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NoUsername Donating Member (265 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 01:39 AM
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84. I had a helluva time getting them to remove me from their email list.
I made the mistake of volunteering during the 2004 election and giving them my email addy, assuming they would only use it to contact me regarding volunteer needs, etc. WRONG. They gave/sold my email addy to all sorts of Dems and Dem-related organizations and I was forced to unsubscribe from a huge number of mailing lists. But the kicker was state Dem party. They wouldn't unsubscribe me no matter what. I started out with polite requests and got more and more insistent as they continued to spam me. Finally, I had had enough. I told them that since my repeated requests to be unsubscribed were being ignored, they could go ahead and continue to spam me. I also informed them that from that point on, for each and every contact from them, whether by email, mail, or phone, I would make a donation to a third party. I never heard from them again.

Money talks. In the end that's all they care about. Dem or Republican, makes no difference. In fact, I bet the party bigwigs laugh their ass off at all the "small" donors (e.g., those that can only afford to donate a few bucks) because they see them as complete suckers. Oh, they love to brag about them during the election season but once that is over, they're tossed aside. It's time for the "big" donors to cash in and get their ROI. At everyone else's expense, of course.

The whole political system is fucked up and the only fix is publicly-funded elections. But that will never happen because that would require our so-called "elected representatives" to vote for it and we all know that will never happen. They love the power and money too much to ever even consider it.
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