House Republicans are investing heavily in an upcoming special election in New York in the hopes of electing another radical right-wing member to their caucus. We cannot afford to let this happen.
Republicans are trying to wrest NY-09 away from Democrats with smears and misleading attacks. Democratic candidate David Weprin is spreading his message that everyday Americans, families and seniors, not millionaires and Big Oil, should come first.
Meanwhile, his opponent is a radical right-winger ready to fight alongside John Boehner and the tea party. He has promised to push for drastic budget cuts and is even on record as rejecting the Republican’s budget and plan to end Medicare because it did not go far enough.
The election is just one week from today. We must immediately raise $25,000 in rapid response funds to help David fight Republican attacks in these final days.
Please contribute $5 or more to Democrat David Weprin before tonight’s One Week Out deadline. Your gift will have a direct impact on Election Day.
David’s opponent may have his deep-pocketed right-wing supporters to help him — and national Republicans ready to swoop in — during the final push before the election, but we are depending on grassroots supporters like you.
Your generous donation will help David with get out the vote efforts and to spread his message about the need to protect Medicare and Social Security. Even just a small gift today could go a long way.
Can you chip in today to help give David critical resources in the final days before the special election?
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Congressman Joe Crowley
DCCC National Finance Chair
Dear Congressman Crowley:
There is no easy, or even particularly polite, way to tell you this, but I am not giving you money for Mr. Weprin. I am not going to help you get him elected. In fact, your email make you and your organization look like the fools you are, and I would like to explain why.
As you may recall, the 9th District of New York was held by the personable, aggressive, and popular congressman Anthony Weiner, who is more recently infamous for sending out pictures of his dick to ladies on the internets.
You’ll notice I used the word “popular”. That’s because, even after the penis photo revelations, 56% of Weiner’s constituents wanted him to stay in Congress.
Did the DCCC respect the will of the voters in NY-09? No, it did not.
Here is Pennsylvania’s talking meat stick Allyson Schwartz, flapping her gums on your behalf:
Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Allyson Y. Schwartz, a leader of the party’s House campaign committee, called Wednesday for Rep. Anthony Weiner to resign after he admitted he sent lewd photos to women and talked dirty with them via Twitter and Facebook.
Weiner’s behavior was so offensive that he has lost the ability to command respect from his constituents and brought dishonor to the House, Schwartz said.
“As Americans we have the right to expect better behavior from members of Congress, leaders of our country,” Schwartz said in an interview. “I don’t think we should accept it.”
Here’s Steve Israel, former DCCC chair:
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement calling on Congressman Anthony Weiner to resign.
“Anthony’s inappropriate behavior has become an insurmountable distraction to the House and our work for the American people. With a heavy heart, I call on Anthony to resign.
“I pray for his family and hope that Anthony will take time to get the help he needs without the distractions and added pressures of Washington, DC.”
I’d like to remind you, and the rest of the clowns at the DCCC, that when Republicans like David Vitter get caught wearing diapers (and the woman who spilled the beans winds up mysteriously “committing suicide”), no one says shit. Especially the Republicans.
So: against the wishes of his constituents, you got Weiner to resign. Then, you recruited David Weprin, known as a weak candidate, a “wonk” who has “benefit[ed], rather, from close ties to one of the city’s strongest political machines”. And now, word is you are ““Panicking” About Possible Weprin Loss”.
I remind you, Joe, 56% of Weiner’s constituents wanted him to STAY ON. You didn’t listen, and now you are scrambling to save what was a safe seat and you are hoping to play progressives and democrats like me for a bunch of suckers.
This is YOUR baby, guys. You’re the ones who threw out Mr. Weiner and replaced him with a quiet, wonky, personality-free, machine politician. But you want people like me, struggling to keep my head above water while unemployed in the shittiest job market in years, to contribute a couple of bucks to what’s clearly a losing campaign.
Tough shit. Dig yourself out of your own hole, genius. Please share with the other Mensa members down at 430 S. Capitol Street, S.E.