Enough with the email carpet bombing campaign

Enough with the email carpet bombing campaign

One sure-fire way to get on my bad side is to start carpet bombing me with endless emails begging me for money.

Sweet merciful Zeus, I hate that.

Since last Thursday, Donald Trump’s “Save America” PAC has been sending me a barrage of fundraising emails. Ten, fifteen, twenty a day. I feel like Dresden during World War Two.

What did I ever do to deserve this carpet bombing?

At this point, I’m regretting my $25 donation to Trump’s reelection campaign. If I ever make another online donation to a political campaign, I’m going to create a gmail account especially for the donation. Then after the election, I’m deleting the gmail account so if the politician decides to A) sell my email address to someone else or B) launch a email carpet bombing campaign from his own PAC, the barrage of emails will go nowhere.

Honestly, this is one of the most annoying, irritating things in the world. The text messages before last year’s election are still number one on the Annoying Meter. But this carpeting bombing is definitely a close runner-up.

I blocked the sender, so now these stupid emails automatically get sent to my trash folder. Then once a day, I open the trash folder, see the twenty or so emails, then empty the trash.

You’re not winning a fan here, Donald. In fact, you’re succeeding in pissing off someone who supported you.

Do I look like some dope who sees one of these emails and says, “Oh my gosh! Kimberly Guilfoyle is personally emailing me! Where do I send the check?!”

I never understood the logic behind pissing off the people who financially supported you in the past by inundating them with wave after wave of emails. On its face it seems wildly counterproductive.

Thanks to the endless carpet bombing, this Trump PAC won’t get a single dime from me. So good job, guys!

I admit, the carpet bombing especially pissed me off because around the same time it started, Trump released a statement saying if election fraud from 2020 isn’t fixed, Republicans won’t vote in 2022 or 2024.

Are you freaking kidding me?!

So, let me see if I have this straight.

Trump is flooding the zone with emails asking me to donate to a PAC he set up ostensibly to help elect Republicans in the Midterms. And at the same time he’s raising money for that PAC, he puts out a “fix this or else” threat saying Republicans won’t vote in the Midterms?

Spoiler Alert: I’m voting in the Midterms because I’m not stupid enough to think the solution to Democrats rigging an election is to stay home and make it easier for Democrats to rig an election.

Jesse Kelly’s response to Trump’s boneheaded statement was perfect:

1. Election fraud is a BIG deal and Democrats do it every chance they get and have for a long time and we better stop them.

2. The most popular Republican in America telling his supporters that their vote doesn’t matter is the dumbest, most suicidal thing I’ve ever seen.

Amen.

Donald Trump is so often his own worst enemy.

I’m reading Mollie Hemingway’s new book Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech and the Democrats Seized Our Elections. It is excellently written, thoroughly researched and unbelievably infuriating.

The coordinated effort to oust Trump, which even Time Magazine boasted about several months ago, is carefully outlined in Rigged. And once you see it, you can’t un-see it. As John Daniel Davidson put it in the headline of his review of Riggedthe 2020 Election wasn’t stolen, it was vandalized.

Man, that is such a perfect way to put it.

I get it. I do. Trump is BIG MAD that he lost an election that, had the media, the Democrats and Big Tech not colluded together to rig, he would have won in a blow-out.

But Jesse is right. It’s suicidal to tell Americans their vote doesn’t matter.

It’s dispiriting, discouraging and counterproductive.

In my October 21, 2016 column “Vote,” I wrote:

The goal of the Enslaved Press and opinion polling is to create an air of inevitability around Hillary Clinton. Their hope is to dispirit you – to leave you feeling as if your vote will make no difference.

They want you to give up and stay home in November. Because that’s the only way Hillary Clinton can win.

It really infuriates me to see a statement from Donald Trump that, like the media, dispirits voters and leaves them feeling as if their vote won’t make a difference.

When morons like that crank Lin Wood were telling Georgia voters to skip the Senate run-off elections, I said it would be a tremendously bad idea.

Boycotting the Georgia run-off will not teach them a lesson. It won’t put the fear of God into Georgia’s Republican-led government.

It will, however, hand the Senate to the Democrats and punish the entire nation.

It infuriates me that Donald Trump is even suggesting Republicans sit out the Midterms.

With all the absolute shit that is going on right now — from the border to inflation to skyrocketing prices to the targeting of Biden’s political enemies — we should be firing people up, not dispiriting them.

We should be energizing voters, not pissing all over them.

Even if he wasn’t carpet bombing me with fundraising emails, that statement alone would be reason enough not to donate to Trump’s “Save America” PAC.

You don’t “Save America” by telling Republican voters to stay home and give up.

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10 thoughts on “Enough with the email carpet bombing campaign

  • October 18, 2021 at 1:45 pm
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    Like my phone number I also never give out my working E-mail. It’s only for social security, DMV, insurance & the like. Nobody gets that one especially politicians. I have a throw away aol email for stuff like that. Yes aol is still around.

  • October 18, 2021 at 1:47 pm
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    My Mom gets lots of requests for money via snail mail (she basically has never used her email). She gets weekly requests (sometimes several times a week, and sometimes multiple on the same day) from the same couple of politicians/wannabee politlicians. It is just as maddening.

    • October 18, 2021 at 5:09 pm
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      My mom calls those “beggin’ letters.”

      • October 18, 2021 at 10:01 pm
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        Been there; done that. They all come from the same place.

        At the bottom of these “beggin’ letter” emails, buried in fine print, is a link to “unsubscribe”. In most cases, that’s usually a waste of time, but it worked for these guys. I “unsubcribed” to two or three of them, and they mercifully stopped.

        Now I’m trying to figure out what to do with all the time I’ve saved myself.

      • October 19, 2021 at 6:12 pm
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        Are used to get three and four begging litters per week from one organization alone. It’s called the NRA. For color advertisements, unusual sized envelope with excess postage. Also told me how they need ever more money to spend. Presumably on further mailings.

        • October 20, 2021 at 4:37 pm
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          I figure they need the extra money so Wayne La Pierre can go on another vacation cruise.

  • October 19, 2021 at 9:23 am
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    Politics crystallized (both parties). “Send money so I can buy ads to convince you, and others to vote for me. Then, when elected, I will break all my promises and declare that you are stupid. Oh, and by the way, keep sending money”.

  • October 19, 2021 at 11:33 am
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    And here I’ve been griping about receiving 4 or 5 of those type emails a day.

  • October 19, 2021 at 12:44 pm
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    Dianny, try https://www.trash-mail.com/inbox/
    Been using it for years as a permanent “throw away” address for all junk mail to go to. AND you can reply form it if needed – you just can’t access it using a VPN though. The only drawback 🙂

  • October 20, 2021 at 6:42 pm
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    Better to troll the state legislature RINOs holding up the election audits than to tell people not to show up. Because guess what? The ones that are cheating don’t give a shit if you show up or not.
    But, if you don’t show up they’ll just tell you, “well, you didn’t get a good turn out, that’s why you lost.”
    And “No audit, the numbers don’t qualify for one.”

    Oh, and I totally didn’t find the Lisa Murkowski write-in vote win suspicious at all.
    *eye roll*

    By the way, you don’t even have to sign up or make a donation nowadays. If you click a few times on certain campaign websites, they can get your email that way, too. [VPN or not]

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