In this way, for one: they have figured out how to make childishness pay. I have highlighted, from time to time, the low-grade emails that the Democratic Party uses to fire up, and seek donations from, its supporters. To put it gently, the party’s communications suggest that its leaders believe most Democrats are stupid.
Currently, the Democrats are using John Boehner’s plan to sue President Obama, seeking a judicial declaration that some of his executive orders have been unconstitutional, as a fundraising prop. So last night I got this email (not the first on this topic).
From: DCCC Update
Date: June 27, 2014 at 7:13:05 PM CDT
Subject: SLAMMED into the ground
“SLAMMED into the ground” is a typical subject heading in an email from the Democratic Party. It is as though the party were addressing an audience of middle-schoolers.
Boehner’s suggestion that some of Obama’s executive orders have been illegal is hardly frivolous. The Obama administration has now lost, what–twelve? thirteen?–consecutive cases in the Supreme Court, most recently on Thursday, in a 9-0 decision. But the Democrats have an iron rule: they never discuss the merits of any issue in any communication with their members. In fact, they never admit that there are merits to any issue. Obama is merely “using executive action to get things done.” The Constitution is of no more interest to rank and file Democrats than it is to the 43 Democratic senators who are trying to repeal the First Amendment as it relates to political campaign speech.
Some might find the Democrats’ hucksterish obsession with money off-putting. The Clintons are, in that respect, typical of their party. Actually, though, a million dollars in three days doesn’t seem like an impressive result. Especially when donations are being triple-matched:
As best I can tell, contributions to the Democrats are always triple-matched. It would be interesting to know, by whom. Given that fundraising is one of the few things the Democrats do well these days, I suppose it is incumbent on Republicans to study their methods, however depressing a task that might be.