The RNC Takes On The DNC Strategy Of Demonizing Their Constituents

The Democrats’ entire political strategy is centered around the politics of personal destruction. They make wild accusations, attack people’s families, file frivolous lawsuits, and do everything they can to personally destroy their political enemies. Then, they’re happy to have a nice long debate over whether you’re really a racist or extremist, while they advocate radical policies that they don’t want you to fully understand until after they’re implemented. It’s a sort of political magic trick. They lie and smear to get you looking one way, while the real trick, getting liberalism codified into law, is being done under the table.

However, now that the Democrats have taken full control of Capitol Hill, they’re running into a new set of opponents: the American people. As the Democratic policies become less and less popular, the Democrats have actually begun demonizing their own constituents who show up at town hall meetings and disagree with them.

If Joe Citizen shows up at a Townhall meeting and has the sheer audacity not to nod meekly along with his lords and masters in the Democratic Party, he’s tarred as a thug, an extremist, a Nazi, a birther, and as part of a mob. Essentially, the Democrats are dividing Americans into two camps: people who agree with liberal Democrats 100% on everything and “the enemy.” It’s like the entire Democratic Party has suddenly turned into a John Murtha, who can’t even hide his contempt for his own district anymore.

Of course, if they want to take that foolish approach, it suits me, but Republicans should make them pay for it. The RNC apparently has the same idea because yesterday, they sent out a fundraising appeal, with a “forward” button on it, that actually included a DNC memo in full.

From RNC chairman, Michael Steele:

The Democrat National Committee (DNC) released a memo late yesterday attacking you as a right-wing extremist.

We saw this sort of vitriolic rhetoric this past April when Democrats smugly dismissed grassroots protests against their out-of-control spending. These Tea Parties were ruthlessly mocked by the liberal elites and the mainstream media.

Now as public support for the Obama Democrats’ government-run health care plan unravels, they’re using this fear-and-smear tactic to silence ANY American who disagrees with their risky scheme to nationalize one-fifth of our economy and limit your health care choices. It’s a page out of their standard playbook of name calling and outright lies to stifle all debate.

Republicans want responsible health care reform that makes health care more affordable and accessible, and keeps you and your doctor in charge of your medical choices — but we want to get it right and we want to do it without ramming it through Congress on a trumped-up deadline.

Help Republicans fight back against Obama and his political attack dogs’ dishonest vitriol and tell them your voice will not be silenced. Please read the memo below from the DNC and make a secure online contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 to counter the Democrats’ outrageous and false charges today.

Sincerely,

Michael Steele
Chairman, Republican National Committee

From: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Sent: Tuesday, August 04, 2009 4:03:58 PM
To: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Subject: DNC Statement on Republican Mob Rule

For Immediate Release
Date: August 4, 2009
Contact: DNC Press Office
Phone: 202-863-8148
Statement from DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse on the Republican Party and Allied Groups’ Mob Rule

The Republicans and their allied groups – desperate after losing two consecutive elections and every major policy fight on Capitol Hill – are inciting angry mobs of a small number of rabid right wing extremists funded by K Street Lobbyists to disrupt thoughtful discussions about the future of health care in America taking place in Congressional Districts across the country.

However, much like we saw at the McCain-Palin rallies last year where crowds were baited with cries of ‘socialist,’ ‘communist,’ and where the birthers movement was born – these mobs of extremists are not interested in having a thoughtful discussion about the issues – but like some Republican leaders have said – they are interested in ‘breaking’ the President and destroying his Presidency.

These mobs are bussed in by well funded, highly organized groups run by Republican operatives and funded by the special interests who are desperately trying to stop the agenda for change the President was elected to bring to Washington. Despite the headline grabbing nature of these angry mobs and their disruptions of events, they are not reflective of where the American people are on the issues – or the hundreds of thousands of thoughtful discussions taking place around kitchen tables, water coolers and in homes.

The right wing extremists’ use of things like devil horns on pictures of our elected officials, hanging members of Congress in effigy, breathlessly questioning the President’s citizenship and the use of Nazi SS symbols and the like just shows how outside of the mainstream the Republican Party and their allies are. This type of anger and discord did not serve Republicans well in 2008 – and it is bound to backfire again.

PS #1: You don’t want to see the quality of health care in America destroyed? You’re probably a Nazi! You’re opposed to taxpayer dollars paying for abortion? You’re a birther! You don’t want the same people who run the IRS and the Post Office deciding whether you get to live or die? You’re an extremist! You’re opposed to waiting months for an operation you could get in days today? You’re outside the mainstream! You disagree with the Democrats on health care at all? Then, you’re part of “well funded, highly organized groups run by Republican operatives and funded by the special interests.” Like I said, there are only “people who agree with liberal Democrats 100% on everything and ‘the enemy.'”

PS #2: The birther movement was born during the Barack vs. Hillary primary. It was created by Hillary fans, some of whom would probably still be talking it up if their girl hadn’t been made Secretary of State.

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