Dems Plead For Money For Their War On Women

In Mick Jagger’s immortal words, they don’t embarrass easy. Last night the Democrats were begging me for money. First from Nancy Pelosi:

From: Nancy Pelosi [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 6:27 PM
To: Hinderaker, John H.
Subject: John, I’m pleading

Today, you should have received an email from:

— The President of the United States
— The Vice President of the United States

That’s how important this is — Barack Obama is asking, Joe Biden is asking, and I’m asking.

Right now, we’re facing millions of dollars of attacks from the Republicans. And we’re fighting desperately to turn it around. We need 33OO more donations in the next 5 hours if we want any shot at giving President Obama a Democratic House for his final two years.

John, I’m pleading. Can you answer the President’s call-to-action today?

ALL GIFTS TODAY TRIPLE-MATCHED!

As always, one wonders: why do they have to plead with small donors when they have rich donors standing by to triple match?

A couple hours after that missive from my good friend Nancy came this one from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

From: Democrats 2014 [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:04 PM
To: Hinderaker, John H.
Subject: we’re IMPLORING you JOHN

One thing about Democrats, they never let pride get in the way of fundraising.

Frankly, this is frightening:

The Huffington Post is reporting that a single right-wing mega donor cut a $1O,OOO,OOO.OO check to Karl Rove’s group.

We’re already facing millions in attacks. Control of Congress is at stake. And now, we could lose it all.

John — That’s why we keep asking for your help. We got President Obama, Vice President Biden AND Nancy Pelosi to reach out to you. A group of donors is even TRIPLE-MATCHING all donations today.

Please — we’re imploring you — can you chip in something to President Obama’s call-to-action today?

ALL GIFTS TODAY TRIPLE-MATCHED!

This morning the fundraising barrage continued. This one is from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee:

From: Democrats 2014 [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 11:42 AM
To: Hinderaker, John H.
Subject: NY Times just announced…

If you missed this week’s New York Times poll, here’s what you need to know:

We’re losing.

Republicans’ $12 million Obama-bashing ad blitz is crushing us. And yesterday, NPR reported a right-wing mega-donor gave $10 million more to fund Karl Rove attack ads.

That’s why President Obama emailed you yesterday. And that’s why we’re emailing you right now.

We still have time to turn this thing around — but if we can’t repair the damage now, you can kiss all hope of a Democratic victory goodbye.

Control of Congress is at stake. Can you respond to President Obama’s call-to-action today?

ALL GIFTS TODAY TRIPLE-MATCHED!

In the Democrats’ world, Republicans are always running attack ads, and the Democrats are always behind. In the real world, it is Democrats who run ads they can’t support, and who always have more money to spend.

This one came in from the DCCC a few hours later. Now, they are about ready to give up:

From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, September 19, 2014 3:30 PM
To: Hinderaker, John H.
Subject: we’re going home

We’re drowning, and we just don’t know what else to do.

Is this some kind of joke? Are there really people dumb enough to fall for these appeals?

President Obama, Vice President Biden and Nancy Pelosi all emailed you asking for your help. And we were well on our way to our goal.

But then NPR reported that a single right-wing megadonor gave $10 MILLION to Karl Rove’s group.

Here’s what that means: our goals just skyrocketed. And now we need 1O,OOO more donations tonight to keep pace with Rove’s Obama-bashing ads.

If we don’t hit this goal, we might as well just pack up and go home. We hate to ask you again — but can you answer the President’s call-to-action today?

ALL GIFTS TODAY TRIPLE-MATCHED!

Some things about the Democrats’ communications with their faithful never change. They never mention any public policy issue. Never. If you didn’t already know why it would be a good thing for Democrats to win elections, you could be on the party’s email list for years and be none the wiser. Likewise, they often say that Republicans are lying about Democratic candidates, but they never identify any of those supposed lies. Nor do they mention any Republicans, other than the handful whose names are constantly invoked: John Boehner, Karl Rove and Paul Ryan. And, of course, Charles and David Koch. One gets the feeling that references to any other political figures would be lost on the Democrats’ rank and file.

What will the Democrats do with the millions they raise with these hysterical communications? In large part, they will place ads telling voters that Republicans are waging a war on women. This is an incredibly stupid claim, but perhaps to dumber than what the Democratic Party says, every day, to its members. They have worked hard to build a movement of and by the uninformed.

Still, there may be limits tested voters’ reactions to the Democrats’ “war on women” theme. The results are mildly reassuring:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters believe there is really a political “war on women” going on. Fifty-nine percent (59%) say the “war on women” is primarily a slogan used for political purposes instead. But 19% are not sure.

Those 22% are the Democrats’ hard core, who will believe anything.

Sixty-five percent (65%) of men say it’s political sloganeering, but only 52% of women agree. Women aren’t much more likely than men to think there is a political war on women, but one-in-four female voters (24%) are undecided.

The idea that anyone could fall for the “war on women” slogan is appalling, but these numbers suggest that it may be approaching its sell-by date. By 2016, the Democrats may have to come up with a new hoax.

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