One of the biggest Democrat PAC’s will be sitting out the 2014 midterm elections and instead be focusing their efforts on getting Hillary Clinton elected in 2016. If this sounds like a poor strategy for winning in 2014 – you would be 100% correct!
The Democratic Party’s biggest super PAC, recently retooled as an early pro-Hillary Clinton effort, will sit out the midterm elections this year.
A spokesman with the group, Priorities USA Action, confirmed to BuzzFeed on Wednesday night that it would not be involved in House or Senate campaigns.
“House Majority PAC and Majority PAC are doing everything right and making a real difference. We fully support their efforts,” said the spokesman, Peter Kauffmann, referring to the main groups supporting Democratic congressional candidates.
The Democrat machine understands that the decisions they’ve made over the last 6 years have destroyed their opportunity for long term control of the government, so they’ve decided to build upon the fiefdom that President Obama has built with his executive orders and focus on the Presidency. I think they assume that if they can win the Presidency in 2016 they can make sure Obama’s Executive Orders remain in effect, and that with a “strong” politician like Hillary Clinton they can continue to expand the power of the Executive. They may have a point – Hillary Clinton is so beloved by her base that she could probably do no wrong. Her party would likely let her declare herself Queen and not even bat an eye… but it’s a big risk.
If the Republicans can take control of the legislature in 2014 and make changes that help to usher in recovery – or at the least try to do this and portray Obama as the obstacle to our recovery – then winning back the White House becomes a much more realistic possibility.
I for one am happy to see Priorities USA taking a back seat in 2014 – I’d love to see them sit out 2016 too.
(Also – does anyone else get tired of the Koch Brothers fear mongering stuff? Like they are the only two conservatives in America? We don’t whine this much about George Soros’ and he is WAY MORE ACTIVE politically with his money than the Koch brothers. Seriously liberals, no one cares about what the Koch brothers believe… we are conservative because we believe conservative values are better for America.)