You probably get the same nonsense e-mails from the Democratic Party as I do — touting nonexistent matching contributions, fake fundraising goals, feigned intimacy, faux indignation, etc. Until now, I could live with all that, because I always thought of the Democratic Party as a force for good. But now there is this whole new thing, this new Big Lie.
The dictators who have seized the machinery of the Democratic Party are raising money from Democrats and spending it to defeat a Democrat. Namely me.
Oh, they’ll screech in their e-mails about how much they’re concerned about Donald Trump’s election, or the Koch Brothers’ dirty money, or whatever. They beg relentlessly for us to contribute to them, lest we open the seventh seal and usher in the apocalypse.
Well, they’re bearing false witness. And if Judgment Day ever does come, they surely will go straight to hell.
One of these so-called Democratic groups, the Church of Senator Harry Reid (otherwise known as the Senate Majority PAC) is spending $1 million against our campaign, less than two months before our primary election. They are taking our blue money, under the false pretense of helping Democrats, and instead using it to defeat a member of our own party!
Why me? Because I am unbought, unbossed, and unwilling to worship their Wall Street idols. Because my flock is The People — citizens who believe in democratic government free from special interests and corruption, where our leaders are chosen by us, not dictated by the Establishment.
What’s at stake now in our election? Democracy itself. And an opportunity to take back our Party from the corrupt bag-men who have stolen it from us.
As long as YOU still believe that it’s possible for We, the People, to beat the liars, we can win. Will you lift up our campaign, with a contribution of $15 or whatever you can afford?
We’re not willing to pass the collection plate on Wall Street to fund this campaign. We’re leaving it to our opponents to collect their thirty pieces of silver. We’re counting on you, and thousands of other progressives, to come together — to fund our movement, and to fuel our political revolution. Whether I win or lose this election should be up to the voters, not the party autocrats.
It’s still possible for ordinary people to come together and take charge of our government and our lives, and defeat the un-Democratic Party oligarchs. Chip in $15, or whatever you can afford, to help us do just that >>
Rep. Alan Grayson