In less than 72 hours the Democratic Party has gone from 'thrilled' about Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) entry into the 2012 presidential race as Mitt Romney's running mate to 'disturbed.'

A "disturbing report" sent out by the Democratic Congressional Committee (DCCC) acknowledges that House Budget Committee Chairman has excited conservatives, with 15,000 people attending the Romney-Ryan 2012 rally last night in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin.

"There’s no spinning that number. It’s a LOT of people, and the Republican base in energized," the email reads. "Listen to what one Republican supporter said about Paul Ryan: 'I love him...He’s going to excite the Tea Party and get them on board…' "

The Democratic Party has clearly moved on from 'denial' to 'pain' in the seven stages of Paul Ryan grief.

While the whole fundraising email is nearly too good to be true, here is my favorite line:

"And that’s not all. Since the VP announcement, Romney’s campaign has brought in over 70,000 donations from his Tea Party base."

The party that has repeatedly accused Mitt Romney of besting them in fundraising because of his 'big money donors' openly acknowledges that Romney collected the bulk of his donations last weekend from average Americans, not conservative billionaires like the oft attacked Koch brothers.

Remember this email when the Democrats start boo-hooing at the end of the month about how they're going to get outspent this election because of the corporate and Koch money that's supposedly being funneled to Romney.


See the full text of the email below.