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GOP election tactic: Scare voters with Pelosi - Party chairman says she would 'weaken America'
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/16/6 | Edward Epstein

Posted on 09/16/2006 8:54:24 PM PDT by SmithL

Washington -- The Republican national chairman said Friday that his party's campaign to keep control of the House in the November midterm elections will focus on what he called the dangers to America if San Francisco's Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi becomes speaker of the House.

It's a strategy Republicans already are deploying across the country in some of the hardest-fought contests. But analysts, pointing toward the political problems President Bush has created for his party, question whether the tactic will work.

A Democratic-controlled House led by Pelosi, derided by Republicans as a "San Francisco liberal'' since she was elected House minority leader in November 2002, would approve policies that would "weaken America,'' Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman said at a breakfast with reporters.

Pelosi's potential role as House speaker is a legitimate issue in House races because voters "are going to (ask) what would a 'Speaker Pelosi' mean in terms of policy?'' Mehlman said.

Republicans have raised the specter of a "Speaker Pelosi'' as they try to prevent the Democrats from picking up the 15 seats the minority party needs to win control of the House for the first time since 1994. The Republicans admit 2006 has shaped up as a tough year, with the party weighed down by Bush's low approval ratings, the war in Iraq, high gasoline prices and economic unease.

In Indiana, Republican state Chairman Murray Clark on Tuesday linked Pelosi with three Indiana Democratic House challengers as the trio prepared to visit Washington for a party fund-raiser.

"She doesn't represent Hoosier values on the war on terror, tax cuts or border security,'' Clark said in a statement. "Don't forget that a vote for the Democrats is a vote to give San Francisco more power."

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2006election; communists; congress; congresselection; cultureofcorruption; election2006; elections; liberals; pelosi; scaryliberals

1 posted on 09/16/2006 8:54:26 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

BOO !

2 posted on 09/16/2006 8:57:22 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: SmithL

I have stared down the barrels of guns, been shot at by police, ran from the law, gone wild boar hunting with a pistol, had the double yellow line passing directly beneath the eyeport of my helmet while the right handgrip was twisted back as far as it would go...... and that idiot wench scares the doo-doo out of me if she were third in line to the Presidency.


3 posted on 09/16/2006 8:59:13 PM PDT by 308MBR (When you call islam "medieval", muslims get mad and act even more "medieval".)
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To: SmithL

The best thing we have going for us is that our opponents are Democrats.


4 posted on 09/16/2006 8:59:34 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: SmithL
Pelosi would weaken America!
5 posted on 09/16/2006 9:02:36 PM PDT by FreeRep
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To: SmithL
Tie democRAT canidates to the radical base, and it's over. Show clips of code pink in front of walter reed, fat ass Moore shooting off this stupid mouth, just pick anyone you want. Mainstream American should respond by striking them down.
6 posted on 09/16/2006 9:05:46 PM PDT by 12th_Monkey
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To: martin_fierro

gosh, you skeered me


7 posted on 09/16/2006 9:07:30 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: SmithL
"San Francisco liberal'' is a powerful code. "It carries all kinds of connotations. It means a nonreligious, pro-gay, weak on defense, tree-hugging flake of some sort.''

sounds exactly like the Gavin Newsome crowd down their in SF.

8 posted on 09/16/2006 9:09:21 PM PDT by DuxFan4ever (The next rational liberal I meet will be the first.)
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To: SmithL
It's not a tactic it is the truth.

The woman would be a disaster if she was able to control conference committees and presenting pending business to the House for a vote among the other duties she would screw up.

The woman is a bona fide moron and the only reason she is where she is, is because too many voters in her district are morons.

It is the duty of her opposition to point out her numerous weaknesses and faults that would with no uncertainty endanger the nation.

9 posted on 09/16/2006 9:12:40 PM PDT by A message (We who care, Can Not Fail)
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To: 308MBR

Oh me too, when I first landed in Vietnam I killed the first 40 Cong with a popsicle stick and a rubberband. Then I did a double pirouette and sacked another 50 with a slingshot and my boot laces. But yet, this bugged eyed San Fran lib don't scare me one bit.


10 posted on 09/16/2006 9:15:53 PM PDT by Phibes
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To: martin_fierro

She IS pretty scarey!!!!!!

Almost as Scary as Barbara Streisand in Spookyvision from South Park.


11 posted on 09/16/2006 9:17:59 PM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Phibes

You're just too danged funny dude.

Actually, the folks who back her policies and pay for her campaigns are the ones who are scary.


12 posted on 09/16/2006 9:18:46 PM PDT by 308MBR (When you call islam "medieval", muslims get mad and act even more "medieval".)
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To: martin_fierro

Google eyes is pretty scary.


13 posted on 09/16/2006 9:19:27 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (The Internet is the samizdat of liberty..)
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To: SmoothTalker

Well said.


14 posted on 09/16/2006 9:21:05 PM PDT by skr (We cannot play innocents abroad in a world that is not innocent.-- Ronald Reagan)
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To: 308MBR

Yes sir I agree. I was not mocking you're comment. I was just having fun with San Fran Nan. LOL


15 posted on 09/16/2006 9:21:20 PM PDT by Phibes
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To: SmithL

well - no one can criticize the GOP for not telling the truth!


16 posted on 09/16/2006 9:21:23 PM PDT by oceanview
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To: Phibes

Please, disregard my obliviousness.

Good to meet you!


17 posted on 09/16/2006 9:23:20 PM PDT by 308MBR (When you call islam "medieval", muslims get mad and act even more "medieval".)
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To: SmithL
Harry Reid is just as bad and that hasn't worked.
Unless it just hasn't happened yet.
Like Tom Daschel
18 posted on 09/16/2006 9:31:36 PM PDT by cjmae (Sanity was not equally distributed)
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To: SmithL

She's just plain weird. We all have good reason to be afraid.


19 posted on 09/16/2006 9:39:11 PM PDT by My2Cents (A pirate's life for me.)
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To: SmithL
I am afeared!!
20 posted on 09/16/2006 9:39:27 PM PDT by msnimje (Terror Deniers + Holocaust Deniers = A Match made in Hell.)
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To: SmithL

Ah, Nancy is SCARY! It needn't be a tactic, it is just the truth. Californian's know this trust me!


21 posted on 09/16/2006 9:40:08 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: SmithL

Works for me.


22 posted on 09/16/2006 9:52:01 PM PDT by norge
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To: martin_fierro

Umm, isn't she actually scary? How is this a "tactic?"

Interesting how publicizing what Dems and liberals like Pelosi actually say is attacked, yet making up allegations and trying to convince people that Republicans have some secret agenda to start wars for oil and are racist is pretty much ignored.


23 posted on 09/16/2006 9:55:45 PM PDT by soloNYer
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To: SmithL
But analysts, pointing toward the political problems President Bush has created for his party, question whether the tactic will work.

Works for me!

24 posted on 09/16/2006 10:10:55 PM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment Rights--buy another gun today.)
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To: SmithL
Its not a scare tactic. Its a warning.

Be afraid! Be very afraid!

25 posted on 09/16/2006 10:22:49 PM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: 308MBR

ROFL!
But she is entertaining!


26 posted on 09/16/2006 10:38:43 PM PDT by mugs99 (Don't take life too seriously, you won't get out alive.)
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To: SmithL
....attacks on Pelosi could be effective, said William Blomquist, a political scientist at Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis. (snip) He said that for such voters "San Francisco liberal'' is a powerful code. "It carries all kinds of connotations. It means a nonreligious, pro-gay, weak on defense, tree-hugging flake of some sort.''

Yeah, that pretty much nails it.

By the way, notice the difference between Republican campaign tactics and Democrat tactics? In the past, the rats have created boogeymen by smearing people like Newt Gingrich and Tom DeLay, whereas the Republicans only need to present the real Nancy Pelosi.

Personally, I will never forget the TV ads where the rats took a Gingrich soundbite about Medicare totally out of context in order to scare senior citizens. It was almost as bad as the "black churches will burn" ads the rats ran in St. Louis, or the "lynch" ads they ran in Texas and elsewhere.

27 posted on 09/16/2006 10:38:49 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: SmithL

It's not a scare tactic, it's pointing out the obvious. Liberals cannot be trusted with our security (or anything else)


28 posted on 09/16/2006 10:46:33 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Phibes

Provoked to use one, the Republicans will find a Hammer who will work with some relatively decent Democrats on important stuff...


29 posted on 09/16/2006 11:19:55 PM PDT by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: SmithL

I am astounded that this election is in doubt. How stupid have the American people become, that Pelosi is close to attaining such power in our nation? How unbelievably stupid?


30 posted on 09/17/2006 1:19:22 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: SmithL

What is good for the Goose... They did it to Newt why not return the favor.


31 posted on 09/17/2006 1:27:52 AM PDT by Brimack34
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To: 308MBR
and that idiot wench scares the doo-doo out of me if she were third in line to the Presidency.

Change the wording a little bit and that becomes the bumper sticker for the Republicans: "Should this be the first woman President? She's next in line..."

32 posted on 09/17/2006 1:32:21 AM PDT by Bernard ("America is not what's wrong with the world": Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: SmithL

A f-ing San Francisco lib running things in Congress? And yes that should scare the hell out of any moral sane American


33 posted on 09/17/2006 4:09:47 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: SmithL
HO-HO!! lol. From Article: "As the republicans try to prevent Pelosi and Dems their win"?ROFLMAO!

Oh No! The brutish Republicans are oppressing us... RUN AWAY!!!

34 posted on 09/17/2006 5:48:54 AM PDT by Alia
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To: SmithL

So now telling the truth about a Demo is a "Scare tactic"?

How about the Leftist acctually address the point raised instead of desperately trying to divert attention from the facts by hurling phony accusations?

Funny how Junk Journalists will alway ask critical questions of Republicans but NEVER of any Democrat Politican.

If it were the other way around, every Junk Journalist in the world would be screaming in her face "Critics say you are bad for American because...."


35 posted on 09/17/2006 10:28:49 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Ann Coulter: "I love Freepers!" Told to Freeper eeevil Conservative)
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