Dear "Joe Biden" and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:
I am in receipt of your letter dated May 23, 2011, 9:03 a.m. Wow, when you guys show up to work you get things done first thing, doncha?
Anyhoo, since the words "Joe Biden" were on the envelope, I figured on a breezy, readable tome of about five or six trips to the crapper. Imagine my surprise at opening the envelope to a two page letter that tells me in the first paragraph that "there is no time for partisan politics" and that "our cards on the table" include "working with Democrats and Republicans alike to move the country forward."
Really? Which Republicans have YOU been talking to?
Then you talk about "some of today's politicians" who want to "bring us back to the past." You mention your "proven plan to create jobs" once and Social Security and Medicare not at all?
Excuse me, DSCC, but is your fundraising letter some sort of logic puzzle I'm supposed to work out before I send you a check?
Here, consultant-fee free, is the letter that would get me to write you a check for five bucks:
June 2, 2011 9:02 a.m.
Dear Fellow Democrat:
Paul Ryan and the Republicans told lies for two election cycles about how the Democrats want death panels and that health care reform was a secret plot to "kill Grandma."
Once they won back the House, they passed nothing but abortion legislation, oh, and a plan, for real, that will force seniors into the private insurance market and give yet another tax cut to billionaires.
Our plan is to create jobs jobs jobs by re-building roads and bridges and our power grid and railroads and schools (here at home, not in Afghanistan). And on the Medicare thing? We plan to hand the GOP their balls on a spoon.
Won't you help?
Thanks for all you do,
PS. A reader, LH, reminds me that I didn't have an April fundraiser for this blog. I only do that four times a year, and the podcast / Netroots Nation contest / Blog Against Theocracy and / Spring Break all got in the way. Thanks for putting clothes on my back. I appreciate your support, folks.