Just got a call from the DCCC, and they were asking for money, so I gave an initial donation of a sizable amount and then signed up to give 50 bucks a month in perpetuity. I already do the same 50 dollar donation every month for the DNC. I plan to go to the DSCC site and set up the same monthly payment.
It’s 150 bucks a month, which fortunately for me, is affordable. I drive a 97 Subaru, have no interest in clothes and have no problem wearing grey t-shirts from cheapestees.com and khaki shorts 90% of the time, I have no interest in luxury items outside of kitchen appliances, and remember a few years back when I would blow 100 bucks in one night in a bar. So this is an easy concession for me. I’m lucky.
Many of you are not, so this post is not for you. But for those of you who have the means to donate, I think you should consider doing the same. With redistricting and the gerrymandering that has been discussed at length, and all the historical problems going into 2014 (the President’s party almost always loses seats in the House in midterms), we need to do what we can.
Look. The deal Obama and the Democrats struck (and passed the teahadist House) was not ideal in any way, shape, or form. But it was the best I think they could have done given the current make-up.
You want change? You want real change? Elect a better congress. That costs money. And for the reliable trolls who will tell us the Democrats are the problem, well, you just need to be choked out with a strap-on. The Democrats are in no way perfect, but they are a much better option than the lunatic party. If you can tell me one way that a Pelosi led house would be worse than the Boehner nihilist shit-show, I’ll listen. Until then, no quarter, so don’t even pollute my god damned thread.