HROC on a fundraising tear

The Tri-City Herald’s Chris Mullick was rummaging online when he came across the state House Republican Organizational Committee’s new website.

It looks pretty sharp. It’s a bit more colorful than the previous version. It’s got a nice photo of House Minority Leader Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis, with his family. He’s looking all everymanish in blue jeans and polo shirt. The dog is a nice touch.

And if you look to the right you’ll note a fundraising target they’ve set of $35,000 by September. To date, they’ve raised $40.34 and they’re pretty excited about it.

“0% received!” it reads just above the mostly vacant bar chart.

And, it’s interesting to note that at least half HROC’s contributors are HA regulars. And who says this blog isn’t a fount of bipartisanship?

Comments

  1. 2

    spews:

    MHD @1,

    Yup, that’s a screen shot.

    Technically, “donators” is a real word. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen anybody use it before in place of the more common “donors.” Go figure.

  2. 4

    Jim, (a genuine musician) spews:

    This is why I implore my republican friends to hurry up and cash out their IRA and 401k accounts so they can donate to Deeeno, Val Stevens, and Johnny Mac.

    More donators, please. (At least they didn’t spell it “donaters.”)

    Maybe somebody could go over to their headquarters, stand outside, and operate their bagpipe assembly as a form of extortion. PAY UP OR I’LL KEEP PLAYING kind of thing.

    s/
    Jim, an actual musician, trained in various and sundry keyboard, brass, and wind instruments, plus conducting, none of which involves a bagpipe assembly.

  3. 5

    Jim, (a genuine musician) spews:

    Forgot something:

    I actually donated to Tom DeLay’s legal defense fund a while back and duly saved the receipt and thank-you stuff. A fine American, that Tom DeLay.

    $0.05. Five cents. One twentieth of a buck.

    Perhaps some of us could help the HROC out?

    Jim, thinking of filing an initiative that would tax bagpipes and/or operators.

  4. 6

    rhp6033 spews:

    Well, I guess they’ve got to start somehere.

    And as a measure of political influence, compare Goldy’s $6,000 + supporting a one-man political blog, which was easily raised within a couple of weeks, as compared with a major political party’s goal of $35,000 to be raised over five months to finance the election of it’s slate of candidates to the state legislature, of which only $40.34 has been recorded as received to date?

    Take a bow, Goldy. Or for that matter, keep your fundraising drive open for five months, and see if you can out-raise the state Republican party within the same time period!

  5. 7

    spews:

    HROC and its PAC have raised nearly $400,000 during the 2008 election cycle. The screen shot you have posted is a test for an online fundraising program.

  6. 8

    rhp6033 spews:

    Phew, THAT’s good news. Nice to know that the HROC is still in the business of raising money! Gee, if the Republicans cant’ even raise money from their base, what in the heck are they good for????

    (Note that they chimed in within 1-1/2 hour of Goldy’s posting. Obviously, the Republican Party has somebody assigned to monitor Goldy’s posts. I wonder how much of that $400,000 is going towards their salary?)

  7. 9

    rhp6033 spews:

    Gee, if you go to their website (they still have the “test” up in the contributions screen), they have a little slideshow which complains that in Washington state, government spending is too high, Wash. state will face a huge budget deficit next year, taxes are too high, traffic is a problem, access to health care is a problem, and “we must do better”.

    Typical non-sequitor argument of the Republicans. They run a poll of the hot-button issues people complain about, and then imply that they will solve all of them, even though they are mutually inconsistent with one another. Lowering taxes & government spending isn’t going to solve the state health-care or transportation problems. Talk about promising all things to all people….

  8. 10

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Let’s forget the bipartisanship and stomp these nattering nabobs of negativism back into the dirt they slithered out of! Just makin’ a suggestion …

  9. 11

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    Well, if Kevin Carns is a donor, he accounts for about half of all the nattering trolls on this board! What did he put in the pot, the 34 cents?

  10. 12

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @4 I actually kind of like their capitalist system. I have no idea what day of the week today is (it’s not relevant to my schedule), didn’t roll out of bed until 11:10 this morning, my daily commute consisted of a hopping a few steps from the bedroom to the fridge, and I’ve already made $1,100 in the stock market this morning — plus I get a two-thirds discount on my capital gains taxes! Not a bad life, what? Sure beats commuting to a job! I could even be persuaded to give up my leftist sympathies and live like this permanently if I can get some broke, needy Republicans to work for me as domestics. Pay them? Naw, I won’t pay them, but they’ll get housing in a tent camp next to the public rest rooms and all the grass they can eat.

    HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR

  11. 13

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @7 Looks like our native GOPers are still pissing away money on bad investments. For my part, I’m relieving them of it as fast as possible, but HROC’s involvement considerably speeds up the process of reducing them to poverty. BTW, I want to thank you rich capitalists for what you do for me in the stock market almost every day! I love doing business with you, and I appreciate your patronage! Sucks to be you.

  12. 14

    rhp6033 spews:

    If the Republicans really want to run for office based upon the argument that Washington state is mis-managed, then let them try. Please!!!

    All the Democrats have to do is run their own slide show:

    “After eight years of Republican rule in the White House and more years of Republican control of the Congress, they have turned a budget surplus into record deficits, exploded the national debt, appointed incompetent politicos to important federal positions such as FEMA, awarded huge no-bid contracts to their corporate suporters such as Blackwater, KBR, and Haliburton, fired federal prosecutors who wouldn’t put politics over ethics, failed to exercise oversight of financial markets resulting in a collapse of the home-mortgage system, got the U.S. involved in an unnecessary war using false premises and without a rational plan or exit strategy, and failed to protect our troops with adequte armour while there, or give them adequate health care for those returning home wounded, and tried very hard to turn over your Social Security trust fund to the same financial people who destroyed the mortgage markets.

    And now the Republicans want you to turn over the Washington State government to them also, so they can do more of the same.

    We can do better – without them….”

  13. 15

    Jim, (a genuine musician) spews:

    Rats.
    I donated five cents and am not listed as a donater.

    Guess I’ll have to go back to practicing my musical instruments** in the music studio.

    **non-bagpipe assembly

  14. 16

    Roger Rabbit spews:

    @9 If they were honest, they’d admit their policies created these problems, and redirect donors to a Democratic web site!

  15. 17

    rhp6033 spews:

    RR @ 12: That’s why I’m a Democrat. So one day, I can live like a Republican!

    But seriously, there is a basic ideological difference between the parties. The Democrats think that if you contribute toward the common good, then you will personally benefit, eventually. The Republicans think that if you work toward your personal benefit, then you will benefit personally – screw everybody else.

    (My apologies to humorist Will Durst, from whom this line was shamelessly stolen:

    The All-American Sport of Bipartisan Bashing: Common Sense Rantings from a Raging Moderate)