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While Obama's poll numbers are still down, he and his party have a new concern, one that has a way of focusing politicians' attention, a drop in fundraising, huge drop, actually.  "The pair of Democratic committees tasked with raising money for House and Senate candidates -- and doing so at a time when the party holds its strongest position on Capitol Hill in a generation -- have watched their receipts plummet by a combined 20 percent."  Also, "While donations from special interest political action committees have increased, individual donors are disappearing at a rate that has alarmed party leaders: The DSCC's contributions from individuals was $18.5 million through August, a drop of $12.6 million, or nearly 40 percent, from two years earlier..."

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The Stimulus money is clearly not being spent fast enough by our government to have the intended effect.

I think we need to address the elephant in the room. Right now, support for the Democrats' campaign committees could be seen as support for Obama. It can't be ruled out that the underlying reason for a steep drop in donations from individuals is due to racism. I don't mean to single anyone out, but this is something that can't be dismissed out of hand.

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