This email has been making it’s way around the Teaparty members and their websites.
Americans, every one of us, deserve governors who will fight for the middle class — not self-serving politicians who kowtow to special interests whose political hero is Sarah Palin. But that’s exactly what the GOP’s Tea Party-obsessed candidates are doing.
Tell these obstructionists to stop playing politics with people’s lives. Click here to sign our petition: voice your outrage at the GOP’s destructive pursuit of power and support President Obama’s brave and historic efforts to put our nation back on the right track.
President Obama is facing the greatest challenges of our age, not to mention a monumental mess left behind by eight years of Republican rule. And yet he’s accomplished more than any first-year president in recent history. But, as they’ve done continuously since being booted from power, Republicans are fighting to steer us back to the failed policies and fear tactics of the Bush-Cheney-Rove era.
With 37 governorships, 36 Senate seats, and the entire U.S. House up for election in just nine months , Republicans are going to the lowest lows — lying, cheating, smearing — to destroy the achievements we’ve fought so hard for. And you can bet they have no plans to stop.
Tell the Party of No that we won’t let them drive our country into the ground once again — sign the DGA’s petition and let the GOP know you’re behind President Obama’s progressive solutions, not Tea Party Republicans’ shameful and dangerous political games.
Then, in support of President Obama, forward this to every friend and relative you can. Each voice added to yours and mine will build the power of our message and create a potent antidote to the Tea Party’s hate-filled political hysteria.
Because as loud as they yell, with enough voices of our own I know we can prevail. Help us spread this message. America deserves better than the GOP’s callous political games. America deserves solutions.
Thank you for standing with us,
Democratic Governors Association
P.S. Add your voice to ours and tell power-hungry Tea Party Republicans bent on destroying our progressive agenda that you’re standing with President Obama as he forges a better future for America. Then show even more support for the President by forwarding this message to everyone you know and help this message grow even more powerful.
Editors Note- Colleen it is unprofessional to use the term TEABAGGER. Also alot of Americans do not agree with ” our progressive agenda”. That’s the reason why you and your organization are out of touch. Stop trying to ram a “progressive agenda” down our throats. More importantly thank you for putting in writing the words “Obama’s progressive agenda”. That is gold! You are awesome! Keep up the good work! Your so awesome I’m gonna let America know how great you are!
The email was written by Colleen Turrentine. She was formerly National Finance Director at Bill Richardson for President. She currently is the National Finance Director at Democratic Governors Association. Colleen is located in Washington D.C.
Here is her LinkedIn page-http://www.linkedin.com/pub/colleen-turrentine/7/858/276
She was known as Colleen McCarthy until 2006 when she married Daniel Calhoon Turrentine a political fundraising consultant. Mr.Turrentine is best known as the national finance director in Washington for Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton up until 2006. A couple made in political heaven! I wonder if she got Teabagged on her honeymoon? Anyway I digress…
Here is a link for the wedding infohttp://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9501E4D7143EF93AA25752C1A9609C8B63and the funny part is his father is the chief legal officer and secretary of the board of Special Olympics Inc. in Washington. Must make meeting with Rahm Emanuel quite awkward.
Now back to good old Colleen. This is the announcement of her becoming the DGA fundraising. The link also shows her past connections to all Democratic work particularly in my home state of New York and New Jersey. It appears she got her start for Sen. Mark Clayton (D) of Minnesota.
Her is the link to that-http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Colleen+Turrentine+has+become+the+new…
Colleen oversees all fundraising operations for the Democratic Governors Association. In 2008 she doanted $300 to the Democrats.
Here is a link to some documents about the DGA 2009 conference. The interesting thing is it’s held in Saratoga, New York and ends with a day at the Racetrack for all attendees. If you scroll down you can see ALL the corporations that sent people to this Governor’s conference. From Microsoft to Yum Brands I guess business as usual in Washington.
Now we get to the DGA- Ironically out of all the people in America to hold the position of Executive Director of the Democratic Governors Association the only one qualified was good old Democrat soldier Tom Daschle’s son Nathan Daschle. I love nepotism! More about him and his connection to the people who hate the Teaparty.
Here is the link-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nathan-daschle
For the DGA 2010 election cycle their top contributors are-
1 Painters & Allied Trades Union $500,000
2 American Fedn of St/Cnty/Munic Employees $450,000
3 SEIU Political Education & Action Fund $300,000
4 Teamsters Union $250,000
5 US Cellular $224,249
6 Motorola Inc $205,000
7 National Education Assn $200,000
7 Bls Investments $200,000
7 Laborers Union $200,000
10 Novartis Corp $150,000
10 Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union $150,000
10 Bnsf Railway $150,000
13 Centene Corp $146,500
14 Chickasaw Nation $133,951
15 Blank Rome LLP $125,000
15 Travelers Indemnity $125,000
17 AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals $120,000
18 Southern Co Services $110,000
19 Crawford Law Firm $105,420
20 Eli Lilly & Co $101,500
Here is the link-
Who they spent some of the money on
Top 5 Vendors
|Common Sense Va||$2,954,500|
|Mid Atlantic Leadership Fund||$1,450,000|
|Deeds For Virginia||$500,000|
The link for that info is-
Finally I highlighted the 3 contributors in the top 5 for the DGA because they are the same 3 contributors who helped fund the “Stoptheteaparty” website which is talked about on this site under yesterdays post.
We will be seeing more of Mr.Nathan Daschle and his games to stop the Teaparty as Nathan has also served in the legislative affairs office of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The same group that is funding the “Stoptheteaparty” website. I have to admit this political stuff is FUN!!!!
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