GOP Chairman McDonald wants your money -- and you can play golf, too!

The state Republican Party has no money or respect, but it overflows with chutzpah.

How else to explain Chairman Michael McDonald's remarkable attempt to raise money through a golf tournament next week asking for up to $10,000 in sponsorships and touting a gushing, airbrushed bio of himself?

The Inaugural Chairman's Cup Golf Tournament looks like a parody, but it's real. Why?


And how clever is this:

"President Obama has played more than 160 rounds of golf since he's been in office.  Now it's your turn on the Links!  Join us for the Annual Chairman's Cup Golf Tournament on May 1st, 2014 at Badlands Golf Course. " 

There's more:

"Chairman McDonald and the Nevada Republican Party need your generous support to take on the Democrats and uphold the Constitution in the coming years. Your support will also fuel the NRP''s fight to hold the 2016 Republican National Convention in Nevada, which will bring millions in revenue to the Silver State."

If you don't play golf and give money, I, too, fear for the Constitution.

McDonald is offering sponsorships -- "a fun way to market your business" -- starting at $250 and going all the way to $10,000.

My favorite part, though, is the McDonald bio page, which makes the ex-city councilman out to be a demigod, with a storied career and only omits minor events like being found guilty of violating ethics laws and being probed by the FBI.

And the piece de resistance:

Portions of the Republican Party have been gravely wounded in these last months.  With your help, our new Chairman is able to tend to these wounds, heal them and make our party healthy again very qickly (sic). Our Chairman is a leader that is willing and able to roll up his sleeves and get the Republican Party back at the top of its game. That person is … Michael McDonald.

The limits of self-parody have now been reached.

UPDATE: Yes, as a couple of folks have pointed out, I should have included that McDonald came into elective office thanks to -- wait for it -- a golf tournament held by the incumbent. Then he showed off his ethics, and now that ex-councilman is his business partner. My, my.