Tag: Fundraising

Member Post

 

Trump has raised more money than any individual Democrat candidate, but collectively they have raised more than three times his total. As this CNBC article points out, “The figures reflect sustained Democratic voter energy in 2020.” Oh dear. Why could possibly have caused this unhappy state of affairs? Surely not a lack of enthusiasm for […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What I Love About Ricochet: No $exting

 

@blueyeti promised us in Ricochet’s recent Focus Group that “We also do not sell your email addresses or anything else to third parties even though we get asked about it on a regular basis.” As testimony to how good Yeti’s promise is, let me share what happened right after I subscribed to some other well-known right-wing outlet (which shall remain nameless) just this fall. I’ve been a Ricochet member for years. And for years, the partisan demands on my money have been negligible. Few emails, no texts. Life was good. Then, I signed up at that other right-wing outlet:

Now random politicians won’t stop $exting me. You know what I’m talking about. $exting. Those endless texts demanding money, burning up your phone faster than you can block them. Various personas claiming to be “Newt” or “Mitch” or “Scalise” take credit for sending them, though it’s hard to imagine the sender as anyone other than some pitiable peon of a staffer or intern, unhappily grinding out the wheedling that’s below everyone else’s pay grade.

More

Happy New Year! Grab a stool, as Jim and Greg return to their normal format for 2020. Today, they’re grateful that the attack on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was successfully stopped and no one was hurt and they also hope there are severe repercussions for the attack’s Iranian sponsors. They’re happy to see Julian Castro exit the campaign trail after a campaign that was rich in pandering but never found much support. And they discuss President Trump’s $102 million cash on hand and the impact that could make in the campaign.

More

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Rich McFadden of Radio America tackle two good martinis and one crazy as Rich sits in for Greg Corombos. First, they marvel at President Trump’s $125 million fundraising haul in the third quarter of 2019. They also notice brewing tensions on the far left as Bernie Sanders starts criticizing Elizabeth Warren for refusing to admit she will have to raise taxes to pay for her progressive agenda. And they shake their heads as Trump reportedly advocated a snake-filled moat at the border and for border agents to shoot people in the legs if they were coming in illegally.

More

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. I Recently Acquired a Wife

 

hoboSignI know. It’s news to friends and family. No one was more surprised than I.

She’s very neat and so discreet. She seems to eat like a bird and likes everything I cook. There was not even any sorting out of who sleeps on which side of the bed, or whose clothes and toiletries go where. She is financially independent and undemanding. Indeed, my bank, utilities and even the vaunted tech giants haven’t even noticed her moving in with me.

More

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America worry that Republicans and Democrats are underestimating Sen. Bernie Sanders’ chances in 2020 after the 77-year-old socialist from Vermont blew his competition out of the water by raising $18 million in his first six weeks. They also remember that Julian Castro is running after the former DNC darling from Texas called for decriminalizing illegal border crossings. And they unload on CNN’s Christiane Amanpour after she asks former FBI Director James Comey whether the federal government should have clamped down on chants of “lock her up” against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

More

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Get Woke, Go Broke: Democratic National Committee Version

 

“When the enemy is making a false movement, we must take good care not to interrupt him.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

If you watch CNN or MSNBC, you would think that Trump is on the verge of collapse and that the forces of (social) justice and (social) good (aka, the Democratic Party) are going to swoop down annnnnnny second now and free us from his evil grasp.

More

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America give President Trump credit for admitting his Afghanistan policy changes go against his instincts, and they also like some of the other changes he outlined in a policy with few good options. They also enjoy seeing the woeful fundraising totals for the DNC in July and discuss the deep dysfunction still engulfing the Democrats. And they shake their heads as a criminal in Texas is arrested for plotting to bring down a Confederate statue with explosives.

More

Member Post

 

I came across information that I thought Ricochet people in general might want to know about. It is directly related to one of the most important companies in the USA – Google. Everyone knows this tech juggernaut and its substantial influence and cachet as a company. Last week I learned that a Google facility hosted […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

From Politico: Donald Trump has unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP, one that Republican Party elders have dreamed about finding for much of the past decade as they’ve watched a succession of Democrats — Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and, to a lesser extent, Hillary Clinton — develop formidable fundraising operations $5, […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Mark Hemingway of The Weekly Standard and Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist discuss the 2016 November elections.

More

Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Trump Does Data

 

shutterstock_179439824Credit where credit’s due, it seems the Trump campaign’s investing in a data operation, at least for fundraising:

GOP strategists familiar with the Trump team’s efforts pointed out that his campaign has been working for weeks to integrate its data operation with the RNC’s, and they suggested that the candidate may have been intentionally head-faking his critics with comments suggesting he doesn’t see the importance of data to his campaign. For instance,Trump told he Associated Press last month, “Obama got the votes much more so than his data processing machine. And I think the same is true with me.”

More

Member Post

 

I’ve asked this question a few times over the past few weeks in various comments streams, but now that Trump is going to be the nominee, where does his money come from? In 2012, both Obama and Romney raised over a billion dollars, and spent almost that much. I haven’t spent the time breaking down how […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

As a kid, I saw my cousins every year. We spent weeks and even months together. In adulthood our yearly treks for reunion continue. We love each other like brothers and sisters. So it breaks my heart to think of my cousin’s bright-eyed 7-year-old daughter, Kaylee, under threat of death. Here is Kaylee sitting with me […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Member Post

 

There are many reasons I enjoy (American) football less every year. Over-protective and incomprehensible rules increasingly take center stage. In the NCAA, players are ejected from games for even accidentally, unavoidably, tackling with colliding helmets. If the player with the ball drops his head at the last second, that’s somehow the defender’s fault. Excessive celebration penalties […]

Join Ricochet!

This is a members-only post on Ricochet's Member Feed. Want to read it? Join Ricochet’s community of conservatives and be part of the conversation. Get your first month free.

Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Bad News for Team Perry

 
PerryRioGrandeRiver-620x412
Who wouldn’t want to see this guy sitting across from the Iranians?

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry has perhaps the best résumé in the presidential field. His state created 1.5 million jobs in the past eight years, he balanced his state’s budget every year, and he lowered taxes 75 times. He’s a veteran, tough on the border, and so pro-second amendment he shoots coyotes on his morning jog. Despite his bad experience with debating on back pain meds in 2012, his compelling history should make him a shoo-in for the top tier of the 2016 race.

But in a 17-person field where media oxygen is dominated by a reality-show blowhard and big donations are hoovered up by a presidential scion, it’s tough for even an alpha candidate like Perry to make headway. Poor polling forced him to last week’s kiddie-table debate which had only a third of the viewers as the main event later that night. Despite Perry’s strong performance, Carly Fiorina turned in an even better performance which attracted most of the post-broadcast attention.

More