We heard it all before when George Bush was running for re-election.
"Don't vote Democratic; they're weak on terrorism; we'll get hit again just like on 9/11."
Translation: "Try to forget that we Republicans are weak on terrorism, and the US got hit on our watch because we ignored months of explicit warnings."
Now their official playbook has been uncovered, and the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele, pretends he knows nothing about it.
Regressives are told to USE FEAR as their number one tool to win back Congress this November. They are also told to use the word "Socialism" more often. They refer to their own small donors as "reactionary," and their large donors as "ego-driven." Amazing how a political party can display such contempt for the people who finance it. Click the graphic below to see it for yourself. (Both graphics from Politico.com)
When you don't have a clue how to govern, and everything you've done for the last 8 years has failed, fear is the only tool you have left. During the last Repressive Republican administration, they...
--failed to stop the biggest security breach in American history, with 4 terrorist attacks in one day on 9/11;
--purposely lied the US into a costly war against a country that could not threaten us;
--precipitated the biggest financial meltdown since the Great Depression 80 years ago;
--triggered a 3-year housing slump that caused the most foreclosures in US history;
--oh, and how did you like the $5-a-gallon gas prices during Bush's entire last year?
These are the people who are using fear of Democrats to get themselves back in power. If we give it back to them, we"ll get just what we deserve.