Not by a little, but by a lot:
Out of the $128 million spent by the top 10 individual donors to outside groups, Democrats hauled in $91 million or 71% of donations.
“Among groups that funneled more than $100,000 to allies, the top of the list tilted overwhelmingly toward Democrats—a group favoring the GOP doesn’t appear on the list until No. 14,” reports the AP.
Democrats also enjoyed a 3-to-1 cash advantage when it came to the 183 groups stroking checks of $100,000 or more. The liberal National Education Association (NEA) topped the list of big money donors at $22 million. The top ten list contained zero Republican-leaning groups.
Republicans as the party of the rich hasn’t been true for a long time, but the myth probably continues in the minds of many, especially the low-information nitwits in the national media.
This is not to say the Republicans don’t desperately want to be the party of the rich, especially the Republican establishment types who currently lead the party. That might be why they act like fools at every turn, e.g., dissing grass roots movements such as the Tea Party and saying stupid things like, “the age of Ronald Reagan is over,” and “We can’t win with the conservative vote.”
The conservative vote has been the key to their successes (2010 and 2014) and conservatives staying home on election day was the key to their failure in 2012. The age of Ronald Reagan was the age of Republican party ascendancy. Any Republican who wants to be in a majority party and still says the age of Reagan is over has to be in the final stages of a suicidal political mindset.
Only the fools in the Republican leadership could fail to notice that the Tea Party Movement is perhaps the last best hope for the preservation of an America with any semblance of the one the founders created. But no, these political crackerjacks defame the Tea Party as radical extremists.
It’s because they want what the Democrats have, The Big Money. It’s time for a reality check Mr. Boehner and Mr. McConnell: Democrats own it, they don’t want to give it up, and they’re a lot better at that sort of politics than you are. Your hope for the future, if you have any, lies elsewhere. That would be with ordinary Americans. So stop disrespecting them before it’s too late.
See, Republicans didn’t really win the election we just had; rather, the Democrats lost it. Republicans shouldn’t count on that as a future strategy. The electorate is fickle.