I was conned into making a donation to Harry Reid's personal campaign fund.
He won't refund it.
I live in New York, and limited means prevents me from helping campaigns in other states.
When our Charlie Rangel asks for a donation, his email clearly makes the request.
Harry Reid's tactic is sneakier.
A few days ago, I received an "Update" from Harry. The subject line: UPDATE: Ryan Plan Passes the House. I was invited to sign a petition to reject the Ryan Plan, and to fight the Kochs.
After signing the petition, I was invited to make a contribution. The headline does NOT say contribute to Harry Reid's campaign fund. It says:
Now that you've added your voice, help us build a network of thousands upon thousands of supporters just like you, ready to fight the Koch Brothers.
If you can give $5 or more to help us reach out.
So the average busy person thinks they're contributing to a fight against the Kochs.
AFTER I made the donation, I was thanked for contributing to Harry Reid's personal campaign fund.
I emailed a complaint to the DNC, and got no response.
I emailed a complaint to Harry Reid, and have been spammed relentlessly with an email telling me my email did not go through. I went to Harry Reid's own page, and complained, and got no response.
As I said, we are of limited means. And my contribution to my own Charlie Rangel was shrewdly siphoned off to Nevada.
After being played for a fool, I don't feel like making anymore campaign contributions.
This puts a new meaning to "Give 'em Hell, Harry."