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In the world of sucking people dry of their hard-earned money so you don’t have to use any of yours, Democrats are always on the lookout for new and creative ways to con dumb people into maxing out their credit cards. I have covered many of the ways in which they do this, but I’ve not yet touched on one of my favorites: the “telling you they’re going to ask before they actually ask” gambit.

If that line doesn’t make any sense it is because you’re not a moron and Democrats have not targeted you. But the scam goes like this: the politician or political organization sending you their fundraising emails is going to ask you for money, but before they get to that there is something far too pressing and important to address first. They’re sorry to have to bring you this news, or they’re wildly excited to tell you something, and telling you whatever it is takes priority over asking you for money while also being the very reason they are asking you for money.

If that’s confusing it’s only because it’s supposed to be. These people aren’t out to make sense, they’re out to make money. When it comes to separating suckers from their cash (or getting people to go further into credit card debt), making sense is of little help.

A recent email from the Biden/Harris campaign “signed” by bastion of virtue and honesty Hillary Clinton opened, “Derek, I’ve been privileged to work with Joe Biden for more than three decades. In a moment, I’m going to ask you to make your first contribution to the re-election campaign, but first, let me tell you why I’m supporting Joe myself.”

Her reason for supporting him is because they – allegedly (because we are dealing with a Clinton here) – had breakfast together every Tuesday when he was VP and she was Secretary of State. I guess Bill was busy having “breakfast” with someone else…

The idea that someone who was wrong on every foreign policy issue in the last 50 years would offer counsel to someone whose diplomatic abilities gave us the open-aired slave trading failed state of Libya is so far beyond believable they don’t even pretend it happened. They don’t.

According to Hillary, “When I was Secretary of State and Joe was Vice President, we had a standing date for breakfast every Tuesday. I’d go over to his house, and we’d sit down and talk about what was going on, the challenges we were facing, and what was coming up. We also talked about our families -- both of us with roots in Scranton, Pennsylvania -- and our life stories.”

How long would it take to convey those stories? Maybe 20 minutes, total, ever?

Not to be outdone, the detestable Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan, schilling for the Democratic Governors Association, opened her latest email with, “Hi, Derek, it's Governor Gretchen Whitmer again. In just a moment, I’m going to ask you to make a donation to the DGA before tomorrow’s mid-month deadline. But first, I want to tell you exactly what’s on the line this November.”

Plastic former Speaker Nancy Pelosi chimed in with her own version. “I’ll be blunt: I need you to know 3 critical things,” the woman who became worth hundreds of millions of dollars while doing “public service” started. “Then, I’m going to ask you to confirm your Team Pelosi Membership before my massive End of Week Deadline in 24 hours. We're just a couple months into the new year and Republicans are already on the attack to regain FULL power. Will you read until the very end and then chip in $15 to confirm your Team Pelosi Membership?”

Does “team membership” include getting free rides from husband Paul if you’ve had a little too much to drink?

Most Democrats use this tired tactic (not the Paul Pelosi drunk driving idea, though if they thought they could make a buck at it, or get a good insider stock tip, you know they’d do it). Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin, trying to get her slice of the pie, writes, “Hi Derek — Senator Tammy Baldwin here! In a moment, I’m going to ask you to split a donation between my campaign for Senate in 2024 and the DSCC. But first, I hope you will give me a chance to explain the stakes of my race and the fight for the Senate, and why your support is so important, especially right now.”

Why not just get to the damn point and ask for money? They’re not going to get it from me, ever, but I’d think the people they’re attempting to rip-off would appreciate them getting to a point without blowing so much smoke up their rear ends first that they need to worry about colon cancer. But no amount of smoke is ever going to obscure the fact that these people, these RICH people, are doing everything they can think of to separate money from the people who earned it. You don’t need to “wait a minute” before having that pointed out to you.

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