George Bush wanted to go to war in Iraq in the WORST possible way -- and he did.
On Tuesday night, President Bush missed an opportunity for straight talk to the American people. The President's frequent references to the terrorist attacks of September 11 show the weakness of his arguments. He is willing to exploit the sacred ground of 9/11, knowing that there is no connection between 9/11 and the President's pre-emptive strike in Iraq.
It's clear that President Bush and the architects of the Iraq War will never be held accountable by a Republican Congress. That's why we need to win back a House majority in 2006, so we can ask the tough questions -- and demand some real answers.
Your immediate contribution will help make that possible. We Democratic House Members are so committed to that effort that, through midnight on June 30th, we'll match your Internet contribution dollar-for-dollar.
It's so important that we reach our goal because you know as well as I do that the Republicans are out of control.
Drunk on power, President Bush and his Congress have plundered the U.S. Treasury and turned record surpluses into record deficits.
They have sunk to new depths of corruption in Congress, selling votes and control over the national agenda to greedy special interests.
And they have systematically abused the authority of their offices, running roughshod over our American tradition of checks and balances in order to push their extremist agenda. With a Supreme Court fight looming, we may not have seen the worst of it yet.
There is only one way to stop them - by winning a Democratic Majority next November.
The 2006 mid-term elections are ours for the taking, but we need your immediate support. I urge you to make a secure, online contribution to the DCCC today.
As DCCC Chairman Rahm Emanuel told you in his recent email, your support is so important right now that the Democratic Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have dug into our own pockets to create an "EARLY MONEY" MATCHING GIFT CHALLENGE.
Every contribution the DCCC receives by June 30th will be matched - dollar for dollar!
Make a secure, online contribution to the DCCC. Your gift will be doubled and help provide the early money we urgently need to end the GOP's reign of corruption.
From their unconscionable holding up of stem cell research, to their shameful intrusion into the medical care of Terri Schiavo, to their threats to go "nuclear" by overturning the judicial filibuster, the arrogant Republicans have proven they are totally out of touch with the concerns of everyday Americans.
With your contribution today, which will be doubled, we will recruit the best candidates and provide them the resources they need to hit the campaign trail and tell the voters how Democrats are fighting for:
- Fully funding stem cell research to offer hope to those suffering from Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and other tragic conditions.
- Retirement security that doesn't squander the Social Security surplus, and doesn't subject seniors' hard-earned retirement savings to the risks of the stock market;
- A fully funded Medicare program with a no-gimmicks prescription drug benefit;
- Guarding our children's future by increasing, not cutting, funding for education;
- Protection of our working families by extending unemployment benefits in one of the worst economic downturns in recent history;
- Honoring our commitment to our nation's veterans by increasing, not cutting, their benefits.
These are some of the issues that first made me seek election to Congress as I saw the damage a Republican President could do.
Our only hope to enact this Democratic agenda for America, and stop the Republicans from doing greater damage to our future, is to win a Democratic Majority in 2006.
And that fight begins today, with YOU. Help us end the Republican Assault on America. Please make your strongest contribution to the DCCC today so that it can be doubled as part of our Matching Gift Challenge.
P.S. America cannot afford to allow George W. Bush to enact his extreme agenda, aided and abetted by a right-wing Republican Congress. We need a Democratic House to check his power. And we cannot afford to wait another day before launching our campaign efforts in all 50 states.
So don't wait, support the DCCC today and your gift will be doubled!
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