Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Material Needed For Responding To DNC Fundraising Calls - Open Thread

So, with all the hot water many Democrats are in now, aided by the new book, Game Change, no doubt the fundraising calls will get more and more insistent. They have to overcome not just what was in the book, but stories like this from the Washington Post, "Sen. Reid and son, Cory, Each Considered A Burden For The Other's Campaign In Nevada." Or how about this one, "Obama's Approval Rating Dips To A New Low"? Then there's this one, "Scott Brown Swearing-in Would Be Stalled To Pass Healthcare Reform". And that is merely the beginning of the problems for the Democratic National Party.

By the way, one thing about this book, and that is the attacks (what else is new) on the Clintons, both of them. Tuesday morning, I just happened to turn on the news and there was Laura Ingraham, of all people, on. She was asked about what this book said regarding the Clintons, and - I cannot believe I am about to reference her - she said something along the lines of (this is not a precise quote, and I haven't been able to get a link yet, but will supply it if it comes available), "Bill Clinton said he didn't think Obama had the experience to be president, and Hillary did, especially after Arkansas, the White House, etc. Why is that a surprise?" Uh, yeah. No kidding. She added that she bet Hillary's approval numbers were higher than Obama's, which we do know is accurate. And of course, the Big Dawg was right on target, too, wasn't he?? She continued to say that nothing in the book about the Clintons was that big of a surprise, which makes me wonder why there are articles like this one around, "The End OF The Clinton Machine." Are these writers just HOPING so, and if that is the case, why? As Hillary always said, "what didn't they like, the peace, or the prosperity?" Uh yeah.

There in lies the end of the digression.

So, those headlines above, especially the last one (wanting to change the rules again)? That pretty much says it all about Obama taking his Chicago Politics to a national level. Oh, yippee.

Consequently, the combination of this being an election year, the rapid decline of approval for Obama AND the Congress, suggests to me we will be getting lots of fundraising calls, especially those of us who have given money in the past.

Just yesterday, I received a phone call from Emily's List that went something like this:

Okay, maybe not QUITE that extreme, but I have had some very insistent thugs on the other end of DNC and DNC-affiliated organizations arguing with me about why I should give them any more money. This woman argued with me, too. Um, MY money, and I can give it to whomever I wish. If you start DEMANDING it, guess how much you're gonna get from me? Nada, zip, zilch, nothing, big donut hole, zero dollars.

After two years of essentially the same response from me, "I don't give money to liars, cheats, thieves, misogynists, and homophobe," I feel I need new material. So I am turning to you for some pithy responses to the demands for money from the DNC.

Let's hear it! What pithy retorts can I give these people?


Anonymous said...

Here are a few that immediately come to mind:

“When Barack Obama publicly apologizes to Bill Clinton for calling him a racist during the 2008 primaries, I’ll send the DNC a check.”

“If Scott Brown wins the Massachusetts special election, I will send the DNC a check if Brown is seated before the healthcare vote so his vote is counted.”

“When Barack Obama publicly acknowledges that he loves playing golf and being the president more than he likes doing the work of the president, I’ll send the DNC a check.”

“When the DNC/RBC publicly acknowledges that, in May 2008, it did steal votes from Hillary Clinton and give them to Barack Obama so that he could be given the nomination, I’ll send the DNC a check.”

“When Nancy Pelosi publicly admits that she was wrong to call the Tea Partiers ‘Nazis’ and resigns her seat as House Leader, I’ll send the DNC a check.”

Of course, I wouldn't tell them that the check I sent would be in the amount of fifty cents.

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

SFIndie, these are PERFECT!!! Thank you! I love them. You hit the nail on the head; abt the amt of the check, too! ;-)

Well done!