Monday, March 01, 2010
But I'm not a big fan of the two-party system because it's ineffective. There are so many perspectives, they simply can't be diluted into two "sides". But that's a topic for another day.
Today, I'm curious about the spirit of these RNC solicitations. There's a Democrat in the White House, and a majority, albeit tiny, in Congress. If you really feel the current administration - who apparently have wreaked utter havoc in one year with all issues beginning January 1, 2009 - are doing things wrong, you should: a) work with the current folks to do things "right", b) offer alternative ideas instead of adolescent-grade insults, c) try to get more bees with honey instead of vinegar (use kinder language).
But I'm not the head of the RNC, Michael Steele is. Why did I choose a picture of Mike with a dog? It makes about as much sense as the letter. And I understand the letter is meant to rile up right-wingers that are already anti-anything-not-right-wing, feed the paranoia and divisiveness all to get more money. I was just hoping they might start to offer some ideas on what "we" should be doing instead. Oh yeah, I forgot "hope" is four-letter-word these days, too.
Instead of me interpreting their tone or their tactics any more, you can read their recent letter to me here: 2010 Republican Platinum Card.
OK, I do have to make one comment. The "platinum" card is cardboard, not actual platinum or even plastic. But do you think a credit card analogy is the best marketing idea in an economic recession?
Stay classy, RNC.