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I am not really surprised to read I am not the only one writing messages on Republican solicitations for money and returning them in postage paid envelops sans contribution. Of course I suffer pangs of remorse when I hear of wise and principled Republican political moves like, for example, “non-amnesty” pardons for violations of the immigration laws (“Hey, it worked before!”), or $100 “gas rebates” to taxpayers instead of say, lowering taxes on gasoline or, heaven forbid, reopening the debate on drilling off-shore or in ANWAR (home of the world’s largest mosquito herd, as noted by columnist Mark Steyn). Avoiding perhaps irreversible commitments to long term solutions for perennial problems is the mark of true statesmen.p>Still I can hold my remorse in check and can still sleep at night because in my replies I always suggest how the Party might redeem itself and earn my future contributions. Unfortunately, by their behavior it appears the Republicans do not seem to miss my contributions much. Hopefully they won’t miss my vote much either. br> — R.A. White /p> p> I don’t know why you thought getting mail from the RNC warrants an article. I am bombarded by crap from DNC. I have never voted with the Democrats and don’t know why they send me emails and junk mail all the time. I just save it and then have a little party and burn all of it in my fireplace. Get proactive, man. br> — Tom Callahan /p>
Mr. Thornberry’s column is so true to my experience, and my sentiments, that I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry, so I did both at the same time. Over the last five years, I have learned that the modifier “compassionate,” when used with the word “conservative,” has the effect of canceling or reversing the meaning of the word “conservative.” George Orwell would be so proud of George Bush.
Mr. Thornberry does not mention my own personal favorite missive. I get them from the RNC, Speaker Dennis Hastert, and used to get them from Tom DeLay, Newt Gingrich, and from the appropriate senator at any given point in time. I refer to the opinion survey missive. I am always assured, in terms most solemn, that the RNC or Mr. ________ (fill in the blank) awaits, with bated breath, my own exalted opinion. Without it, they simply can not go through another month. Of course they also want my most generous possible contribution.
I am sure that the completed survey answers are not tallied or entered into any relevant data base. If they were, the POTUS, the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, etc. would NOT be pursuing the course that they are on such issues as border control, spending, entitlements, court appointments, accommodations with the Dems on policies and/or procedures, the Minutemen, “dissing” of the conservative base voters, etc., ad infinitum.p>Ain’t political fundraising a hoot? br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
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