Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Those Rich Democrats and Their Evil 527s

I took some time off work a couple of weeks ago to, among other things, help move Darrell back home from the dorm. (Man, it is good to have that young man back home, if only for the summer.)

Today I finally got around to catching up on all the non-critical (i.e., non-work-related) email from that week, and I came across this jewel from the McCain campaign:

Our Party needs to pull together, and we need to do it now.

Never in memory have the Democrats, liberal special interests groups, labor unions and unregulated "527" soft-money groups come together with so much money and so much determination toward one purpose: Defeating Republicans.
Is it just me, or does anyone else find it somewhat ironic that the man who helped empower these 527 groups (via the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002) is now complaining that the Democrats are using it against him?

To make this plea for money even more interesting, clicking on any of the numerous "Donate Now!" links in the email takes you to this web site, which begins:

Grassroots Republicans like you will play a crucial role in the 2008 presidential election. Our Party leaders and candidates are counting on your active support of Victory 2008 to make sure our Party has the resources to reach out to voters and promote our positive, conservative agenda.
Although I don't always agree with former Congressman Tom DeLay, he points out quite effectively that Senator McCain's agenda is not necessarily known for being all that conservative:

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