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I support the president and the majority of Republicans. I’m excluding Ben Sasse and Mitt Romney from that bunch because they have both had their spines removed at the Jeff Flake School of Political Neurosurgery. I am tired of “nice guys” and people who have “principles.” I want a street-fighter. That’s why I give every month a recurring donation to Trump.
But messages like this every day on my phone have really started to annoy me.
Do they really think I believe the President took time out of his day and said: “that DeWitt fellow, can you get one of these books for him?” Maybe they see I’m from the south and they just think I’m stupid?
This kind of gamesmanship might work with someone whose inflated view of himself is such that he actually believes the President knows his name. But honestly, it just ticks me off. And the constant pleas about how they’re behind in fundraising followed immediately by news reports of outstanding fundraising success, this too bakes my bagels.
And the part about winning a 600% match: do I look that stupid? They match everyone’s contributions and how much just depends on the luck of the draw. I get that constant bombardment of past donors is a recipe to recover additional funds, but just be honest. I would actually give money if someone sent me the following text message:
Hey, we’ve noticed you haven’t given in a while. The President doesn’t know you from Betty Boop, but we got a ton of these Hannity books that we need to drop ship for donations. How about it? Shoot us a credit card number and we’ll shoot you a book. Sound good?
An honest request for a contribution would avoid all the ridiculous puffery found in these frequent texts. I got eight texts today from the GOP. Every one of those things costs me money. To quote Aretha Franklin, 🎶 “all I’m asking for, is just a little respect…”🎶Published in