“The end is near, ladies and gentlemen. Unless you vote for radical Democrats on Tuesday, the forces of hatred and division will destroy our democracy and likely kill us all. Donald Trump and the Republicans are the second coming of history’s greatest monsters and only you and your vote can stop them. Now chip in a couple of bucks to ensure the sun still rises on Wednesday morning.” While those exact words haven’t been used, the sentiments have all appeared in campaign fundraising emails in the last couple of months. All that hyperventilating, spin, and lies comes to a head tomorrow when we find out if more Americans than not are crazy or ignorant enough to believe some of the most ridicules claimed ever written.
If you’ve been unlucky enough to find it necessary for work purposes, like me, to sign up for campaign emails, or if you did it because you’re a glutton for punishment, you have been inundated this year with plea after plea for “$3 or more” to help elect Democrats because Republicans are awful, or something. Reading them is good for a laugh, but it also makes you wonder, “Who does this work on?”
Individual campaigns have their own versions, as does every liberal activist group. But today I’d like to point out some of the more hysterical lines (in both senses of the word) from the Democratic National Committee itself.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker signed a DNC-written email with the subject line, “Derek, I am asking you personally.” Former President Barack Obama’s subject line was, “This is important, Derek.” DNC Chairman Tom Perez’s subject line was, “I am personally asking for your support.”
These “personal” requests were anything but, just standard boilerplate about how “this is the most important election of our lifetime,” a mantra of leftists for at least the last 20 years. They can’t call be, can they? Yet they continue to use this line repeatedly, so it must be working on someone.
Another favorite of the fundraising plea is the idea that there is some important deadline approaching, and your donation before it hits can make all the difference.
Remember Khizr Khan, the gold star father who didn’t want the spotlight, so he gives a primetime address at the Democratic National Convention, appeared on countless TV shows, campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 2016, wrote a book, went on a speaking tour, etc.? (Just imagine how much publicity he could have gotten if he’d wanted attention?) He signed an email from the DNC on September 27 declaring, “This Sunday marks an important deadline for Democrats -- it's the last end-of-quarter fundraising deadline before Election Day.”
There is no significance to end of quarter deadlines, it’s simply when campaigns have to report what they’ve raised to the Federal Election Commission. A donation given the next day counts just as much. These are psychological manipulations created to impose a sense of urgency on the recipient. They must fool people too, since they happen all the time.
The “important deadline” gimmick is so popular and effective, it’s the most used. A month after Khan’s “deadline” email, October 30, California Senator Kamala Harris signed one declaring, “Donating to the Democratic Party before tomorrow's final deadline is the best way to put a check on Donald Trump.”
A week and a half earlier, on October 17, former Vermont Governor and current MSNBC raving lunatic Howard Dean asked, “Will you make a $3 contribution before tonight's critical FEC deadline to help elect Democrats nationwide this year?” How many different “critical” deadlines can there be in 34 days?
Again, I have to ask – who does this work on?
In addition to the names already listed, panicked emails were sent out under the names of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, Tammy Duckworth, Gabby Giffords, John Kerry, and just about every other Democrat you can think of, each insisting the only thing standing between this country and its complete destruction is a dip in your bank account.
Considering how much money Democrats across the country have raised, there are a lot of people in this country who don’t know when they’re being conned. Now I see why that Nigerian Prince email scam has lasted so long – people fall for it.
People being easily scammed out of their money is nothing new, it’s been happening since money was invented. But can you imagine those people choosing who leads Congress? That’s why you need to vote tomorrow, and drag anyone who is inclined to vote for Republicans along with you. And if you know any of those people with a penchant for falling for manipulations through the written word, feel free to have them email me and we can set up a PayPal transfer before my important “next round of bills due” deadline.
Or you could just order a copy of my book, “Outrage, INC.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood,” to understand how the political left manipulates unsuspecting Americans to the point that they’d believe their lies and act on them. Don’t take my word for it, take the words of Mark Levin, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, Dana Loesch, Dan Bongino, Michelle Malkin, Ben Shapiro, Kurt Schlichter, and countless others.
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