This morning I received a request for financial support from one Guy Cecil (a pseudonym if ever I read one!) representing the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. It may only be for $5, but the principle of the thing set me off, considering that I am not at all happy with the way the Democrats have operated since 2006 even with congressional majorities. Only the fact that the Republicans are demonstrably worse keeps me from supporting them to express my displeasure with the Democrats, something they appear to have not yet learned from the November Shellacking.
So how does one reach the oblivious? It’s not easy, as years of attempting to bring a different view of things to hardcore FOX zombies will attest. Yet one cannot succeed if one doesn’t make the attempt.
I now present the reply I sent to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in response to their funds request:
I’m sympathetic to your plight, but frankly I still can’t get past the number of things you’ve done as a party to allow the GOP to continue to dictate conditions and results. Even your “best” effort is going to cost me even more money when the Cadillac benefit tax kicks in.
But this isn’t just about me and how I am to lose backing you. Fourteen million people still remain jobless, and Wall Street continues to grant itself huge bonuses with my tax dollars. Foreclosures will reach record numbers again this year, and the HAMP program is a dismal failure due to banks remaining unrestrained in their fast-and-loose game of screw the homeowner. I’m not convinced that the drawdown in Afghanistan doesn’t mean American boots on Libyan ground, and 30% of recent war veterans can’t find civilian jobs. Millions remain without health care, and those numbers are rising as employers end employee coverage.
As bad as all of these failures are, one more stands out which will block any improvement in the national condition: the blatant Wisconsin voting count fraud perpetrated to defend corrupt Republicans. Wisconsin isn’t alone in this crime, and I expect that Wisconsin was just a warm-up for 2012. Giving you money when the DoJ doesn’t seem to care if my vote will be counted correctly tells me that I would be wasting my money giving it to you. Am I to reward your party’s incompetence and cowardice with my scarce resources when it’s looking like I will need them for myself? I say no.
The Republicans are very open about wanting Obama and the Democrats to fail. STOP CAVING-IN TO THEIR OUTRAGEOUS AND EXCESSIVE DEMANDS.
The Democrats have until November 2012 to turn things around, and I won’t tolerate any more excuses about the Republicans not letting you do anything. What do you think they would be doing if the Congressional numbers were in their favor? I guarantee you that they would be running roughshod all over you and your objections. They wouldn’t give a tinker’s dam about bipartisanship. They would go for the jugular and laugh while you bled to death.
Once you can show me that the majority of the people are again your concern, then I might consider rewarding you with support if your efforts meet with my approval. But if you fail, I can only offer you a couple thoughts of solace: the Republicans aren’t going to see a dime from me no matter what you do – or don’t do.
Neither will they get my vote. for despite Rahm Emanuel’s tasteless and crass observation, I do have another place to go with my support. I have before, and I will again.