ADDENDUM below 17.3.12
I’m not getting it, and neither are you.
Today I get the survey below from the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee). The e-mail is ostensibly from Nancy Pelosi.
They forgot to ask “Have you stopped beating your wife?”
They don’t want me to do any thinking whatsoever. And there’s no indication of what I should do other than contribute money via the certain-to-follow “chip in” screen that will follow if I submit responses. What do they do with that money? And what do they do with all of all these polls and petitions they are forever sending? (Am I seriously to believe that Mitch McConnell or Paul Ryan care about those petitions?)
I respond: “This is a stupid survey. Treat me like a serious person or don’t bother at all. I want leadership, not condescension from the Democratic Party.” But I have no confidence whatsoever they are listening.
We have serious work to do. We have a crazy President and a Congress dominated by leaders who have no regard at all for the welfare of the vast majority of citizens. I want a Democratic Party that channels the ready-to-mobilize energies and talents of those citizens.
Dear DCCC: What should I read? Who should I call? What should I tell them? What are the most effective things I can do today? And you might occasionally ask me what I think in a way that anticipates I might have something to say.
ADDENDUM. a day later, having failed to complete the survey, having told them why, I receive the further e-mail, below. The link takes me to the exact same survey. “Personalized?” “(just for you!)” A seven-pack of BVD briefs would be more personalized. Wow. I don’t think they are getting it: