"Our Karl Rove is the blog you should be glad that Democratic strategists don't seem to listen to"
-- what they're saying on Republican blogs

Monday, March 27, 2006

Republicans Have Had "One Too Many"


In order to break through this year, you're going to need some metaphors that instinctively resonate with a broad set of voters who have lost confidence Bush's administration.

One overarching theme must be the one too many attack: Why is voting for your local Democrat so important this year? Because Republicans have made one too many mistakes:

  • Their inability to manage the Katrina disaster
  • Their inability to manage the Iraq war
  • Their inability to see the problems with the United Arab Emirates running our ports

Combine these downright scary national security fumbles with the other blunders that they've made:

  • Nominating Harriet Myers for Supreme Court
  • Social Security reform fizzle due to a plan that had no credibility
  • Trying to turn NPR into FoxNews
  • Outing a CIA operative while at war
  • Being associated with corrupt lobbyists
  • Losing their leadership in the House due to corruption charges
  • One Republican congressman has already resigned over corruption

Plain and simply, Americans gave Republicans a chance to run the country because -- let's face it -- they sounded confident in their stump speeches. Unfortunately for America, these Republicans have made America look unprepared, incompetent, and weak around the world. They've split the country on the war on terror, and we simply cannot afford that. They've even made their own party shake their heads over their inability to keep government spending under control.

In the end, Republicans have made one too many mistakes to allow them to run the country without some serious oversight. This oversight will come from Democrats.

Sure, Democrats might not yet have a leader for the country, but at least they're smart, competent, and will work hard for the American people to ensure that this Republican administration stays in line for the next 3 years.

Republicans have had one too many, and now it's time to take some responsibility away from them. It's just the responsible thing to do.

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