Thursday, March 04, 2010

Under the Belly of the Beast, Would You Believe . . . Scooby Doo?

The top-secret RNC (Republican National Committee) fundraising strategy targeting the Democratic Party came to light in a 72-page PowerPoint presentation document obtained by POLITICO from an enterprising Democrat who snatched an extra copy left behind at the luxury $2,500-a-head GOP donor retreat after the presentation had concluded.

Among the highlights, if you can believe it, are:
  • The Democratic Party as Ronnie Reagan’s recycled “Evil Empire” moniker for the Communist Soviet Union, in turn borrowed by Reagan from the movies (Star Wars);
  • The RNC’s bizarre co-opting of the stupid, racist, and offensive Teabagger graphic depicting the President of the United States as the “Joker” from Batman;
  • Silly, infantile cartoons of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as animated children’s characters “Cruella De Ville” and “Scooby Doo” (?!); and
  • Lookalike Ayn Rand Atlas Shrugged front cover graphic of a wannabe John Galt (Paul Ryan?) holding up the globe weighed down by socialists everywhere, under your bed, in Hollywood, NYC, SF, rising from Joe McCarthy’s grave, hiding in the Cheneys’ basement, etc., with the ominous warning: “Save the country from trending toward Socialism!”
But that’s not the worst of it. Wait until you read what the RNC thinks OF ITS OWN VOTER BASE! Former DNC Chairman Howard Dean was rendered “speechless” by how “contemptuous” this Republican Party is toward the very people they work for –- “you can’t talk about your own team like this” -- and “astonished” by how they “turned the firehose on their own people,” their “Direct Marketing” donors, a.k.a. the Tea Party people:
  • First, push those “Visceral Giving” buttons! Appeal to FEAR and “Extreme negative feelings toward existing Administration” –- YESYESYES! FEAR! FEAR!! FEAR!!! The GOP’s tried-and-true political strategy to drive our country into the GUTTER from Lee Atwater to Karl Rove: push that FEAR button in those REACTIONARY morons driven by “issue/circumstantially oriented” attitudes, meaning they’re REBELS WITHOUT A CLUE who REACT to fearful circumstances in their lives rather than objective facts and reasoned arguments!
(I couldn’t have said it better myself . . . ) That’s right, Teabaggers: Be afraid, be very afraid of President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid, because the RNC is targeting your wallets with FEAR, FEAR, FEAR, FEAR!!!!
  • Second, schmooze the “Major Donors” ($30,000 and up) with lots of “Personal” attention and “EGO DRIVEN” appeals!
Yikes . . . Talk about a party self-destructing using obsolete PowerPoint technology. The presentation, delivered by RNC Finance Director Rob Bickhart, was prepared by the party’s finance staff. POLITICO reports that “the RNC reacted with alarm to a question about it Wednesday, emailing major donors to warn them of a reporter’s question, and distancing Steele from its contents.” Incidentally, there was not a single idea in any part of that 72-page document.

Here are some of those HILARIOUS RNC OFFICIAL documents, boys and girls:

Even Republican Lite “Morning Joe” calls this “shameful” and says whoever is responsible “should be fired.”

No comments: