Color me shocked that Bush isn't the only Republican who never have sat through a history class. On the heels of this week's stunner,
the Republicans need a new playbook.
Stunned House Republicans vowed campaign changes Wednesday and debated the wisdom of attacking Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Barack Obama in congressional races after their third straight election defeat in once-friendly territory.
“The political atmosphere ... is the worst since Watergate and far more toxic than the fall of 2006 when we lost 30 seats,” Rep. Tom Davis of Virginia wrote the leadership in a bluntly worded memo.
“Clearly, I think we’ve got to do a better job” going into the November elections, said the Republican leader, Rep. John Boehner, one day after Democrat Travis Childers won a Mississippi congressional victory. That seat had been in Republican hands since the 1994 landslide that swept the GOP into power.
Other than fear and negativity, what do Republicans have to run on? Oh, that's right, banning gay marriage. Other than fear, negativity, gay marriage and stopping illegal immigrants, they have nothing. How could I forget the emails telling me that Obama is the Antichrist?
Fear, negativity, gay marriage, illegal immigrants, the Antichrist...and extending the Bush tax cuts. And the status quo in Iraq. Now THAT is a winning platform!
What does the opposite of fear mongering look like? Check out this short video on Obama's Get Out the Vote