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The Republicans Want Money

It's amusing that a few days ago I was complaining about how the Republicans are no longer conservative and the next day, I received my "2006 Sustaining Member Drive" letter from the RNC. Really, I don't think I've given money to the RNC since the late nineties, but they still hit me up for at least $35 a year.

I really thought that when they called me last year and I told them about how I switched my voter registration that they'd leave me alone. I guess not.

For the first time in years, I'm going to return their letter in the convenient postage-paid envelope. I cut the "membership card" in half and am returning that. In the "Contribution" line, I checked "Other" and wrote in "0". Then I wrote an extra note, hoping that they'll finally take me off their list:
I am no longer a Republican. Since the party has left its conservative principles, it forced real conservatives like me out. Like Reagan said -- "I didn't leave the party, it left me." Once you return to conservative values, I will consider re-registering as Republican. Until then, I am "Unaffiliated" and spend my energy helping parties such as the Libertarians and the Constitution Party.

Remove me from all of your lists.
Maybe they'll get the hint.

Rockin' Horse - The Allman Brothers Band - 2005/03/12: Beacon Theatre - New York, NY



( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 12th, 2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
I quit giving them money until they fix their craial-rectal inversion
Jan. 12th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Republican Party officials won't see your response; some direct mail marketing firm wage-slave will. It will go into the trash unacknowledged.

The best way you can "vote" against them is by sending back all their postage-paid envelopes empty.
Jan. 12th, 2006 04:51 pm (UTC)
I was really hoping that the marketing firm would at least have a pile to put "take me off your list" responses in.
Jan. 12th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
The letters will taper off the longer you are not a registered Republican. It takes time to propagate that information through the marketing lists.
Jan. 12th, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Eh, I like to know what people are up to. I get junk mail from orgs I've never given money to nor agree with on any point.

That said, Stu had programmed the Republican Party tele-fundraisers on our Caller ID as "Republican Moneygrubbers". I don't give money to parties now, I give directly to the campaigns I support.
Jan. 12th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC)
Maybe they'll get the hint.

Want to place odds?

In general, I'm surprised at how everybody who asks throught the mail for money - charities, political groups, or businesses - seems indifferent to the cost of continually asking for more. There are so many times I look at mail and say, "You have now spent ten times on me what you ever got from me."
Jan. 23rd, 2006 03:07 pm (UTC)
Just think of how much some people must be giving to make up for the hundreds of people just like you. For every hundred that regularly give nothing or only a few bucks each time, there must be one that says, "I've got $1000 here with nothing to spend it on. I think I'll send it to this cause."
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