Skip to comments.Strategical suggestion
Posted on 12/11/2004 5:31:26 PM PST by Terr
Here is what I think some of our strategy should be in order to ensure Democrat party's disarray:
1. The DP activists are in a tizzy about the "election fraud". They are all tangled up in "statistical analysis" of the election results and exit polls that they think "proves" that there was fraud, are pushing recounts, etc. This is good and should be encouraged. Let them recount and "crunch numbers" - it is harmless, will not change anything, and keeps them concentrated on the past. Even better, it keeps them frustrated, because they are so sure that fraud happened, but cannot find any proof of it (since none exists).
2. Keep this "fraud" hysteria going. Infiltrate their forums, like democraticunderground.com and push the fraud theory. We already have some people flooding that forum with bogus "statistical analysis" posts. Support these people when you see them. Keep telling Democrats on these forums that there is no way that Bush could have won without fraud, that the exit polls were right, that mathematics show that there is a trillion to one chance that the election results were legitimate etc. The more their activists sink into the morass of despair over how they were "cheated out of the presidency" the less actual thinking and planning they will be doing for their political future.
3. There are some clear thinkers among the Democrats, even on du.com. They may turn the thinking towards future elections, political strategies, etc. Disrupt that. Accuse them of being "freepers" for daring to think there was no fraud. Promote the idea that anyone who does not believe in the "fraud" meme is a stooge of the Republicans. With enough attacks, this will either convert them into the "fraud" brigade, or drive them away - either way, a plus.
4. Longer term, the "fraud" advocates will not go away. These people are so married to that idea that nothing will convince them. Encourage that. Since no proof of fraud exists, they will go deep into conspiratorial theories. Encourage that. People who think that way will be discouraged from general political activism - hell, why vote if "they" will cheat you out of the vote anyway, right? With luck, we can extend this all the way to 2008 elections.
5. The hatred of Bush - this is very useful. Keep fanning it. Their hatred is what lost them these elections, and their hatred, if maintained, will extend their losing streak. Post inflammatory anti-Bush rhetoric. Start threads with topics like "How much do you hate Bush?" and "I hate him, I just hate him". Don't shrink from the task. The more they hate, the more they will lose.
So - go to it. Don't underestimate the power of a well-placed conspiracy theory, it may work wonders in despiriting the other camp.
Strengthening the position of the hard corp, for the majority democrats to compromise from this early in the 2008 campaign, or even for the 2006 congressional campaign, would only serve to rally hard corp democrats early, and thereby, better develop effective strategies. Targeting and timing are main ingredients, in developing any strategy. Your strategy seems to not consider either. This one is not well thought out.
Furthermore, the moral implications of FR republicans, infiltrating the DU, would make good propaganda for the democrats. Mr. Terr, are you a Democratic Party infiltrator here at FR? Or a DU agent provocateur? Probably not. But your sense of morality is not only way below the usual republican standards. Heck, its even below the DU standards.
OK, I think it's a funny post. Just this. Voter fraud to me is as smelly as adultery. I think anyone convicted of vote fraud should get at least 4 years in prison.
I know -- you're not advocating that.
But upon reflection, it's not honorable, and it IS what the libs do.
Considering that the Dems are the party of voter fraud of long standing, this is risible. Corpses, illegal aliens, paying people to 'vote our way' and now electronic fraud are all Dem inventions--which is why they're so concerned that somebody else might be working their racket. Get it?