Friday, August 04, 2006

Desperate Rantings by the GOP or Fool Me Once

RNC chairman Ken Mehlman is ranting while OK GOP chairman Tom Daxon is a no comment. Several times this week Daxon has been reported as a NO COMMENT when contacted by state press. It seems that it's the GOP that can't get their message out. And when they do, the American people aren't buying it. Read this:

Washington, DC - The Democratic National Committee issued the following response to Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman's remarks at today's RNC meeting:

"Ken Mehlman's desperate rantings won't change the fact that Bush and his rubber-stamp Republicans are in deep trouble with the American people who can see right through their trickery and spin," said Democratic National Committee Communications Director Karen Finney.

"The American people will not be fooled again. No matter how hard Mehlman and Republicans try to spin the political landscape, they can't run away from the fact that President Bush's policies have taken America in the wrong direction, and Congressional Republicans have been a rubber-stamp for his failed agenda. From the war in Iraq, to health care, to skyrocketing gas prices, creating good paying jobs, lowering gas prices, investing in lifesaving research like stem cells, to keeping America safe at home, Republicans have failed miserably. Democrats offer a new direction that puts America's hardworking families ahead of special interest, partisan political games.

"We certainly won't be lectured to by Republicans who have sent our brave troops off to war without the proper equipment, continue to ignore the facts on the ground as Iraq slips into civil war, ignore the growing threats in Iran and North Korea or blocked Democrats' efforts to close the gaps in our security right here at home.

"Do they really think they can win on a platform of tax breaks for their pals in big oil, pharmaceutical companies and a handful of the super rich at a time when hardworking American families are struggling to make ends meet, our seniors can't afford their prescription drugs and our children have been saddled with trillions in Republican debt?"

4 comments:

PoliticalJunkie said...

Beautiful! Thank you for posting this Lisa. I hope Democrats in Oklahoma and across the nation take note and use this against their Republican opponents in November.

Bert Smith said...

It is important that each of us openly confront our republican neighbors very agressively at every opportunity about the failures of virtually every policy they currently have in place. To not do so indicates one of two things, both of which are bad. Our silence indicates we concure with and passively support their failed positions, or we are afraid to express our objections because we have grown acustomed to their opinions being expressed more loudly and strongly than ours.

This is changing fast. As seen above, the state republican chairman has resorted to "no comment" as his standard reply to virtually every request for a quote in recent days.

Here is a good plan. First, choose a topic, any topic. This is easy, as they are wrong on virtually every position they have in place. Study an issue you feel strongly about, and come up with a couple of good sentences that expresses your sincere feelings. Something like "We can not 'Stay the Course' in Iraq because by July 2007 we will have no more troops to stay the course with. Bagdad will continue to look more and more like the Alamo." Or "Medicare Part D is probably the worst piece of legislation ever passed. The idea that our government can't negotiate drug prices with our drug companies is insane."

It is time for every Democrat to begin this practice. As with many things in life, it gets easier, and you get better, each time you try it. There are a great many undecided voters waiting to see us 'Take a Stand'.

BlueDogToo said...

While "stay the course" is clearly the wrong way to go in Iraq, I think any National party position favoring an unconditional pull-out is a recipe for defeat in November (again). For sure it will work against those Democrats in Oklahoma who can be painted/tainted with the "cut and run" slogan.

The hope for Democratic party gains in November will depend on us getting those who ought to be democrats out to vote. But if we are identified with further irresponsibiliy in Iraq, either "stay the course" or "cut and run" they will be poorly served. But given those two options, they will "stay the course."

BlueDogToo said...

While "stay the course" is clearly the wrong way to go in Iraq, I think any National party position favoring an unconditional pull-out is a recipe for defeat in November (again). For sure it will work against those Democrats in Oklahoma who can be painted/tainted with the "cut and run" slogan.

The hope for Democratic party gains in November will depend on us getting those who ought to be democrats out to vote. But if we are identified with further irresponsibiliy in Iraq, either "stay the course" or "cut and run" they will be poorly served. But given those two options, they will "stay the course."