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Kerry Feeling Left Out at Conservative Confab

Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) is disappointed he didn’t get invited to the Conservative Political Action Conference, which kicked off today in Washington, D.C.

With important people such as conservative columnist Ann Coulter, Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman and Vice President Cheney on the guest list — he’s feeling a little left out.

Attempting to take advantage of the situation, Kerry has decided to raise party funds.

In a letter to supporters, Kerry attacked what he called the "incompetence, corruption and failures" of "Republican and right-wing activists."

"While they plot strategy," he said, referring to CPAC, "here’s what we’re going to do: raise the money we need to break their grip on power and drive them from office."

With his flair for the dramatic, Kerry made sure to set the scene for his supporters.

"Soon a parade of Bush administration and Republican Party leaders will trek over to kiss the rings of the right-wing political operatives who work so hard to push the reckless Bush agenda through Congress — and of the right-wing agitators that stop at nothing to keep Bush-backing candidates in power."

In closing, Kerry tacked on all the inspiration he could muster and said, "Today, I want to remind you that, when it comes to the 2006 elections, we can’t afford to lose. If we want to break their grip on power, winning is the only option."

Kerry’s letter to constituents is pasted below:


You’re Not Invited!

Februrary 8, 2006

Dear Friend,

Dick Cheney will be there. So will Rick Santorum…Phyllis Schlafly…Newt Gingrich…Ann Coulter…Republican Party Chairman Ken Mehlman…and Grover Norquist, a figure at the center of the Jack Abramoff Republican lobbying scandal.

Tomorrow, at 9:30 a.m., the gavel will drop on CPAC 2006 – the Conservative Political Action Conference. Soon a parade of Bush administration and Republican Party leaders will trek over to kiss the rings of the right-wing political operatives who work so hard to push the reckless Bush agenda through Congress — and of the right-wing agitators that stop at nothing to keep Bush-backing candidates in power.

They’ve got a lot to talk about. Because from excusing the incompetence of the Katrina response…to denying the illegality of warrantless domestic spying…to condoning the corruption of the DeLay/Abramoff wing of the GOP…to disguising Bush policy failures on everything from Iraq to Social Security to the botched prescription drug program…

…Republican and right-wing activists have been getting a lot of practice trying to hide their incompetence, corruption and failures from the American people.

While they plot strategy, here’s what we’re going to do: raise the money we need to break their grip on power and drive them from office.

Contribute Today to Break Their Grip on Power

Our Break Their Grip on Power campaign will mobilize our grassroots network and deliver a forceful message in neighborhoods across America.

We will use newspaper ads, radio ads and grassroots "spread the message" initiatives to define the issues of 2006 and defend Democrats who tell the truth about the real needs of the American people.

We’ll break their grip on power by changing the course of close campaigns at a moment’s notice acting — three million people strong — to deliver unprecedented levels of grassroots help to support our candidates.

We’ll break their grip on power by pulling our candidates through to victory with our Fight Back Fund springing into action whenever one of our candidates comes under attack.

And, as Election Day approaches, we’ll break their grip on power by getting out the vote for change by using the full power of the Internet to drive Democratic and independent voters to the polls — bringing to our side even many lifelong Republicans who feel betrayed by a Republican Party that long ago lost its moorings.

Contribute Today to Break Their Grip on Power

When I joined courageous Democrats in the filibuster against the Alito nomination, I told you it was important to stand up for what we believe in, win or lose. Today, I want to remind you that, when it comes to the 2006 elections, we can’t afford to lose. If we want to break their grip on power, winning is the only option.

Let’s get it done, starting today and never turning back until the last vote is counted 270 days from now.

Sincerely,
John Kerry

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Miss Sellers is the assistant online editor of HumanEvents.com. E-mail her at isellers@eaglepub.com.

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