August 10, 2007

Republican fund-raising letter

Hey! I got it too!

"It" is a fundraising letter from the Republican National Committee, but it's accompanied by a two-page "Voter Registration Verification and Audit Form." Talking Points Memo has a copy here.

The thing is funny, but it could be intimidating if you didn't know better. It says the RNC's records show the recipient "registered as a member of our Party in Honolulu County. But a recent audit of your Party affiliation turned up some irregularities."

Oh noes! Irregularities!

It goes on:

I am writing to find out where you stand. For example, we have no record of your support for President George W. Bush.

In fact, we have no record of your support for a Republican Presidential candidate going back to President Ronald W. Reagan!

And despite several requests, you have never made a dues payment to the Republican National Committee (not even a partial payment).

I know this can't be true but you can see why I think there are irregularities in your record, especially when our local (redacted) Republican canvassers indicate that you view yourself as a Republican! (Some of our 72-Hour Task Force folks have even used the word "strongly" to describe the intensity of your support for our Party).

Oh, really? Well, lemme tell you, Mr. Bill Steiner, Director: Strongly would be the word I'd use to describe my antipathy toward your Party, not my support. At least, that's the word I'd use in mixed company.

Posted by Linkmeister at August 10, 2007 08:14 AM | TrackBack

we have no record of your support for President George W. Bush

Good for you.

Posted by: Serge at August 10, 2007 09:27 AM

I'm almost offended you could think there might once have been!

Posted by: Linkmeister at August 10, 2007 09:39 AM

what a perfect example for: "desperate times call for desperate measures"..

Posted by: toxiclabrat at August 10, 2007 12:55 PM

Nah... My original post should have said "Good for you or else I'd begun thinking you've been replaced by your counterpart from Star Trek's Evil Universe."

Posted by: Serge at August 10, 2007 01:53 PM

This sounds like a prelude to their challenging your voter registration. Better check your registration status before each election for a while, minding the re-registration deadlines so you don't get kept from voting. In fact, better pass the word, as this seems to be a recurring form of "vote-caging" (think Florida 2000 and 2004, all those voters turned away at the polls).

Posted by: Pyre at August 10, 2007 06:24 PM

Why doesn't everyone print out a copy and send it back? You could leave it blank, or play pretend! Enclose monopoly money.

Posted by: Will at August 11, 2007 04:50 AM

I'm in kind of the opposite situation. I have no record of the Republican Party's support for me, going back to Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: Peter Gaffney at August 11, 2007 03:56 PM

Ha! Well played, Peter!

Posted by: Linkmeister at August 11, 2007 04:49 PM

Yup, that letter sure sounds like a threat to me.
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Posted by: Peter at August 13, 2007 09:36 AM