We Got Another Census

This was in our mailbox yesterday:

Looking at it at first glace, two things stand out:

The first thought that went through our mind was that we already filled out the U.S. Census, but upon further inspection (the “SPECIAL NOTICE” section), it turns out it’s just something sent out to Republican or potential Republican voters, which is interesting, because WifeGeeding has informed me that she’s a Democrat, after all she chose not to have a child until W was out of office¹.

And of course, when we open it up, it’s all sorts of questions the GOP wants to ask and a request to send money.

But when you actually open it up, you see something in the upper right hand corner that can mislead someone into thinking that it’s the U.S. Census, and sure enough, some folks are upset about it.  At least one GOP lawmaker isn’t happy with this mailing.

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¹OK, that whole “until W was out of office” part isn’t true, just an attempt at humor.

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5 Responses to We Got Another Census

  1. Don says:

    We got one of these in the mail as well. I thought it was extremely shady of them to try to add credibility and increase response by piggybacking on the real census, which actually is an official document that must be returned. Not cool.

  2. Dude says:

    We just re-fi'd our house about two months ago and there has been a steady flow of unsolicited mail to the house from all sorts of insurance/finance companies that go through the public rolls looking for potential clients. The mail they send is just as official looking and just as shady (IMHO).

  3. Rev. Hart says:

    It's good to know that I know TWO Texas Democrats! 🙂

    Man, this false census seems eeevil. I hate political stuff like this. It assumes that the electorate is a) stupid and b) a collection of pawns manipulatable for the party's own power ambitions. Democratic political strategists do this too, of course. Yuck!

  4. dan says:

    If you have some time while watching television or sitting in a waiting room and it''s actually a Republican organization seeking trend data, maybe you should just fill it with the "appropriate" answers. If enough people in these shotgun surveys filled out the loaded questions "properly", it might skew someone's expected trend data in the opposite direction.

  5. Sharon says:

    " biggiefy" lol, ha-ha. I love that

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