I have a good suggestion for a way the RATS can raise that all-important campaign cash. Take a few of their "special" Senators (Tiny Tommy, Hillary Clinton, Teddy, Chuckie, KKK Byrd, etc.) on a road tour and for a donation of, oh say $50, you get to smack one of them in the mouth. They'd make more money than they'd know what to do with....and who knows, it might create a new tradition.
Maybe this could be used on the RATS.