Impeachment has backfired on Democrats in a number of ways.
Trump’s approval keeps going up, the economy is booming, and people are generally happy with the way things are going.
One way that this has blown up in the Democrats’ faces is the way Trump and Republicans have capitalized on impeachment for fundraising.
It is paying off. Big time.
FOX News reports:
Trump, RNC cash in on impeachment, raising $117M more in funds
he Democrats’ impeachment saga not only ended Wednesday with a double acquittal but a $100 million windfall for President Trump’s reelection campaign efforts, the Republican National Committee (RNC) revealed Saturday.
The RNC, Trump’s campaign and their joint fundraising committee have raked in $117 million in online donations since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24, 2019, thanks to an influx of new small-dollar donors who wanted to stand by the president.
“We’ve seen through our record-breaking fundraising that the Democrat’s bogus impeachment galvanized President Trump’s supporters across the country to contribute financially to his re-election efforts,” RNC spokesman Steve Guest said.
During the impeachment probe, Trump and the RNC went on offense by spending $11.3 million in new TV ads and digital campaigns with the theme: “Stop the madness.” They gained 1 million new small-dollar donors through their efforts.
The fundraising over the last four months during impeachment proceedings was 137 percent more from the same period a year prior, the RNC said.
“With this financial support, it’s allowed us to expand our field program across the country to continue to engage with voters and with the ultimate goal of re-electing President Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot,” Guest said.
Look at these numbers:
Huge year for @GOP fundraising:
Cash on Hand
— Michael Ahrens (@michaelahrens) February 1, 2020
Trump and the RNC are perfectly positioned, heading into the campaign.
The irony is that Democrats helped.