Cross Posted on Progressive Ideas
I got one piece of mail on Wednesday and it was hilarious. A fundraising letter from Scott Walker! I'm not sure how I got on the Republican mailing list, but over the last couple of years, I've received letters from the John Bohner's NRCC (twice!), failed senate candidate Sharon Angle, failed gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley (several times, but at least this was in my state), and the NRA (they offered me a tote bag to join! wtf?). Anyhow, to my great amusement, I got this letter yesterday and I'm now considering what to do with the return postage paid envelope. I sent Mr. Dudley a spelling and grammar "check" because there were at least 4 errors in his 4 page letter. The NRCC wanted me to fill out their slanted "survey" and send them a donation. I filled out the survey and wrote that I wouldn't send them a donation unless they changed their positions to meet mine. I figure it's someone's job to open and look at all the responses. Maybe they just toss the responses and take the checks, but whatever, it was amusement.
So here's what Governor Scotty McScandlepants had to say:
Okay, first off, WTF is this? Why is the text "Friday Evening" even there? And why is it centered?
Dear Fellow Conservative:
Hahahahahah! Man, have they got me pegged wrong. I'm about as progressive you get. If you want to see where you fall, check out the political compass
Conservatives are under attack in Wisconsin and that means...
There's BIG TROUBLE AHEAD where you live.
If the powerful labor unions get their way in my state...
They'll get their way in yours.
Our crisis today, is your crisis tomorrow!
This is the frontline in the battle to rein in the too-powerful labor unions which are using Wisconsin as a "test case" for their national strategy.
All methods of emphasis (all caps, underline, italics, bold)in original.
Yes, the entire letter is written with a double space after each sentence, 'cause, you know, conservatives, by and large, are old and they can't read so well. I love the overt admission that they're in trouble. It makes my bleeding heart sing. They're in trouble and they know it.
It's kind of ridiculous that they call the labor unions "powerful". If they were so powerful, why did you cross them? If they were so powerful, how come they couldn't stop the godawful legislation you pushed through? I'm not trying to knock unions, I really wish they were as powerful as all that, but let's face it, they're not. This is just a boogyman that Republicans roll out to scare old white men into giving up their money to defeat those big bad
union bosses working people and their massive amounts of campaign cash people power.
Join me across the jump as I deconstruct this 4 page letter and other enclosures. Oh, Republicans make such easy and convenient targets of limitless ridicule.