I get at least 10 distinct fundraising emails a day, so I normally just scan the subject lines and go on, but for some reason I read an email I received today from Ed Rendell on behalf of one of my least favorite (Democratic) senators, Bob Casey. Casey is one of those guys you can always count on to undermine the Democratic message. Now he’s got a teabagger opponent, so he’s out there sounding the alarm and trying to get money from the people to whom he regularly gives a metaphoric finger.
I found this quote interesting:
We can’t afford another politician campaigning on the Tea Party platform of partisanship and gridlock in Washington. That’s why I’m asking you to join me in supporting Bob’s campaign. Bob has a proven record of reaching across the aisle in order to deliver results for Pennsylvania – and that’s the kind of leadership we need in order to keep creating good middle-class jobs and growing the economy.
Maybe he’s talking about stuff like this where we see Casey undermining the president, not to mention women’s rights, by carrying water for the Catholic bishops and parroting their deceptive line on contraceptive coverage. Or maybe he’s talking about all the reaches across party lines described here. So maybe he’s reached across party lines, but like almost any such reach a Democrat can make these days, the result, for Pennsylvania and the nation, is destructive.
Yes, Casey wants my money. His pitch is that if I don’t give him my money and let him betray me in ways great and small for the next six years, I might get something worse. Well, if I were a rich man I might actually think about that, but things being as they are, I think I’ll send my money where it might get a Democrat elected.