Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn
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How The Grinch Stole Christmas: E-mail Edition

Not content with politically picking the pockets of the poor, the unwell, and the working class generally, nor satisfied with the mountains of filthy lucre shoveled into his election coffers by his corporate owners, Scott Walker now stoops to taking candy from babies, per an e-mail solicitation from "Friends of Scott Walker," which suggests that instead of buying Christmas gifts for your children, you should invest in their future by donating toward the Governor's re-election war chest. http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/03/wisconsin-governor-scott-walker-encourages-parents-to-donate-to-his-campaign-instead-of-buying-children-christmas-presents/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_morning&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_morning&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet

"Friend,

Instead of venturing into the cold this Black Friday, stay in and give your children a gift that keeps on giving.

This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores. Donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits.

Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of. Governor Walker is helping Wisconsin move forward to a future where your children and grandchildren can experience:

-Economic Prosperity
-Improved Schools
-Freedom From Government Dependence

The Governor wants his sons to grow up in a Wisconsin as great as the one he grew up in. When asked why he never stopped fighting for Wisconsin during the Recall, Governor Walker says he has two reasons, his sons Matt and Alex.

With your help, Governor Walker is enacting reforms that are securing a strong state for the future of Wisconsin's children. This Black Friday, donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker win reelection so he can continue to help Wisconsin move forward.

A strong Wisconsin is the best gift you can give.

Respectfully,

Taylor Palmisano
Friends of Scott Walker"

There are so many things wrong with this that enumerating them would be longer than the message, which after all, speaks pretty clearly for itself. I pity Matt and Alex, since one of the worst things is that THEIR Christmas has probably been totally screwed up by this tone-deaf appeal. I'm sure some reporter is going to check up on what they get for Christmas. If they DON'T get a certificate in their stocking congratulating them on contributing to Dad's campaign fund, instead they get the "Daddy Is A Hypocrite" award, which I wouldn't wish on any child no matter how much the paterfamilias might deserve it. If they DO, not only must they endure the sting of getting a mean, meaningless excuse for a "present", they also get to be made objects of pity or derision, which makes getting new underwear seem like a handsome gift.

One hopes that this "Ghost of Christmas Past" will come back to haunt Grinch-nor Walker in the coming campaign.

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