Undeterred by what can only be described as a turbulent first month, Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele sent out a fundraising email on Thursday.
The Democrats' wrongheaded economic policies and their apparent lack of understanding for the pain hard working Americans are feeling is being handled with kid gloves by the liberal mainstream media. They refuse to hold President Obama and company accountable for their actions and words.

XXXX, I'm here to tell you Republicans will hold them accountable -- and I need your help today if we are to set the record straight.

The Republican National Committee is counting on your urgent support to help us get the facts out about the Democrats' economic agenda. This is the only way we can go around the liberal media filter and directly reach the American people.

Your secure online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 to the RNC today will provide the vital funds the RNC needs to highlight the truth about the Democrats' hypocrisy and facts about their radical plans to undermine the free enterprise system.

See the full email after the jump. I have a hard time believing Steele is going to rake in the dough after the Rush Limbaugh and abortion dust ups.
Dear XXXX,

President Obama recently compared the stock market plunge to the fluctuations in political polls - ignoring the fact that real people are losing real money when the market slides. And Senator Chuck Schumer said on the Senate Floor that the American people don't care about the "pork barrel" projects in the "stimulus" bill.
President Obama and Liberal Democrats in Congress don't seem to grasp the fact that since the Democrats took total control in Washington, the stock market has lost over 20% of its value. And over 50 million middle class Americans have lost a huge amount of their life savings.

The Democrats' wrongheaded economic policies and their apparent lack of understanding for the pain hard working Americans are feeling is being handled with kid gloves by the liberal mainstream media. They refuse to hold President Obama and company accountable for their actions and words.

XXXXX, I'm here to tell you Republicans will hold them accountable -- and I need your help today if we are to set the record straight.

The Republican National Committee is counting on your urgent support to help us get the facts out about the Democrats' economic agenda. This is the only way we can go around the liberal media filter and directly reach the American people.

Your secure online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 to the RNC today will provide the vital funds the RNC needs to highlight the truth about the Democrats' hypocrisy and facts about their radical plans to undermine the free enterprise system.

President Obama pledged to cut taxes -- not raise them -- cut them. It sure sounded good during the campaign. But the President's budget actually raises taxes by $1.4 TRILLION over the next 10 years. His proposed cap and trade emissions tax plan alone imposes $646 billion in new energy taxes that will be paid by every American household as the companies pass the cost onto consumers.

There's also the President's claim that his budgets will cut the deficit in half by 2013. This can only be achieved through smoke and mirrors accounting and assuming that the new programs passed in the $787 billion "stimulus" bill won't be renewed. The fact is that the President's tax hikes and spending boondoggles will increase the national debt by $23.1 TRILLION over the next ten years.

The liberal talking heads who act as Democrat mouthpieces won't give you the facts about Democrats' budgets that grow the size and scope of government at all levels, increase spending to record levels, foster the redistribution of wealth, and destroy the savings of millions of Americans.

XXXX, it's up to you and me to get the truth to the American people about President Obama and the Democrats' reckless and irresponsible, tax-and-spend agenda.

Please help the RNC spread the word about the Obama Democrats' broken promises and real designs for America by making a secure online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 right now. Thank you.

Sincerely,

Michael Steele
Chairman, Republican National Committee

P.S. XXXX, the liberal mainstream media won't hold the Democrats accountable for their budget busting, big government policies. So it's up to the RNC and our network of grassroots activists to do the job. Please help provide the funds the RNC needs to get the facts out about the Democrats' irresponsible agenda by making a secure online contribution of $1,000, $500, $100, $50 or $25 today. Thank you.