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Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Is Anyone Listening? Possibly. . .

Apparently the GOP is actually beginning to consider The Pledge, and may actually be listening to some of our 32,000 thoughts.

For those unfamilar with The Pledge, it states:

If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution.

I have one further admonition: no money to the RNC, as well.

Hugh Hewitt notes that Roll Call, "the newspaper of Capitol Hill since 1955" writes:

NRSC Feels Heat on War
Conservative Radio Host Leads Campaign to Block Donations
By David M. Drucker
Roll Call Staff
January 30, 2007
As differences over the Iraq War continue to bedevil President Bush and Congressional Republicans, the debate threatens to fracture the relationship between conservative activists and Republican Senators headed for tough re-election battles in 2008.


The Web site — — boasted around 30,000 signers as of Monday, and that’s a cause of concern for Senate Republicans.

NRSC spokeswoman Rebecca Fisher said Monday the committee is taking Hewitt’s effort seriously, indicating the NRSC is concerned about the practical implications it might have on fundraising and grass-roots support for GOP Senate candidates.

“Of course we worry about the effect something like this has on online fundraising,” Fisher said. “As we explore different methods of fundraising, we have to be sure that we can effectively take advantage of every available avenue. And with a response like this blog has received, we take notice.”

Folks, only by hitting people in their WALLETS will attention be paid. And as Conservatives, we want to be HEARD.





Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Readers: sign The Pledge!


Fri Feb 02, 09:00:00 PM PST  
Blogger Semper Fi Mom said...

I signed it!

Sat Feb 03, 06:50:00 PM PST  

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