RE: Hope and change? Try fear and politics-as usual…

Careful. I think
the Republicans are running the real risk of playing right into the hands of
the Democrats. Who do you think they will blame at the mid-term elections when
things haven’t improved? Republicans, of course. Democrats won’t be
bothered by the reality that they enjoy majorities in both houses of Congress. They
will claim with some truth that Republicans blunted the thrust of their efforts
with obstructionist tactics. This is what both parties do when things don’t
go their way.

 

Instead of
emulating the Democratic jack-ass, I think the Republicans need to stop digging
in their heels and become much more pliant. Pick and choose your battles much
more selectively. Rather we want to accept it or not, the last election clearly
handed the Democrats a mandate. All you are doing right now is facilitating
grid-lock and painting yourself with clown paint. The Democrats have the
Congressional votes to get the things they really want so you’re not accomplishing
anything. To me, it would be better to go quiet for now, and then point out all
of the Democratic failures in time for the 2010 mid-terms. The country is going
to be a mess anyway.

 

From: Michael S. Steele,
RNC Chairman [mailto:ecampaign@gop.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 12, 2009 10:01
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: Hope and change? Try fear and politics-as usual…

 

Dear
Scott,

As President
Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, said last November, "You never let a serious
crisis go to waste. And what I
mean by that it’s an opportunity
to do things you think you could not do before."

It
didn’t take long for the liberal Democrats to put that political strategy
into play.

They
have taken advantage of our nation’s present economic woes to ram through
Congress the biggest
spending bill in American history
.

President
Obama, who talked so much about a new era of bipartisanship and cooperation
on the campaign trail, didn’t take long to throw that rhetoric out the
window to support Nancy Pelosi’s liberal spending spree.

Our
economy is in trouble. We all agree on that.

President
Obama says that it is only
the federal government that can give our economy a boost.

But
even if you believe that silly premise–only 15% of the massive spending
increases in the Obama/Pelosi spending spree will take place in 2009. The
remaining taxpayer dollars they plan to spend pay out over the next ten years!

A
budget watchdog group calls this bill a "lobbyist full-employment
act." And one Washington lobbyist called the special interest frenzy
surrounding this bill "the Super Bowl."

And at
the heart of it all is the liberal Democrats’ goal of the permanent expansion of the
federal government’s power
and the redistribution of wealth.

  • $160 million to pay
    "volunteers" at the Corporation for National and Community
    Service.
  • $45 million dollars for the
    removal of fish passage barriers.
  • $248 million to buy furniture for
    the Department of Homeland Security.

Make
no mistake, the Democrats’ so-called "stimulus" bill does a lot
more to expand government than it does to give America’s ailing economy a
much needed boost.

I ran
for the job of RNC Chairman to lead our Party forward with its core
principles as a guide: shrinking
the size of government
and creating private sector jobs that won’t go away as
soon as taxpayer money runs out.

The
Republican Party must vigorously champion these rock-solid cornerstones of
the American success story.

This
is our opportunity to stand strong
, and let the American people
know that we Republicans won’t be a part of the Democrats’ tax-and-spend
schemes. And we won’t cave to disastrous policies just for the sake of
"bipartisanship."

But
we can’t do it without the steadfast support of Republicans like you.

To get
the truth about the Obama Democrats’ plans for our country past the liberal
mainstream media filter and set the stage for Republican victories in 2010,
please make
an online contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more to the RNC
today
.

Your
gift provides the crucial resources we must have to defend our American way
of life.

Only
you and I and other grassroots Republican activists stand between the
Democrats and an unprecedented power grab — please stand with me and let the
Democrats know we will hold them accountable for their actions.

Sincerely,

Michael Steele
Chairman, Republican National Committee

P.S.
Scott, we are working hard to expose the irresponsible policies of
Democrats in Washington, but we need your financial support to do this
vital work. That’s why I hope you’ll take this opportunity right now to
make a secure
online contribution of $25, $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more to the RNC
today
. Thank you.


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