10/27/10

YES! We’ve Turned Failure Into Success for Election Next Tuesday!

As the director for day-to-day operations of the Tea Party Express, I am pleased to pass along to you some good news.

After 3 days of failing to meet our fund raising goals for constitutional candidates, you – our supporters, have stepped forward and we are rapidly making up ground with just 6 days left in this election campaign.

Our goal: to raise $1 MILLION so that we could push the best constitutional candidates in the country over the top to victory. We’d then win the House, and perhaps even the Senate.

We had failed – all of us. Originally, only 250 people responded to our request for help to reach the $1 million mark. Now an additional 1,200 people have responded so we are on track to meet our goal – if you our supporters keep stepping forward with more contributions.

This had been one of the greatest failures we here at the Tea Party Express have ever had in terms of raising money for a campaign push and this is the worst possible time for us to fail: just 1 WEEK out before Election Day.

We told you that we MUST do better. And so far you all are doing much better. But we can’t stop now, we’re still well short of our goal, but we’re making up ground rapidly each hour!!! Everyone can pitch in, and everyone can forward this email to all their friends, family members, colleagues etc… If EVERYONE pitches in and if those of you who can afford a more generous contribution can please do so, then we can reach this goal and help take our country back. The stakes couldn’t be higher and we cannot accept failure at this point. We simply can’t – our country’s future is on the line here.

We basically have a socialist in the White House who believes in the redistribution of wealth and government intervention and control over the lives of Americans. We can only stop him if we first take back Congress. But 1,200 people contributing – versus the hundreds of millions we’re up against from lobbyists, special interests and labor unions – that won’t cut it.

If every person reading this email can make a contribution today we will meet our goal. Some of you will be able to afford a more generous contribution of $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more up to the $5,000 allowed maximum contribution. This is it – our last chance to win these races. We are counting on you for your support.

Please support this effort by making a contribution online – HERE.

Again, to those of you who can contribute a larger amount of $250, $500, $1,000, $2,500 – or up to the maximum allowed contribution of $5,000 per individual (married couples can contribute $5,000 each for a total of $10,000) – please help us out. We’re running out of time in this campaign, and yet we still have so much to do.

We here at the Tea Party Express will pledge to work morning, noon and night through Election Day. We just need your support to help achieve a historic result!

Again to contribute online – JUST CLICK HERE.

If you prefer you can also mail in a contribution to our headquarters:

Tea Party Express
8795 Folsom Boulevard, Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95826-3720

10/27/10

Barry O, He Go: the Cargo Cult Presidency of Barack Obama

By: Zombie
Pajamas Media

The presidency of Barack Obama is a cargo cult. And Obama himself is the new John Frum.

But unlike traditional cargo cults, which persist despite decades of fruitless prophecies, the Barry O cult is disintegrating before our very eyes, as Hope and Change Airport — built entirely out of hollow bamboo and even hollower promises — has failed to attract the predicted heaven-sent magical prosperity.

John Frum, He Come

The title of this essay is a riff on John Frum, He Come, a now-classic book of popular anthropology which introduced the American public to the bizarre world of cargo cults in the South Pacific, especially on a small island called Tanna in what is now Vanuatu.

Shortly before WWII, a strange belief emerged on Tanna that a magically powerful American soldier appeared on the island bearing wondrous “cargo” — manufactured Western goods and packaged food, which he handed out as gifts. He called himself “John Frum,” but, after advising the villagers to return to their traditional rituals and customs, he just as quickly disappeared.

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