Thursday, January 25, 2007

Letter to Senator Smith

I have gone here to sign a pledge that states
"If the United States Senate passes a resolution, non-binding or otherwise, that criticizes the commitment of additional troops to Iraq that General Petraeus has asked for and that the president has pledged, and if the Senate does so after the testimony of General Petraeus on January 23 that such a resolution will be an encouragement to the enemy, I will not contribute to any Republican senator who voted for the resolution. Further, if any Republican senator who votes for such a resolution is a candidate for re-election in 2008, I will not contribute to the National Republican Senatorial Committee unless the Chairman of that Committee, Senator Ensign, commits in writing that none of the funds of the NRSC will go to support the re-election of any senator supporting the non-binding resolution."

I have also sent him this email-
Dear Senator Smith

I have always supported you and voted for you, but sadly it appears that is about to come to an end.

If you continue to support the WARNER RESOLUTION (or any other similar resolution) I will not only vote FOR any challenger of yours in your next primary election, I will also donate as much money as I can afford up to the legal limit. I will also vote for your opposition in the general election if you manage to secure the party nomination.

In addition, I will no longer support the NRSC if it chooses to give you money.

Approximately 12,000 people in 24 hours have sighned a pledge saying as much at .

Republicans did not lose the '06 elections because of their support of the war, they lost because the republican base got tired of voting for people who have abandoned their party's principles. Judicial nominees, government spending, Social Security reform, illegal immigration..... You failed to lead, and you lost your majority. You are not going to get it back by moving further and further away from the base's core beliefs.

Gary Carpenter

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