Another GOP business that relies entirely on suckers and fools

Filed in National by on January 23, 2014

There was a time when John McCain was battling George W. Bush for the GOP nomination when I thought he would make a decent President of the United States. I may have given him my email address back then because prior to Bush I thought it was possible for a Republican to have the best interest of the country at heart. What was what, thirteen years ago? Anyway I’m still on John McCain’s mailing list. I don’t get why I am on that list, and I don’t get why he still has an organization called “Friends of John McCain” sending me fundraising appeals. What I really don’t get is why anybody would read this and think, “Where is my credit card? John McCain needs money.”

Subject: Help repeal Obamacare

My Friend,

Last month, I introduced legislation to get rid of Obamacare once and for all. As you are well aware, the “Affordable Care Act” is anything but affordable and threatens to force millions of Americans onto new plans that they cannot afford, while driving our nation further into insurmountable debt.

My plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare will:
• Make the purchase of health care financially feasible for ALL Americans
• Offer deductions & refundable credits, incentivizing Americans to purchase coverage
• Allow greater choices in portability, so every health policy is owned by the patient regardless of who pays
• Aim to stop frivolous lawsuits against providers
• Save the United States nearly $1 trillion over the first decade

If you agree that Obamacare must be repealed and replaced, then I hope you will stand with me today and add your name to my Repeal and Replace Obamacare petition today. After adding your name, please make your most generous contribution, so we can afford to continue circulating this petition to thousands of like-minded Americans who share our sentiment that Obamacare must be repealed.


John McCain

P.S. In order to keep America safe from the Democrats’ disastrous policies like Obamacare and put our nation, our businesses and our families back on a path to prosperity and security, we must all stand together. Please join me by adding your name today in fighting to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Paid for by Friends of John McCain

I guess he is raising some money off this. I mean it is possible that “Friends of John McCain” once established as a going concern became a kind of self-perpetuating business with its own wingnut business logic carrying it forward. I guess the overhead isn’t very high, and it is just a numbers game to get a certain level of ROI on these mailings…but still. How odd.

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  1. FenceSitter says:

    FOJM is still soliciting money because its namesake is a politician. No different than Markell for Delaware, or any other political nonprofit set up to solicit campaign contributions. That’s what they do – raise money until they die – but you know that.

  2. Jason330 says:

    Indeed. However, just think of the people who might be inclined to give. They are the easiest of easy marks, so they are getting these kinds of things from all over the wingnut universe on a daily basis. Being on the wrong side of the intelligence bell curve, they can’t have THAT much disposable income….

    I just don’t get the economics of this.

  3. Dana says:

    Unfortunately, the Democrats have my e-mail address, and I keep getting e-mails from all sorts of Democrats, blegging for money. Why, I even had a chance to have dinner with Hillary Clinton or Bill Clinton or Michelle Obama or even Barack Obama himself, if I’d just contribute $25 or more and enter the contest. 😆

    Of course, given my publicly stated opinions concerning our President, I’m guessing that the Secret Service would have vetoed the dinner even if I had won.

  4. FenceSitter says:

    Never thought of it like that. I guess the economics are like the Nigerian eBay and similar scams-intended for the below100 crowd, as it were.

  5. bamboozer says:

    What? No call to war??? Bombing??? Boots on the ground???