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Why did they send this email to me?

  1. May 18, 2006 #1
    I received an email that tried to bully me into supporting the Republican party by donating money. They also addressed it to my dad, who is not very supportive of any Republican agendas or stances. Creepy email anyhow. Never been so immediately accosted by such intense propaganda. I don't want to spark debate about this, just a prime example of spam email. Feel free to move it if it needs to be moved.

    Here it is:

    Dear Ronald ,

    Campaigns are a marathon, not a sprint. There are 188 days until Election Day, but right now, thousands of dedicated staff and volunteers nationwide are working around the clock, building our party precinct-by-precinct, day-by-day, moving us closer to victory. Sign Up Today

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    Now, we're making it easier than ever for you to support this effort through Grow Our Party Funds.

    Grow Our Party Funds are a brand new opportunity to invest in building our party for the long haul through a small, automatic monthly contribution. Whether you can give $50, $25, $10, or even $5, you will ensure that our hardworking organizers on the ground have the support they need whether we are five weeks from election day or five months.

    And if you make a Grow Our Party Funds monthly donation of just $25 or more, you'll receive this free "I am Proud Bush is my President" mousepad. With a commitment of $50 or more, you'll get two - one for you and one for a friend.

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    This year, we face another momentous choice. Fight and defeat the terrorists, or retreat from the central front in the War on Terror. Live up to our calling as Americans to stand for freedom, or choose Democrats, who have been clear that they will censure and impeach the President if they win back Congress.

    Your investment in Grow Our Party Funds today will keep our party fighting for these core principles of freedom long beyond this election. What's the best way to build support for our Party in 2006 and into 2008? You've just found it.


    Ken Mehlman
    Chairman, Republican National Committee

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  3. May 18, 2006 #2
    Bully? Hardly. Intense propaganda? Not even. I think you have some distorted partisan perceptions. That said, spam mailings asking for donations are assinine, you'd think they'd want to be better than telemarketers at least.
  4. May 18, 2006 #3
    Are you sure it's the republican party that's sending you emails? Are you sure it isn't someone that's trying to make themseleves look like the republicans to steal your money?
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  6. May 18, 2006 #5
    could be. The link to the GOP sounded just the same though. Either way would be stealing my money.
  7. May 18, 2006 #6

    It's retarded that the majority of citizens disapprove of his performance, yet we can't get him out of office. What's the point of complaining if it doesn't change anything?
  8. May 18, 2006 #7
    from the second link:

    Consistent with last month’s survey findings, women are more likely than men to be pessimistic about the direction of the country.

    translation: women are more perceptive and realistic:wink:
  9. May 18, 2006 #8

    Funny, the Democrats were saying the exact opposite when the people fired and forcibly removed Gray Davis by a recall election. "Oh its bad for the state". "We shouldn't cut him short like that". "The multi-million dollar special election will be so expensive" (compared to davis's multi-billion dollar budget deficit).Any California democrats wanting a way to remove Bush short of impeachment have no credibility. Unless, miraculously, they have a brain and don't just tow the party line.
  10. May 18, 2006 #9
    I think these are just problems inherent in nation-states, so I'm not surprised by people's actions and I don't expect things to run well overall.
  11. May 18, 2006 #10


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    It's called a democracy, deal with it. Bush would win again because although a lot of republicans disapprove of his job, it'll be a cold day in hell when some lying democrat politician (oops, one in the same) gets the tick from them.
  12. May 18, 2006 #11
    Think, then speak. In that order.
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    Didnt i already close you
  14. May 18, 2006 #13
    Ok, think, then spell check, then speak. In that order.
  15. May 18, 2006 #14


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    cyrus closed
  16. May 18, 2006 #15
    Your comebacks are as lame as Jason's scooter. pfft :rolleyes:
  17. May 18, 2006 #16


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    Honestly, I can't say that I agree with your comment that they are bullying you. I get worse from my alma maters to donate money. Don't read too much into it. Do what I do when I see most of those in my mailbox...throw it directly in the trash. If you ever want to donate, do it on your own terms and timetable.
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    Wait are you sure you didnt have it given to you as a forward?
  19. May 18, 2006 #18
    Forward it to your local DNC campaign manager. It won't do any harm, and it'll be hilarious.

    edit: If they actually bother to reply, forward it back to the Republicans!
  20. May 18, 2006 #19
    I just thought it was strange that they sent one to me, but they seem to have meant to send it to my dad, who would definitely not donate money. I guess bullying is the wrong word, but it was confrontational and manipulative. Either I side with them, or I side with the lying democrats who won't take care of terrorism:rolleyes:
  21. May 18, 2006 #20
    :biggrin: mayhaps I will.
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