Republicans Offer To Stop Spamming – For A Price

At some point in the past, I provided my email address to a either the Republican Party or a Republican candidate. As a result, I receive regular email correspondence from the RNC. I don’t want to say that the party is maxing out my storage capacity, but they never let me forget that they NEED MY HELP. It seems that the Party has become aware that many people – even fans of the RNC – are getting tired of all this spam. So in an email from RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, entitled Do We Mail You Too Much, the party offers up this juicy deal:

If you’d like to receive less mail, join Grow Our Party Funds.

Recently, I sent you a message about Grow Our Party Funds, the RNC’s newest membership program, which gives you the chance to support our party with a small, automatic monthly contribution of $50, $25, $15, or whatever you can afford. If you join Grow Our Party Funds for $50, $25, or $15 today, I will make you this pledge: you will stop receiving mail from us, except for members-only thank you gifts, for however long you remain a Fund-holder.

Even if you don’t normally contribute online, please consider supporting Grow Our Party Funds with a monthly commitment of $50, $25, or $15. It’s the one contribution you’ll make that will build our party, direct more money to critical grassroots programs, and reduce mailbox clutter at the same time.

I can’t imagine that any legit business in America would have the gall to send this “offer”. Is it really good politics for the RNC?

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3 Responses

  1. Eric Goldman says:

    Isn’t this the Coase Theorem in action? You can pay them to stop annoying you. Eric.

  2. Paul Gowder says:

    WOW. That’s amazing.

    Of course, there’s an easy solution. Someone out there in the blogosphere must have Ken Mehlman’s personal e-mail address, or phone number.

    Post it! Then charge HIM to take it down after the thousands of irate phone calls come in.

  3. Scott Moss says:

    Just a small regular payment to a fraternal organization so it will stop inflicting costs on you — quite effective, though too reminiscent of the Corleones for my taste….