Helpful blogger Jordy sends along a little money-grubbing missive from the most inept politician in recent history (with the possible exception of John Kerry), Al Gore.
You remember him, right? The guy who took the strongest economy ever and was still unable to ride it to the White House? (As a pre-emptive measure, I recommend that any comments about "stolen elections" save me the trouble by appending the standard line "This commenter is an idiot" yourselves.)
Even though Gore is politically clueless, I will assume that he at least had sense enough to send this only the howlingest of the moonbat base. Because if he thinks that his message holds even the slightest appeal for a moderate/libertarian American like me, he missed the target by several furlongs.
Al. Sweetie. Baby. Repeat after me: Bush hatred in not an agenda. Rove-mongering is not an agenda. A little line buried at the bottom about stem cells and "global warming" is not an agenda. And until your party develops an actual agenda, something more compelling than livid, spittle-flecked rage, you will remain deservedly in the minority. But I'm rooting for you, Al, because I believe that genuine electoral alternatives are critical to the democratic process. You're just not providing one right now.
Letter after the jump ...
In all my years of public service I have never witnessed national political leaders as corrupt, incompetent and subservient to powerful special interests as George Bush and the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress.
The level of cynicism and crass political calculation that characterizes the Bush White House and the Republican-controlled Congress is truly breathtaking.
Critical public policy issues -- from national security and global warming to public health and retirement security -- seem to be formulated solely on the basis of what will please the special interests most important to maintaining the Republican Party's stranglehold on the federal government. The needs of the American people be damned.
And this reprehensible behavior is aided and abetted by the complete and utter lack of oversight of the Bush administration by the Republican Rubber Stamp Congress.
Seven days from today, April 26th, will mark exactly 1000 days from George W. Bush's last day in office. I am here to tell you that we simply cannot afford to wait 1000 days to put the brakes on Bush's agenda.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is leading the fight to restore a Democratic majority to the U.S. House of Representatives and your support is critical to their effort. They have set a goal to raise $150,000 by April 26th -- $10,000 for every seat we need to win back the majority. Can you help?
[Money-grubbing link removed by editor] Stop the Bush agenda cold and restore accountability to our government by rushing a generous gift of $25, $35 or even $50 to the DCCC right now.
Public opinion polls make clear that significant majorities of the American people have had enough of reckless, corrupt and incompetent Republican rule. The political landscape is shifting in favor of the Democratic Party and we may have our best chance in 10 years of electing a Democratic majority to the U.S. House of Representatives.
Working to restore our Democratic majority is the full time job of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. In fact, the sole mission of the DCCC is to work night and day to elect Democrats to Congress. Their historic national grassroots campaign plan provides a detailed road map of how they will wage a 50 state campaign for victory this November.
But, as someone who has spent most of their adult life in public service, I can tell you that the DCCC cannot succeed with out the active engagement and generous support of committed Democrats like you.
By April 26th, the DCCC needs to raise $150,000 to help our Democratic challengers kick their campaigns into high gear. We must also help Democratic incumbents, who are already under an intensifying assault by Karl Rove, fight back against what is certain to be the nastiest campaign in living memory.
[Second money-grubbing link removed by editor] So please, rush a generous gift of $25, $35 or even $50 to the DCCC right now. Give the DCCC the financial resource it needs to implement its national campaign plan and win the 15 seats we need to restore the Democratic majority.
So much is at stake in this November's election. So many critically important public policies are being driven right now by a small cabal of Bush cronies who are free from even the pretense of oversight by their enablers in the Rubber Stamp Congress. This must come to an end.
The fact of the matter is the Republican Congress is incapable of fulfilling its constitutional responsibilities of checking the breathtaking excesses of the Bush administration. And, change must come now. America cannot take three more years of one-party rule in Washington D.C. Fortunately, we don't have to. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney may not be on the ballot this November, but the Rubber Stamp Congress is.
And, we can hold Republicans accountable for the horrible mess they have made of our country and halt the GOP's attack on our fundamental freedoms ... reduce our nation's dependence on foreign oil ... restore stem cell research ... and tackle global warming, a planetary emergency that we must address immediately.
But, the Democratic candidates running this November need your help to carry the fight to the Republicans and win. Please rush a generous gift today and support the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's campaign to take back our government. Together, we can make sure that George W. Bush's last 1000 days in office are not easy ones.
[Third money-grubbing link removed by editor] Please rush a generous gift of $25, $35 or even $50 to the DCCC right now. Give the DCCC the financial resource it needs to implement its national campaign plan and win the 15 seats we need to restore the Democratic majority.
PS: Help put an end to the Bush agenda and the corrupt practices of the Republican Party by rushing a generous gift to the DCCC today. Together, we can restore the faith and confidence of the American people in their leaders and make our government truly of, by and for the people. [An astounding fourth money-grubbing link removed by editor. We get the picture, Al. You wants you some CASH!]Contribute $25, $35 or even $50 to the DCCC right now.