Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Help Me Decide, Donate RNC, RSCC or No.

I have 2 donation forms. My first reaction was that I want to give money to individual candidates rather than the Republican Political Machine. Especially after that Scozzafava fiasco. But maybe I should still give the RNC and RSCC a little, and give more later to the candidates I like. Any input?
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16 comments:

Just a conservative girl said...

Well, I would maybe add the Senate Conservative Fund - It is DeMint's pac. It is only supporting very conservative candidates such as Rubio. DeMint is not going to be easily fooled, so I give to them.
I still do give some to the RNC, but not as much as I did. Let's face it, they will need the money. The RSCC is also going to "tow the party" line, which as you know from blog pisses me off. Give a very small amount and write why are giving a smaller amount, eventually it may sink in.

Oh, thanks for the kind words the other day. I feel the same about you. I think I am heading your way for a long weekend. Hubby is working in Newport Beach and San Deigo over a four day period. I want to go wear it is warm!!! If I am in the area I will let you know. I need to find a sitter for little man, or I can't go.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I'd say to individual candidates, Opus.

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/33866.html

One Ticked Chick said...

I prefer to stick with donations to candidates, Opie. I believe the RNC and RSCC receive sizeable donations from big donors and they don't always fund the candidates that you would support. Doug Hoffman is a perfect example. For what I can afford to donate, I prefer my dollars go directly to support candidates who share my values.

WoFat said...

Donations to an individual will have more impact.

Bungalow Bill said...

I would give them to PACs that you know represent your interests.

I am really sickened by all of this right now. I feel like a dirty whore after last night.

LL said...

When I give, I always give to the candidate.

The Republicans are still heavily invested in the RINO's. I'm not ready to give them money.

Arby said...

Stick with the candidates.

Nickie Goomba said...

I'm giving money directly to candidates, and first on the list is Tom McClintock.

Steele doesn't need another luxury perk.

lady di said...

Save your money, you will need it for food. Especially safe the coins which can be melted down or still have a value.....

Paladin said...

Yeah.. I'll add my vote to those in favor of backing specific candidates.

Contributing to Parties might make sense for large contributors (like businesses, industry groups, etc.) - but I think you get more bang for your buck backing people that you know you want to support. Otherwise it seems like your contribution as an individual gets dilluted. - I want strongly conservative candidates to be rewarded for making a stand. I want the squishy Republicans to see that shift happening instead of just counting on Mother Party to hand them the dough every election cycle.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

During the primaries, I give to the candidates I believe in (conservative). During the general election I divide it up between candidates and RNC. Opie, I would do my best to keep it in California.

P.J. said...

Opus, I would say give to individual candidates. I am wary of BOTH parties and would rather have a candidate realize that his support if coming from his constituents, not his party. That would hopefully make a small impression that maybe they work for us, not for their party chairman or strongman. Just my humble opinion!

Teresa said...

I would say individual candidates and the Senate Conservative Fund. With Jim DeMint running the fund, you can be sure that only conservative candidates will be backed.

The_Kid said...

I have an interesting philosophy.

For my money, if the people of America can't find a way to stop giving themselves constant colonoscopys, no amount of money will correct the problem. And if they do, money isn't needed.

Therefore I have never given money to a politician, and never will, with the single exception of Matt Burden of Blackfive when he recently ran for office.
I qualify that donation as solely justified on the basis of his military service to my country plus the fact that I've enjoyed reading his blog over the years, and he just happened to need it for something he was doing at the moment which happened to be running for office.

Given this, my answer would be individuals as opposed to the party.

I don't expect to donate another dime to any political campaign though unless I find myself in a similar situation with a similarly multi-faceted justified case.

I'd rather give money to folks like Soldiers Angels. Please rest assured this is me and my current mindset and not any judgement on anyone who does donate to political situations.

Snarky Basterd said...

I ALWAYS use those forms to start the fireplace. My advice? Give directly to the candidates you support.

Left Coast Rebel said...

I agree with JACG, you should give to DeMint's PAC. I give money to individual candidates as well.