An analysis of a month’s worth of Democratic Party fundraising emails shows that Democratic National Committee leaders believe contributors fear Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Rand Paul and Sen. Marco Rubio more than any other Republican presidential candidates (or potential candidates).
The emails from Democrats.org obtained by The Daily Caller show the red-tinted, vaguely satanic faces of Cruz, Paul and Rubio a total of seven times each.
“KEEP THESE GUYS OUT OF THIS HOUSE,” blares a typical email dated April 30. The red-tinted faces are juxtaposed with an overly whitened, almost angelic-looking image of the White House. “SO CHIP IN $10 OR MORE RIGHT NOW.”
Under a massive, red “OK” button, the email helpfully reminds recipients: “If you’ve saved your payment information, your donation will go through immediately.”
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush comes in a close second in image popularity in Democratic National Committee emails. The emails have featured Bush’s face six times — just once fewer than the winning trio of Cruz, Rand and Rubio.
The DNC emails often tie Bush rhetorically to his brother George W. Bush’s foreign policy.
The Democrats have also used the face of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker five times in the last month to raise Internet cash.
The mugs of a host of other Republicans are also raising new Democratic cash.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have each garnered four images.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been shown three times.
Portraits of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former business executive Carly Fiorina and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson have each been featured once in Democratic emails to constituents.
Under various guises (including “DNC 2016,” “DNC War Room,” “DNC Polling Update” and “2016 DNC Factivists”), Democrats.org has been spewing forth fundraising emails on an almost daily basis throughout the last month.
Most exhibit some combination of fear, rage and appreciation for early twentieth-century European war propaganda.
“BREAKING: GOP officially endorses discrimination” exclaimed one dated May 15.”
An April 23 email urged: “Add your name to keep these guys away from the White House.”
Not all Democratic National Committee emails evince the smell of fear, though. For example, no fewer than five emails have tried to raise money by promoting Mother’s Day and by featuring various paeans to first lady Michelle Obama, who is raising two teenage daughters.
The Democratic Party raised $450,776,626 for the 2014 midterm elections, which is a bit more than the entire annual gross-domestic product of Austria.