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.