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FREEPERS...put up or Shut up!

Posted on 10/16/2002 8:13:10 AM PDT by Gopher Broke

Freepers.......time is almost GONE to help Republicans WIN BACK the Senate! We need to contribute money NOW in order to help. I just gave $100 by credit card today to the National Republican Senatorial Committe. Please match my challenge, or at least contribute something..

Click here to visit the NRSC to help.

If you prefer to give to individual campaigns, here is a GREAT site with discussion of the Senate races, including the 7 seats that are up for grabs. This site also has a link to each of the Senate campaign websites. One of the states will SURPRISE you!

Take back congress.org

Will Daschle keep blocking the Bush judicial nominees? Will the Senate Democrats continue to BLOCK the entire Bush agenda, including making the tax cuts permanent?

It is up to US. If you live in one of the states with the 7 hot Senate races (AR, CO, MN, MO, NJ, NH, SD, WV) VOLUNTEER. Everyone can visit the websites above and DONATE.

Let's win the Senate BACK, Freepers!!


TOPICS: Arkansas; Colorado; Minnesota; Missouri; New Hampshire; New Jersey; South Dakota; West Virginia; Campaign News; U.S. Senate
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1 posted on 10/16/2002 8:13:10 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Gopher Broke
Why none of them voted against their pay increase?

I wish I could get a 5,000 dollar year pay increase for doing nothing.

Current pubbies are not a solution they are part of the problem.

Get rid of all incumbants and rats.

2 posted on 10/16/2002 8:20:24 AM PDT by dts32041
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To: Gopher Broke
GREAT, this is just what we need.
Another idiot grabbing our wallet.
If you want to donate, fine.
Keep out of my pocket.
3 posted on 10/16/2002 8:25:11 AM PDT by Warren
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To: Warren
Warren, you can sit in a corner and THINK GOOD THOUGHTS if you want but in the real world, it takes MONEY and VOLUNTEERS to win campaigns....
4 posted on 10/16/2002 8:27:19 AM PDT by Gopher Broke
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To: Warren
How do you figure he's in your pocket, moron. If you don't want to donate....don't.
5 posted on 10/16/2002 8:28:16 AM PDT by ChuckHam
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To: dts32041; Gopher Broke
Thank you dts, that's very helpful. More to the point, Gopher is right. Send money. Me, I've contributed to Thune, Forrester, Talent, Chambliss, Ganske & Coleman. The future of the country is at stake. Get in the game!
6 posted on 10/16/2002 8:28:39 AM PDT by j.havenfarm
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To: Gopher Broke
I was under the impression that fundraisers and solicitations of this sort were verboten on Free Republic.
7 posted on 10/16/2002 8:29:21 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: dts32041
I agree. Why should I help them implode? The day they stand up for Republican beliefs and put viable candidates on the ballot will be the day I give them money. Not before.
8 posted on 10/16/2002 8:32:54 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: j.havenfarm
Like I told PBS, you still get tax dollars, then you don't need any more from me, cause you have my contribution.

I figure anybody that wants to spend millions for a job that pays 130,000 with perks, is an idiot.

Why would I want to put more in the senate?

10 posted on 10/16/2002 8:41:37 AM PDT by dts32041
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To: Gopher Broke
Thanks for the push.
I just gave $100.00 - so much is at stake.
11 posted on 10/16/2002 8:42:52 AM PDT by Hans
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To: MRAR15Guy56
Put up or shut up? I'll do neither, thanks. Go pi$$ up a rope. Pi$$ up a rope, BUMP! If I opened my wallet everytime one of these RINO bozo's came begging, which BTW is a constant thing, I'd be broker than I am. They gave themselves raises during this economic "slowdown", let them donate to themselves. Only a fool would give hard earned money to millionaires. Blackbird.
12 posted on 10/16/2002 8:45:21 AM PDT by BlackbirdSST
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To: Gopher Broke
I don't know how many here know it, but we do have a FReeper running for the Senate in WV.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/campaign2002/769665/posts?page=124#124
13 posted on 10/16/2002 8:46:13 AM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: dts32041
Now that is helpful isn't it?
14 posted on 10/16/2002 8:47:22 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: Gopher Broke
Win back the senate bttt!
15 posted on 10/16/2002 8:47:50 AM PDT by ladyinred
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To: dts32041
Current pubbies are not a solution they are part of the problem.

Get rid of all incumbants and rats.

Spoken as someone who truly does not understand the system at all. Each elected official in Congress has dozens of paid aides. If an incumbant loses his seat, guess what? The old aides become the new aides. Congress cannot become "fresh" by voting out incumbants, it can't become "fresh" at all due to the sheer size and volume of the rules and procedures. Aides are needed to guide Congressmen and Senators through the maze of protocols and issues, and only through experience serving in Congress does the reliance upon those un-elected rulers become lessened.

Throw out the incumbants! Term limit Congress and the Senate!

With that battle cry you give the reins of power to the un-elected rulers of D.C. and make elected officials figureheads of our government.

Our goal should be to make sure that there are more liberal (i.e. Democratic) aides working at Starbucks waiting for the next election cycle than there are conservative (i.e. Republican) aides doing so. If you don't believe this is the truth, then you do not understand Washington, D.C.

16 posted on 10/16/2002 8:47:51 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: ChuckHam
Who says I don't?
I won't come on the internet & broadcast
my noble cause though. Some of us don't
need to show how much we care publicly.
17 posted on 10/16/2002 8:48:17 AM PDT by Warren
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To: BlackbirdSST
I have given in the past and it's apparently never enough. They will call you EVERY night even when you tell them you HAVE already given. Telephone solicitation at it's worst.
18 posted on 10/16/2002 8:49:01 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: MRAR15Guy56
Put up or shut up? I'll do neither, thanks. Go pi$$ up a rope.

A bit harsh and uncalled for. Why post such a thing?

19 posted on 10/16/2002 8:49:21 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: dts32041
Then don't.
20 posted on 10/16/2002 8:49:43 AM PDT by j.havenfarm
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To: Warren
Lighten up. This is an open forum where view points can be "broadcasted" publicly.

Just as you have publicly shown your distain for donating money in this OPEN FORUM.

21 posted on 10/16/2002 8:54:32 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
Hurt your tender ears? You're in the wrong place.
Political debate is stimulating and often irritating.
I think freepers can handle debate and dissent.
22 posted on 10/16/2002 8:55:13 AM PDT by Warren
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To: MotleyGirl70
Didn't need you to tell me that.
23 posted on 10/16/2002 8:56:08 AM PDT by Warren
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To: MRAR15Guy56
Who is that 'holier than thou' Mutly ghoul?
24 posted on 10/16/2002 8:57:34 AM PDT by Warren
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To: MRAR15Guy56
Who is that 'holier than thou' Mutly ghoul?
25 posted on 10/16/2002 8:57:36 AM PDT by Warren
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To: Warren
I think freepers can handle debate and dissent.

I don't think telling someone to go "Piss up a rope" constitutes your dissent, rather is shows your lack of argument.

26 posted on 10/16/2002 9:03:05 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70
Well, aren't you the conscious of this forum, telling
everyone else how to behave.
27 posted on 10/16/2002 9:28:40 AM PDT by Warren
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To: Warren
Grow up.
28 posted on 10/16/2002 9:31:43 AM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Gopher Broke; ohioWfan; Miss Marple; MJY1288; mtngrl@vrwc; rintense; lawgirl; Wait4Truth; NordP; ...
Okay, just did it.

PING!

29 posted on 10/16/2002 9:39:47 AM PDT by Wphile
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To: Warren; j.havenfarm; IronJack; dts32041; Gopher Broke; Hans; ladyinred; MotleyGirl70
There is more than just money to help. I set up this post as a place to post where to become a poll watcher. If there is fraud, poll watchers become legal witnesses to any misdeeds. (poll boxes disapearing for too long, fewer voters than actual votes cast)

This is an important non-monetary contribution. If freepers can protest in 2000, we can also participate in 2002 to keep the process honest.

(in some places poll workers are actually PAID!)

Please add information to become a poll worker in your state or county. If you can't be a watcher then perhaps the information you provide can help someone else protect the polling places.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/770129/posts

thanks

30 posted on 10/16/2002 9:46:11 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: Gopher Broke
The media here in WV is reporting that the NRSC has pretty much abandoned Jay Wolfe to his own devices because they don't think he has a chance in hell of winning. As such, why should I donate?
31 posted on 10/16/2002 9:48:46 AM PDT by Timesink
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To: Gopher Broke
I'll tell you the same thing I tell the kind folks soliciting on the phone...

As long as we have SPINELESS leaders like Trent Lott and RINOs like John McLame, the Republican party will not get a dime out of my pocket.

NOT A SINGLE DIME!!

32 posted on 10/16/2002 9:49:27 AM PDT by SGCOS
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To: Wphile; Gopher Broke
Gopher Broke, way ahead of ya :) Did that some time ago. In addition to money we must be willing to give of our time too. We can all help out in any number of ways and they're all important this year. In my state we have such an uphill struggle and need all the help we can get.

Thanks for the ping, Wphile :)

33 posted on 10/16/2002 9:57:20 AM PDT by Darlin'
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To: SGCOS
Has it ever occured to you that lots of viable candidates don't run for high office because raising funds it is such a costly, time consuming effort ? If you want to have representation in Congress by someone who supports your views then you must do something to help them get elected or your complaints will fall on deaf ears.
34 posted on 10/16/2002 10:05:19 AM PDT by Darlin'
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To: Gopher Broke; Wphile; ladyinred; mtngrl@vrwc; Miss Marple; patriciaruth; rintense
Whoa! You've brought out the uglies here, haven't you, Gopher?!

I've already contributed more than I ever have because it is so critical to WIN BACK THE SENATE!!!!

We need pro-life, intelligent, strict constructionist JUDGES and it's going to take a Republican House and Senate to get them.

35 posted on 10/16/2002 10:06:18 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: MotleyGirl70; Warren
.....lack of argument, and a complete lack of class.
36 posted on 10/16/2002 10:08:20 AM PDT by ohioWfan
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To: Warren
Some of us don't need to show how much we care publicly.

But you do seem to be making an effort to publicly show how much you don't care.

37 posted on 10/16/2002 10:09:17 AM PDT by Coop
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To: bonfire
I'm glad you said that! They even hounded me at work NOT to mention the LOADS of advertising and requests for contributions! I told the last RNC telecaller that I was really fed up with the RNC's extortion tactics of extracting money from taxpayers on a monthly basis. The last straw was when I received a certified receipt in the mail which I thought was a package to pick up. After standing in line for 45 minutes at the post office, it turned out to be nothing but an RNC pitch for more money. That did it for me. No more.
38 posted on 10/16/2002 10:18:00 AM PDT by smiley
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Well said anitius:

We have to take a long term view of this election. The may not be perfect republicans but to have a solid republican controlled federal government will establish the groundwork to lock out the democratic party wackos.

We want the Republican part to control the procedural issues of Congress. This will be benificial for redistricting issues, judges, committee assignments, etc.

We must see each small victory as leading to a greater victory down the line. 2004,2006,2010,2012,2014 and so on...
39 posted on 10/16/2002 10:19:46 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: ohioWfan
could you add your supervisor of elections link here?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/770129/posts?page=3

I am attempting to generate a threat to have people have a location for information to become a poll watcher.

We can do more than just give money.
40 posted on 10/16/2002 10:24:00 AM PDT by longtermmemmory
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To: Gopher Broke
Thanks for the info Gopher Broke
41 posted on 10/16/2002 10:31:36 AM PDT by Mo1
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To: smiley
I was lamenting their tactics to an active Pubbie and he said "NEVER give them money, they will hound you to death!!" Too late! I am on their list and they just won't go away. WAAA!
42 posted on 10/16/2002 10:33:21 AM PDT by bonfire
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To: ladyinred; Gopher Broke
You just HAD to know that some just CAN'T pass up the chance to come on a thread just to bash the GOP and GWB.

Seems like the worms are coming out of the woodwork.

Why can't people who disagree just pass on by this thread........without feeling the need to squat and defecate? SO much class. Not.
43 posted on 10/16/2002 10:48:49 AM PDT by justshe
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To: bonfire
I know. Some of the hostile comments I'm reading here have nothing to do with bashing Republicans. I happen to vote Republican all the time and have donated on a monthly basis to the RNC. Having said all that, I disagree totally with their tactics on solicitation and have told them so. If the RNC wants to listen, fine. If not, no more money from me. I told them they waste a lot of money on mail solicitations but apparently, the RNC has a lot of money to burn.
44 posted on 10/16/2002 10:52:29 AM PDT by smiley
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To: bonfire
I give them money.........and yes, I get a lot of mail requesting more. Sometimes I send some in.....sometimes I dont. But that's OK. Mail is easy enough to toss. And by published reports.........the GOP is doing WONDERFUL re: fundraising. We are WAY WAY WAY ahead of the Dems.......which means more money to pump into critical races. Fine by me if they continue to do fundraising.
45 posted on 10/16/2002 10:55:14 AM PDT by justshe
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To: j.havenfarm
RNC Trumps DNC in Fundraising

With less than three weeks to go before Election Day, the Democratic Party has a major problem: the party's fundraising operation is lagging far behind the GOP campaign cash juggernaut.

According to Staten Island political analyst Kevin Collins:

• Since January, Democratic hard money contributions (money given directly to a candidate) have seriously lagged behind even their 1996 levels.

• While Democratic National Committee (DNC) hard money contributions have slowed to a virtual halt, Republican National Committee (RNC) contributions have swelled by more than 19 percent.

• In just the two months of August and September, the RNC collected more than 75 percent of what the DNC raised in the months from January to September.

• Boiled down to hard numbers, the RNC has raised more than $66 million to the $21 million collected by the DNC - more than three times as much.

• As the numbers stand today, the Republican party has an edge of more than $60 million, after expenses. That's more than the total cash on hand now in Democratic Party coffers.

Clearly, the Democrats are at a huge financial disadvantage. They're going into battle with a pocketknife while the Republicans are armed with a machine gun.

Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe has been boasting for months that the fall elections look good for his party. But if money means anything in politics - and it usually does - McAuliffe may be whistling past the graveyard.
46 posted on 10/16/2002 12:24:38 PM PDT by dts32041
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To: Gopher Broke
The NRSC isn't helping Rocky, so I won't help them. I'll help individual candidates like Rocky, Jay Wolfe, and help my state's people.
47 posted on 10/16/2002 5:35:00 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Gopher Broke
I know people are tired of my saying this, but I think we have a better chance in Louisiana than anyone is giving us credit for. I've given to all three of our Senatorial candidates.

WFTR
Bill

48 posted on 10/16/2002 5:57:00 PM PDT by WFTR
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To: Gopher Broke
Thanks for the links Gopher.

I've done my own donating thru FR to individual Senate candidates. And I've been writing to local opinion columns in the hotly contested Senate races. Even got two letters published.

We can all do our part to get rid of Daschle and his merry band of obstructionists. It's worth a $100 just to see their faces after they lose the Senate. If not, we gave it our best shot.

49 posted on 10/16/2002 7:04:11 PM PDT by AquariusStar22
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To: Gopher Broke
I gave $1,000 last August!

Go GOP!!!!
50 posted on 10/16/2002 9:04:18 PM PDT by Fledermaus
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