One of my (conservative) friends subscribes to the monthly Democrat Party newsletter written by Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Like it or not, Democrats work on elections 24/7 every day of the year. So I thought I’d share their newsletter with you so you’ll know exactly what they’re up to and what they’re saying about us.
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“The louder they scream, the more we know we’re getting something done.”
That’s not a line from one of the bad guys on Game of Thrones. That’s something that Texas Governor Rick Perry actually said this week about his own constituents — the ones fighting for women’s health.
He was referring to the sweeping anti-choice legislation that he’s trying to ram through in the Texas state legislature — legislation that was blocked earlier this week by a courageous group of legislators led by State Senator Wendy Davis — which would have the effect of shutting down access to basic health care for many women across the state.
I don’t understand how Rick Perry could look at what happened in the Texas state house this week — where thousands of Texans gathered to support Wendy and her colleagues against this extreme anti-woman legislation — and take it as a sign that he’s doing a good job. But that’s what we’re up against.
A lot of people thought the Republicans would take a lesson from the loss we handed them last November — I certainly hoped they would moderate their policies and rhetoric, especially towards women and other underrepresented groups.
But eight months later, they still look like the same party that talked about “binders full of women,” the same party who said their “job is not to worry” about 47 percent of the American people, and the same party that talked about “legitimate rape.”
The Republicans aren’t becoming more reasonable — if anything, they’ve become more extreme. And if we don’t get serious now, they’ll be in a good position to have major gains in federal and state offices across the country later this year and in the years to come.
I’m not willing to let that happen. I hope you aren’t either, Bob.
There’s a critical fundraising deadline at midnight tonight that will have a major impact on our ability to beat them at the polls. Please chip in $5 or more before then, and help support Democrats like Wendy Davis who are going to take it to Republicans like Rick Perry:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz
P.S. — Everything we fought for in last year’s election is at stake right now. We can’t wait for the next campaign to get going. Get started right now.