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As is usual, the Republican Party is bombarding me with emails soliciting donations. I normally throw them in the trash and move on. Lately, however, they have progressed to using threats and disparagement. I wonder, do they think that threats, and admonishments will make me more likely to donate? Here are some subject lines in emails I have received in the past week.
Please don’t make us pass this on to another patriot.
You have abandoned your conservative values.
Your ban will become permanent tomorrow.
Do they really think those subject lines will get me to donate today? Or do those subject lines make it more likely that I will refuse to donate ever again? This looks like increasing desperation to me, not a party that is confident that it has support all over the country and expects to win big in November. Are they acting like the losers they have always been? I think maybe they are. So, why would I donate to the party that sees itself as losers?Published in