Wednesday, October 3, 2007

The unforgiving minute

File this under "I know you are, but what am I?"

Excerpt from a GOP fundraising email sent out by the RNC:

"The Democrats have taken in $100 million more than Republicans this year. And this doesn't even count the hundreds of millions of dollars Big Labor, Hollywood elites and liberal groups like are raising to defeat Republicans in 2008.

If Republicans don't close the fundraising gap with the Democrats by the end of this year, we will not be able to defend our candidates from their vicious attacks and outright distortions."

All right, everyone, let's catch our breath.

"Outright distortions?" Maybe, among the more fevered of the left. It happens.

But if Democrats were any good at "vicious attacks"--either on the sending or receiving end--President Gore would be finishing up his second term and George Bush would be, at best, Commissioner of Baseball.

Minute's up.

(Hat tip to Doctor Beyond, who's probably tweaking his spam filters even as we speak.)

1 comment:

Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis said...

I'm not sure which is more sardonically amusing; the impression that Republicans aren't raising enough money just somehow isn't right; the accusations of mendacity by the most mendacious movement of the past 100 years; the continued insistence to portray organizations like Labor and as somehow disconnected and elite even though they represent views that the majority of Americans actually hold (I, as a matter of fact, am a union member–only way to go these days).

Well, actually it's all pretty depressing that people would, to any degree, even cynically, give even an atom of credence to these views. If the world worked the way it ought to, sending out such literature would be so shameful as to be unthinkable.

But we don't live on that planet, alas. So its as they say, either you laugh at it–or you pretty much cry all the time.