Yet Another Display of the Creepy Sameness of Republicans and Democrats in Their Fundraising Tactics


I have done this before, but would like to offer yet another example of how the two parties try to get your money.  I subscribe to numerous party-affiliated sites and networks, not because I give them my support or donations (never, never in my life have I given a penny to the parties), but to follow the ways in which the competing ideologies differ in their attempts to frighten you into paying for the uncertain versions of the future they are offering.  To begin, here are two recent e-mails:



Only 180 minutes left – let’s make them count
  • 3-Hour-Deadline@nrsc.org <TheDaily@TheDailyGrind.news>
    Sep 30 at 10:41 PM


    Fellow Conservative,

    We are sorry to bother you, we know you have gotten a ton of emails from us lately. But there is too much at stake for us to sit this one out.

    President Donald Trump emailed.

    Senator Mitch McConnell emailed.

    Senator Lindsey Graham emailed.

    Senator Todd Young emailed.

    Senator Rick Scott emailed.

    Senator Marsha Blackburn emailed.

    Newt Gingrich emailed.

    Karl Rove emailed.

    All of these important Republican leaders have taken time from their busy schedules to send messages to conservative supporters, like you, because tonight is our End of Quarter fundraising deadline. The success of our 2020 campaigns depends on us meeting ALL of our fundraising goals.

    Will you step up and make a contribution tonight?

    CHIP IN $25 >>>

    CHIP IN $50 >>>

    CHIP IN $100 >>>

    CHIP IN $250 >>>

    We only have 3 HOURS LEFT!


    This is a vital fundraising deadline of the 2020 election cycle. It is critical that we reach our End of Quarter fundraising goal in order for Republican candidates to combat attacks from the left. Will you pitch in just $15 or more to help us meet our goal before the MIDNIGHT deadline?

    Democrat leaders, like Chuck Schumer, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren want to DESTROY our Republican Majority and stop all of President Trump’s reforms.

    Liberal elites are prepared to spend whatever it takes and use every shady tactic to beat conservatives.

    We need your help to fight back before it’s too late!

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Now look at the Democrats:


Heidi Heitkamp emailed.
Nancy Pelosi emailed — twice!They both emailed because Monday’s End of Quarter Deadline is make-or-break for us.

FIRST: We told you Trump’s national Republicans raked in a record-setting $23.5 MILLION last month.

THEN: We told you Trump will use every single cent to ATTACK Nancy Pelosi and WRECK our Majority.

NOW: We don’t know what else to say other than we still need 23,452 grassroots Democrats to step up before the End of Quarter Deadline hits in 48 hours.

We need to stop Republicans’ massive wave of cash and momentum dead in its tracks.

Please, Lance — with just 48 hours to go, we really need you on our team.

Will you rush in $19?

Triple match your $19 >>
Triple match your $25 >>
Triple match your $38 >>
Triple match your $63 >>
Triple match your $150 >>
Or triple match another amount >>
Thank you,DCCC



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So what do you think?  We can talk all about the differences in values of each party, or even declare our support for one or the other based upon whatever mostly selfish reasons we describe as our personal morality, but when it comes to reality, when it comes down to the bottom line of what these competing corporations desire the most, I will allow these two same song messages to underline their true motives.  I just have a few questions: do both parties employ the same advertising consortium to promote their financial needs, or do they simply copy one another?  Did some think tank declare that this sort of fear tactic campaigning was most effective based upon an algorithm some nineteen year old genius in India devised, selling it to the international market in order to start his new multi-billion dollar on-line company?  And where does the money go?  These are not advertised as being for specific candidates, but to the party itself, raising money for Congressional and Senate races.  Sure, they likely funnel cash to whichever party candidate would most fulfill their corporate agenda (or in the case of Trump, to keep him off their backs, perhaps writing ‘For Cash’ on their checks to him).


No doubt I will continue republishing these slimy things as the campaigns get more urgent and panicked, and the threats of outright apocalypse from both sides increase.  So sit back, find some comfort wherever that may still be available, and enjoy the horror show.

©2020 Lance Polin

1 thought on “Yet Another Display of the Creepy Sameness of Republicans and Democrats in Their Fundraising Tactics”

  1. Also worth mentioning is that emails look like they were designed by somebody who hasn’t had a visual design course in 20 years. Makes me doubt the sources that they come from. At least the ones emailed to me. I didn’t see any misspellings which usually point to offshore sources but the email just looked off.

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