January 24, 2006

BATTLE OF THE INDEX CARDS:

Dems In '06 Need To Face The Facts (Dick Meyer, Jan. 24, 2006, CBS News)

The 2006 GOP/Rove platform can easily be put on an index card, if not a Post-it note. It reads something like this: we are at war against foreign terrorists who want to kill you and your society and we'll do what it takes to stop it and the Democrats won't; we will cut your taxes and give you money and Democrats won't. Every Republican candidate in the country can spit that one out.

The controversy over domestic surveillance without warrants illustrates the efficient, black and white clarity of the Rovian message. Rove said, "Let me be as clear as I can: President Bush believes if al Qaeda is calling somebody in America, it is in our national security interest to know who they're calling and why. Some important Democrats clearly disagree."

Please draft a two sentence response that will work in a TV ad; my guess is it will sound as convoluted as John Kerry explaining why his vote for war was a vote against war.

Democrats thought the domestic surveillance revelations were a boon; if that were the case, why would the administration be devoting this week to a public campaign to trumpet the issue? Simple: because they think they have the gut punch: we'll protect you, they won't.


In the sixth year of the Bush presidency the Democrats have produced the following message and enunciated it at every chance they've been given: George W. Bush hates terrorists and taxes and we hate George W. Bush.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 24, 2006 4:57 PM
Comments

Because they "think" they have the gut punch? You're brain-dead, dude. Go see the undertaker.

Posted by: Luciferous at January 24, 2006 5:30 PM

Well, the MSM has to make it look like a "gut punch" (though it's really a protective vest).

That way, when the Democrats lose again, they can all claim, "We were sucker punched, below the belt, when we weren't looking. (Is this really the American Way"---that last remark by John Kerry.)

IOW: "Those GOP political gangstas just don't play fair. (Now matter how much you try to lose, they take advantage of you.)"

Posted by: Barry Meislin at January 24, 2006 5:38 PM

How about: We have nothing but contempt for you, your religion, and your country -- vote for us.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at January 24, 2006 11:23 PM

Robert:

And they don't even say 'please'.

Posted by: ratbert at January 25, 2006 8:17 AM
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