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Response to gulliver (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 06:43 PM

73. You're kidding yourself, and the Dems are not (LETTERS FROM THE PARTY)

Here's what Patty Murray wrote:

Since last night’s debate, Romney is collecting money from his millionaire donors hand over fist.

The scary part? This race could turn around on President Obama in the next 24 hours. Polls now show Romney is within one point in Florida (47-46) and two in Virginia (48-46).

The only way to prevent a Republican turnaround is with a massive display of grassroots donations. Can you give $25 immediately? We have just 24 hours, and need to bring in 10,000 more donations, or we’ll lose President Obama and a Democratic Senate.

Don’t let 90 minutes change the course of this election. Stop Mitt’s momentum immediately—24 hours left >> http://dscc.org/stop-mitt

Thank you,
Patty


I'll have another post about just how offensive this letter is to someone who has been giving real money that actually means something to me - being asked to combat the millionaires and billionaires because our President couldn't predict something as self-evident as the morning rise of the sun (of course Romney was going to make up his positions - his prior positions, stated plainly to that big an audience would have been fatal - I knew this long before the actual debate) - what an insanely frustrating letter.

Here was Move On's letter (not the party, but really, it's the party):

That was infuriating.

During last night's presidential debate, Mitt Romney smirked his way through dozens of mischaracterizations, distortions, and outright lies. The moderator, Jim Lehrer, never cut him off. And now the mainstream media is saying that Mitt won the debate.

We can't let Romney "win" the debate on a boatload of lies.

He lied about his tax plan, his deficit plan, and Medicare. He lied about what "Obamacare" would do. He lied, baldly and convincingly, about Obama's entire presidency.1

We need to move quickly to set the record straight. Our online team worked overnight preparing a media blitz—including online ads targeted at swing-state voters—correcting the worst lies in an easy-to-share format.

Chip in $10 to get the truth out—countering Mitt's lies.

If we don't fight back now with the truth, some of those lies will stick, and Romney could pull ahead.


Second bolding is mine. Romney could pull ahead. That's what they're worried about. Why the fuck is that even on the table? You know why and they know why and we know why, and it isn't because people on DU were pissed that night. It's because Obama's performance flat out sucked and was inadequate.

Stop blowing smoke up our asses. It's tiresome, and for my part, it keeps pulling me back in to being pissed off all over - I'm ready to move on, but not if I'm discussing things with people who can't grasp reality.

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