Both Sides!!1! are claiming YUGE fundraising spikes after the Virgin Mayor of Keg City’s confirmation battle.
The DCCC says it also raised$4.38 million from the end of September to Oct. 5 — the day it was clear Kavanaugh would be confirmed.
Republicans have reported huge fundraising increases too, though they’re not releasing specific dollar amounts. Instead, an aide at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the group in charge of House races, says it saw a 418% increase in online donations in the first week of October compared to the first week of September.
Anyone else notice that the Dems released actual dollar numbers, while the Fourth Reich are giving us a percentage? Are the denizens of Possum Hollar really putting their beer money where their mouths are? (See what I did there?)
What does it mean, you ask?
It means that both sides (!!1!) are enraged, but why? Opinions Differ!
- Democrats are enraged at a process where someone who lost the popular vote nominated the Virgin Mayor of Keg City (an alleged serial sexual assaulter) to have a lifetime seat on the SCOTUS, with support from senators representing less than half of the country when the majority of the country opposed him.
- Republicans are enraged that any man—let alone an elite, white, straight, Xristian man—was accused of anything at all, and that they had to even pretend to listen to the Skirts. It’s as if they put their hands over the women’s mouths and turned up the music.
The next FEC filing deadline is on Oct. 15, so we will find out then if Possum Hollar really was energized by this shit-show, but as we noted the polling shows little change.
Meanwhile, the Villagers will mewl and bleat and tsk-tsk us about the uncivil, deep divide. (The Magic Ouija Board says David Eff’ing* Brooks is already on it.)
*we were reminded on Twitter that we were in violation of our own style guide. We regret the error.