Skip to comments.DummyRats(?) Using Boston's Craigslist To Recruit Volunteers Against W
Posted on 09/30/2004 8:41:53 PM PDT by rinkrat
Anti-Bush Phoning Reply to: email@example.com Date: 2004-09-30, 6:17PM EDT
We need enthusiastic people for part-time evening positions.You must have excellent communication skills, a desire to see Bush ousted and a commitment to social justice.
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Wouldn't it be fun to sign up and make pro-Bush calls?
If John Thune, Richard Burr, Pete Coors, Tom Coburn, Bill Jones, George Nethercutt, Mel Martinez and Jim DeMint join Lisa Murkowski in the "greatest deliberative body in the world," George W. Bush's nominees will receive a fair hearing.
But if Erskine Bowles, Ken Salazar, Betty Castor, Tony Knowles, Inez Tennenbaum and Brad Carson join Tom Daschle, Patty Murray and Barbara Boxer in the Senate come January 2005, then expect more obstructionism and filibusters, even on nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court.
All nine of these races can be won by the GOP all nine but now is the time to dig deep for one last (or perhaps first) contribution.
Start with an online donation to John Thune's battle to send Tom Daschle to the sidelines. The race is too close to call, and every dollar counts.
That's also true in Alaska, where GOP incumbent Lisa Murkowski is statistically tied with the former Gov. Knowles. As with South Dakota, a contribution to Murkowski goes a long way because the audience is so small relative to large state campaigns.
Tom Coburn and Pete Coors are defending Republican seats left open by retirements in Oklahoma and Colorado. Both are strong Bush states, but the Democrats are pouring resources into the races in the hopes of reversing expected losses in the deep South.
Richard Burr is facing the deep, deep pockets of Erskine Bowles, former Clinton chief of staff, in North Carolina in the fight for the seat of retiring John Edwards. Burr is closing, but needs help in matching the endless checks Bowles writes his own campaign.
Just to the south, Jim DeMint is ahead in South Carolina, but Dems keep touting their chances. A DeMint win in the race to replace retiring Ernest Hollings may be the first big news of election night. Help make sure that happens.
Finally, three of the four states at the corners of the lower 48 have key races in play. In Washington State George Nethercutt is closing in on the silly Patty Murray. In California, a visit by Rudy, and the strong backing of Arnold, have helped Bill Jones close within striking distance of thick-as-a-brick Barbara Boxer. In Florida, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez is trying to become the first Cuban-American to enter the Senate. Both need help, as they have major markets to cover, with high costs per ad. Both are big pick-up potentials for the good guys.
Is $90 or $180 or $900 or $1,800 too much to give in order to keep the courts free of ultra-liberal obstructionism? Is that too expensive a price tag on clearing the Senate of the deadwood that made it impossible to explore for oil even as oil reached $50 a barrel? Too much to ask to give George W. Bush a Senate that will stop the politicization of the war on terror?
It will take about five or 10 minutes to visit each website and make each contribution. That's a big commitment for busy people, as is the money from cash-strapped folks.
But it is nothing compared with the stakes. Time is very short. If at any time in the past four years you resolved to be a part of the political process, now is that time. Maybe it was when the Democrats tried to suppress the lawfully cast ballots of the military serving overseas in Florida in December of 2000. Maybe it was when Hillary held up the New York Post on the floor of the Senate with the headline "Bush Knew."
Or maybe it was when Miguel Estrada withdrew his name from consideration for a federal judgeship, or when Democrat Charles Schumer questioned Alabama Attorney Genera David Pryor's ability to be fair because of Pryor's deep convictions. No matter what your boiling point was, this is the week to act to give the candidates brining reform the resources they need to get across the finish line.
And when you have done that, visit georgewbush.com and sign up for the 96-hour effort to get out the vote at the campaign's end. Staffing the final push will make the money you have invested pay off.
This went up on Craigslist today. The White House is targeting Craigslist? It is only on the World Politic Forum.
"Folks, please help me out. We've been targeted by the White House for a spamming and disinformation campaign. A recent Times article documented this, and a local White House rep confirmed this.
Please don't encourage 'em by responding. I'm already talking to their ISPs and will ask our lawyers today (10/12) about invoicing for my time."
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