One of the drawbacks of depending on a regular full time job for income and hosting the Catholic Radio show Your Prayer Intentions (incidentally the event Saturday went very well) is that the flexibility I once had to just go off and do a road trip to cover congressional elections is pretty much gone for me.
Fortunately Stacy McCain’s full time job IS exactly this thing and he is a bit more daring in terms of heading off to cover events and trusting the readership to pay the bills, both at home and for the trip where he is talking about some unpleasant truths:
Imagine a House Republican candidate facing a Democrat opponent who is raising money at the pace of a million dollars a month on average. According to Mother Jones, ActBlue has “directed more than $1 billion to Democratic candidates this cycle.” One billion dollars.
Question: While Paul Ryan and other GOP leaders were pouting over Trump’s election, what were they doing to help elect Republicans to Congress? What did they do to help counter the Democrats’ billion-dollar online money machine? Isn’t it fair for conservative voters to suspect that Ryan and other members of the Republican establishment essentially decided to take their ball and go home, because they were butthurt that their favorite candidates didn’t win the GOP nomination?
I admit the road trips with Stacy are something to be experienced but they are, as he explains here, only made possible by folks like you:
As much as I’d like to tell you where I’ll be this evening, I can’t, and I also can’t tell you why I can’t tell you, but by 3 p.m. today I hope to be on the road, and if y’all want to kick in a little — gasoline is $2.67 a gallon, cigarettes are about $6 a pack — it would help keep my wife happy. Because the Five Most Important Words in the English Language are:
Or to put it another way, you can, free of charge watch the MSM and/or for the price of cable watch CNN or MSNBC etc. Or you can for a few dollars more support first hand reporting from an experienced reporter who is going to tell you what is happening even if it’s something not to your liking.
I think it’s an easy choice myself.