Skip to comments.Gloomy, frantic Dems plead: More money, please
Posted on 08/15/2014 8:33:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
I've been getting a lot of email from Democratic fundraisers lately. They seem very worried about November's elections.
First came the highly publicized "Impeachment Red Alert" campaign, in which the Democratic congressional committee warned that Republicans will impeach President Obama if they win control of the House and Senate. Though much ridiculed, the Impeachment Red Alert effort was a big winner, pulling in $2.1 million in small donations in a single weekend.
Despite that success, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's mood seemed to blacken in subsequent days as she asked for more and more money. The subject line of Pelosi's next appeal was "Kiss all hope goodbye." Her message was that all will be lost for the remainder of Obama's term if Republican House Speaker John Boehner remains in power.
Then came a missive with the subject line "Byron, I'm pleading," in which Pelosi pronounced herself "disgusted" by the prospect of Republicans "dragging the president's good name through the mud."
Later came "I'm pleading (again)" and "Bad news to share" and "Please, Byron." More than a little desperation had crept into Pelosi's tone. Each message noted that I hadn't sent any money, and the minority leader's disappointment seemed to deepen by the day.
Vice President Joe Biden got in the game with a few emails, although he didn't grovel like Pelosi. Finally, Obama himself began emailing. With everything the president of the United States has on his plate right now, you'd think he'd have more pressing things to do. Apparently not.
The president's role is to apply a little discipline to uncooperative prospective donors like me. "Nancy Pelosi has emailed you," Obama wrote. "Joe Biden has emailed you. And now I've emailed you. We wouldn't all be asking if it wasn't so important." The message was clear: Get off your butt and give us some money.
Twenty years ago, just before the Republicans' stunning victory in the 1994 Clinton midterms, I also received a string of increasingly desperate-sounding mail the paper kind from the Democratic Party. Curious to see how the party was treating small donors, I contributed $10. After that, I got a series of progressively worried entreaties; by October 1994, Democratic fundraisers sounded as if they knew disaster was on the way. Turned out it was.
That was my last political contribution until this week, when, hoping to get a better look at Democrats' small-donor technique, I finally clicked the $5 contribution box on President Obama's email.
You'd think that would have made them happy. But no they immediately wanted more.
First they tried to get me to increase my contribution. I declined. Then they asked that I make my contribution an automatic monthly donation. I declined. And then, when it looked like $5 was all they would get, they asked for a "tip" for the pro-Democratic fundraising group ActBlue. "We're building an army of small dollar donors to defeat the Koch brothers and their fat checkbooks," they said. "Your tip of 10 percent or more will help us build the next generation of our tools so the Kochs don't have the final say."
I still said no, but at the end of all the hectoring, I hit "contribute" to send the $5.
One might think, given the begging involved, that just a little expression of thanks would have been in order. Instead, I received a message saying my contribution had been "flagged as requiring additional oversight." An ActBlue staffer would review it to "ensure that it is accurate and meets our high safety standards." That seemed odd, given reports of low safety standards and alleged fraud in the Obama campaign's handling of small donors in 2008 and 2012.
A few minutes later, I learned my contribution had been accepted. Then came a "priorities survey," in which Democrats wanted to know whether I thought the most compelling reason to remove Republicans from power was 1) They shut down the government; 2) They gave tax breaks to the Koch brothers; or 3) They voted to defund Planned Parenthood. I didn't answer.
At the very least, I thought my $5 would buy a tiny respite from the crush of email. It did not. About an hour later came a note from Pelosi with the subject line "Must Read (DONT DELETE)."
"President Obama wouldn't have emailed you earlier if we didn't need your help," Pelosi wrote, apparently trying to suggest that Daddy would be angry with me if I didn't give more.
Can this continue until November? Yes, it can. But if Democrats already sound this frantic in August, it's going to be a very long fall.
For Retirement ?
LOL York was chuckling as he typed this one. Over-confidence, however, is dangerous when the cheating Democrats are involved. They’ll manufacture some crisis to motivate the Takers to cast multiple votes for their side, as they always do.
Burn, baby, burn
They’re addicted to other people’s money. It’s like a disease and clinical addiction.
What is called for is immediate detox cold turkey rehab.
Democrats should always remember,
it’s not the long fall that kills ya,
it’s the sudden stop at the end...
Byron spent $15-$20 for some laughs. I think he got his money’s worth.
They'd get it, but McConnell, Rove, and Cochran killed off the Tea Party, dontcha' know?
God put them on this earth to stand around with their hand out!
The Democrats are going to get wiped out politically, at the polls this coming November, 2014....and it is 100% their own fault!!! Their failure to broom Obama out-of-office by forcing him to resign or impeaching him is & was a massive mistake. It is as simple as that!!!
And...now as the true news of what happened in Ferguson, MO surfaces that the latest “Obama””son” is naught by another thug, criminal, waste of humanity....things will even get dimmer for the Democrat Party. That Governor, Jay Nixon is braindead, useless and ineffective!!! These robbers, looters, thugs, Black Racists are just simp[ly felons and criminals...and should be treated as such!!!
Folks turn out, come November 4, 2014 and vote to defeat all Democrat “Obamabot”!!! they are not for America, they are not for African-Americans, they are not for amy Americans...period!!!
Nothing new. All politicians are constantly seeking more money, no matter how much they have.
A lot of these dems could probably save themselves if they removed the kenyan usurper before election day.
I’m not so optimistic.
The Rats use these tactics because they work. Remember 2012. They built a formidable email campaign. Raffling off “Dinner with Michelle” was ridiculed at the time, but it brought in millions in small contributions as well as got the low information useful idiots all excited.
The sudden racial outrage in Missouri is basically a replay of the the Trayvon Martin thing in 2012. Consider the timing, another big racial controversy to stir up anger among the Rat base to increase turn-out in Nov.
It worked then, it will work this year. I think the election will be a lot closer than the pundits are predicting. I would not be surprised if we wake up the day after the election to learn that the Rats holding on to the Senate.
Pretty clear evidence that they routinely buy elections.
Is Obama invoking the field-tested, Clinton-Obama Benghazi Rule for the US to not prevent the ongoing genocide of Christians, and Yazidis in current US Ally Iraq?
BTW, the Clinton-Obama Benghazi Rule is as follows:
ALWAYS STAND DOWN WHEN MUSLIMS ATTACK, WAIT FOR THE MUSLIMS TO FINISH KILLING, AND THEN DO NOTHING.
You can see the change going on. Gas prices have dropped by 10 cents in the last week. I predict gas will be 2.60-2.70 by October and the rats are going to run on how they dropped the price of gas.
Since Nancy P. Lousy is a multi-millionaire why doesn’t she donate some of her own money?
Wiped out politically? How do we know that the electronic voting machines haven’t been programmed with the vote counts already?