I don’t know about you, but I’ve been using the block option on my iPhone quite a bit. In fact, I have had to block 49 numbers – all of whom are texting me urging me not to delay but to donate to stop the Democrats NOW!
I’ve gotten texts purportedly from Donald Trump Junior, Eric Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Martha McSally, Dan Crenshaw – among others.
And they are incessant – like stalker incessant.
“Hi, Dan Crenshaw here! Did you not get my last text?!”
“Hi, this is Eric Trump. This is the third time I’ve texted you!”
“Hi, this is Dianny. Lose my number you friggin’ stalkers!”
There were days there when I was getting three or four of these unwanted texts in a matter of hours.
My response was not cough up money, but to block, block, block.
I figured I wasn’t alone in my growing irritation over these pesty texts, and I was right.
Rather than address the growing irritation among the Republican base, the NRCC’s response was to act like assholes.
Like this tweet from the NRCC’s “Deputy Communications Director:”
Yeah, I did a screen shot of Bob the “Deputy Communications Director’s” tweet because I’m thinking eventually this idiot is going to realize this was a big mistake and he’ll delete the tweet. But here it is two days later and it’s still there.
I think we’re zeroing in on why these texts are so fucking annoying.— Dianny ?? (@DiannyRants) July 27, 2020
And after Bob got hammered by Republicans who are just as sick and tired of these texts as I and Kurt Schlichter are, he signed off his personal Twitter account and signed on to the NRCC’s Twitter account to continue the fight:
Oh, yeah. That’s going to inspire folks to donate money to the NRCC.
Can you believe this idiot?
The NRCC: We don't just piss off our base with our obnoxious, incessant text messages; we piss them off on Twitter too!— Dianny ?? (@DiannyRants) July 27, 2020
Is it any wonder the Republicans lost the House in 2018?
If this is their idea of appealing to Republican voters, clearly they never met a single Republican voter.
The NRCC deciding to take on Kurt Schlichter was a tremendously bad idea.
As the old saying goes, never go into a battle wits unarmed.
In his column today, Kurt drags the oafs at the NRCC so hard, they have third degree rug burns.
Here’s some real talk. These needy, obnoxious texts are ticking off the base. I bet they get some money, but they also leave a ton on the table. Of course, the DC swells have no idea since they are DC swells, but here in America, we’re all done with them. And it’s not merely because we resent transparent grifts designed to separate old people from their Social Security cash, though that is unacceptable (I recall trashing Dems for this same idiocy in prior cycles). It’s because this so clearly demonstrates the utter contempt the establishment has for the base that is the establishment’s whole purpose for being.
Now, after I made clear my displeasure on Twitter, the NRCC’s communications shop deployed not to win the election, not to learn how it could be more effective, but to shut me up, along with the hundreds of outraged conservatives who joined in. I was told that I was putting the whole campaign to retake the House at risk, as if an operation vulnerable to one guy on Twitter ought to be the cornerstone of our offensive. And I was warned that I should lay off the NRCC because it has collected only half the dough the Democrats’ congressional committee has, as if this candid admission of failure doesn’t demonstrate the need for a thorough house cleaning instead of a doubling down. The argument was pretty much, “We’re doing terribly – stop messing it up, man!”
And not surprisingly, this strategy went poorly for them and they went radio silent after their humiliation, but the damage was done. The NRCC has zero cred, and it’s a result of its track record of failure, its 60% overhead, and its innovative strategy of trying to cut the heads off of its critics rather than pull its own head out of where it’s wedged.
The establishment needs to understand and accept that the fat days of skimming the cream off, cycle after cycle, while two mainstream parties traded power are gone. The age of the clinky-clinky bourbon glass, winky-winky smoky room scam has passed. What is at stake is not the GOP spending a few years in the wilderness; the other party wants to destroy our country and turn us into serfs. This is serious, and we need serious people with a serious strategy, not this amateur hour clusterfark.
The NRCC is dead to us unless and until we see some heads on pikes and until we see that the vast majority of the money we donate is going to candidates, not to parasites. And all the other acronym groups and PACs better wake up too. They are next.
We’re done with funny business as usual. We have less than 100 days until election day. NRCC, get squared away or get bent.
You have to read the whole thing HERE. It’s just chock-a-block with trademark Schlichter humor and sense.
Kurt’s suggestion is the same as mine and many other Republicans – give directly to a candidate’s campaign and skip the “skim off the top” middlemen from these annoying PACs entirely.
I’ll add this second suggestion: get to know the block function on your phone, and get to know it very well.
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