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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, May 07, 2005


The RNC called me today looking for donations ($75 was his request). Their present spiel is based on telling us how effective Howard Dean is at fundraising although Robert Novak seems to dispute this "fact"as he writes:

Democratic National Committee (DNC) fund raising under the chairmanship of Howard Dean shows a disappointing $16.7 million raised in the first quarter of 2005, compared with $34 million reported by the Republicans.

That tends to confirm dire predictions by old-line Democratic fund-raisers of a fall-off in money if Dean became chairman. He had promised to bring in heavy individual contributions, as he did in his 2004 campaign for president. But the DNC in the first quarter received only $13 million from individuals, compared to $31 million for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

A footnote: A recent DNC fund-raising appeal promised to send field workers to North Carolina, which does not have a major statewide election until 2008."

(hat tip Powerline)

At any rate, the RNC also is claiming that his present plan is to start attacking GOP politicians at the state level. They need more money to counterattack "Howies" new offensive on state GOPers, they say.

I had to tell them that I wasn't going to be donating until I see some results. The caller said he "understood". However, this did not deter him. He then asked for $50 saying it would be helpful in the GOP fight against abortion, border control, and getting judges confirmed.

My response to him was that I didn't think he understood at all. I pointed out that it didn't cost money to speak out and show leadership and show some backbone; things that I found lacking presently.

I wished him a good day, and he did the same, but he sounded awfully dejected and beaten down. I wonder how many rejections of this kind they are getting.


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