SOUTH FLORIDA, October 25, 2012 — All over this land, there are many people who are financially crushed under the weight of the failed Obama presidency. His policies have not worked, and many Americans are still hurting.
Donald Trump issued an interesting challenge to President Obama that can be discussed later on. Yet today is about the almighty dollar, not “The Donald.” President Obama may or may not be fired in two weeks and replaced with Governor Mitt Romney. Romney and his running mate Congressman Paul Ryan will need as much money as possible in the home stretch. The Obama campaign is offering a final brutal round of searing campaign ads, and Republicans need to be ready.
A question often asked by those who can afford to donate only small amounts is this: After giving as generously as possible to the Romney-Ryan ticket, which other candidates are worthy of donations?
At the risk of angering some very good conservatives, a 100 percent rating from conservative organizations is not the top priority this time. The stakes are too high.
Do not donate to candidates who are twenty points ahead. They don’t need it. Do not donate to candidate who are twenty points behind. They don’t deserve it.
There are closes races around the country that will determine the balance of power in both houses of Congress. Here is the list of people who should be given donations as rapidly as possible. Waiting until the day before the election will keep the money from being spent in the most efficient manner. Those who are going to give should give right now. Here is the list, with every link containing the donation page.
Josh Mandel—As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. This two-time Iraq war veteran is taking on ultra-liberal Sherrod Brown. A Mandel win could affect the presidency.
Linda Lingle—In ultra-blue Hawaii, former Governor Lingle is the only Republican who can win statewide. The senate seat has been in Democratic hands for half a century, and this may be the best chance to flip it for the next half a century. She was also a very successful and well liked Governor.
Connie Mack—This Florida senate race is winnable, and deserves consideration.
Colonel Allen West—This former military hero has been put into a new South Florida congressional district. He went to Washington in 2010 and did not inhale the beltway fumes. He is one of the top targets for removal by Democrats, and his seat must be preserved.
Adam Hasner—This is another South Florida congressional district that is winnable. Mr. Hasner is Jewish, and this heavily Jewish district may be willing to look at his non-threatening brand of Republicanism.
Scott Brown—The Massachusetts senate race features a moderate Republican in Scott Brown against a hard left angry individual in Ms. Warren. Warren represents the Sandra Fluke wing of the Democratic Party. Warren also was the precursor to the Obama “You didn’t build that remark.” Lastly, Warren lacks the integrity for public office. She has been caught lying about her ethnic background to take advantage of affirmative action programs that were never meant for wealthy white people.
Dan Lungren—This swing district in Northern California is always a target, and Congressman Lungren is a staunch conservative the left would love to remove.
George Allen—The former governor and senator from Virginia is running to get his senate seat back against another former governor and Democratic National Committee Chair, Tim Kaine. These are both heavyweights. Mr. Kaine is not a left-wing lunatic. Yet he is less “moderate” than Virginia. This race could have reverse coattails for the presidency, and the race is currently neck and neck.
Tommy Thompson—This successful former Wisconsin Governor went on to be the Health and Human Services guy in the George W. Bush presidency. Now Governor Thompson is running for the open senate seat. He is a highly respected mainstream Republican. His opponent Tammy Baldwin is as extreme left as Alec Baldwin. Thompson passed the Welfare Reform law in the 1990s that became a model for other governors around the nation.
Sean Bielat—The idea that Barney Frank’s Massachusetts congressional seat is in play would seem ludicrous, but Congressman Frank is retiring and Mr. Bielat does have a chance at an upset.
Michele Bachmann—She is more conservative than her Minnesota swing congressional district, and the Democrats have an absolute hostility toward her. Consider this the war on conservative women. She is one of the finest minds on budgetary matters given her expertise as a tax attorney. She is Nancy Pelosi’s top target, which alone is why conservatives should rally around her.
Steve King—Iowa is a very important swing state, and this Congressman is a solid conservative that the left would love to remove. He is well liked and well regarded, but not totally safe.
This list will be updated as more names are considered.
For those who are more interested in ideological purity than in pragmatic winning and governing, please reconsider this approach until after the election. For those who simply want solid conservatives, the best congressional delegation comes from South Carolina. Jeff Duncan, Tim Scott, Joe Wilson, and Trey Gowdy are the best in the nation. They all voted “no” on the debt ceiling agreement. They made promises, and kept their word. They are good conservatives, and South Carolina is blessed to have them.
For those who do not want to donate to specific candidates, donate to those who get the job done. The National Federation of Republican Women, Republican Jewish Coalition, various Tea Party groups (The Norcal Tea Party is fantastic),and other like-minded organizations deserve donations.
Lastly, there are many individuals who have given their lifeblood for the cause. The Tygrrrr Express is a politically conservative comedian who always accepts donations from McDonalds gift certificates to silver bullion, provided they can be converted into McDonalds gift certificates. I take checks from conservatives but not from liberals, and even though the dollar is only worth seventy cents, that should not be a deterrent. Since I am not a candidate, there are no limits on contributions. Republican Jewish brunettes are encouraged to donate their time to me. A happy and satiated conservative warrior is an effective one.
Donate now. The election is almost upon us.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, blogger, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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