DCCC Mirrors The Columbian

by lewwaters

Upon opening my email this morning, I can say I wasn’t too surprised to see an email from Jon Vogel DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee) Executive Director titled, “Documents Obtained Show GOP Tricks.”

The abhorrent GOP trick? Sending out a survey to GOP supporters, which is actually a fundraiser and a “trick” used by both parties to raise funds.

This “trick” was covered recently in the post The Columbian: Mouthpiece For Democrats, addressing how our local Columbian newspaper gave space to a local recently retired couple who claim to have mistakenly received such a survey from the RNC in their mail and how “offended” they were at one question in it.

Remarkably, that same question is the “GOP Trick” Jon Vogel mentions in his email.

Coincidence?

Is the Columbian coordinating with the DNC?

Did the Denny’s, the couple so offended by a simple fund raising question, send it on?

Are the DNC fans of our local paper?

Did the GOP obtain a list of Democrats to send a fund raising letter to?

Questions we will never know the answers to.

But, it is odd that one local couple is offended by a question in a survey mistakenly received and within days, the Democrat Party is sending out their own fund raiser listing that same exact survey question.

The email received;

Lew–

Republicans know the truth is not on their side. Since the beginning of August recess, they’ve come out with one outlandish lie after another to derail meaningful health insurance reform — but this one takes the cake.

In a “poll” mailed to supporters, the RNC is actually suggesting that health insurance reform is a Democratic plot to deny health care to Republicans using voter registration data:

GOP Survey Question.

This is shameless fear-mongering at its worst — and it is just a preview of the falsehoods, fabrications and outright lies Republicans will be pushing when Congress returns in September. We must be prepared to fight back hard and respond immediately to these outrageous attacks.

Help us reach our $100,000 goal before the August 31st FEC deadline: Contribute $5, $10 or more today to support critical Health Insurance Reform.

Millions of American families are just one serious illness or injury away from financial disaster. The cost of doing nothing is just too high.

A GOP spokeswoman is now trying to walk back this outrageous fabrication after being called out by the media, but don’t let them fool you — Republicans are ready to say or do whatever it takes to kill health insurance reform.

They may have scare tactics and shameless lies, but we have the truth.

Help us fight back. Contribute $5, $10 or more today to support critical Health Insurance Reform.

Thank you,

vogel-sig

 

 

Jon Vogel
DCCC Executive Director

It should be noted that the Columbian, in their article GOP fundraising ‘survey’ outrages some recipients, by Kathie Durbin, acknowledges two professional pollsters who state, “It’s standard practice to use such faux ‘surveys’ to raise money for a variety of causes, said Portland pollster Mike Riley. ‘It’s common, trying to stir the pot to see what kinds of issues get attention.’”

Portland pollster Bob Moore said, “It’s a fundraising appeal, is what it is. Everyone does it — Democrats, anti-tax groups, environmentalists. The audience that receives it has given to that organization at some point in time and is on the list to receive solicitations.”

So, even the Democrats send out such “offensive tricks,” but now claim doing so by the Republicans a new low?

It seems to me that the new low is coming out of the Democrat Party for creating an issue out of one of the common practices they too use.

Will the Columbian now grant a Republican front page in the Local Section to address our being offended?

Do we really need a party that resorts to such dirty tactics and lies in complete control of the country?

Help me answer that in November 2010 by voting such scoundrels out of office.

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