Today I got an e-mail from " Bold Progressives" telling me I needed to
1. Send them money
2. Sign up to make phone calls and canvas for them.
I get 5 or 6 of these daily but today this one just rubbed me wrong.
So I hit reply.
Please let me know if you think I overreacted.
That is all well and good. I just got home from helping to host a function for Eric Anderson , running in the North Carolina 3rd. against Walter Jones. Would you please let me know what your group is doing to help Eric?
I am a member of the NC State Executive Committee and the 3rd district rep to State party council of review. I am also an elector for the President if he wins North Carolina.
All I have seen in many many years of work on behalf of this party from groups like yours is a good line of bullshit as far as support for candidates that just never seems to get anywhere near my area. I guess what I am saying is what is in it for North Carolina? If you are not bothered to support our people, we sure don't need to send what little resources we have to you.
I am so pissed off with the high handed tactics of OFA in this election I can not hardly stand it. They do what ever they want, do not help local party organizations and when you call them on something they go dark and don't respond. And none of them realize that after Nov 6 they will never see the President's name on a ballot again. Win or lose he is done. And if we could get some help from them on the local level we could help move our whole party forward instead of just one man.
There was a bus tour here last week and we offered to have a high end fundraiser for them but were told that in this part of the cycle that didn't matter but yet I get daily e-mails asking for $5.00 from the campaign, I guess that 5 bucks would go alot further than the $10 or 15 thousand we could have raised at a 2 hour house party that we offered to put on.
By now you think I am some nutcase but let me assure you I am not. I am a 3rd generation political operative who is getting sick of the way we are being manhandled from the top.
Who are the people you are supporting for Congress? Is there even 1 in North Carolina? Or do we not meet your demographics except to ask for money and free labor to make your phone calls.
I hope I am wrong but what does it matter, nobody will reply to this e-mail, but I give you this warning, old line, in the trench North Carolina Democrats are about tired of this crap because we deserve better treatment at the hands of our own kind.
Unlike Harry Truman, I like to put a stamp on it and mail it.