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Barney Frank: End 'Tea Party nightmare'

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The political fundraising frenzy has entered the extreme stage this weekend as an 11th hour deadline looms, with retiring Rep. Barney Frank labeling the Tea Party a "national nightmare" that needs to be eliminated and former President Clinton issuing a virtual disaster proclamation of what GOP rule would bring to the nation.

In an email to Democrats, Frank blamed the nation's ills on the Tea Party that sent members to Washington in 2010 when voters expressed displeasure with one-party, Democratic rule.

"This is our chance to end the national nightmare of Tea Party Republican rule," he wrote.

Clinton in his email listed the dangers of giving the keys to the White House and Capitol Hill to Republicans.

"They want to cut the budget in a radical way, decimating programs that help the middle class, poor children, seniors, and those in science and technology that will create the good jobs of the future," he said.

Read the emails for yourself.

From Frank:

Paul --

If the Republicans win the House again in November, they aren't going to come back to Washington, have a change of heart, and play nice with President Obama.

The only way to stop these extremists is to defeat them in November.

There are just 24 hours until the most important fundraising deadline of the election. The DCCC must raise $240,000 more before tomorrow's midnight deadline to wage a winning campaign for a Democratic House.

Donate $3 or more before the FEC fundraising deadline to send these Republican extremists packing and elect a Democratic majority for President Obama.

This is our chance to end the national nightmare of Tea Party Republican rule.

Donate $3 or whatever you can today: http://dccc.org/24-Hours

Thanks,

Barney Frank

From Clinton:

Friend --

They want to cut taxes for high-income Americans while the middle class shoulders the burden.

They want to let Wall Street write its own rules again, and remove the financial regulations President Obama has put in place to prevent another crash.

They want to cut the budget in a radical way, decimating programs that help the middle class, poor children, seniors, and those in science and technology that will create the good jobs of the future.

They want to turn Medicare into a risky voucher program that could actually raise costs for seniors by as much as $6,400 per year.

This week, both campaigns -- Mitt Romney's and President Obama's -- face the biggest fundraising deadline yet.

If we want President Obama in that White House for another four years, we can't take anything for granted, especially critical moments like this.

Donate $5 or more today, and let's bring this home for President Obama and Democrats across the country:

https://my.democrats.org/Fall-Deadline

Thanks,

Bill Clinton

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