 13 points HIGHER than #DonaldTrump's was at this point in his presidency! As #RonaldReagan once said, "Facts are stubborn things." But #BidenIsAFailure right??? #FactsMatter #BidensAmerica #BuildBackBetter #KeeptheFaith #RestoretheSoulofAmerica #FBRParty pic.twitter.com/w1yGOVAclL
— Mighty Joe Young is fully vaccinated (@jayoung1892) October 13, 2021