I will use a letter sent to a friend from a person who is a Tea Party Candidate. Please read this letter.
I will not vote to raise the debt ceiling.
The answer to our nation’s spending problem is not to spend more — it is to reduce our spending and balance the budget. President Obama is approaching the debt ceiling the wrong way. Any plan that begins by raising the debt ceiling is the wrong plan.
That’s why I’m writing you today — I need to know you agree with me that we simply cannot afford to raise the debt ceiling. Will you help me deliver this message loud and clear by making an emergency contribution of $25, $50, $100, $250 or any amount up to the $2,500 limit?
I will not sit by and watch Barack Obama mislead the nation while simultaneously jeopardizing our children’s and grandchildren’s future. I continue to stand up against not only Barack Obama and the Democrats but also the leadership of my own party when I don’t agree with them.
It’s time to make the tough choices and make the spending cuts necessary to balance our budget. I am running for President of the United States to restore our constitutional conservative values to government and put our nation back on a path towards prosperity.
Will you let me know you stand with me by making a special emergency gift to my campaign today? Your contribution will help me continue to spread the word about the President’s disastrous policies and why it’s wrong to increase the debt ceiling without repealing Obamacare and balancing our budget.
Barack Obama’s failed leadership and shameful spending policies have single-handedly put our nation at risk. It is time to stand up to the president and say “no more.”
Will you stand with me today? Your immediate donation will enable my campaign to have the funds necessary to reach out to other like-minded conservatives across the nation.
The Democrats will stop at nothing to silence our voices, but make no mistake — I’ll work even harder to ensure our voices are heard, and I know that you will too.
I look forward to continuing the fight for our constitutional conservative values, and I thank you once more for your friendship and support.
P.S. Rather than cut spending and get our county back on the right track, Barack Obama is willing sit back and watch our economy slip into another recession. Please show your support for my campaign today by making a donation of $25, $50, $100, or any amount up to the $2,500 legal limit today!
Both my friend and I get letters from candidates almost daily. I have come to hate this letter. If you have ever received one from anyone, what you are looking at is the basic formula to get you to give to a campaign. Sadly, these letter are almost always about a singular issue that the candidate tells you they are OUTRAGED about. They then tell you the only way to defeat the offender is to give to the candidate.
In this case Michelle Bachmann says we need to make an EMERGENCY donation? Why? Will giving her money today actually make a difference in the debt debate? This is an insidious format and as soon as I get a fundraising letter from a candidate in this particular format, and that is often, they will not receive my support.
To be sure this format is used by both sides. Here is one from MoveOn.org.
Holy smokes! We can win in Wisconsin!
Yesterday we sent you an email asking you to chip in to help win the recall elections that could undo the attacks on workers in Wisconsin. As of yesterday afternoon, we had blown through our initial goal of $185,000! We’ve now doubled our goal to $370,000 so we can double down on our efforts.
The recall elections in Wisconsin are just 40 days away. This is a huge chance to reverse the infamous anti-worker law that took away bargaining rights from teachers and other public workers. If progressives unseat just three of the six Republicans facing recall, Democrats will take back control of the state senate.
It was revealed yesterday that one of the Republicans being recalled said, “We’ve got tons of government workers in my district—tons…We’ve got to hope that they, kind of, are sleeping” on Election Day.1 We can’t let that happen—together, we can make sure ALL the voters are awake.
Thanks for all you do.
Yes I get mail from them why wouldn’t I?
The format is not far off. Crisis! The Enemy! Donate Now or we lose!
Why must they create a monster to get our money from us. This is the e-mail version of the mud-slinging ad on television. I never liked those either. Tell me what you stand for not why the other guy is evil. Enough!