Friday, September 29, 2006

39, 38, 37...


JohnKerry.com

Dear Friend,

Now the election is less than 40 days away -- and the critical end-of-the-quarter reporting deadline is less than 40 hours away. Please act.

The Rove Republicans count these as their days -- the time when they unleash their attacks, play the fear card, empty their warchests, and, smug grins in place, hold on to power.

By acting right now to help four candidates locked in tough, must-win Senate races, you can make sure they don't succeed in using the politics of fear to distract people from their stunning failures and their utter incompetence.

Impact Key Senate Races Before the September 30 Deadline.

Thousands of people have already acted. With Wednesday's Senate fundraiser, the total we've raised to help candidates in the 2006 elections went to over $9.2 million. Let's keep the momentum going.

Help Ben Cardin, who is running in Maryland against a Republican candidate personally recruited by George W. Bush and Karl Rove.

Donate to Jon Tester in Montana, whose opponent, Conrad Burns, is mired in the Abramoff lobbying scandal and beholden to the special interests.

Give to Jim Webb, who has the upper hand against the bumbling, troubling campaign of Virginia's Senator George Allen.

Contribute to Sheldon Whitehouse, who is ready, willing and able to stand with Democrats on all the tough votes -- and eager to help put the Senate in Democratic hands.

Impact Key Senate Races Before the September 30 Deadline.

Usually I ask you to pick one or two candidates to support. And, if you have candidates you particularly want to support, I urge you to do so.

But this time, I hope you'll consider doing even more than that. If at all possible, send a generous donation to as many candidates as you can. In the final six weeks of this campaign, that's the kind of commitment that it's going to take to win.

Remember, the midnight September 30 deadline is almost here. Please act right now.

Sincerely,

John Kerry

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

The latest cover-up

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

Stand Up
Take Action

The importance of a Democratic congress couldn't have been clearer this week. And with your help, we'll get just that in November.

An explosive report on the still-classified National Intelligence Estimate states that the "invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks".

Republicans are trying to cover it up. The administration is selectively declassifying portions of the report to muddy the waters and the right-wing propaganda machine is in damage-control mode. There's even a second briefing that they still refuse to discuss.

So as the Republican congress tried to skip town, our Democratic leader in the House, Nancy Pelosi, went on the offense. She and her Democratic colleagues offered a motion to send the House into secret session to go over the full report in detail to get to the bottom of it.

But the Republicans wouldn't let it happen. Their "no" votes are the starkest admission yet that they just don't want to know what's really happening on the ground in Iraq, in Afghanistan, or anywhere else.

Leader Pelosi said that enough is enough -- and that when Democrats take back the House we will hold this administration accountable for making us less safe.

Do you agree? If you do, you can send a message that you're with Leader Pelosi and the rest of the Democrats who are tired of business as usual. Make a special donation and send a note of thanks to her asking her to keep up the fight:

http://www.democrats.org/fightback

It's important that Democratic leaders know where you stand, but they can't do the job on their own -- they need your help.

Leader Pelosi is ready to lead a House of Representatives that fulfills its constitutional duty to hold this administration accountable for its corruption, incompetence and ideology-driven agenda. We have a chance to elect that Democratic Congress in just 40 days.

Are you ready to lead? If we're going to win this election, it's up to every single one of us to take responsibility for winning everywhere.

Our 50-State Turnout will be the broadest mobilization of volunteers and voters in our party's history -- it kicks off on October 7th, one month before Election Day.

No matter where you live, this will be your opportunity to make a real, meaningful impact on the election. Volunteer for a 50-State Turnout event near you:

http://www.democrats.org/50stateturnout/find

America and the world will have to live with the results of this election for the next two years.

You can shape history now by stepping up and taking ownership of the political process.

Our 50-state strategy has been transformed into a 50-State Turnout operation unlike anything our party has ever seen. No matter where you are, you have the tools and the opportunity to affect this election.

Are you up to the challenge?

Tom

Tom McMahon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee


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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

This is it


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Dear Friend,

This isn't a time for rhetoric. The johnkerry.com community has been working and building towards the 2006 elections for almost two years now. You know what this is all about.

The question is what we're going to do about it.

We're just days away from the all-important September 30 fundraising deadline for high-stakes Senate races all across America. Short of Election Day itself, this is the most critical deadline we'll face in our effort to win some of the closest Senate races in America.

The amount of money our candidates have on hand by midnight on September 30 will determine how well-prepared they are for the stretch-run -- the final six weeks of these elections.

Will they be ready to drive to victory, or will they fall prey to the relentless October attacks of the Rove Republicans? Your decision to act now can answer that crucial question.

Impact Key Senate Races Before the September 30 Deadline.

With the crucial September 30 deadline almost here, we're focusing on four key Senate candidates.

In Maryland, Ben Cardin -- a leading opponent of the Bush policy in Iraq, a leader in the fight against privatizing Social Security, and a candidate with a 30-year record of fighting for Maryland's families -- is taking on Michael Steele. Steele was personally recruited to run by George W. Bush and Karl Rove. We have to act now if we want to make sure a reliable Rove Republican doesn't get elected to go to Washington and promote the Bush agenda in the Senate.

In Montana, Jon Tester -- a third-generation family farmer and President of the Montana Senate -- is running against Conrad Burns and the special interests Burns represents in the Senate. Burns' close ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff have exposed his special interest dealings. With your help now, we can make sure that Burns, who has taken more money from the oil and gas industry than any candidate running for Congress this year, isn't bailed out by the special interests in the final weeks of this election.

Impact Key Senate Races Before the September 30 Deadline.

In Virginia, Jim Webb, who served as a Marine in Vietnam and as Secretary of the Navy, has the political momentum against Republican incumbent George Allen, who has fumbled his way through this election season by just being himself. With your help now, we can make sure that one of the "rising stars" of the Republican right doesn't make it back to the Senate.

In Rhode Island, Sheldon Whitehouse -- a former Attorney General and a fearless reformer -- is running to bring change and a new progressive agenda to Washington. As Attorney General, he sued to block the Bush administration from weakening the Clean Air Act. And, as U.S. Attorney, he successfully prosecuted gang members. Through 20 years of public service, he's brought real change to Rhode Island. And, if you act now to help him defeat Lincoln Chafee, he'll bring real change to Washington.

Impact Key Senate Races Before the September 30 Deadline.

Each of these four Democratic candidates has a strong chance to win. That makes them marked men in the final weeks of this campaign. The Rove Republicans and so-called independent groups will come after these candidates with everything they've got.

We've got to back up our candidates with everything we've got. It's the only way to win.

This is the decisive point in these Senate races. Act now to support one or more of these candidates. Give them the strength they'll need to carry our values to victory.

Sincerely,

John Kerry

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Did you see this?

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

You can't trust Republicans on national security -- and two things proved it yesterday:

1) In a powerful interview that aired yesterday, President Bill Clinton took on the extremist Republican propaganda about 9/11 -- and Fox News tried to cover up the fact that the Bush administration downgraded terrorism as a priority before September 11th and has failed to eliminate Osama bin Laden since the attacks.

2) An explosive report on the still-classified National Intelligence Estimate states that the "invasion and occupation of Iraq has helped spawn a new generation of Islamic radicalism and that the overall terrorist threat has grown since the Sept. 11 attacks" -- and Republicans have been trying to cover it up.

This is what we're fighting against every day -- an administration covering up of the Bush failure of 9/11 and covering up an honest look at the war in Iraq and the war on terror.

You know that Democrats have a real plan for destroying Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda, fixing the mess in Iraq, and really securing us at home.

But we've always had those things -- the problem until now has been our willingness to stand up and fight for them in the face of fear mongering, bullying and intimidation from the other side.

That's why we're going on the offense on national security. The future of our party, and of our country, depends on the ability of Democrats to get a strong national security message out in all 50 states this year. Donate to make it happen and watch President Clinton fight back now:

http://www.democrats.org/offense

Here's the meat of the Fox News interview with President Clinton, where he's had enough of the right-wing revisionist history from the propaganda machine:

CLINTON: I'm being asked this on the Fox network. ABC just had a right-wing conservative run in their little Pathway to 9/11, falsely claiming it was based on the 9/11 Commission report, with three things asserted against me directly contradicted by the 9/11 Commission report. ... And I think it's very interesting that all the conservative Republicans, who now say I didn't do enough, claimed that I was too obsessed with bin Laden. All of President Bush's neo-cons thought I was too obsessed with bin Laden. They had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office. All the right-wingers who now say I didn't do enough said I did too much -- same people.

Over a quarter million Americans stood up to ABC and beat back the right-wing Republican 9/11 propaganda that tries to cover up the Bush administration's huge failures to protect America before and after the attacks.

Yesterday Bill Clinton did exactly what Democrats need to do in this election -- to stand up to the right-wing and tell the truth. We will not let the Republicans twist history and distort reality.

We're sick of playing defense against a Republican leadership that uses national security to scare people to win elections. We're not going to be pushed around, spun, and defamed by right-wing extremists and those whom they use to disseminate their propaganda.

Our plan for this election is to go on the offense -- to talk straight about the Republican failures and lay out a clear Democratic plan to take American foreign policy and national security in a better direction.

Watch President Clinton and donate now to Democrats who will fight back:

http://www.democrats.org/offense

We have a fundamentally different vision for our security than the Party of Bush. We want a new direction in Iraq, more competent security at home, and the restoration of America's moral leadership in the world.

They failed to capture or kill Osama bin Laden, and five years after September 11th he still lives to taunt Americans.

They squandered America's moral authority and global leadership by launching a war of choice in Iraq instead of fighting the war on al Qaeda.

The calls of the 9/11 Commission Report and Hurricane Katrina simply did not awaken Republican leaders to our continuing vulnerabilities at home.

We've had enough, and we're going to run an honest campaign about the security of our country. People are smart and ready for real leadership -- will you make a donation right now to help get the message out?

http://www.democrats.org/offense

Republicans have won two elections since 9/11 by instilling fear in people, and they're trying to do it again this year.

But it's not going to work. The Bush policies have failed. Iraq is sliding into civil war. Iran and North Korea are more dangerous than they were five and a half years ago. And the Taliban resurgence poses new threats in Afghanistan.

As President Clinton said on Fox News that we have a government "that thinks Afghanistan is only one-seventh as important as Iraq."

People have had enough. This administration cannot be trusted with our security.

Democrats are going to reclaim American leadership with a tough, smart plan to transform failed policies in Iraq, the Middle East and around the world.

We will increase the size of Special Forces to destroy Osama Bin Laden and terrorist networks like al Qaeda. We will implement the bipartisan 9/11 Commission proposal to secure America's borders and ports and screen every container. And we will fully man, train, and equip our National Guard and our police, firefighters and other first responders.

Let's get this message out to Americans who need to hear it:

http://www.democrats.org/offense

When it comes to national security, the Republicans have not led.

We will.

Thank you,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.
Democratic National Committee

P.S. -- Below are a few excerpts from President Clinton's interview. To make a donation to Democrats across the country committed to beating back right-wing propaganda, click here:

http://www.democrats.org/offense

Excerpts from President Bill Clinton's interview on Fox News:

"I'm being asked this on the Fox network. ABC just had a right-wing conservative run in their little Pathway to 9/11, falsely claiming it was based on the 9/11 Commission report, with three things asserted against me directly contradicted by the 9/11 Commission report. ...

"And I think it's very interesting that all the conservative Republicans, who now say I didn't do enough, claimed that I was too obsessed with bin Laden. All of President Bush's neo-cons thought I was too obsessed with bin Laden. They had no meetings on bin Laden for nine months after I left office. All the right-wingers who now say I didn't do enough said I did too much -- same people. ...

"...I worked hard to try to kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with people to kill him. I got closer to killing him than anybody has gotten since. And if I were still president, we'd have more than 20,000 troops there trying to kill him. ...

"Now, I've never criticized President Bush, and I don't think this is useful. But you know we do have a government that thinks Afghanistan is only one-seventh as important as Iraq. ...

"And you ask me about terror and al Qaeda with that sort of dismissive thing? When all you have to do is read Richard Clarke's book to look at what we did in a comprehensive, systematic way to try to protect the country against terror. ...

"And you've got that little smirk on your face and you think you're so clever. But I had responsibility for trying to protect this country. I tried and I failed to get bin Laden. I regret it. But I did try. And I did everything I thought I responsibly could. ...

"The entire military was against sending Special Forces in to Afghanistan and refueling by helicopter. And no one thought we could do it otherwise, because we could not get the CIA and the FBI to certify that al Qaeda was responsible while I was President. ...

"They had three times as much time to deal with it, and nobody ever asks them about it. I think that's strange."

To donate to Democrats who want to fix the mess the Republicans have gotten us into, click here:

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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Phil Angelides. Volunteer a few hours. 47 days to go.


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Dear Friend,

There are only 47 days left until you and other California voters go to the polls to make decisions that will shape your state, your country, and your world.

Before you head to the ballot box, I'm hoping you'll give Phil Angelides some of your time.

I'm writing because Phil needs your volunteer support in his crucial race to win back the Governor's office in California and reverse Arnold Schwarzenegger's efforts to bring the Bush-Cheney agenda to the Golden State. Phil Angelides has stood up to Arnold Schwarzenegger from day one.

I'm proud to count Phil as a personal friend of mine. His strong commitment to the values of fairness and opportunity should serve as a model to all public leaders. And, like you and I, he knows that those principles are at stake here and now in California. Now, it's time for us to help him frustrate the Republican Party's dream of holding on to the highest office in your state.

Can you possibly volunteer between now and election day to help Phil's campaign?

Volunteer for Phil Angelides

When it's all said and done, political campaigns are about people reaching out to other people and sharing their hopes, dreams, fears, and frustrations. But, you can't share any of those things unless you first choose to give of your time.

Want to express your determination to increase educational opportunities, improve the quality of health care, and create a strong economy that keeps jobs at home instead of shipping them abroad? Then please spend a few hours volunteering for Phil Angelides.

Want to join the fight to protect the environment and secure energy from available, affordable, and reliable alternatives? Then offer to help Phil Angelides achieve victory over Arnold Schwarzenegger in November.

Want to make sure Republican scare tactics don't turn the promise of victory into the shock of defeat in these final weeks? Then sign up to help Phil Angelides get out the vote.

Volunteer for Phil Angelides

We've always known that the November 7 elections are going to be vitally important. But, each day that passes reminds us just how essential these elections are to the institutions of democracy, to the protection of our national security and environment, and to the future of our families.

I know it isn't easy to find a few hours to make phone calls, drop leaflets, send out emails or attend campaign events in your community. But, I also know how committed you are to winning -- for Phil Angelides who's worked so hard, for the state that you call home, and for the country that you love.

Let's dig deep. Let's work our hearts out during these final 47 days of this campaign. And let's celebrate like there's no tomorrow when we bring Phil Angelides home to victory on that first Tuesday in November.

Sincerely,

John Kerry

P.S. My political action committee, Keeping America's Promise, is dedicated to electing Democrats like Phil Angelides up and down the ticket in 2006. You can support our efforts to take back Congress and chart a new course for our country.

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