Instead of firing up Republicans, Speaker of the House John Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama has raised more than $1 million for House Democrats.
Here is the tweet from the DCCC making the official announcement:
— DCCC (@dccc) June 28, 2014
Boehner’s lawsuit against Obama is the gift that keeps on giving for Democrats. Wednesday was the biggest fundraising day of the year for the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee). After Boehner had announced that he was going to sue President Obama, House Democrats raised a 2014 record $584,000 in 24 hours. The money has continued to fly in from mostly small Democratic donors all over the country. Passing the one million dollar mark in a few days is even more impressive by the fact that the majority of Democratic donors are giving less than $200.
The idea of suing President Obama have been floating around in conservative media for years, so Speaker of the House John Boehner likely assumed that he had found his golden ticket to increase Republican turnout in the mid-term election. Boehner did find a golden ticket, but instead of getting the keys to Mr. Wonka’s factory, he is being rolled into the squeezing room Violet Beauregarde style.
It is easy to foresee a situation where Boehner’s lawsuit gets thrown out of court due to lack of standing, which will mean that all the Speaker will have accomplished is raising millions of dollars to help the Democratic Party replace him as Speaker with Nancy Pelosi. Republicans are so trapped in their own bubble that they never imagined that Democrats would react to the Boehner lawsuit by getting energized, mobilized, and opening their wallets.
Democrats are thrilled that Speaker Boehner decided to sue the president, because he has reminded Democrats and Independents what the Republican Party is really about. House Republicans have made themselves into the issue that may decide the 2014 election.
Republicans have awoken the giant voting bloc that has crushed them in three of the last four elections. If a small fraction of these voters go to the polls on Election Day, the Republican decision to sue the President Of The United States could banish them to minority party status for another decade.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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