Does anyone have a copy of the GOP "Census Imitating" letter?

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  1. Toronado3800
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    I have to see it before tomorrow when my hippie co-workers are bashing my nazi co-workers with this GOP secret mailing thing the Associated Press is bringing up.


    GOP sends letter appearing to be from census bureau


     
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    http://www.politico.com/static/PPM143_100122_congressional_district_census2.html

    In this census year, the conservative writer Ira Stoll objects both to the style and parts of the substance:

    It's problematic for three reasons. First, it uses the word "census" repeatedly to convey the false impression that it is a government document. "DO NOT DESTROY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT," the envelope says. Inside, the letterhead says "2010 Congressional District Census" and includes a survey with faux-official language like "Census Tracking Code" and "Census Certification and Reply" and "Census Document." The text of the letter includes a sentence that says "And when you send back your completed Census, I urge you to also demonstrate your commitment to the Republican Party by including a generous donation of $25, $50, $100, $250 -- or even $500." All this could easily dupe an unsuspecting target into thinking, incorrectly, that it was part of the real 2010 government census.

    UPDATE: A knowledgeable Republican operative emails: "Of course duping people is the point...that's one of the reasons why it works so well. The others: low per piece cost -- they drop hundreds of thousands of pieces at a time, and will likely mail millions this year. And incredible targeting."

    http://www.futureofcapitalism.com/2010/01/republicans-fundraise-using-census-deception
     
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    Par for the course for Republicans.
     
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    I received one of these in the mail but like all the other junk mail, I tossed it in the trash.
     
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    Oldersters will be less likely to trash it.....

    The RNC. Preying or praying?
     
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    I can see how it might confuse some.
     
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    mine is laying on the kitchen table.. I paid no attention to it,, but I will now. I remember my husband walked into the bedroon and said.. "we got that census thingy in the mail but I'm not telling them anything except how many of us live here." I just went. :lol:
     
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    I'm going to keep mine until the Federal Census arrives.. I'm betting there isn't even a miniscule resemblance
     
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    This from the people who were calling for people not to fill out the REAL census?

    jeezus, this stuff is too unbelievable to be good fiction.
     
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