Monday, May 08, 2006

'06 Election Republican Strategy: Scare Tactics and Fear

Rove Is Using Threat of Loss to Stir Republicans heh, So Republicans's new strategy to "win" in 2006, to keep their seats and their power, is to threaten and scare Americans. That's as good as they can do. All their other policies have failed or don't have any traction among Americans. Perhaps America is wisening up. All that Rove has left is scare tactics. Take for example this letter by Elizabeth Dole:

The head of the Senate Republican committee paints a dire picture of Democratic congressional control, warning that the opposition party would "put the war on terrorism on the back-burner" and maybe even impeach President Bush. In a fundraising appeal this week, Sen. Elizabeth Dole, R-N.C., asks for immediate financial help "to prevent the most left-wing Democrat Party in history from seizing control of the United States Senate" in the November elections. Democrats dismissed the letter as hyperbole. "Senate Republicans are in panic mode, making accusations that are so hysterical they're actually making the case for electing more Democrats to the Senate," said Phil Singer, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Senate Democrats have maintained a 2-to-1 advantage over Dole's campaign committee in money raised for the midterm contests. Senate Democrats have $32.1 million cash on hand and the National Republican Senatorial Committee has $16.5 million, according to the most recent filings. In the fundraising letter, Dole rails against liberal Democrats in the Senate and warns that if they prevail, "our worst fears" will be realized. She argues that empowered Democrats would "increase your taxes, call for endless investigations, congressional censure and maybe even impeachment of President Bush, put the war on terrorism on the back-burner" and "Take over the White House in 2008!" She assured the recipients of the fundraising letter that she was working around the clock "to help our country avoid this disaster."
What are Republicans afraid of? If they are truly standing on correct principles, what are they afraid of? Did not John say:
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love."


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