More Murtha swiftboating and Roves 2006 strategy

I was looking around at google results for "Murtha" and found another attack on John Murtha, courtesy of a week-old Washington Times editorial...

http://www.washtimes.com/op-ed/20060620- 083859-8753r.htm

Between the South Florida Sun-Sentinel "misquote", the appearance on Drudge and across Fox News, and the creation of an organization similar to the one behind the swift boat veterans, as detailed on FDL ( http://www.firedoglake.com/2006/06/28/di d-duncan-hunter-sell-out-jack-murtha/ ), can there be any doubt?

Karl Rove and company are in full-bore character destruction mode against yet another Veteran.  

However, this time, the Republicans are going after everyone.  They are trying to convince America that jumping over to the Dems will make the country worse than it is now, that Dems are out of touch, clueless, and, still weak on national security.

They aren't trying to make this campaign about Iraq, corruption, or terrorism, they are trying to neutralize these issues, trying to take away our advantages.  Then they want to play to the base.  

Remember, Karl goes for your strength, and the Dems only strength right now is that we aren't Republicans.  

The Dems haven't communicated well.  They haven't been able to agree on a united front on anything.  So, their strength is the collapse of the oppostion. So, Karl uses that.  Paints us as being just as bad as them.  Then he hopes his base will bail them out.

Tags: corruption, Elections, Murtha, Republicans, Rove, Swiftboat (all tags)

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Re: More Murtha swiftboating and Roves 2006 strate

This dovetails with a report I read on MSNBC.COM.  Rove will sidestep the whole question of whether or not Bush, Cheney, Delay, et al broke rules or laws.  Instead, he will paint a picture of what Congress would look like if controlled by Democrats: impeachement investigations, immediate pullout from Iraq and a rollback of the President's tax cuts.  This is designed to get the Republican base to look past their disappointments and focus on keeping the dreaded "liberals" from taking over.

I have already seen part of this strategy at work in my district (IN-2).  Rep. Chocola is busy with the shell game of trying to convince voters that his opponent, Joe Donnelly (D), would raise taxes if elected.  Chocola reportedly said on May 2nd that Donnelly would "raise taxes and raise the white flag".  Hopefully people can see through this crap.  We are doing our best to help them see.

by aguila del norte 2006-06-28 06:48PM | 0 recs
Re: More Murtha swiftboating and Roves 2006 strate

I feel for you.  Chocola is a first rate slime.  I'm sorry you have to live there.

by JJCPA 2006-06-28 07:00PM | 0 recs
More Murtha swiftboating and Roves strategy

Who is the author of the Washington Post editorial?  I could not locate it.  OR do they regularly not publish the name of the author's of the bilge they publish?

by illinois062006 2006-06-28 08:47PM | 0 recs
Re: More Murtha swiftboating and Roves strategy

It's a Wash Times editorial.

And in response to your original question, the WaPo has no problem with anonymous editorials.  cf A Good Lie.

by Taylor26 2006-06-29 03:45AM | 0 recs
Re: More Murtha swiftboating and Roves strategy

Sorry.  Anonymous editorials should not be published.

by illinois062006 2006-06-29 09:08AM | 0 recs

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