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Just How Dumb Do Democrats Think Their Donors Are?

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That title is a question for the ages, but it’s one for which there is new evidence toward an answer nearly every hour of every day. More often than someone with extreme OCD in cold season scrubs their counters with bleach after a friend with the sniffles stopped by and sneezes, Democrats are on a relentless question for other people’s cash. It’s a scary thought to realize there are people in this country who not only fall for it but are so wildly supportive of the manipulative masterminds behind it. 


There’s an old quote that has been attributed to a bunch of people – H.L. Mencken, Louis B. Mayer, P.T. Barnum, etc. – that goes something like “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people.” I don’t know who actually said it, or if it was ever said by any of them, but it’s a handy quote to have and is perfect for changing for a political setting. My version would be along the lines of, “No Democrat ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of their grassroots donors.”

I’ve always found fundraising emails to be dumb pieces of propaganda attempting to fool people into giving money they likely can’t afford or otherwise wouldn’t except for something they’ve read triggering them to act. It’s a con job. 

Hey, if you support a candidate and want to donate to them, knock yourself out. It’s your money, cook it up and eat it for all I care. But Democrats use manipulation and play on the abject ignorance of their base to sucker them out of money they likely can’t afford. I find that disgusting. 

As I said, do what you want with the money you earn, but no one should reward anyone who insults your intelligence. Make them earn it with some honesty. 


Outside groups pretending to be associated with campaigns or causes are the worst. Republicans aren’t immune to this either. Some group calling itself the Committee to Make America Great Again Yet Again and tosses in a bunch of pictures of President Trump, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s associated with the former President. It’s likely not, it’s a con.

Democrats live in this space.

Nancy Pelosi, the twice-defeated outgoing Speaker of the House, is furiously raising cash for her “Pelosi Legacy Fund” so she never has to spend any of her ill-gotten gains to travel or eat. She’s out there using former President Barack Obama’s name to milk suckers of cash, and it’s some of the dumbest stuff you will read this year.

“WOW! Barack Obama just broke his silence on Georgia, and called on EVERY Democrat to spring into action,” the Pelosi email opens. “President Obama knows Republicans are now FLOODING the Georgia runoff with $14 MILLION to take the lead, and he knows it’s going to take every single one of us to stop them. That’s why Nancy Pelosi is answering his call and asking 2,038 grassroots Democrats to STEP UP before midnight to help protect every inch of Democratic progress we’ve made. Can our beloved Democratic heroes count on you to rush $15?”


Do you mean to tell me Obama knows Republicans are trying to win in Georgia? Were Democrats indifferent to the prospect until they realized this? Were they withholding money? No, Warnock spent way more money than Herschel Walker. 

Still, if “Republicans are now FLOODING the Georgia runoff with $14 MILLION to take the lead,” that seems pretty cheap. And I’m not sure how 2,038 Democrats giving $15 each for a total of $30,570 is going to defeat that, do you?

Of course, Pelosi isn’t counting on her donor base doing the basic math and asking simple questions, she just wants them to click through and give her that money.

Sickeningly, the “Team Pelosi” email ends with, “When beloved Democratic heroes like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi ask for help, we wouldn’t dare let them down.” Doesn’t that make you want to throw up? 

“Can our two beloved Democratic heroes count on you at this moment to contribute $15 before midnight, help rush a WAVE of resources to Democrats like Warnock, and stop the likes of Herschel Walker from EVER barging into power?” they ask one last time.

That is a slight to Joe Biden and Chuck Schumer, isn’t it? Again, something Democrats count on their donors being too stupid to notice is they said “our two beloveds,” not “two of our beloved.” Then again, maybe the people writing these garbage fundraising emails are the truly dumb ones. Meh, it’s probably all of them.


Derek Hunter is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses, and host of the weekly “Week in F*cking Review” podcast where the news is spoken about the way it deserves to be. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.

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