Emails with threats in the subject line

 

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.

Warning.

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?

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  1. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Painter Jean (View Comment):

    I’ve been getting those from Trump’s organization. I agree – they’re insulting and certainly don’t inspire me to give anything.

    Yes such insults are making the following meme very popular:

    Make America Florida-Great again.

    Ron DeSantis, 2024.

     

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  2. Red Herring Coolidge
    Red Herring
    @EHerring

    My research shows my emails come from the SuperPac he created from the two groups I posted about above. The money funds the support for Trump-preferred candidates in state races. These two don’t actually fund his race or come under the control of the Senate and House members.  I haven’t received anything offensive or threatening from them. 

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  3. David Foster Member
    David Foster
    @DavidFoster

    There are huge amounts of this sort of thing, and not only from mainstream GOP candidates and organization, I also see such emails from  nonestablisment candidates who I really like.

    I doubt that these emails are drafted by the candidates, they likely come from paid fundraisers and political marketing organization that are using angles that they learned somewhere and/or that worked for them sometime in the past.

    It would be a shame if America goes down due to a lack of marketing professionalism, and an inability fo choose people with such professionalism among the candidate base.

     

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  4. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    David Foster (View Comment):

    There are huge amounts of this sort of thing, and not only from mainstream GOP candidates and organization, I also see such emails from nonestablisment candidates who I really like.

    I doubt that these emails are drafted by the candidates, they likely come from paid fundraisers and political marketing organization that are using angles that they learned somewhere and/or that worked for them sometime in the past.

    It would be a shame if America goes down due to a lack of marketing professionalism, and an inability fo choose people with such professionalism among the candidate base.

     

    Many American voters have no idea that campaign managers and organizations which “help out candidates” switch sides continually.

    So the idea that campaign literature a person is exposed to might actually have been created by someone influenced by James Carville escapes them.

     

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  5. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    Many American voters have no idea that campaign managers and organizations which “help out candidates” switch sides continually.

    So the idea that campaign literature a person is exposed to might actually have been created by someone influenced by James Carville escapes them.

    This is true. There are tons of political mercenaries operating in Washington who don’t give a crap who they work for as long as the checks clear. They don’t even care if they win. Many of them have been on the Ricochet podcast over the years.

    • #35
  6. Miffed White Male Member
    Miffed White Male
    @MiffedWhiteMale

    People actually donate money to politicians?

     

    • #36
  7. Fritz Coolidge
    Fritz
    @Fritz

    My favorite subject line in these GOP solicitations reads: “I am so disappointed . . .” or some such.

    As I delete the message unread, I mumble: “You think you’re disappointed.”

    • #37
  8. danys Thatcher
    danys
    @danys

    My favorite

    “Are you now a Democrat?”

    No. I just don’t like you and I’m not supporting you.

    All of those go into the trash or I unsubscribe.

    • #38
  9. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    I donated multiple times to Trump in 2016.  This is the result.  I didn’t donate in 2020, since they always asked for huge amounts, and would not let me donate smaller amounts.  Pox on all their houses.

    • #39
  10. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    EJHill (View Comment):

    Hate is a powerful fundraiser for both sides.

    And fear . . .

    • #40
  11. kedavis Inactive
    kedavis
    @kedavis

    EB (View Comment):

    I think they are probably real and I think they have a very low opinion of their potential donors.

    I keep getting things from “Trump” threatening to cancel my connection and I think, “If only!”

     

    I put “Trump” in quotes because they may be from one of his orgs or may be from some group battening on him. Who can tell?

    Just don’t let it push you into voting for Dims out of disgust or whatever, because that’s exactly what they want.

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  12. GFHandle Member
    GFHandle
    @GFHandle

    The other weirdnest is the endless alternation between “We’re winning, send bucks” and “We’re doomed, send bucks” messages, sometimes from the same “leader.”

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    GFHandle (View Comment):

    The other weirdnest is the endless alternation between “We’re winning, send bucks” and “We’re doomed, send bucks” messages, sometimes from the same “leader.”

    Zelenskyy?

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  14. Headedwest Inactive
    Headedwest
    @Headedwest

    Fritz (View Comment):

    My favorite subject line in these GOP solicitations reads: “I am so disappointed . . .” or some such.

    As I delete the message unread, I mumble: “You think you’re disappointed.”

    You and me both. About a year ago I swore off contributing, even to a candidate I am willing to support. After I sent a check or two contributing to state races, my ID was obviously sold. I still get deluged with mail from every vaguely Republican-sounding person and organization. I was getting daily beg email for state races a thousand miles away from me for a while.

    But all fundraising has the hysteria turned up high. I quit the Salvation Army last year, and all my charity is now given to local places where I can see what they do with it. But even the locals can’t seem to go a month without sending me begging letters that all tell me (more or less) that I’m the only way they can keep going.

    Tiresome. 

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  15. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda
    @RandyWeivoda

    She (View Comment):

    Wow. Could some of them be scams or phishing? A legitimate outfit with any sense should realize what a turn-off that sort of heavy-handedness is. I’m gathering that political and charitable PAC-scamming has been on the upswing the past few years, with donation solicitations looking completely legitimate being traced back to shady outfits pocketing the money. If they’re legit, what a bone-headed move.

    I could see an actual misguided county-level Republican organization doing that.  At the county level, you take whatever volunteers you can get, and some volunteers may not be the most polished.  If these e-mails are coming from the Washington state or national party, that would be very poor marketing from an organization that ought to know better.

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  16. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Respond: “You are obviously Democrats in disguise, or you wouldn’t be alienating potential donors. You want the Republican Party to fail. I know your game.”

    Yes!!!

    Lincoln TDS gang

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  17. Fritz Coolidge
    Fritz
    @Fritz

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    Wow. Could some of them be scams or phishing? A legitimate outfit with any sense should realize what a turn-off that sort of heavy-handedness is. I’m gathering that political and charitable PAC-scamming has been on the upswing the past few years, with donation solicitations looking completely legitimate being traced back to shady outfits pocketing the money. If they’re legit, what a bone-headed move.

    I could see an actual misguided county-level Republican organization doing that. At the county level, you take whatever volunteers you can get, and some volunteers may not be the most polished. If these e-mails are coming from the Washington state or national party, that would be very poor marketing from an organization that ought to know better.

    That’s cute, you think there’s a Washington state Republican party. It is to guffaw.

    • #47
  18. Sisyphus Member
    Sisyphus
    @Sisyphus

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    You should see from the Left side.

    You guys are coming to get them with your White Racist Ultra Maga minority majority.

     

     

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  19. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    I only donate to local state legislators. Number One on my donation list is Kevin Kiley.

    (Or sometimes to specific individuals running in county elections.)

    I gave up donating to larger interests, like US Senators, when monies I deliberately donated to a specific candidate ended up being “given” to the Party At Large.

    Both Big Parties can bite me.

     

    We only donate to cause-related PACs and such. Texas Alliance for Life and such for reasons very much like yours. 

     

    • #49
  20. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
    DaveSchmidt
    @DaveSchmidt

    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill (View Comment):

    I only donate to local state legislators. Number One on my donation list is Kevin Kiley.

    (Or sometimes to specific individuals running in county elections.)

    I gave up donating to larger interests, like US Senators, when monies I deliberately donated to a specific candidate ended up being “given” to the Party At Large.

    Both Big Parties can bite me.

     

    We only donate to cause-related PACs and such. Texas Alliance for Life and such for reasons very much like yours.

     

    I give a $50 political contribution each paycheck.  The recipient is my own campaign committee. The total is more than enough to cover my campaign  expenses, so I don’t need or accept donations.  

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  21. Roderic Coolidge
    Roderic
    @rhfabian

    With offers of 1100% matching and dinners with Trump himself I’ve long considered these emails and text messages requesting donations to be scams.  

    The are desperate all right.  Desperate to take your money.

    If I want to donate I do it to a verified group.

    • #51
  22. thelonious Member
    thelonious
    @thelonious

    Miffed White Male (View Comment):

    People actually donate money to politicians?

     

    There’s one guy on this site who seems to donate to many candidates. He even brags that some of them are Democrats.

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  23. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Here are some of the email senders of these emails (after the @).

    letsgo-brandon.net

    pelosi4never.com

    kamala4never.com

    The legit ones from Trump are win.donaldjtrump.com, or donaldjtrump.com

    The legit ones from the Rs come from campaigns.rnchq.com

    I trash them all.

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  24. The Cynthonian Member
    The Cynthonian
    @TheCynthonian

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Here are some of the email senders of these emails (after the @ ).

    letsgo-brandon.net

    pelosi4never.com

    kamala4never.com

    The legit ones from Trump are win.donaldjtrump.com, or donaldjtrump.com

    The legit ones from the Rs come from campaigns.rnchq.com

    I trash them all.

    So, mostly not the national or state party.

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  25. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    rnchq=RNC Headquarters, so that’s the national party, I think.  I may be wrong though.

    • #55
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