Gosh, GOP, sometimes you make it so difficult to take you seriously

Posted on August 15, 2009 9:09 am

A few weeks ago, I got a “Second Notice” from the Republican party. As I mentioned then, I’ve never been a member of the Republican party — or any political party, for that matter. So, why do they send me things that are written as if I’m a Republican? Probably because I sent money to two presidential candidates (Fred Thompson, then John McCain) this past election cycle.

Or, so I thought.

Turns out that there may be another reason. What’s that reason, you ask?

I’m glad you asked. The reason seems to be: they’re idiots. Or incompetent. Or incompetent idiots. Suffering from idiotic incompetence.

Why would I say such a thing?

I’m glad you asked. Even though it does seem that you ask a lot of questions.

I got another letter from the Republicans. Yay!

This one, though, is not just a “SECOND NOTICE,” as was the last one proclaimed in big red letters. This one came in one of those envelopes wit a big window on the front. Like you get from, oh, maybe the IRS or something.

And, it came with “OFFICIAL REPUBLICAN PARTY DOCUMENT – DO NOT DESTROY” above my address, clearly visible though the envelope.

And, it contained

This SURVEY DOCUMENT IS REGISTERED IN YOUR NAME and must be accounted for upon completion of this project. If you choose not to participate in this crucial Republican Senate Leadership Survey, return this Survey Document at once using the postage-paid envelope provided.

Well, now. Isn’t that just special.

And, the pages of the form remind me of a Form 1040.

And, at the end, there was a place where I could fill out how much money I’d send them. Just like a Form 1040.

I haven’t received such an official document since Ed McMahon died.

Now, I certainly appreciate the appearance that they really care about what I think. But, I did a little checking on the Interwebz, and find they’ve been doing silly stuff like this for a bit. And, the thing is, they’ve been sending these out for years. And to many, many leftwing idiots.

Now, that makes me wonder: are they still just mailing stuff out to people that they don’t know who they are? Probably.

But, let’s imagine they’ve worked out all the bugs about who they mail these things to. The whole “official document” thing and “do not destroy” thing is … silly.

Or scary.

Depending on who does it, I suppose.

For instance, suppose I mailed out a bunch of things like that, and you got one. You’d think I was silly.

Then, suppose you lived in the Soviet Union in 1980, and got such a thing from The Party. Not so silly then. More scary.

And that’s the thing. The arrogance. Telling me I got to send this form back or account for it or something.

Now, I’m thinking about doing a YouTube of me burning it or feeding it to a goat or something.

This is why I’m not a Republican. I hang around smarter people than that.

Which explains why I steer clear of Democrats, too. And why I throw Holy Water at Ron Paul supporters.

I’m undecided about whether to do anything at all with this survey. Would my response really make a difference? Even if it didn’t, if I thought this was a meaningful part of the process, I’d participate.

So, what have I learned from this? Nothing. I already knew that the Republican party did silly stuff. Like help elect liberals and moderates, neither of which do anything useful.

Anyway, they’ve now spent all the money I sent them, asking me to send them more money.

If only they put that money into doing something useful.

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58 Responses to “Gosh, GOP, sometimes you make it so difficult to take you seriously”

  1. Dougger says:

    Take the postage paid envelope and stuff it with your other junk mail and send it back to them.
    Without their survey of course.

  2. Dougger says:

    The brick-in-a-box is a better idea.

  3. chaos says:

    Is this post supposed to be serious? You got an unsolicited survey from the Republican Party and you just felt that the letter’s tone was arrogant and boohoo why don’t you go in the corner and whine some more now, maybe swallow a few grams of snot down the back of your throat, maybe eat some cake, and get over it.

    A political party is asking you for your opinion and you’re annoyed by it so you make a rather outlandish post like that?

    The Republican Party doesn’t people like you, I don’t think. I’m sure if you sent them a letter back saying leave me alone they’d be more than happy to never speak to you again. You’re certainly an arrogant little snot Mr. Basil. How dare a party ask your opinion unsolicited. The sheer gall of such people! Perhaps since you gave money to Republicans they, you know, hold your opinion potentially valuable enough to ask you for it?

    People need to start acting like adults and stop acting like some early-blooming 14 year old who thinks she’s God’s gift to humanity because all the seniors are hitting on her.

    [I think you missed my point: I wouldn’t send out such a silly thing as that email, and neither should they. – B]

  4. chaos says:

    “This means a special trip on my lunch hour to get the Republicans’ junk mail. Clearly, they have no respect for my time.”

    Just noticed this. Or, clearly, you don’t know how registered letters work.

  5. newyorklenin says:

    GOP keeps betraying conservatives, by growing government and making it unaccountable, but conservatives keep electing them every time they get fed up with Democrats. I hope GOP doesn’t succeed at hijacking the Tea Party movement, town hall meetings, etc. It’s not about GOP vs.Democrats. It is politicians vs. citizens.

  6. malclave says:

    I’ve been registered as a Republican for a quarter century. Never got these mailings until I donated money.

    Never responded to one of the mailings. A couple times I was thinking about it, but actually reading what they wrote convinced me otherwise.

  7. malclave says:

    “I should have known better than to ask a serious question on a right-wing site.”

    You must have forgotten to hit the “Submit Comment” button on that. Your first post on this thread was just a collection of insults, and your second was insults plus lefty talking points.

    What was the “serious question”?

  8. Achillea says:

    I should have known better than to ask a serious question on a right-wing site.

    That wasn’t a serious question, or even a question at all, it was a display of ignorance and mendacity with a question mark tacked on the end.

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