This was a wasteful and questionable use of our tax dollars.
First of all, I am not in his district. My Congresswoman is the energetic and proudly progressive Gwen Moore. I wonder how many other people got his mailer from his office who aren't represented by him.
The first page of the mailer is in letter form, wherein he complains that providing health care for the most needy is downright unAmerican and that the best thing is to get an activist judge to rule it unconstitutional. The bottom of the page is a promotion of his Facebook page, his YouTube videos and a chance to sign up for his e-newsletter.
The second page is a long blathering of how bad immigration is. Page Three is a list of his town hall meetings.
The back page is a list of survey questions that are so partisan that it seems to be almost a campaign flier. Here's an example:
8) What is the greatest domestic threat facing the United States today?One would think that the fact that it's called global warming would indicated that it is not just a domestic issue.
a) Wasteful government spending e) Domestic terrorism
b) Economic instability f) Global Warning
c) Rising debt/deficit g) Other
d) Illegal immigration
The other questions also sound like a pop quiz given by (or for) a talk radio host.
It is a rather silly and blatantly politically orientated flier, especially considering that the tax payers had to shell out for it.
One of my conservative friends (yes, I have some), Dean Mundy, wrote a few days ago about the fact that Sensenbrenner has an opponent in Todd Kolosso. Dean found it amusing that Kolosso was raising the issue of Sensenbrenner's stock holdings:
I don’t want to tell Democrats how to campaign, but the last few challengers have tried to nail Sensenbrenner because of his stock holdings and it hasn’t taken.
Come to think of it, pretty much any thing any challenger has thrown at him has managed to unseat him.
I don't think it's an issue of what the Democrats, or any other challenger, has tried to use against Sensenbrenner. I think it says much more about the people that have kept voting him in all these years, and how much they tolerate.