Politics is a pretty cutthroat business, especially in an election year. All the more so when your party has nothing to lose and pretty much anything to gain. So, in hope of regaining control of the House and/or the Senate in 2010, the Republican National Committee is pulling out all the stops. Ben Smith of Politico writes up a story about a recently held fundraising dinner at which the topic was, ironically, fundraising.
The best part of all this is the 72-page document that was the evening’s presentation to attendees. What it makes perfectly clear is that politicians–well at least these politicians–look at donors the way mosquitoes look at bare skin. The document outlines strategies for striking fear into the hearts of the wealthy so that they will readily cough up large sums of cash. It almost feels like a mobster coming into your place of business and saying “What a lovely place you’ve got here. It would be such a shame if something were to happen to it.”
I won’t waste any more of your time, because the document is 72 pages long and I want you to read it.