Friday, May 25, 2007

Unsubscribe from the DCCC!

I received this email from the DCCC today:

Breaking News: Because of your help, the House just passed legislation that will go to the White House that includes critical issues Democrats have been fighting for including: canceling the President's blank check in Iraq, raising the minimum wage, and increased funding for military health care and veterans' benefits, and help for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Dear webweaver,

Two weeks ago, President Bush vetoed our legislation to demand accountability in Iraq and declared he would only sign a bill without any accountability for his management of the war.

Now, the President has agreed to accountability and reporting provisions. That means for the first time we can force the President to be held accountable for his endless war in Iraq. We canceled the President's blank check in Iraq.

Why the sudden change? It's because of you that we have taken this first important step. You stood with us here at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) every step of the way. You signed petitions against the President's failed policies, spoke out on the need to change course in Iraq, and wrote letters-to-the-editors in support of the issues Americans care about.

As the President's resistance shows, there is no quick and easy way to end this war.

As Speaker Pelosi said today about the vote, "This debate will go on." Democrats believe ending this war is a step-by-step process and today marks a significant step in this direction.

I will need your help again to take the next step in our fight to end this war. Tomorrow, Democrats in the House will announce a new plan to bring legislation forward that includes timetables.

They will need your help to make this a reality. Together, we have come this far and I know together we can do even more. It will take both sides working together to truly bring this war to a successful and responsible end. That's why I need you to do even more to speak out and voice your support. You can do so at our DCCC Iraq Resource Center.

Today marks a new beginning for America. We took a step forward together as a nation - away from the failures of the President's policies and toward a more hopeful time. Democrats are committed to redeploying our troops and ending the war in Iraq once and for all. Our commitment will never change and our dedication will never stop.

I hope I can count on your continued support.


Brian Wolff
Executive Director

P.S. – The fight to end the war in Iraq is far from over. With your continued help, we will keep up the pressure on the President to listen to the advice of his commanders and the will of the American people. But we will only succeed if we move forward together. Please visit the DCCC's Iraq Resource Center and get involved in the fight today.

Here is my reply, which I sent to

Re: Breaking News

Dear Brian Wolff,

Today you sent me an email entitled "Breaking News". You said you hoped you would continue to have my support. You do not. I'm writing to tell you why I am unsubscribing to your emails.

The Dems' votes for capitulation on Iraq Funding today disgusted me. Today you voted to enable Bush's war to continue AND got yourselves labelled as spineless cowards by the MSM, and by the 70% of Americans who want this bloody war stopped. What a complete fuck-up!

How dare you try to spin this betrayal as anything else other than giving Bush everything he wanted - and more.

Do not send me any more emails. I will not be reading them.


Then I clicked on the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of the email and unsubscribed from the DCCC's email list. You might like to do the same, if you received this email and, like me, are dismayed (that's a bit of an understatement!) by the caving in of the Democratic Party today. Not to mention their pathetic attempt to spin it as a victory!

I think it might be good for the DCCC to receive thousands of "unsubscribe" requests over the weekend.

And if you'd like some inspiration for what to write in your email to the DCCC, check out The Insulting Email of the Day at Daily Kos. There are MANY ideas over there!

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libhom said...

Good for you. I sent a similar response to a postal mail fundraising letter.