I recently received an email asking to make a donation to the DNC. While begging for donations they took a swipe at Fox New’s (actually it was the parent company, News Corp). It wasn’t the attack toward Fox that was interesting, since that would be expected; it was the dollar amount of the donation they were asking for. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel. I believe this speaks of the base they are appealing to and aligns with their strategy of never setting the bar too high. And, of course, they wouldn’t mention all the networks that donated to the democrat party. And when I say all, I mean “all” of them donated to the democrats. It seems they are saying, “poor us, nobody donates to our party”. So yeah, God forbid one network donated to Republican Parties—it seems so unfair. The analogy is almost comparable to all the unions donating to only democrats.
Anyway, here is their pitiful plea and the requested dollar amount. (I think I’ll donate the minimum amount, just out of curiosity). Notice they start off talking about raising the bar—and then at the end they lower it. How interesting is that? I love their wallowing in the mire of self pity and incongruity.
“We need to raise the bar. Fox News’ parent company, News Corp., just handed over a seven-figure check to Republicans to help beat Democrats across the country this fall.
When a supposed news organization jumps into the 2010 elections with a huge donation like this, I take it as a direct challenge to this movement. These conservative special interests seem to think they can buy their way into power.
We’ve bumped up our goal to 40,000 donations by midnight tonight — that means we need 3 more donations from Palatine”.
Can you donate $3 or more today?
Forgive my ignorance, but who or what is Palatine? I Google searched it without much luck. Maybe someone would be so kind as to fill me in.
Also, the $3 request indicates that the democrats know how bad the economy is.
Red Dog, out