RNC Fundraising Document Uses ‘Socialism’ to Raise Funds – What is Actually in the RNC Document?

by the Left Coast Rebel

An internal RNC fundraising presentation in Boca Grande, Florida was obtained by Ben Smith at Politico. Ben Smith describes the RNC fundraising presentation as ‘mocking donors’ and playing on ‘fears’ and such. I call it realistic and effective and much ado about nothing. I gleaned what is actually in the RNC fundraising presentation (all 72 pages) so that you wouldn’t have to and let the government/media complex dictate what is substantive in it. First off, on page 10, the RNC highlights fundraising:

  • In 2009, the RNC raised $81, 255, 000 dollars, the average donation was less than $40. (That’s a lot of astroturf!)
  • 2009 featured 370,000 new first time donors to the RNC (amazing what a socialist President will do for fundraising).
Pages 12, 13, and 14:
  • Highlight the effective victories in New Jersey, Virginia and the recent Scott Brown win. (Oh, the horror!)
Page 14 – 23:
  • Highlights several points on the resurgent grassroots in the GOP and the seats/races at all levels in play in 2010. Very informative. (oh, no!)
Pages 27:
  • Oh. My. God. Highlights of fundraising include Tchochkes! (A.k.a, souvenirs)
Page 29:
  • This one actually is a little Orwellian in all honesty. Highlights ‘visceral’ giving vs. calculated giving. Frankly this is the only aspect that makes me a little queasy.
Page 30:
  • What can you sell (for fundraising) when you do not have any branch of government? Socialism! (this is what the press is jumping on).
Page 31:
  • Ah, yes. And of that socialism, a graphic from the RNC, “The Evil Empire” and “Cruella DeVille and Scooby Doo.” (essentially what the hoopla is over)
Here’s the graphic:

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The rest of the RNC Fundraising document is a ‘non issue'(calendar of events, fundraising targets, goals etc.) as far as I am concerned. Especially considering that this (was) an internal document. What do you think about this?

UPDATED: CNN has an article up on RNC head Michael Steele and his reaction to the leaked RNC presentation:
Washington (CNN) – Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele on Thursday condemned a now-public internal party document that mocks GOP donors, but he would not say if disciplinary action is being taken against the official who created the presentation.
Read the rest here, via memeorandum.

1 comment:

  1. Michael Steele and his posse are a little easier to understand when you find out who's coaching them:

    Coaching Steele



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