Cross Posted from The Albany Project
Yesterday brought the Shocking! Startling! revelation that the Democratic majority in the New York State Senate just don't get it.
I know. I know. Hard to believe that these paragons of virtue would engage in the exact same pay-to-play high dollar fund raising tactics as the fossilized Republican former majority did over the last several decades but it is disappointingly true.
That the Republican minority is decrying this fund raising effort with shrill cries of...
Look! Look! They are doing the exact same thing we've been successfully doing for decades and it'll keep us in the minority until our grandchildren are as ancient as we are! The Horror! The Horror!
... is so hypocritical it makes me puke.
The fact that the Democrats are doing the same damn thing the Republicans did for decades is so hypocritical it makes me wanna puke even more.
This cannot go on.
It must stop now. This year. This November.
We at RebootNY are committed to reforming Albany. We believe the evidence is abundantly clear that this can only be done by electing new State Senators.
Yesterday's revelation does nothing but support our position.
Yesterday's revelation also makes clear that it is going to cost money to do the job.
Make no mistake. Despite all of this being front page news they will still get that money. People will pay to play.
We at RebootNY will be supporting challengers to as many of these failed Senators as we can find legitimate reformers to oppose them. We will be as careful as we can to back no frauds. There is no Blue Dog Caucus for the State Senate and there is no argument in favor of backing Blue Dog equivalent State Senators. If a candidate will not commit to real reform once elected they will not get our support.
In order to do that, in order to overcome the
$25,000 - friend of frauds
$50,000 - Supporter of more of the Same
$75,000 - Chairman of What's in it for me?
While we will happily accept your
$25,000 - Friend of Fair Government
$50,000 - Supporter of Wholesale Change
$75,000 - Chairman of the Committee to Reform Rules, Reapportionment and Clean Money, Clean Elections
We will also happily accept the average working and unfortunately not working New Yorkers
$25 - Fed up with these frauds
$50 - Sick of the status quo
$75 - Churning in the gut over all of this
I hate having to ask for contributions after this sort of slimy behavior has taken place but there is no way to get enough new committed reformers elected to force change down their throats without raising the cash to compete with these people.
I do however promise to talk with you here on The Albany Project whether you contribute or not so you don't need to pay to play in my illustrious sandbox.
But please do contribute to the cause. This stuff is just too sickening to let it continue.