I received the following fundraising email disguised as a survey from Reince Priebus Chairman of the RNC:
The first vote of the presidential election will be cast in ONLY 20 days.
But before the first vote is cast in Iowa, the Republican National Committee needs YOUR input on the most pressing issues facing our country.
While a lot of conservatives will choose to ignore this survey, I know that you won’t. Time and time again, your commitment to our shared principles has been indispensable to our Party.
We’ve assembled the Presidential Preference Survey to gauge where the grassroots of our Party stand on a variety of issues ranging from the health of our economy to our standing on the world stage.
Let me be clear: winning this election will come down to the grassroots of our Party.
Unless conservatives harness the same energy that fired up liberals to elect Obama in 2012, we will LOSE this election. Period.
Worst of all, the left is more fired up than ever before. Bernie Sanders, a socialist, has received more contributions than any non-incumbent presidential candidate in history.
Why? Because the left knows that everything is at stake in November: the Supreme Court, the future of our economy, and America’s standing as a global leader.
They know that if they band together, they can take Obama’s radical left agenda to the utmost extreme.
But here’s what I know: if we conservatives rally together, if we step up, we can fight back. We can ignite our grassroots and take back the White House.
That’s where you come in. I’m counting on you to tell me where you feel the Republican Party should be headed.
This election is ours to win. We can’t stand idly by and let the far left take it from us and rip up the values that make America great.
One line in there that really got my attention: “But here’s what I know: if we conservatives rally together, if we step up, we can fight back. We can ignite our grassroots and take back the White House.” The same RNC that has done nothing but dismiss and demean the grassroots at every turn.
The same RNC that recently help pass a $1.1 trillion, 2000+ page Omnibus spending bill of which Chuck Schumer, heir apparent to Harry Reid as leader of the Democrats in the Senate, had this to say: “If you would have told me this year that we’d be standing here celebrating the passage of an omnibus bill with no poison pill riders at higher (spending) levels above sequester than even the president requested, I wouldn’t have believed it. But here we are. This bill is a great victory for the principles Democrats stand for.”
Completely dismissing any grassroots principles such as defunding Planned Parenthood, locking in funding increases and quadrupling H-2B Foreign Worker Visas.
The same RNC that worked to demean the character of the grassroots choice, Chris McDaniel, running for the Senate in Mississippi in 2014.
The same RNC that is now hinting that it’s willing to support Donald Trump in order to defeat grassroots candidate Ted Cruz.
The list could go on and on and on. So please Mr. Priebus, don’t call on grassroots conservatives to help fund your organization. How does that saying go? Fool me once, shame on you; fool me a bazillion times, shame on me.