Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Show them the door

The Democratic Party
No-confidence

Dear automat,

It reads like a Bush Administration Hall of Shame: Paul Wolfowitz, Michael Brown, Donald Rumsfeld, Scooter Libby.

Now Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may become the latest Administration official to leave office in disgrace.

America deserves better than what George Bush has given us.

Democrats in the House and Senate are busy holding Alberto Gonzales and the rest of his cronies accountable for seven years of failed leadership. They're ready to cast a vote of no-confidence after years of the Bush Administration abusing its power.

Cast your own vote of no-confidence in the Bush Administration and make sure Democrats take back the White House in 2008:

http://www.democrats.org/NoConfidence

Just yesterday, the president stood by the Attorney General for his roll in the U.S. Attorney firings:

"He has got my confidence. He has done nothing wrong. There's been enormous amount of attention on him, that there has been no wrongdoing on his part. [...] I stand by Al Gonzales, and I would hope that people would."

Americans want action, and that's what Democrats are delivering. House Democrats Adam Schiff and Artur Davis introduced a resolution yesterday calling for Gonzales' removal, stating that he failed to "assure the public that the laws of the nation are being enforced in an independent, nonpartisan and judicious manner."

As Republican Senator Arlen Specter said Sunday, Congress's response is "a very forceful, historical statement" -- not the "meaningless political act" the White House would like Americans to believe.

It's time for that to change, and that will only happen if we put a Democrat in the White House. Help put an end to the failed Republican leadership once and for all:

http://www.democrats.org/NoConfidence

Sincerely,

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.




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Thursday, May 17, 2007

When the big one hits...

The Democratic Party
Protect Our States

Dear automat,

Hurricane season doesn't start until June 1st, and we're already in trouble.

Tornadoes in Kansas. Fires in California, Georgia and Florida. Floods in Missouri. We simply don't have the resources to handle catastrophic events across our country.

Those resources are missing because of the war in Iraq.

Tell President Bush: bring our troops and equipment back where they're needed most -- here at home.

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectOurStates

When the category five tornado hit Greensburg, Kansas, approximately 60 percent of its National Guard equipment was gone because of the war. In a town that was 95 percent destroyed, the relief process has been hindered by lack of equipment, and Kansas is even more vulnerable if another disaster strikes.

And Kansas isn't the only state feeling the pinch. Even Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger agrees that the troops are stretched thin.

In California, where more than $1 billion of military inventory is gone, the governor said that "a lot of equipment has gone to Iraq, and it doesn't come back when the troops come back."

President Bush has a choice: to continue wasting our country's resources on a war we cannot win, or to bring our troops and equipment back home to a country that needs it.

Tell President Bush to make the right choice:

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectOurStates

It's not just a matter of tents and Humvees -- we need our troops home too.

Approximately 80 percent of our country's National Guard and Reservists have been sent to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. They've spent an average of 18 months per tour of duty, and more than 84,000 of them have been deployed more than once.

U.S. Air Force Major General Melvyn S. Montano (Ret.) said it best:

Homeland security begins with hometown security and we have a responsibility to rebuild our National Guard and make sure they have the equipment and training they need to keep our communities safe.

It is time for President Bush to listen to the American people and finally acknowledge the facts on the ground -- both in Iraq and here at home. Now that more and more Republican lawmakers are beginning to see that the stay-the-course approach in Iraq is unsustainable, it is time for the President to finally work in a bipartisan fashion to change course.

Protect our states. End the war:

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectOurStates

Sincerely,

Tom McMahon




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Friday, May 11, 2007

How you can help the GOP

The Democratic Party
Republican candidates

Dear automat,

It doesn't take much to realize why six in 10 Republicans are unhappy with their party's presidential field.

The GOP leadership has never been more out of touch with mainstream America -- and apparently its own party faithful are beginning to take notice. The more Republicans hear about their candidates, the less they like their choices.

Let's take a minute to help our neighbors make a decision to change the course. Write a letter to your local newspaper, and show your community what the GOP candidates are really about:

http://www.democrats.org/OutOfTouch

You probably heard some of the sound bites from last week's debate, but the Republicans have said a lot more than that in recent days -- remarks that are dangerous and alarming.

Tom Tancredo believes that immigration is an "issue of our culture itself, and whether we will survive."

Mitt Romney thinks that it's "entirely possible" that Iraq hid weapons of mass destruction in Syria.

And an overwhelming majority stood up in front of First Lady Nancy Reagan last week and told her they would not support federally-funded stem cell research.

Faced with facts like these, even Republicans are beginning to abandon their party. That's why our 50-state strategy has never been more important. We're going to protect Democratic strongholds, but the disillusionment of the Republican base underscores why we can never give up on the communities GOP strategists have considered "safe" for years.

Do your part by writing a letter to the editor and show these unhappy Republicans that they have a clear choice in 2008:

http://www.democrats.org/OutOfTouch

President Bush's war in Iraq was a failure. His response to Hurricane Katrina was a failure. And just this week, his overextension of military resources failed the people of Greensburg, Kansas.

Yet somehow, the 2008 Republican presidential candidates -- like Rudy Giuliani -- still believe that history will view George W. Bush as "a great president" for his response to terrorism after 9/11.

Right now, there is a Republican waiting to hear this. Help them out -- write a letter to the editor now:

http://www.democrats.org/OutOfTouch

Sincerely,

Tom McMahon




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Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's a big night

The Democratic Party
Republican candidates

Dear automat,

Set your VCR or TiVo: tonight is the first Republican presidential debate.

If I know anything about the GOP presidential candidates -- and, as the Research Director here at the DNC, I've learned more about these folks than anyone would want to -- this promises to be an entertaining event. In fact, I've flown out to the Ronald Reagan Library in California just to watch the spectacle unfold live.

But I'm not just here to see a good show. I'm also passing out "The Real Republicans," our latest research document on the 2008 Republican presidential hopefuls. This 40-page document proves just how out of step the Republican presidential candidates really are.

Back in March, I told you about our program to hold the GOP accountable for everything they say on the 2008 campaign trail. That's why I'm at the GOP debate, that's why I'm passing out this research, and that's why I'm proud to introduce our new online research center, devoted to their campaigns.

You can take a look and download the report here:

http://www.democrats.org/republicans

This joint effort by the DNC research, communications and Internet teams is the go-to place for up-to-date information on Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and all the other Republican presidential hopefuls.

Don't know where to start? Browse through "The Daily Flipper," a daily compilation of stories Republicans don't want you to read. Looking for something specific? Sort through the information by candidate or campaign issue. You'll be amazed at what you find:

http://www.democrats.org/republicans

Which Rudy Giuliani will show up to the debate tonight? Just what is John McCain willing to say to win? Will Mitt Romney put his foot in his mouth again?

We're kicking off the site with a live-blog of the debate as it happens. Head to the new site tonight around 8pm ET for rapid response from the rest of our team back at headquarters, and be sure to check back each day for the latest on the 2008 Republicans.

Sincerely,

Mike Gehrke
Research Director, DNC




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Tuesday, May 01, 2007

A timetable for Republican withdrawal

The Democratic Party
Iraq Veto

Dear automat,

President Bush has hit a new low -- and I'm not talking about his 28% approval ratings.

Today, he ignored the majority of Americans and he defied the majority of Congress. And what's worst, he told our brave men and women in uniform that they will be the ones to pay the price.

I've said it before and I'll say it again: a Democratic president wouldn't veto that bill. We put forward a thoughtful plan and the President rejected it.

Only a Democratic victory in 2008 will ensure that this war comes to a responsible end. To ensure a Democratic victory, we have to build our election operation now -- we just can't afford to wait until there's a nominee. Make a contribution and help take back the White House today:

http://www.democrats.org/EndTheWar

Here's what Secretary of Defense Robert Gates had to say about the Democratic plan to start bringing our troops home:

"The debate in Congress...has been helpful in demonstrating to the Iraqis that American patience is limited. The strong feelings expressed in the Congress about the timetable has had a positive impact...in terms of communicating to the Iraqis that this is not an open-ended commitment."

But President Bush's veto sends the opposite message. It refuses to allow the Iraqi people to stand up for their own country. It blatantly disregards the need for a political solution. Worst of all, it puts the lives of our troops right in the middle of it.

That's not a road to victory. It's a road to nowhere.

The Democratic Party is working overtime to stop this madness. We're doing all we can to change course in Iraq and to elect leaders who are accountable to the American people.

Can you help support the Democratic Party's 2008 election operation? The stakes are so high, we can't afford to wait.

http://www.democrats.org/EndTheWar

When President Bush rejects a troop withdrawal plan supported by nearly two-thirds of the country, he's not working for the American people -- he's working for himself.

The wave of support to end this war won't stop. The Democratic Party is ramping up the pressure on President Bush every day, and we're working hard to make sure that none of his Republican allies will continue his legacy.

This country has suffered through President Bush's failed policies for long enough. Help us put an end to this terrible chapter in American history:

http://www.democrats.org/EndTheWar

One veto isn't enough to stop us. The Democratic Party brought change in 2006, and with your help we'll do it again in 2008.

Sincerely,

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.




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