Realistic new Democrat fundraising methodAmong the many things to be seen at last weekend's Rogersville Heritage Days were some people engaged in a rather unique political fundraiser. Nicole was who pointed it out to me, and when I first saw it I thought it was a sad sight indeed.
Here we see some folks gathered outside what passes for the Hawkins County Democrat Headquarters. When we saw what they were doing to bring people to them, at first we really thought "man, the Democrats must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel-that's so pitiful, they can't attract people any other way." A closer look changed my mind about this unique way to raise money.
The Democrats were soliciting one dollar donations in return for the use of the commode in their building. Note that the chili hot dog isn't the first thing on the sign, neither is the bottled water or the chocolate. Instead, the first thing we see is the restroom. I initially found this idea quite abhorrent, because what if someone passed by and had a restroom emergency? Would the Democrats really beg a buck from him or her?
Upon pondering the matter further, however, both Nicole and myself came to the conclusion that this was a very unique way to raise money, and is actually the perfect way to represent the Democratic Party. What better way to give people a taste of how their donations may help Tennessee Democrats.
Indeed, it is to the crapper that Speaker Jimmy Naifeh and his minions in the Tennessee House of Representatives would slowly be taking this State if left unchecked by a stronger Republican presence in the Legislature. Down the toilet is where Governor Phil Bredesen and Revenue Commissioner Reagan Farr are taking our freedoms and civil liberties while manning the State's borders to stop travelers who buy a carton of cigarettes. Flushed into the sewer is what is happening to the State surplus since tobacco tax revenues are not meeting the Governor's projections to fund education (as Republicans said they would not). In the tank is where our money is going so that the Democrats can find a new excuse for an income tax.
What a powerful new fundraiser! It shows people exactly where their dollars are going.