Stupid Republican Tricks

Steve Bainbridge reports on the most idiotic fundraising method, ever. And it’s not from the Kerry campaign.

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  1. David C says:

    Why is it that nearly all political fundraising mailings assume their contributors are morons?

    Fake urgency, fake “polls” (of the “Do you favor a ban on assault weapons, or would you prefer to have terrorists buying AK-47s at Wal-Mart and killing your children?” ilk), phony stuff on the envelope to make it look more important (usually they just *pretend* to be registered mail!)

    And as far as I can tell, it’s equally rampant on both sides of the political fence. For some reason, I’m on a lot of the lefty mailing lists too, and they use the same tactics.

  2. Fred Boness says:

    The Republican registered letter stunt hit me a few years ago. I was more bemused than angry, in an it’s-so-hard-to-get-good-help way. It cost me a lunch hour and, of course, lunch.

    Don’t these people expect Good Republicans to be working? I can’t imagine anyone responding well to this stunt. Why are they still doing this?