You will rarely ever see us give the Democrats “ink” on the pages of Sonoran Alliance but I thought it might be a good lesson to show how Arizona Democrats are using talking points handed down by the DNC to raise money and dramatically adjust their messaging. Here is their latest message from their fear-spreading leader. You will see how Democrats are going to make the Tea Party the enemy in 2012:
- Associate Republicans in Congress to the Tea Party
- Make the Tea Party Movement look unreasonable
- Make the Tea Party Movement appear obsessed with frivolous obsessions
- Associate the Tea Party with Russell Pearce
- Make Russell Pearce the new bogeyman
- Present Arizona children as victims of Republican policy via education, health care
- Refer to congressional Republicans as hostage takers and extremists
Next year’s election is already shaping up to be an incredible opportunity for Democrats.
New polls every week show that Americans are tired of the Tea Party Congress and its inability to lead.
I’m confident we can win critical races throughout the state – but not without a fight.
Last year was bruising — here in Arizona and all over America.
The truth is, last year we were playing defense when we should have been on the offense.
This election is going to be different – we have nothing to be scared of. The Russell Pearce Republicans are stuffing more kids in each classroom and kicking kids off healthcare. They’ve wasted time on Tea Party license plates and hunting for President Obama’s birth certificate, but haven’t lifted a finger to help create jobs.
Believe it or not, the Tea Party Congress in Washington is even worse. These politicans held our economy hostage in order to advance their extreme agenda.
We know most Arizonans are with us on the issues, but we can’t win without a strong grassroots organization to support our candidates.
As chair, I’ve seen the incredible work that our dedicated volunteers, field organizers and country organizations do.
We are now working together like never before to fund voter registration drives, candidate trainings and vote-by-mail programs.
But you and I know these programs are expensive. I need your help to fund the early work that will allow us to win next year.
The Arizona Democratic Party has launched a monthly giving program, DEM-AZ. This exclusive group of supporters is directly funding our grassroots organization. Every dime that we raise through this program is invested right back into voter registration, training volunteers and contacting voters on the phone and at their door.
DEM-AZ members have committed to donate $20 per month to make sure Democrats have the organization we need to reelect President Obama, win a U.S. Senate race, take back critical House seats, and make historic gains at the state Legislature.
Timing is critical on this – we can fight hard next year, but if we don’t build the organization we need now, we aren’t going to be able to get past the finish line. Having strong county organizations, well-trained volunteers and more voters is critical to our success.
We’ve set an ambitious goal of signing up 50 new members to DEM-AZ this month. I hope we can count on you to be one of those new members.
Click here to sign up and become one of the DEM-AZ members who have committed to building the organization we need to win in 2012.
Thank you for your continued help and support.
Chair, Arizona Democratic Party