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December 06, 2004

Ruthless Emotional Demagoguery

Actus Reus says Legal Fiction knows how the Dems can win next time around:
You think you need to reach out and be nicer and make yourself more palatable. No – you need to do the opposite. You need to get meaner and stop reaching out. Your goal should be to make more people viscerally despise Republicans because they are the party of (1) scary theocrats and racists; and (2) “big corporations.”
To accomplish this, Legal Fiction, channelling Karl Rove, says to use wedge amendments and wedge votes to flush out the right wing nuts and put them on the run, then “publicize the wackos”:
. Say “the party of Falwell and Shays” every damn day. ... Say it again and again — “the party of Shays and DeLay.”
Oh, and:
Democrats should demagogue the hell out of privatizing Social Security, outsourcing, flat taxes, drug importation, and national sales taxes. Class warfare baby — again and again — every single day. Make 'em hate the rich. Make stuff up if you have to.
Do you hear the sirens singing?

Posted December 6, 2004 07:06 AM | general politics

That should be 'european style national sales tax'! hahaha!

Posted by: actus at December 6, 2004 07:17 PM

Oh dear goodness, please! Can this guy become head of the DNC?

Posted by: A. Rickey at December 6, 2004 08:59 PM

the arrogance and pure blindness of dems is astounding.
many of your candidates did do those things!!!
Wake up.
Stop lying to yourself pretending that Dems are nice and run clean campaigns. They dont. they demonixe like the other party.
If you do what he suggests, you will continue your decline.

Posted by: sean mccray at December 8, 2004 09:46 AM

Shays?? As in Chris Shays? One of the few RINO's in the House? He is about as scary as Elmo.

Posted by: musclehead at December 8, 2004 07:45 PM

Muscle: I think that's the idear -- Shay's is a RINO, so one extreme wing of his party already hates him. One point of this piece is that Dems need to exploit the fissures and weaknesses that already exist in the R party, no?

Posted by: ambimb at December 8, 2004 08:43 PM

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