Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, has just sent out a fundraising email under the header: "Outrage over Arlen Specter."
"I hope Arlen Specter's party change outrages you," it begins.
According to the letter, Specter "told us [Republicans] all to go jump in the lake today." Worse, Specter "handed Barack Obama and his band of radical leftists nearly absolute power in
the United States Senate."
Continuing, let's see.... "Obama's radical agenda... his left-wing voting record... the leftist Obama Democrats... their leftist plan... Obama's destructive agenda [bold in original]... income redistribution, health care nationalization, and a
massive expansion of entitlements [bold and underlines in original]..." well, you get the gist.
But Steele points out that we have survived traitors to the country before:
"Some will use Specter's defection as an excuse to fold the tent and give up. I
believe that you are not one of those people. When Benedict Arnold defected to
the British, George Washington didn't fold the tent and give up either. "
So, send money.
Oh wait! A postscript! (RNC fundraising emails always have a good postscript!)
"P.S. David, we need to respond to Senator Specter's decision to join President
Obama's efforts to change America into a European Welfare State..." capitalization, needless to say, in original.