New GOP Message: BOO!

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Well, at least it’s not “no.”

Here’s the commercial…

Catch the image of the Pentagon burning on 9/11/2001?

Note the meeting with the Congressional Hispanic caucus and Obama’s handshake were really close together?

Well, so did everybody, and they’re speaking out.

Here’s what Republican leaders say:

House Minority Leader John Boehner defended the video today, saying it was perfectly fair game.

“What is the overarching strategy?” Boehner asked. “I’m trying to push the administration to describe what their overarching strategy is.”

And Boehner spokesman Michael Steel says the imagery was appropriate: “The events of Sept. 11 happened. Pretending they didn’t won’t make America any safer. And ignoring the facts would be even worse.”

Yes, spoken like a man who doesn’t have anything substantive to say. The events of Sept. 11 happened? Yeah Michael, we know. Nobody’s pretending that they didn’t, but if you didn’t notice…last November people rejected a political party that based their political strategy on scaring people into voting for them.

I’m serious folks, the GOP learned absolutely nothing last fall. It’s as if they think reminding people of their fear mongering the past 7 years will somehow swing independent voters. Amazing stuff.

Moving on…

  • gerryf

    I cannot ever recall seeing any kind of commercial in a non-election time where a party went after another president like that–or even at all.

    Can you imagine if such a thing had occurred during the Bush presidency? People would have been put on trial for treason–and I am only slightly exaggerating. Heck, I think if the Dems had done against Bush I would have been offended.

    This is not “fair game” as Boehner puts it; this is a game changer. Republicans are not governing or even playing the loyal opposition–this is turning the political process into a 1360-day campaign cycle at the most charitable or a war at its least. This is not how the political process is played in the United States.

    What a bunch of sore losers. I am almost embarrassed for the GOP,

    If I were Obama, any last desire to be bipartisan or reach out would die with that propaganda…er, commercial.

  • Trescml

    This is a low cost strategy for the GOP. They plant the seed now and if something happens, they can say “I told you so”. If nothing happens they use a different tactic in 2010/12.

    That being said, it shows a lack of new ideas and that is going to have the GOP wandering in the wilderness for a long time.

  • http://www.ablogistan.com Elyas

    This is in no way a new GOP message. They’ve been fear mongering for years now.

  • Geraldo

    Demonizing the Democrats is the GOP’s only message. It has been their everything since Jimmy Carter, maybe even before that.

    Why would they change now?

  • gerryf

    Perhaps, but this is low even for the GOP

  • Rimless

    The “soulshake” between Obama and Chavez just make me tremble, Ugh!