Help! I Can’t Tell the Players Without A Program….

I’ve been a member of Red State for a while, and I’ve become more active than in the past, at the urging and encouragement of many here.  It’s been rewarding, and I plan to do more.

However, in the past couple of weeks I’ve begun to be overwhelmed with emails from concerned groups and there is such a blizzard of names and like sounding missives that I’ve begun to lose the message from the chaff in my email inbox.

Since Midnight April 1, I’ve gotten 19 emails: 5 from a group called “Patriot Update”, 5 from a group called “Vision 2 America”, 3 from Tea Party Express (although it’s not immediately obvious from their address), 1 from Tea Party Patriots, and others from Town Hall, GOPUSA Eagle and NCPA.

I have every reason to believe these groups are solid conservative, good people.  But 3 of them served as wrappers for the same message from Michele Bachmann and another was seeking donations for another worthy group, Wounded Warriors.  All of them were seeking money for one reason or another, which I understand is a necessary thing.

The situation begs the question:  when does this begin to erode enthusiasm on the part of the recipient? The money request bombardments are going to take a toll eventually.

Also, I’m all for decentralized, grass roots organizations, but it becomes hard to figure out whether I should support Tea Party Express, Tea Party Patriots, The TeaParty.net — we all have a finite amount to give and focus our efforts on — how do I know which one is best?

Nineteen emails, two days — 18 months before the 2012 elections.  I can only imagine what it will be like in 9 months.

I know some will reply “Quit whining –if you don’t like it, unsubscribe..” and I will eventually do that, I’m sure.  I just don’t want to blank out the wrong group out of ignorance.

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