Excuse me for being redundant in the title….
The DNC released a statement this week that they had collected 642,000 signatures of pledges from across the country in support of Obama’s massive budget.
The official DNC release read, “Supporters of President Obama’s budget to hand deliver 642,000 pledges….” CNN and the Huffington Post reported the DNC’s claim. But the truth is somewhat more complicated.
The president’s e-mail list of 13-million resulted in just 114,000 individual pledges — a response rate of less than 1 percent. Party workers secured another 100,000 signatures by hitting the streets. The DNC arrived at its 642,000 figure by making three photocopies of each petition so that every signer’s senators and representative could get one.
Doncha just hate it when ya get caught?????