July 28, 2003
America's Future Depends on Your Response to This Column
by The Angry Liberal
My Fellow Liberals:
As you may know, George W. Bush has raised over $40 million in campaign cash and is on his way to $200 million. His Democratic opponent in 2004 will be extremely lucky to raise half that amount. In an election process where the candidate who spends the most usually wins, decent Americans who are genuinely concerned about our future as a nation cannot sit back and let America's super-rich simply purchase four more years of the ongoing disaster that is the Bush Administration.
There is great news, though. Soon, the Feds will be sending out child tax credit checks to us parents in amounts up to $400 per child. I ask you to save this windfall for a campaign donation to the eventual Democratic candidate for the 2004 presidential election.
The math is easy. In 2000, there were 63 million registered Democrats in America, according to USA Today. If just a half million Democrats, less than 1% of the total number, would heed this request and donate the $400 checks, we could present our Democratic nominee with $200 million to counter Bush's Billionaire Bribery Booty. The parade of fat cats handing over tax cut kickbacks to Bush 2004 could be easily matched by a relatively small percentage of Democrats who believe in something besides personal enrichment. The truth is, dear liberals, we outnumber the creeps who are swamping the Bush campaign with money. Without removing a single penny from our bank accounts, we can take our government back from the Enrons and Exxons.
According to Bush, the forthcoming rebate checks are being sent out to stimulate the economy. What better way to accomplish that end than to kick the Masters of Recession out of the White House? For those of you who were going to save the child tax credit for your children, what better investment could you make for them? Is sending your child into the world that Bush is creating for them with $400 in his/her pocket really in that child's best interest? Helping an honest, competent, reasonable person reach the presidency is the key to our children's future. And all you have to do to make it happen is hold on to that rebate check.
Best of all, we don't have to worry about the Republicans duplicating this effort. They will spend their tax refunds on themselves. The guiding principle of conservatism, greed, will not allow them to do otherwise. Their idea of patriotism begins and ends with sticking a flag out the window of their SUVs. We liberals are made of something more. We believe that real patriotism involves sacrificing for the good of our nation. This is our chance to show the world that we are willing to stand up for our beliefs. We do not support this president. We do not support this tax cut. We can prove both propositions and change the course of history at the same time. And doing so won't cost us a cent out of our pockets.
Please consider this request. In addition, please forward a link to as many Democrats as you can. We are many. We are principled. We are right. We are mad as hell. And by following this simple plan, we will triumph next year!
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