So much for the party of fiscal responsibility. First the Republicans bring us what is now almost a $9 trillion deficit, and then they run their own Senate campaign committee into massive debt. Oops.

This isn’t just a good thing because it throws a large cog in the Republican campaign machine, although there is that. It’s also good because it means as long as the Republicans can’t get the funding to run the sort of large-scale attacks they did before, there will be less pressure on the Democratic Party to match or exceed those obscene amounts of money. Which means maybe more money to fund Howard Dean’s 50 state strategy. And hopefully less pressure on the party from people like Rahm Emanuel to turn towards the corporate donors and lobbyists who have recently fled the Republican Party.

But that sounds an awful lot like wishful thinking. Still, the fact that the NRSC is broke is at least kind of funny.


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