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GOP Phone Calls for Donations Turn To Harassment

Yesterday morning I received a phone call at work. On my cell phone. The callerID was blocked.

When I answered, the caller immediately identified herself by first name and said she was calling for the Republican Party, although she did not say State or National. But I believe this was the Republican National Committee.

She pretty quickly asked for a donation (and I would have been disappointed if she had not asked).

What happened next convinced me that any future donations I make will not be to the Republican National Committee, or the National Party, but to specific candidates of my choosing and my local GOP Committee.

The caller asked me for a specific amount, $350.00. I politely said that funds were tight now, and told her I was a blogger and spend a lot of time (and money) blogging, covering events and paying for servers, internet access, cameras, etc. But I am not able to donate anything right now.

“Well, how about $300.00?” she asked.

“Sorry” I said. I am unable to give anything right now.

She continued, “This is the most important election of our lifetime. The Democrats, bla, bla bla.”

“I am sorry. Not right now” I said.

“How about $250.00” she asked.

Ok. I understand the need for money. I really do. I even understand being a little pushy. But this woman rattled on and seemed to ignore every polite refusal I offered.

Yes, this is the most important election of my life. We hear that every election cycle, but it is absolutely true this time. And I am a Republican and want to do my part. And the Democrats are leading us to national ruin, I get that.

But, although I am a Republican, the Republican Party carries a lot of responsibility for creating an environment that allowed the Progressives to push their way to the front of the leadership line. Had Republicans stuck to their Conservative principles instead of “reaching across the aisles” in the spirit of “bipartisanship”, Obama would have never been president and the economy would not be in shambles.

So, yes, we need to purge the Progressives. But my work inside the Republican Party does not include supporting fiscal suicide in the spirit of bipartisanship. I want to make sure not one dime of my money goes to John McCain and other RINO’s – which is exactly where my donation to this woman was headed.

I want to thank this embarrassingly persistent woman who has been trained to harass the party faithful and not take “no” for an answer. Without her call, I would have never contemplated formulating a personal policy of directing my limited financial resources only to specific candidates.

In fact, I just made a couple of small donations to two candidates I truly believe in. And I am 100% certain this money will not be spent on strip clubs.

Donate to Sharron Angle and help her beat Harry Reid in November.

Donate to J.D. Hayworth and help him beat John McCain in the primary.

Or join your local GOP Committee and work to take back our country.

And the next call I get from the Republican Party, I know just what I am going to say.

“Until you prove you are able to support only true Conservatives who put people before the party, I will direct what little I have to donate to the candidates who believe in Conservative principles. Until I feel you can be trusted again, not one dime of my money will go to you.”

And a special thanks to the Republican in charge of phone harassment for my new found clarity on this issue.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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