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  •  my name has been passed around to so many (7+ / 0-)

    politicians and leftish organizations, it would take me a day to unsub from all of them. Maybe I could try doing a few a day.

    Are the DCCC ones the ones with "Disaster!" and "Defeat!" and "Doomed!" in every subject line? It's depressing just seeing those titles so often. I don't know why they think it's motivating. (It's really not. Why bother if we're doomed?")

    I delete them all without opening most of the time, because I don't have money to donate, and if I did, I'd give to individual candidates.

    When I get phone calls, I tell them immediately that I have nothing to donate and wish them good luck, then hang up, even though they are probably still talking. They are trained to not take no for an answer. Next, they give you a reason for supporting Democrats and ask if you can give X smaller amount. They'll keep going for awhile if you let them because they are trained to. If I stay on the line, it just wastes their time and mine, so I don't feel bad about hanging up before they complete the spiel.

    •  About that not taking no... (1+ / 0-)
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      Calamity Jean

      After I told Mister DLCC I wasn't donating to them because ActBlue or individual candidates directly, he asked me whether or not I wanted to retake the majority in the House.

      I told him "do I look stupid?  I just got back from Netroots Nation and I probably do know more politically than you do" and then told him "DBAD." He said "what did you... have a good day" and hung up.

      "But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It is like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die." - - Cherokee saying

      by brillig on Wed Jul 30, 2014 at 08:13:25 AM PDT

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