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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:49 AM
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GOP To Use Bush-Rove Anti-Gay Hate Playbook To Battle Obama Re-Election
<snip>The GOP has decided to use the Bush-Rove playbook of the early 2000s campaigns to drive voters to the polls by using anti-gay hate and a focus on social issues like gay marriage, Dont Ask, Dont Tell repeal, religion, and abortion to battle President Obamas re-election bid, which he announced Monday. Karl Rove, the man who claimed he would install a permanent Republican majority, used wedge issues like marriage equality to win the elections of 2000 and 2004, but left, some say in disgrace, when his tactics ultimately made his boss, George W. Bush, one of the most-unpopular presidents in recent history.

It took less than twelve hours after Obamas announcement for the GOPs Republican National Committee (RNC) to launch a new website, Hope Isnt Hiring, as its latest Internet Alinsky-style attack against a prominent Democrat. Previous similar GOP sites included Fire Nancy Pelosi, GOP Valentine, and the now-defunct BarackBook, a Facebook-like parody that reportedly included statements like, Barack Obama is now friends with Antonin Tony Rezko.</snip>

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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:53 AM
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1. Time to raise the minimum wage, and watch the Republicans vote it down.
Just before the election!
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LeftinOH Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:54 AM
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2. The Repubs are 100% predictable -anyone could see this coming.
The Democrats, on the other hand, are very good at *not* being pro-active and letting the Repubs keep control of the public discourse- and letting them define OUR own policies.
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ehrnst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:57 AM
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3. We need to get out ahead of the issue. But there is no way they are ever, ever
going to have any message that will get through the rock hard skulls of the GOP right wing.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:57 AM
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4. Where's the millions of new jobs the GOP promised last fall?
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Skip_In_Boulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:57 AM
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5. Standard battle gear these days. n/t
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:02 AM
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6. That dog won't hunt anymore
People are scared to death about jobs, retirement, access to health care, housing, and inflation in food and gas. The mouth breathers will always go for this stuff, but the other 70% of voters are more than likely to be driven away by this tactic. Besides, a majority of Americans support Gay civil unions, if not marriage as well.
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:04 AM
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8. Agreed, the 70s are long over.
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FreakinDJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:03 AM
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7. I thought the LGBT community was invited to CPAC
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:05 AM
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9. And what wedge issues are the Dems going to use to get their voters to the polls?
That's what I really am looking forward to seeing.
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