Arizona Republicans Paying For People To Join Party
The Arizona Republican Party is spending $10 for every person GOP organizations and paid strategists recruit to join the party.
So far this year, the GOP has doled out more than $300,000 to register nearly 22,000 new members, said party chairman Matt Salmon. Republicans are trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, as well as defend a U.S. Senate seat held by Jon Kyl.
“Had we not done this, I really think we would have been overtaken by the Democrats,” Salmon told the East Valley Tribune, referring to state registration numbers that show about 150,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats.
There's confidence in your party platform, huh?
Who knows, maybe the national GOP will do the same. This is, after all, an era of fiscally unconservative Republicans -- who knows how desperate the GOP will get to overcome polls that suggest an increasing number of Americans disagree with Republican positions.
How bad would it be to add several billion dollars more to the national debt? How hard would it be for the Ken Mehlmans of the world to spin "Democracy Dollars," or some other Luntzian creation, to add to the rolls of registered Republicans?