Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Winning Behind Enemy Lines

November 28, 2006

A little known secret is how the Democrats look upon those of us on the right. Yet, they dare call us the "divisive" ones. In an email received today from Democrat Rahm Emanual, they show just how they really do perceive us by how he titled the email sent to pat each other on the back.

To: "Lew Waters" {lewwaters@i’llnevertell.com}
From: "Rahm Emanuel, DCCC Chair"
Subject: Winning Behind Enemy Lines
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 14:16:22 -0500

Dear Lewis,

Although I wrote two weeks ago, I want to say again just how grateful I and everybody on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) staff are for everything you've done to help us win. In addition to giving us the resources we needed to support our ever-growing list of competitive candidates, I saw first hand how thousands of members of the DCCC community stepped up to knock on doors, make the phone calls, and fight for every vote on the ground.

We've accomplished so much. We will have the first woman Speaker in the history of the United States of America. We helped bring one of the most sweeping change elections in memory, overcoming massive disadvantages in terms of Republican redistricting, Republican special interest money, and a legendary Republican field operation that we managed to surpass in two short years. The American people never lose their zeal for reform, and neither can we. The old era of irresponsibility is over and the new era of real reform has just begun.

Below you will find the official memo we've produced on DCCC successes this cycle. The DCCC did not win these elections on our own, those who worked for it are too many to name, but this memo will help explain what we in the DCCC and DCCC community did to bring about the change that we so desperately needed. This is the difference your contribution made.

Read the DCCC Post-Election Memo .

You've been with us, so you know that memo only scratches the surface of the fight we waged together to take America in a new direction. Thank you again for your dedication, now it is time to govern and fulfill our promises; time to protect and expand our Democratic majority; time to make the progressive vision for America the reality for years to come.

Sincerely,

Rahm Emanuel
Chairman, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee


I just love this new spirit of bi-partisanship, even before they assume power in Washington D.C.

Lew

7 comments:

coboble said...

Are you on a list somewhere, as being a Democrat?
Because this doesn't make any sense to me.
You are so pro-Republican (not to be confused with pure anti-Democratic as some are).
I am completely lost, as to what they are thanking you for.
Some other Republicans may deserve a thanks from the Democrats, as they did help them win.

Why do you think you got this letter?

Lew Waters said...

coboble, somehow, and I'm not sure how, I got on their mailing list long before the elections. These emails are bulk emails sent out by the thousands to any and every body on their list.

BTW, just for some clarification, I'm more pro-conservative then Republican. As they moved away from conservatism they lost the election and if they can't return to conservatism, I'll be looking for the party that is conservative.

For right now, they are more conservative than Democrats (which I was first), so I support the Republicans that are conservative.

In the meantime, I watch as they send me emails like the one above. I've received several from the Kerry campaign and you will be hard pressed to find anyone much more anti-Kerry than me. In his case, after his antics after his 4 months in Viet Nam, it's personal.

Anonymous said...

The demonic behavior of the leftist Democrats in Congress will send conservatives running back to the Republican party in no time, if only for protection.

Dingell and Waxman are set to become the new Grand Inquisitors, making Joe McCarthy look like a boy scout in comparison. They will haul people in front of their committees and ask: "Are you now or have you ever been a neo-conservative?" and the Democrat-media complex will churn out fearmongering based on their 'investigations'.

Meanwhile the illegal leaking of classified intel that undermined the war on terror? Not investigated...

Partisanship over patriotism, all in the service of Democrat full control in 2008.

Lew Waters said...

Interesting article on Herr Emanual:

The House that Rahm Built

During the past year, the [Chicago] Tribune had exclusive access to the strategy sessions, private fundraisers and other moments that shaped this victory. The newspaper agreed not to print any of the details until after the election.

But, they and othermedia had no problem printing secret details of programs used to counter terrorism?

In a world where congressmen refer to each other as "my distinguished colleague," Emanuel, 46, is sometimes unable to get through a single sentence without several obscenities. His politics are centrist, but his style is extremist. The top of his right middle finger was severed when he was a teenager, adding to his aura of toughness--especially when he extends that middle finger, which he does with some regularity.

Emanuel's strategy was to keep the opposition uncomfortable. If a Republican congressman took a vote that he hoped no one in his district would notice, such as supporting a Bush budget cut, Emanuel immediately issued a press release and sent it to the Republican's hometown newspaper. He then sent it to the lawmaker's office to, as he said, "[mess] with their heads."

He had the DCCC designate one Republican as the "rubber stamp of the week" and another as the "crony of the week," a gimmick that generated a surprising amount of local coverage. Republicans who received money from drugmakers or oil companies were ridiculed as lackeys of special interests.

But, as Democrats are noted for, ensure their deeds and misconduct are kept quiet?

Asked about the number of black staffers at the DCCC--two African-Americans were on his senior staff of about 10 people--he waved his hand dismissively. "You know that every [DCCC] chairman has faced the same criticism?" he said. "OK. So I don't give a [expletive]," he added, literally spitting.

Maybe a bit racist, eh Jessee?

"I'm cutthroat about this," [Emanual] said. "I don't give a crap where I pick up seats. I plan on winning. There is no emotional attachment."

Emanuel and his staff judged a candidate almost entirely by how much money he or she brought in. If the candidate proved a good fundraiser, the DCCC would provide support, advertising and strategic advice. If not, the committee would shut him or her out.

Versus what's good for the nation and the troops during a time of war?

Lew Waters said...

Adding to this "new air of civility" and "bipartisanship" being bragged about by the winning Democrats, we can add newly elected Senator from Virginia, James Webb.

At a recent White House reception for the newly elected Congresspersons, Webb declined to stand in a receiving line to greet President Bush and refused a picture taking session.

So, President Bush later approached him and knowing that Webb's son is a Marine Lance Corporal volunatrily serving in Iraq, asked Webb, "How's your boy?"

Webb is said to have replied, ""I'd like to get them out of Iraq, Mr. President."

An anonymous source alleges Bush replied, "That's not what I asked you. How's your boy?"

To which, Webb is said to have replied in a very cold manner, "That's between me and my boy, Mr. President."

In a later interview, Webb said, "I'm not particularly interested in having a picture of me and George W. Bush on my wall. No offense to the institution of the presidency, and I'm certainly looking forward to working with him and his administration."

Webb also confessed that he was so angered by Bush that he was tempted to slug the commander-in-chief, but of course didn’t.

Angered by the President asking "how's your boy?" This is the new air of civility they plan on giving America?

Webb also likes it to be known that he too, like John 'F'in Kerry, who is said to have served in Viet Nam, is also a "Decorated Viet Nam Veteran."

Mr. Webb, I too fit the definition of a "Decorated Viet Nam Veteran" and nothing in our service grants us any right to be an asshole.

You acted crassly and rudely. Your conduct was very unbecoming of an ex-Marine and discredits you.

But, I appreciate you showing us just what we are in for the next two years.

All I can say is don't blame me, I voted Republican.

RedNeckoBlogger said...

“As long as larceny lives in the heart of humankind... there will be liberals.”
(Some wise sage)

One wonders though if the environment in D.C. (water, air mebe?) leads to larceny? What is it in our nation's capital, that robs Democrats of their brains and Republicans of their spines?

Lew Waters said...

Redneck, it would appear that Republicans, once back in power, tried to emulate liberal Democrats to retain their power.

I think that is what cost them. How can you out lib a lib?

Of course, RINOs like McPain, Graham, Chafee and several others didn't help.

Another wise sage said, absolute power corrupts absolutely. When did we start allowing these public servants to dictate to us instead of us dictating to them?

We the people need to retake our government and return America to it's greatness.