To: The Honorable Pete Sessions
Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee
320 First Street SE
Washington, DC 20003(202) 479-7000
Wednesday, July 27, 2009
Throughout the past week, the NRCC urged Republicans -- and indeed, all Americans who care about a prosperous future for our nation -- to oppose the Waxman-Markey energy tax bill. Certainly, I shared the NRCC's opposition to this ill-considered legislation I have called the "Monstrosity From Hell That Will Destroy the American Economy."
It was therefore shocking to discover that eight Republican members of the House voted "yes" on this monstrosity.
On a close vote of such tremendous importance, one of the last-resort means of enforcing party discipline is for leaders to inform wavering caucus members that those who defy the leadership by voting with the other party will thereby forfeit financial support for their future re-election campaigns. If the NRCC failed to deliver such a message to the eight Republicans who voted for Waxman-Markey, then this is a failure for which the NRCC must be held accountable.
Therefore, a grassroots boycott of NRCC fundraising has been announced today by Not One Red Cent, the online movement formed last month to protest the National Republican Senatorial Committee's unprecedented meddling in the 2010 Florida GOP primary.
It has become increasingly obvious of late that some Republicans have been in Washington too long. None of the eight GOP House members who voted for Waxman-Markey will be re-elected. They will either retire from the House, be defeated in next year's Republican primaries, or suffer well-deserved defeat on November 2, 2001. Therefore, every penny that the NRCC spends to support the re-election of the Waxman-Markey Eight is wasted money that could be used more effectively to support Republican challengers.
The NRCC must announce a policy of non-support for the Waxman-Markey Eight, or else NRCC fund-raising letters will go directly into the garbage cans of every previous grassroots GOP donor who is tired of seeing his contributions wasted to support nominal "Republicans" that repeatedly betray party principles.
Leadership appeals to partisan loyalty will fall on deaf ears, so long as leadership acts as if loyalty is a one-way street. If the leadership is not loyal to the party's grassroots, why should individual Republican members of Congress be loyal to the leadership? And why should the party grassroots heed the voice of "leaders" who only lead the party to disaster?
No personal reply to this letter is necessary. The NRCC's public repudiation of the Waxman-Markey Eight is the only response desired. Unless and until such a response is made, the grassroots answer your committee's appeal for donations is:
NOT ONE RED CENT!
Robert Stacy McCain
Founder, Not One Red Cent
Saturday, June 27, 2009
To NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions:
Announcing Boycott Response to
the 'Waxman-Markey Eight'
Posted by Robert Stacy McCain at 12:59 PM
Labels: NRCC, Pete Sessions, Waxman-Markey Eight
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Eight Knives, One Nation's BackReplyDelete
Uh, great letter but post dated a month and for the 2001 elections?ReplyDelete
Please correct and I will forward the link to everyone I know.
You need to register boycottnrcc.blogspot.com so no one else grabs it.ReplyDelete
Oh, and, more power to you. I'm so mad a Reps I could just spit.
NRSC/NRCC Delanda Est!!!ReplyDelete
I am with you Stacy!ReplyDelete
Steamed in New Jersey
(At least my guy S. Garrett voted the right way)
NORC is a good try, really it is. But at the end of the day, maybe capitalist conservatives will prevail within the RNC, maybe they won't. I don't think they will. I mean, look at the freakin' Tea Party movement. They're telling the Republicans what they want, but the GOP still doesn't get it. How will NORC put a finer edge on the message than the Tea Parties?ReplyDelete
If you really want to send the Republican Party a message, then REALLY don't give them one red cent. Ever. Give it to another political party, or better, BUILD another political party with it, one that values liberal capitalism as much as you do. THAT message would be inescapable. And every red cent you contributed would serve to amplify your voice. With the Republicans, at best it would be a crap shoot.