Sunday, March 26, 2006

Offensive, indeed

Political Offensive targets Bush

This is the Democrats' idea of a "political offensive", as spelled out in a six-page memo from Harry Reid to Democratic senators at a closed-door meeting:
Titled "Real Security," the political document calls for staged town hall events at military bases, weapons factories, National Guard units, fire stations and veterans posts.

"Ensure that you have the proper U.S. and state flags at the event, and consider finding someone to sing the national anthem and lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of the event."

In other words, as summarized by Alexander Cockburn,
"Real Security" calls for Democrats to hinge the 2006 fall campaign on how the Republicans have failed us on the issue of national security. Harry Reid says Democrats should wrap themselves in the flag, use tanks as backdrop and then try to outflank the Republicans from the right with demands for increased military funding, a better fought war, tighter borders, and ports run by white American-born Christians, preferably free of radical organizers from the ILWU.

Outflanking the Republicans from the right. Yeah, maybe that will work better than merely appeasing and enabling them.

In that case, they'll need a bolder slogan. "Kerry/Edwards. A stronger America" clearly wasn't persuasive enough.

I propose something like "Vote Democrat: We Bomb Better."

Any other suggestions?


Blogger Democracy Lover said...

How about "We are just like them. Stay home on Election Day and watch Oprah!"

5:39 PM, March 26, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Sorry, DL, the sentiment is great, but the content is too long to fit on a bumper sticker. Can you condense the message?

5:55 PM, March 26, 2006  
Blogger Democracy Lover said...

How about "Democrats: The Nicer Republicans"?

12:41 AM, March 28, 2006  
Blogger Michael Miller said...

Vote Demonpublican

3:06 AM, March 30, 2006  
Blogger Jean said...

Maybe we should just go with "Oprah for President."

11:30 AM, March 30, 2006  

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