Slow Adventures in Slothville

November 28, 2006

Republicans are funny.

Filed under: Politics — shhville @ 9:11 pm

Can you tell I’m lethally bored today? Gawd, I can’t believe I have to sit here on my furbutt for another HOUR.

I’m sure you’ve all seen this on DailyKos by now, but it’s so funny, I had to paste it on here:

From: “Senator Elizabeth Dole” <>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 12:02:24
Subject: Recovering from our Post-election debt

Help us Retire our Debt!

You have already done so much these past two years to help us protect our Republican Senate Majority – Thank you!

But right now, the NRSC is being buried under an avalanche of post-campaign debt… We need to address this problem at once in order to wipe-out our debt and make sure we have the funds to start 2007 with the maximum strength possible.

Please make an online donation right now to help the NRSC retire our 2006 campaign debt and set the stage for a GOP comeback over the next two years.
Dear Republican Friend,

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your generous support of our efforts to elect Republicans to the United States Senate this year.

I just wish I could say I’m writing today to celebrate a Republican victory — but as you know, we were beaten by the Democrats in a very difficult election year for Republicans nationwide.

But even though we were unable to retain our Senate Majority, I believe we can still walk away from this election with our heads held high…

…Despite the odds against us, we fought hard in all our U.S. Senate races and still managed to keep the Senate extremely close!

And given how close so many races were, I even authorized the NRSC to go into debt so we could put more money into important Election Day messages.

As a result, the NRSC is now in debt after we spent every last cent on last-minute advertising and other efforts.

That’s why I’m reaching out to the NRSC’s most loyal and generous supporters like you today.

If you are in a position to do so, please make an immediate online contribution to the NRSC in the amount of $25, $50, $75, $100, $250, or more to help us wipe-out our remaining debt and make sure we have the funds to start 2007 with the maximum financial strength possible.

Click here to donate to the NRSC’s debt reduction campaign!: <;

I know you have already done so much this year. And I truly wish that I did not have to ask you for another contribution…

But if we let this debt linger, it will cripple our efforts to recruit great candidates for the next election and begin our drive to win the one additional seat we need to regain the Senate Majority.

So please, don’t let me down — Help the NRSC recover from our election debt at once.

Remember, the sooner we can pay off the debt from the last election and begin to focus on the next campaign, the greater our chances are of regaining the majority in the next election.

So please help me make sure the next NRSC Chairman can hit the ground running in 2007 with no debt.

Simply follow this link: <; to help fund our debt retirement efforts with an immediate, secure online donation today!

No matter how much you can contribute, I want you to know that I deeply appreciate all that you have done for our Party, our Senate candidates, and me during the past year.

As my term as NRSC Chair comes to an end, I look back and cherish the great friendships I have made with loyal Republicans all across this country. I am truly thankful to have friends like you who are committed to our cause, our ideals and principles.

With my warmest best wishes,

Senator Elizabeth Dole
Chair, National Republican Senatorial Committee



  1. That’s what it’s all about. I emailed my senator a couple of years back and was shortly thereafter inundated with so much spam from politicians begging for money I had to retire that email address. Never heard a word about the issue I addressed though. They are maggots.

    Comment by J — November 28, 2006 @ 10:01 pm

  2. oh wow. those poor rich republicans.

    you know, they might have to sell off a few of their yachts or something to get over this.

    tch tch tch….so sad…

    Comment by ESC — November 28, 2006 @ 10:30 pm

  3. Since when do republicans care about lingering debt unless Clinton is in office?

    Comment by Foundme — November 28, 2006 @ 11:35 pm

  4. I think it’s wonderful that The Grand Old Party is finally deciding to address the national debt they ran up the past six years! Oh wait…they just want to fill up their own coffers again, not the nation’s.

    It is quite telling that they are willing to put themselves into debt as well. At least they run their own personal accounts the same way they run ours. I would have expected better business from the party that maintains to be all about business.

    Forgive me, I went to Emerson. Would one of you Harvard types explain why we should run on a deficit? I have credit card debt and a car loan. Some years are good and I pay it down. Some years are bad, and there might be months where I pay for everything but rent with a credit card until the flow kicks in again. I work in entertainment. It’s how it goes out here. But everywhere?

    Comment by Robyn — November 29, 2006 @ 12:38 am

  5. So it appears that the Republicans run their party like the country. The spend money they don’t have. How ironically delightful!

    Comment by Vince — November 29, 2006 @ 4:08 am

  6. Sounds like she needs the waaaahmbulance. I don’t get it, all those Senators have voted themselves raises, they should have enough cash to pay off the debt they decided to go into, right?

    Comment by Julie — November 29, 2006 @ 3:59 pm

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