Thursday, November 26, 2015

What Will Be In Your Email On Friday?

As the gentle reader knows, Scott Walker showed his usual fiscal conservatism when he was running for president, running up a debt of $1 million in just seven weeks.  And that doesn't count the tens of thousands of dollars in credit card debt he has.

With Friday being Black Friday, and Walker being so deep in the hole, I can't help but wonder if we'll see another Grinch-styled fundraising email like we did two years ago, when he said people shouldn't buy their kids any Christmas presents and give him the money instead:
Walker's campaign sent out a fundraising email on Friday that really takes the cake (emphasis mine):

Instead of venturing into the cold this Black Friday, stay in and give your children a gift that will keep on giving.

This year, we are celebrating the Holiday Season with a Black Friday special that is better than any deal found in stores. Donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker get reelected and save your children from a future of double-digit tax increases and billion dollar budget deficits.

Instead of electronics or toys that will undoubtedly be outdated, broken, or lost by the next Holiday Season, help give your children the gift of a Wisconsin that we can all be proud of. Governor Walker is helping Wisconsin move forward to a future where your children and grandchildren can experience:
  • Economic Prosperity
  • Improved Schools
  • Freedom From Government Dependence
The Governor wants his sons to grow up in a Wisconsin as great as the one he grew up in. When asked why he never stopped fighting for Wisconsin during the Recall, Governor Walker says he has two reasons, his sons Matt and Alex.

With your help, Governor Walker is enacting reforms that are securing a strong state for the future of Wisconsin’s children. This Black Friday, donate $5, $10 or $25 to help Governor Walker win reelection so he can continue to help Wisconsin move forward.

A strong Wisconsin is the best gift you can give.


Taylor Palmisano
Friends of Scott Walker
Yes, you read that correctly.

Walker is telling people to not bother buying their children any Christmas presents. Instead, they should give the money that they would have spent on their children and give it to Walker's campaign.
Then again, I wouldn't put it past Walker to send his people out disguised as bell ringers to help raise money.

One thing for sure, we can't expect him to actually earn that money.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I remember that. I also remember thinking it was some kind of tongue in cheek posting from a satire site.
    No such luck, it was our very own governor telling parents to give him money instead of wasting it on gifts for their children. It takes a special kind of a self absorbed sociopath to even think about sending a message like that.