"Anything goes." "Hillary Care." "Liberal."
A new fundraising plea by RNC chairman Mike Duncan features all the Clinton-bashing innudeno the RNC's e-mail crafters could conjure up. It reads like a blast from the past, but the real turn is in the text itself: the RNC is afraid that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee and that she will overwhelm the Republican Party's fundraising capability.
Duncan points out that the RNC is the only authorized federal committee allowed to "directly support" the GOP nominee; the implicit mesasge is that there will be plenty of outside groups seeking anti-Hillary donations, but only the RNC can exploit the full panoply of speech options afforded by federal law.
Scary thought: the "Hillary Clinton fundraising juggernaut" referenced in the letter isn't the biggest fundraising juggernaut there is, of course.
The legacy of Joe Trippi and Howard Dean lives on: an energized Democratic Party with a broad new fundraising base is forcing the Republicans to beg for general election money more than a year before the party convention.
The Hillary Clinton fundraising juggernaut keeps on rolling.
Through the first six months of the year, Hillary has raised a whopping $63 million. Unfortunately, that's just the start. She is expected to raise more than $100 million before the end of 2007.
Hillary and her campaign manager, former Democrat Party chief Terry McAuliffe, are hoping her massive haul of campaign cash will pave the way to her coronation as the Democrat presidential nominee and provide her with early money to attack our GOP presidential candidates.
XXX, if we are to stop Bill and Hillary from returning to the White House, we must act now. As the only GOP organization allowed by federal law to directly support our presidential nominee, the Republican National Committee is leading the drive to keep the Clintons from another extended stay at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Please help the RNC counter Hillary's growing war chest by making a secure online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 today to support our eventual Republican presidential nominee.
We must prepare for the 2008 presidential election now. Back in 1995 -- 16 months before he was re-elected -- Bill Clinton began spending $85 million on negative ads aimed at the GOP and our eventual presidential nominee, Bob Dole. Hillary wants to follow the same playbook.
Hillary is criss-crossing the country raising tens of millions of dollars from Hollywood elites, Big Labor, and trial lawyers. She's dispatched her husband, the Fundraiser-in-Chief, to headline events and remind liberals of the "Two-for-One" package you get if the Clintons are in the White House.
And you know what that would mean:
The return of Hillary-Care -- the one-size-fits-all health care system Hillary tried to force through in 1993 that would put bureaucrats in Washington in charge of your health care choices instead of your doctor.
Higher taxes for all Americans to pay for her big government plans. As Hillary said earlier this year on the campaign trail, "Fairness doesn't just happen. It requires the right government policies."
The appointment of more liberal judges and the further expansion of the federal government into your daily life.
XXX, we cannot allow a return of the big government, high taxes, anything goes style of governing that Hillary Clinton embodies.
The RNC must raise the funds now to support our eventual nominee if we are to compete with the Clinton/liberal special interest money machine. That's why today I'm turning to our Party's top supporters -- Sustaining Members like you -- once again. Please click here to help stop Hillary.
Electing a new Republican president and keeping Bill and Hillary from a return stay at the White House begins with you, XXX. Please make a secure online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 to support the RNC's efforts today.
The $63 million Hillary now has for her presidential campaign is just the tip of the iceberg. Your immediate support is crucial to countering the Clinton money machine. Thank you.
Robert M. "Mike" Duncan
Chairman, Republican National Committee
P.S. XXX, you can be certain Bill and Hillary will be hitting up their liberal special interest allies for tens of millions more as the primaries near. The RNC is counting on your continuing generous support to help us lay the foundation for electing a new Republican president in 2008. Your donation of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 is vital to our cause. Thank you.