It seems the DCCC and I are on really good terms. The write often and sometimes even call with a real, live person on the other end of the line. Of course, they like me so much because I have sent them money in the past. Let me emphasize that last bit. I have sent the DCCC money IN THE PAST, BUT I WILL NOT BE SENDING THEM SO MUCH AS ONE THIN DIME IN THE FUTURE. Here's a recent solicitation from the DCCC:
“This bill adds a burden of debt to an already overburdened treasury and will eventually lead to higher interest rates for consumers and businesses with very little chance of achieving its original intent. This is the largest spending bill in the history of our nation and unfortunately it was done in haste and will probably not achieve its intended goals.”
Say again? How exactly does that statement "help Barack Obama and the strengthened Democratic Congress make 2009 a year of achievement and promise"? Our Blue Dogs are working against President Obama's goals, not for them. They can't even characterize this as a pro-business vote. Sweet Baby Jesus on a Delta Rocket ... the Chamber of Commerce was lobbying FOR the Stimulus Package, not against it. Down with Tyranny is right on with this post, emphasis mine:
Soon the DCCC's Debbie Wasserman Schultz will be frantically and insistently begging for money from grassroots Democrats to "re-elect our courageous but vulnerable incumbents." High on the list of incumbents who could never get re-elected without massive infusions of cash from Democrats unaware these people vote with the GOP are Bobby Bright, Parker Griffith, Walt Minnick, John Barrow, Harry Mitchell, Frank Kratovil and Chris Carney. When you get an urge to give to the DCCC, go right here and donate to the Blue America PAC instead. We'll be using it to defeat the enemies of working families-- on both sides of the aisle.
Courageous but vulnerable incumbents my a$$. If they want any help from me they'd better start sounding and acting like they care about American families, not the Rush Limbaugh Dittoheads. As for the DCCC, see below for how I disposed of their most recent solicitation. I'll be doing the same with all future ones until they remind the Griffiths and Brights of Washington that they belong to the People's party, not Rush's party.
I recommend you do this outside on a grill or other flameproof surface -- these things burn hot but don't last long. Any Congressional donations I make will be going to Blue America PAC or a truly progressive candidate I can trust.