Either my husband, the 8th Congressional District Chair for the DPG, is living a secret life, or the GOP’s targeting is really off. Today, he got a mailer from-wait for it-Sharron Angle urging him to give money to help her defeat Harry Reid. She begins her appeal like this:

Dear Daryl Morton,

If you’re the Republican I’ve been told you are, then I need you to find your checkbook right now.

That’s laugh-out-loud funny but not the first time Daryl has been the recipient of Republican mail.

The GOP thinks if you’re male, white, professional and Southern, there’s a very good chance you’re “the Republican I’ve been told you are.”And that might be true, except when it’s not.

Fine. I hope they’ll keep on spending their donors’ money to send us lots and lots of mail.

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6 Responses to If you’re the Republican I’ve been told you are…

  1. JerryT says:

    Been there, done that.

  2. Watcher says:


    you guys are making a big deal out of nothing. I get stuff from both parties — I got the Sharron Angle one, and then Chuck Schumer, Roy Barnes, Some Committee to Elect More Democratic Lawyers to the State house. News Flash — the list are bought from data miners, and not done by the campaign.

    Vote Libertarian!

  3. Matt says:

    I have a similar story:

    I started at UGA this fall. Because there wasn’t enough time for me to get my voter registration changed to Clarke County, I had to request an absentee ballot for the Democratic primary runoff this year.

    Lo and behold, I get a postcard from the Karen Handel campaign thanking me for requesting an absentee and urging me to vote for her. It was hilarious on so many levels.

    1. They were able to find out that I had requested an absentee ballot and my address, but weren’t able to see that I checked “Democratic primary” on the request form.
    2. They were able to get my contact info, but didn’t see that, in the seven or so years I’ve been a registered voter, I’ve voted in two Democratic presidential primaries and two Democratic general primaries. For the Republicans, it’s zero and zero.

    Or, if they did see that, they’re even stupider because:
    1. Because I had voted in the Democratic primary, I was locked into the Democratic runoff.
    2. Even if I wanted to write Handel’s name in, I couldn’t; you can’t write in for primaries.

  4. JMPrince says:

    I can’t tell you how many people that ploy takes in Jerry. It’s a classic, I suspect Newt came up with it first, and it’s been working well for them ever since. Strangely enough. There’s a sucker born every minute, and they’re fighting to delude them into voting against their interests & for the GOP. JMP

    • JMPrince says:

      Lest we forget this old Newt classic:

      “Newt’s A Tease: First A Porn Company, Then A Strip Bar
      September 30, 2009 3:58 pm ET — Chris Harris [Media Matters]
      Former Speaker Newt Gingrich seems to have gotten into the habit of leading companies in the adult entertainment industry to believe they won awards, then telling them “no.”



  5. JerryT says:

    Over the years I have gotten several invitations to join some Republican or another’s “Circle of Business Leaders” or “Business Advisory Panel”. I’ve got one on my desk from Newt Gingrich right now. “American Solutions for Winning the Future”. They don’t tell you until you inquire further that you have to pay to get the gig. It’s just a fundraising gimmick. But I guess they think that since I am a business owner I am probably a Republican.