I first read about this over at Bob Cesca’s Awesome Blog! Go! and was pretty stunned. Seems they held a Republican strategy meeting at which a 72-page presentation was given that laid out their electoral strategy for the remainder of the year until midterms. What tactics will they use? Fear of Democrats of course!
Seems some doofus left a copy of the presentation in the hotel which was then quickly dispatched (sold?) to Politico who picked it up and shed some light on it. Their headline is “RNC document mocks donors, plays on fear'”
The images and languages, while not surprising, are still pretty shocking. The fact that they are so out front in their plans to make Americans fear the president and fear Democrats in general should be a clear indication to everyone that they have no ideas.
Well, the Democratic National Committee quickly picked up on this. I got a fundraising email last night with this image directly from the presentation.
Yesterday, reporters exposed a confidential Republican National Committee fundraising proposal, uncovering their plan to run “an aggressive campaign capitalizing on ‘fear’ of President Barack Obama and a promise to ‘save the country from trending toward socialism.'”
The memo even included grotesque caricatures of Democratic leaders — including Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Cruella De Vil and President Obama as the Joker from Batman.
This is the GOP we’re now up against: Desperate, shameless, and willing to deceptively play on the worst emotions of people to tear down the President.
We’re ready to go toe-to-toe with the GOP. We’ll prove that this kind of politics is no match for real grassroots strength and a commitment to making America better — but we need your help. Please donate $5 or more today to help us fight back.
This past week has brought a barrage of outrageous news about Republican tactics.
Politico is reporting that the same memo outlining their “fear” strategy indicated that the RNC is cynically seeking to further weaken campaign finance reform to up their cash intake.
And National Journal, a Capitol Hill newspaper, found that Republicans are launching robocalls around the country calling health reform “dangerous.” These calls are designed to poison the debate around health care at a critical moment — and are happening right as they hit up insurance company executives for huge contributions.
And to top it off, they’re holding an upcoming fundraiser at a compound run by the controversial military contractor formerly known as Blackwater.
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This is exactly the type of thing they need to be doing: jumping on these outrageous things, getting them out in front of the country (particularly their supporters) and using it to raise awareness and money.
Well done, Democrats. More please.
I’m just sayin’…