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Dems plan to undermine America to beat Bush
CapitolHillBlue ^ | January 6, 2003 | By DOUG THOMPSON

Posted on 01/27/2003 11:07:57 PM PST by JohnHuang2

Democrats plan to undermine public confidence in President George W. Bush by challenging his credibility and raising doubts about America, sources within the party tell Capitol Hill Blue.

A multi-pronged attack against Republicans and the President will focus not only on economic issues, but question American values, raise doubts about how this country is viewed by other nations and question the patriotism of Bush and his party.

The extensive campaign, developed by senior Democratic consultants and party leaders, was launched last week with attacks on the Bush economic plan by Democratic presidential hopeful Rep. Richard Gephardt.

In coming weeks, Democratic elected officials will question the President’s intentions on the pending war with Iraq. Writers and broadcasters friendly to the Democratic cause have already been provided talking points suggesting the war is about oil, not terrorism. “The talking points were developed before the end of last year and sent out to operatives and friendly media,” one Democratic consultant confided. “No Democratic member of Congress will question the President’s patriotism openly but we will use the media and other surrogates to raise doubts.”

Capitol Hill Blue obtained a copy of the talking points when the Democratic National Committee sent them to a news outlet recently acquired by CHB’s parent company. The talking points outline a strategy to raise public doubts of the President’s real intentions, including: --Saying the war is about oil and will be fought to benefit oil companies that have long supported Bush and the Republican party;

--Claiming the Bush administration has “manufactured” evidence against Saddam Hussein and used that evidence to encourage Britain and other allies to join the American fight against Iraq;

--Suggesting a wartime economy is the only way the administration can revive the country’s lagging economic situation.

“It is clear that the current approval ratings of the administration are tied directly to strong American feelings toward traditional values,” the talking points say. “To counter this, doubt must be raised as to America’s true position within the world community and the true intent of the Bush administration in waging war.”

Some Democrats admit privately they are uneasy with the party strategy to undermine American values in an attempt to get Bush.

“My boss doesn’t want anything to do with it,” one senior Senate aide told Capitol Hill Blue on Monday. “You don’t undermine this country to win elections.” Others, however, are willing to try anything to put the White House and Congress back under Democratic control. “The real war isn’t in Iraq,” one Democratic consultant said. “It’s right here at home, at the ballot box in 2004.”

Among the other points Democrats hope to make in the coming weeks:

--Both President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney are controlled by oil and defense industry special interest groups.

--The war on terrorism is a failure because Osama bin Laden is still at large.

--America is unprepared for another terrorist attack because of White House preoccupation with Iraq. --War will increase the country’s economic woes. --Bush will be forced to raise taxes to finance the war.

“It’s time to take the battle to the people and make them understand just how dangerous George W. Bush’s policies are to the future of America,” the talking points conclude.

Democratic sources say the talking points were developed by Democratic Chairman Terry McAuliffe, former Clinton campaign strategist James Carville, Senate Majority Leader Daschle and former House Democratic Leader Gephardt.

“This is a classic, Jim Carville, scorched earth campaign,” crows one DNC staffer. “Take no prisoners. That’s how you win elections.” Democratic party spokesmen would not return phone calls seeking comment on this report.

© Copyright 2003 Capitol Hill Blue


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2004; chb; dnc; dougthompson; gwb2004; talkingpoints; treasonous
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003

Quote of the Day by Theophilus

1 posted on 01/27/2003 11:07:57 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: Howlin
FYI
2 posted on 01/27/2003 11:08:33 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..
This may be 2 weeks old, but it was right on the money.
3 posted on 01/27/2003 11:10:47 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
--Claiming the Bush administration has “manufactured” evidence against Saddam Hussein and used that evidence to encourage Britain and other allies to join the American fight against Iraq;

“manufactured” ????

It's time to squash the Party of Clinton!!!

4 posted on 01/27/2003 11:20:22 PM PST by Mo1 (I Hate The Party of Bill Clinton)
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To: JohnHuang2
Ya got THAT right. That's all I heard on the radio today, one after another, talking points....yakkity yak.

Grrrrrrr
5 posted on 01/27/2003 11:20:42 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Only YOU can free Snuggles $5 a month is all it takes)
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To: JohnHuang2
Perhaps letters need to be sent to local newspapers to counter op-ed spin when we see it.
6 posted on 01/27/2003 11:23:45 PM PST by Diver Dave
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To: JohnHuang2
The technique worked perfectly against Bush 41. Even some Conservatives fell for it.
7 posted on 01/27/2003 11:24:15 PM PST by Consort (Was Jimer.)
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To: Mo1
I pray it blows up in their face big time.

Evil people doing evil things.

Fox, Rush and everyone else needs to bring the Democrats "plan" out front and center. They should be carried out on a rail by our fellow citizens...
8 posted on 01/27/2003 11:26:33 PM PST by DB (©)
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It's time to squash the Party of Clinton!!! 4 posted on 01/27/2003 11:20 PM PST by Mo1 (I Hate The

DITTO !!

9 posted on 01/27/2003 11:27:16 PM PST by timestax
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To: DB
Well just in case the media doesn't pick up on this I sent this article to everyone on my email list and said to pass it on
10 posted on 01/27/2003 11:29:02 PM PST by Mo1 (I Hate The Party of Bill Clinton)
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To: JohnHuang2

11 posted on 01/27/2003 11:30:21 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (((Live Free or Die!)))
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To: JohnHuang2
I find this really frightening that half our government is thinking this way! It's interesting that Bush is having lunch with the 'liberal' newsmen tomorrow. - Today now!!
12 posted on 01/27/2003 11:32:57 PM PST by potlatch (The Clinton Legacy; SEX BETWEEN THE BUSHES)
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To: JohnHuang2
You don’t undermine this country to win elections

Well, he'll never make it as a democrat

13 posted on 01/27/2003 11:33:40 PM PST by paul51
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To: JohnHuang2
If the Rats knew for sure that the only way they could regain the WH in '04 and '08 would be if we suffered millions dead in bio-terror attacks and endured a subsequent economic collapse that made the Great Depression look like minor economic downturn, they'd root for it like hell. ....And I'm dead serious. I know a couple of the vermin personally.
14 posted on 01/27/2003 11:35:19 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: JohnHuang2
“The real war isn’t in Iraq,” one Democratic consultant said. “It’s right here at home, at the ballot box in 2004.”

Right from the Satanic Workers Party of America.

Need more proof the Democratic Party cares not one wit about America?
15 posted on 01/27/2003 11:35:50 PM PST by ImphClinton
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To: JohnHuang2
I am do tired of hearing "it is about the OIL" argument. When people use this they are being parrots and cannot think for themselves. They are being controlled by the Democratic party. They have no minds of their own.
16 posted on 01/27/2003 11:35:58 PM PST by zeaal
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To: JohnHuang2
Wow, were really scared of the SCARY democrats! NOT!

Some idiots don't know when to lay low.

Bring it on, idiots!

17 posted on 01/27/2003 11:41:36 PM PST by Bullish
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To: JohnHuang2
Interesting how the democrats never opposed any of the Clinton wars and bombing Iraq was fine if it was to keep Monica's testimony off the front pages.
18 posted on 01/27/2003 11:51:58 PM PST by FITZ
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To: JohnHuang2; Miss Marple; Molly Pitcher; PhiKapMom; dittomom
Writers and broadcasters friendly to the Democratic cause have already been provided talking points suggesting the war is about oil, not terrorism. “The talking points were developed before the end of last year and sent out to operatives and friendly media,” one Democratic consultant confided. “No Democratic member of Congress will question the President’s patriotism openly but we will use the media and other surrogates to raise doubts.”

But the media are impartial and show no bias. They tell us so. /major sarcasm

These people are pure EVIL. They would destroy their own country, see their own friends and family slaughtered, do anything to gain power and control.

God help us all!

19 posted on 01/28/2003 12:08:37 AM PST by kayak (God bless President Bush, God bless our military, and God bless America!)
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To: JohnHuang2
Sounds like the rat plan of the last few years at the du!
20 posted on 01/28/2003 12:10:06 AM PST by TLBSHOW (Slamming the liberal bias media but GOOD!)
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