Forget the Issues. Who Needs Issues When There Are Tea Partiers To Vanquish?

I’m not sure how I got on every progressive e-mail list in the country but I managed it. It’s a constant source of entertainment. Here’s today’s missive from my good friend, James Carville.


Remember all those socialist-hollering, Glenn Beck-worshiping, tea party wing nuts from this summer’s town hall meetings? If Sarah Palin gets her way, one of them could soon be a member of Congress.Next week marks one year since President Obama was elected. The amount of money we have in the bank will be used as an instant referendum on his first year.

With Sarah Palin out there raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to stack Congress with those tea party lunatics, the media is watching to see how Grassroots Democrats respond.

Help us raise $500,000 in response to Sarah Palin’s fundraising for the tea party nut jobs. For every dollar you give before Midnight Tuesday, a group of Democrats will match it with $2 of their own, tripling your impact.

Combat the 'Palin Effect'

Tuesday night’s deadline is a critical test of our muscle.

I’ve been getting calls all week from media pundits asking me if Palin’s fundraising means that all those tea partying members of the right-wing fringe finally have the upper hand in their fight to bring back the George Bush days of disaster.

I need you to help us respond in the strongest possible terms.

Help us raise $500,000 in response to Sarah Palin’s fundraising for the tea party nut jobs. For every dollar you give before Midnight Tuesday, a group of Democrats will match it with $2 of their own, tripling your impact.

Send a message to Sarah Palin and those tea party nutcases who think they can retake Congress. But we only have until Midnight Tuesday to act.


James Carville
James Carville

Before you ask, yes! James and I are so close that we are, indeed, on a first name basis. It makes Mary just a little bit jealous sometimes.

But getting down to business, one thing I particularly like about this solicitation is the very clear and concise way my dear friend James lays out the issues that are at stake for our country. What are the important issues we face?

  • Tea party Nutcases
  • Glenn Beck
  • Tea Party Wing Nuts
  • Sarah Palin
  • Tea Party Lunatics
  • Right-Wing Fringe
  • Tea Party Nut Jobs

Now you might be wondering on whose behalf James is writing; which far left, fringe organization would send out an appeal for funds based, not on any issues of importance, but rather on sterotypes and negative, knee-jerk reactions? MoveOn.org? CODEPINK? I wish. This fundraising gem is written on behalf of the DNCC. Yes, the Democratic National Campaign Committee. On behalf of the 250+ Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. Public employees. On behalf, as it were, of my U.S. Representative, Jay Inslee. The very same Jay Inslee who thinks that some constituents aren’t worthy of his time and consideration (and more on the same topic here). Jay doesn’t fall far from the Democrat tree, does he?

I understand that people on both ends of the political spectrum can hold passionate views that sometimes, maybe even frequently, devolve into name calling out of sheer frustration. But this is a written communication. Presumably it was reviewed and edited by numerous elected Democrats. That none of them saw any particular problems with this letter is very disturbing to me for two reasons.

First from the standpoint that I would expect elected members of Congress to show respect for all the citizens of this country. After all, we’re the ones paying their salaries. In theory, at least, they work for us. Second what does this letter say about their intended audience? If I were to receive a letter like this from the RNC, RNSC or the RNCC, I would consider it to be unacceptable and it would be highly likely that I would deliver a stinging rebuke.

I’m pretty sure the DNCC would be unaffected by my scorn so the only thing I can do is stiffen my resolve to do everything within my power to help unelect some of the folks who currently make up DNCC. Care to join in the fun?

Cross posted at It’s Only Words.

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