Do These Questions Really Reveal the “Truth About Republicans?”

In a four-page letter that, no doubt, House Speaker John Boehner wept over numerous times while composing, he urges his fellow Americans to counter “liberal talking points saturating the media airwaves.”

Apparently, Democrats in Congress and their “liberal special interest allies” as well as their allies in the media “slanting coverage in favor of the liberal point-of-view” are misrepresenting the Republican Party  and attacking its “conservative, pro-jobs agenda.”

Filling out the survey accompanying the letter will help Boehner “set the record straight” when he’s accosted by a “reporter or liberal pundit.”

So strongly does Boehner feel about the issue that he says — in boldface, underlined — that he’s “not going to sit by and watch liberals distort (the GOP) record … and pretend that Americans want tax hikes, more spending and new layers of government controls over their daily lives.”

The “fellow Americans” the survey was mailed to and the phrasing of the survey’s questions appear to ensure respondents will give Boehner the answers he seeks. 

That’s why it’s so important every recipient of his letter fill out the “Truth About Republicans Survey” and not neglect  — as  mentioned several times on Page Four of Boehner’s missive — to send along a “generous contribution of $35, $50, $70, $100, $250 or $500.”

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Boehner’s no doubt heartfelt letter:



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  1. Pure fundraising letter. The survey clearly is a gimmick. It is “fulfillment” for taking time to read the letter and give money. I once wrote a number of such letters featuring fulfillment in the form of coffee mugs, hats, t-shirts and other tchochkes. Perhaps not shockingly, they work well when preaching to a choir of like minds.

    Comment by Bill Schreiber — 2.08.2013 @ 1:40 pm

  2. WOW if I only knew these amazing “facts” I might have voted for the Republicans. But too late now

    Comment by john mockler — 2.08.2013 @ 2:39 pm

  3. A lemmings alert — more of the same ca ca that we have come to expect from these folks. It reads much like all the rest of the junk they generate — another little piece in the very surreal puzzle meant to appeal to the so called more “mainstream” party faithful, though who is what is becoming more and more difficult to pin down. Suffice to say, the Republicans continue to prove the old adage – tell a lie big enough and often enough — well, you know the rest.

    Comment by sambolina — 2.08.2013 @ 2:46 pm

  4. Actually just change a few words (e.g., Republican to Democratic) and the letter and survey read a lot like mail I get from the Democratic Party. When it comes to inflaming the base both use pretty comparable tools and tactics.

    Comment by Vern — 2.08.2013 @ 2:58 pm

  5. Ridiculous mailing. It obviously wasn’t intended for the “uninitiated” (liberals). The only troubling thing is that I got one just like it from the Democratic Party last year. I didn’t fill out the ludicrous survey, but I did send them a nice check!

    Comment by John McKibben — 2.08.2013 @ 2:58 pm

  6. I guess the Republicans still haven’t figured out the political wisdom of “The Most Important Chart in American Politics” (with all due credit to Scott Lay for noting it)…


    It’s like watching the Edsel fade from the market…

    Comment by ThinkChick — 2.08.2013 @ 4:35 pm

  7. A fool and his money are parted!

    Comment by Managementslug — 2.08.2013 @ 5:04 pm

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