Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA) seems to suffer from some kind of depression--at least, if her daily fundraising emails are any indication. At least once daily, those unfortunate enough to be on Brownley's email list receive frantic appeals for money, with emotionally desperate messages. On Tuesday evening alone, Brownley sent me three emails: the first cried "RE: BAD news:"; the second shouted "WOOHOO!!!"; the last merely said "I wish."
Democrats are sending similar emails, often appearing to be from President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and so on, warning of doom and defeat at the polls. "It's over. It's done. We have no ideas left," laments an email from the Demcoratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). Republican emails, in contrast, are far more sedate, pleading for money in comparatively normal terms.