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Leaked documents reveal GOP plan to use scare tactics to raise money

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Aleenik, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Aleenik

    Aleenik Deity

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ynews/ynews_ts1217

    Sure scare tactics are nothing new for either party, but I find it funny how this was found in GOP plannings for raising money. I mean seriously, go around scaring people by saying things like Obama is gonna turn America into a socialist country is what this planning thing appears to promote. Playing politics though I suppose. This issue, along with others of course, are reasons that I'm not as for one side as I used to be. Also, I wonder why whoever made this document wanted to mock GOP donors. I mean, it's not like they are the ones who donate to the GOP. O wait...

     
  2. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    Should we be surprised?
     
  3. Aleenik

    Aleenik Deity

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    Probably not.
     
  4. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    The RNC takes their jobs seriously. If it means adding to the unemployment rolls, they will do something as stupid as put ideas like the OP on paper.
     
  5. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    Just checked Fox News and saw nothing :mischief:
     
  6. bhsup

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    Bearing in mind that it is not scare tactics if it is true.
     
  7. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Which, of course, everyone knows is not true.
     
  8. Disgustipated

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    so I'm guessing this off topic is stricly liberal than like other off topic places I've been to?

    I've been run out of a couple places. I'm not conservative (religion has no place in goverment policy imho), but I am what I call myself- a capitalist. Socialist policies do not bode well with me.

    anyways commence running me out of town. :)
     
  9. Labtec600

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    What exactly was it with Obama pushing the idea everyday that McCain is just Bush?
     
  10. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    It's not us that are pushing you out of town, it's the invisible hand.
     
  11. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    Actually, the conservatives here have run most of the moderates and liberals out of town already. I'm one of very few liberals here. There are quite a few vocal socialists here. If you are one of the people that like to pretend that liberals have any similarity to socialists, then you'll have plenty of fight on your hands.
     
  12. Camikaze

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    What? The GOP using scare tactics? :run:

    You don't say.

    Although it is good that it has been exposed as an actual elaborate plan by party strategists, rather than just the random ravings of a bunch of nutjobs (note that those two could in fact be the same).
     
  13. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    McCain spent a lot of time saying how he would "stay the course".
     
  14. Disgustipated

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    interesting.

    as for the main topic, it looks to be from a fringe group. Not very noteworthy. There are serious things to be concerned about (debt level, excessive taxation), but socialism isn't a concern to me.
     
  15. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    The problems is that "a fringe group" is pretty much what controls the Republican party these days.
     
  16. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    The RNC is a fringe group?
     
  17. Aleenik

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    While it is true that this does not necessarily represent the entire Republican party, the people making this plan where somehow related to GOP strategy correct. Either way your are correct. There are probably more important things that could be discussed, however in the off topic forum there can be lots of discussions about many different topics and this is just one certain topic that I basically just felt like posting and discussing.
     
  18. Disgustipated

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    I respect that. Fear is a tactic used by many (not just conservatives) to push their agendas. It's a worthy topic.

    What I wonder is just how susceptible is the population to such tactics? Are people that easily brainwashed? Sadly, the answer is probably yes. Most people (not just americans) are sheep and comply with those they deem smarter/better than them.
     
  19. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Nope, theyve been doing this crap since 9/11
     

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