We like to cover direct mail here (see here and here for examples) because it offers a look at politicians and organizations saying things that they sometimes might not want to say in public. Today's mail delivery brought three mailings (two sent by a FutureOfCapitalism.com reader-participant-watchdog).
*From the National Rifle Association of America, a letter declaring, "Your constitutional right to own a gun is under attack by hundreds of anti-gun politicians, global gun ban diplomats at the U.N., militant anti-hunting extremists, radical billionaires and the freedom-hating Hollywood elite." "Hollywood elite" seems to be a winning phrase in right-wing direct mail; Senator Hatch uses it, too. I can never figure out whether they mean Ronald Reagan or Arnold Schwarzenegger.
*From the Democratic Governors Association, a letter from political consultant James Carville, claiming, "Democrats are poised to seize governorships in states like California, Florida, Arizona, and even Texas....Think what it could mean to have a Democratic governor in Texas who would actually draw constitutional districts! I'll tell you what it could mean: it could mean as many as 10 new seats for Texas Democrats in the U.S. House."
*From Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, a Democrat of New York, a mailing "prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense," claiming, falsely, that ObamaCare "Puts our budget and economy on a more stable path by reducing the deficit by more than $100 billion over the next 10 years — and more than $1 trillion over the second decade. This will be accomplished by cutting government overspending and reining in waste, fraud, and abuse." The same mailing claims that for seniors, ObamaCare "Does not cut any Medicare benefits."