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Democrats slam 'fear'-based Republican fundraising strategy


A slide from the RNC fundraising PowerPoint presentation.

Updated 8:00 p.m.
By Perry Bacon Jr.
Democrats sharply criticized a Republican National Committee fundraising presentation that depicted President Obama as the Joker and cast House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Cruella De Vil and Scooby-Doo, respectively.

The cartoonish images were part of a 72-page PowerPoint presentation assembled for potential campaign donors and fundraisers that was obtained by Politico after being left at a Florida hotel.

The page before the caricatures of the three Democratic leaders -- dubbed "The Evil Empire" on page 31 of the presentation -- outlined how donors will be encouraged to give to Republicans to "Save the country from trending toward Socialism!"

Under "motivation to give," the document lists "fear" and "extreme negative feelings toward existing administration" as reasons donors might contribute to the GOP.

The document also included the Democratic governors and senators that Republicans are targeting this November. It was designed to be presented to at an RNC meeting on Feb. 18 in Boca Grande.

"If you had any doubt, any doubt whatsoever, that the Republican Party has been taken over by the fear-mongering lunatic fringe, those doubts were erased today," said Democratic National Committee spokesman Brad Woodhouse. He added, "Republicans across the country have cheered on crowds where these very images appeared, they've encouraged and perpetuated scandalous lies about the President and his plans. And, from calling for secession to condoning violence against government officials, they have sunk to new and unbelievable lows."

Doug Heye, a spokesman for RNC chairman Michael Steele, distanced the chairman from the document.

"The document was used for a fundraising presentation Chairman Steele did not attend, nor had he seen the document," Heye said in a statement. "Fundraising documents are often controversial. Obviously, the Chairman disagrees with the language and finds the use of such imagery to be unacceptable. It will not be used by the Republican National Committee -- in any capacity -- in the future."

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KROVE1 - You dumb f. Do you actually think that the RNC was SERIOUS? LMAO.

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | March 3, 2010 11:56 PM | Report abuse

Shucks - I was looking for more art to add to my collection of "I Hate Obama" pictures.

Oh-Oh I am so full of fear!!

Stupid freakin Dems. Arrogant bunch of scum-sucking bottom dwellers.

Posted by: easttxisfreaky | March 3, 2010 11:50 PM | Report abuse

Hoyatiger wrote: "Many people here are saying that GOP supporters are stupid"


Hoyatiger-It's not just people here saying GOP supporters are stupid, it's the REPUBLICAN PARTY that said you're stupid. They put it in WRITING. Go check out the Politico story. They got the memo. It's from the Republican Party and it talks about how weak-minded their supporters are and how best to manipulate their stupidity for financial gain.

Posted by: KROVE1 | March 3, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

This article left out the best part about how the Republican party memo mocks Republican donors and talks about how to capitalize on their stupidity (check out Politico's story - they have the memo).

Republican supporters are so stupid, the Republican party feels comfortable putting it in writing! The GOP knows their supporters will never be able to connect the dots about how their being exploited, even after its been spelled out for them! Too sad!

Fox's new motto - "We report...you...get dumber and dumber until we can tell you to your face you're being manipulated and you won't even care!"

Posted by: KROVE1 | March 3, 2010 10:04 PM | Report abuse

Many people here are saying that GOP supporters are stupid.

Are you talking to me?

I'm a GOP supporter.

I have two degrees, one in history, the other in geoscience; I write computer software and make 6 figures doing so; and I'm fairly certain that I've read more history (U.S. and otherwise) than 90% of you.

Just because you don't agree with me doesn't mean you need to be insulting. But, alas, insult is the last refuge of the clueless.

To all of you Obama supporters and "yellow dog Democrats" (you know what that means, don't you?), I don't think you're stupid, just very, very misinformed.

It's so easy to be a Democrat because it feels SO good and requires SO little thinking.

Was it Churchill who said "If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain." Churchill may have said that, but it originated with Clemenceau... you know who he is, don't you?


Posted by: hoyatiger | March 3, 2010 9:58 PM | Report abuse

On Daily Kos you can see another slide where the Republicans divide the contributors into "motivated by hate and fear", i.e., the goobers in the Fox News audience, and "Buying influence", i.e., the wealthy 2% that fool the goobers for fun and profit.

Posted by: Ms_Morgan | March 3, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

When a Republican speaks terrorist in the Middle East smile. This type of politic is going to destroy our country no matter what party, but Republicans have raised the level of hate to an extreme and the sheep that follow could care less.

Posted by: hmmmmmer | March 3, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

GOP: You are stupid

GOPer: Take my money

You morons deserve each other

Posted by: menaman | March 3, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

Pretty darn accurate, if you ask me! It has been a year of circus rides, animal acts and just plain idiocy. These clowns are finally being portrayed the way they should be.

Posted by: GordonShumway | March 3, 2010 9:38 PM | Report abuse

This so totally in character for the GOP leadership. They really can't help themselves.

Trailer trash in Gucci's. Egomaniacs with inferiority complexes. Never quite sure how to act but trying SO hard to be cool.

Mission Impossible.

Posted by: st50taw | March 3, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

If this is the worst that Republicans can say about the Democrat scoundrels in power, if this is the height of their ability to ridicule these Marxist blood suckers, then the RNC isn't doing their job.

Posted by: RossOdom | March 3, 2010 9:36 PM | Report abuse

At least the Republicans are accurately targeting the intelligence level of their audience.

Posted by: yowcow | March 3, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

This is what's left of the formidable Democratic majority-LoL. I actually helped put these idiots in a majority. Wait till the elections.

Posted by: moebius22 | March 3, 2010 9:33 PM | Report abuse

Hasn't the RNC heard of proofreading and editing? That looked like a first draft or a gradeschool project.

Posted by: streff | March 3, 2010 9:32 PM | Report abuse

This article left out the best part about how the Republican party memo mocks Republican donors and talks about how to capitalize on their stupidity (check out Politico's story - they have the memo).

Republican supporters are so stupid, the Republican party feels comfortable putting it in writing! The GOP knows their supporters will never be able to connect the dots about how their being exploited, even after its been spelled out for them! Too sad!

Posted by: KROVE1 | March 3, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

The nation has a right to fear the trio and little doubt that Senator Reid and Speaker Pelosi will be the candidate in every district and state. Republicans have little reason to do anything but say the democratic party candidate voted with and for Speaker Pelosi or Senator Reid and the election of any democratic party member for any elective position in the nation is a vote for Reid and Pelosi. Reid and Pelosi appear to have given over the power and authority of Congress to the Executive Branch and upset the balance of power designed in our constitution.

Posted by: browncow | March 3, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Look, GOPers, these people are basically saying that you're too stupid to realize that you're being scared into handing them your money.

If despite this you still insist on supporting the GOP, then you really are as dumb as the GOP thinks you are.

Posted by: menaman | March 3, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

How dare anyone make fun of the President! Send them all to concentration camps and reprogram them!

Posted by: Delongl | March 3, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

God is just. He made Republicans evil, but he also made them stupid.

Posted by: lydgate | March 3, 2010 9:13 PM | Report abuse

I can safely say that the RNC party is for the uneducated population of america.

Posted by: ctaylor01 | March 3, 2010 9:10 PM | Report abuse

Pathetic attempt by a pathetic party barren of ideas to use "scare tactics" once again, to polarize the american people. You lost the election and will lose again based on these types of tactics and vacuous platform.

Posted by: louisegertrude | March 3, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

robert17 ~ I have been known to propose on occassion the implementation of an American system of taxation that tracks India's "personal codes".

In India various laws come into effect depending on your religion. The result is a Moslem might be imprisoned for having 5 wives, but not 4, whereas a Hindu better not get caught with more than 1.

It's much more sophisticated than that, of course, but that was just to give you an idea of what it means.

WIth my "personal code" taxation system Democrats would get to pay for Obamacare. Republicans would get to take tax breaks.

Frankly, everybody would get what he or she wanted so it's eminently fair.

And it's "fairness" that we're all about eh?

Posted by: muawiyah | March 3, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

"Republicans consistently are the do-nothing hate-party that act like 5 year old brats. They are anti-science, anti-facts, anti-truth, anti-Darwin, and pro-greed, pro-lying, and anti-tax for themselves."

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Wow, are you going to use this to raise funds for the Democrats?

Posted by: robert17 | March 3, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

Obama is so ignant he brought his daughters into the Obamacare debate today.

Definitely not a smart move at all ~ particularly the next time some Leftwingtard puke attacks a Republican baby (which they have done before)

Posted by: muawiyah | March 3, 2010 8:56 PM | Report abuse

I like how the people attempting to defend this can't come up with anything other than red herrings.

Posted by: menaman | March 3, 2010 8:55 PM | Report abuse

It's the Party of MO' (mo' taxes, mo' spending) vs the Party of Know (know America, know patriotism).

I'm for the Party of Know.

Free Speech for all, including doctors and nurses rights to their own lives free of government intervention, regulating their incomes and activities.

No Slavery For Medical Personnel

Posted by: dumpbama | March 3, 2010 8:52 PM | Report abuse

Well, if the President is part of the Evil Empire, I guess I am, too. He's on my side, he was by far the better candidate in 2008, and he's doing the best he can considering the obstruction and scare tactics practiced by the GOP. President Obama will succeed, and his fearmongering opponents will fail. Yes we can. Yes we will.

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Posted by: zackool | March 3, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm confused. The Joker (in "Batmen - The Dark Knight") was an anarchrist. He was also portrayed as a brilliant lunatic. No way he was a socialist.

So what's the point of that poster?

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Posted by: nikejordans1 | March 3, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Republicans consistently are the do-nothing hate-party that act like 5 year old brats. They are anti-science, anti-facts, anti-truth, anti-Darwin, and pro-greed, pro-lying, and anti-tax for themselves.

Posted by: blakesouthwood | March 3, 2010 8:44 PM | Report abuse

So, this fundraising document says that they're going to rely on fear, and they're going to yell "socialism". Basically now, Republicans, your own party officials are playing you for suckers - but oh, you weren't supposed to find out.

Posted by: orrg1 | March 3, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

I don't understand what the D's are crying about. One must market to one's consumers as effectively as possible. The R base is best approached with simple cartoons.

Posted by: juggernautenterprises | March 3, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

sniff, sniff, the repubs are so mean to the defenseless dems who have never done anything derogatory to Bush or Palin or Cheney. sniff, sniff.

If dems are so concerned about fundraising ethics, have President Obama release his donor list. A man who ran on "transparency" shouldn't have any problem with that. Right? More talk that is not met with action....too typical. Obama is lucky the media is taking a long nap and won't likely wake up until he is gone.

Posted by: Tostitos | March 3, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Wow, this is SO typically Republican!

A presentation laying out strategies to FRIGHTEN the little people while simultaneously BUTTERING UP the wiser fat cats with self-congratulatory appeals to "patriotism" and "duty."

Even the venue where the presentation was found is a Republican archetype: the Gasparilla Inn, a longtime favorite of the Bush family and their entourage of flunkies and codependents.

Posted by: HughBriss | March 3, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

The stench oozing out of WAPO is the smell of Coalition of coalition of Rethuglicans, Birthers, Deathers, Tenthers, Screamers, Teabaggers, I want my country back ultra racists, and dumber than joe the plumber. All President Obama haters are going to sleep tonight having the sweaty dreams. Pass healthcare now!

GW and his stooges on the Hill used reconciliation to take working class peoples money and handing it to his rich robber barons. Now the ooze is out smelling like a pig pen.

Posted by: numbers28 | March 3, 2010 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I support the president, but I think everybody should just let this stuff take on its own life without fanning the flames. It's political speech - ugly, unvarnished, but legitimate.

And it says more about them than it does about Obama. And that's why the Democrats doth protest too much.

Posted by: mikem1 | March 3, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

Martin Luther King was a (wait for it) ..........Republican.


Glenn Beck......(guess)....isn't.

Posted by: dumpbama | March 3, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Nothing wrong with depicting all legislators in this manner as they are ALL a bunch of self serving characters. Both parties in my view are a bunch of hypocrites!

Posted by: SeniorVet | March 3, 2010 8:22 PM | Report abuse

The whole thing is kind of silly. Politicians have been cartoon fodder for each other and for the press since the founding of the Republic. I think many of the things both parties and their memberships do are quite clownish and deserving of ridicule. It is about time for the People to clean house and elect Independants, holding them accountable for their behaviour and voting.

Posted by: murrayh | March 3, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans have no ideas that haven't been proven deadly to the middle class, so they are reduced to spreading lies, fear-mongering, and insults.

This "Party of No" thinks it is fit to govern? They are the ones that got us into this mess!

Now, all they have are juvenile insults.

This is why America loathes the Republicans. Not only did they drive us into the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, they treat the political process like they are children in junior high school.

Posted by: losthorizon10 | March 3, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

The Grand Tea Party is on. All rethuglikkkon losers are crying over spilled milk tonight. I enjoyed McKindliss and his LYING eyes. I can't wait to hear rethuglikkkon candidates running to protect insurance companies from work Americans. The Party of the KKK aka Tea Party aka KPAC etc... is out touch. I don't ever see a person of color signing up to vote for rethulikkkon candidates.

Posted by: numbers28 | March 3, 2010 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Most thinking adults would be surprised if the Democrats DIDN'T slam the Republican fundraising strategy. In reality, it's not a matter of IF but HOW.

Posted by: DoTheRightThing | March 3, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

I see the GOP is still rolling around in their pig pen of wasted efforts with their political tactics.

Is that ALL you have GOP? You have no ideas, no leader; therefore, you have no choice but to lie down with pigs.

Nothing but more childish FEAR tactics, which are making you and your constituents look more immature & ignorant by the day.

Fools!

Posted by: lcarter0311 | March 3, 2010 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Repukes depict democrats as cartoon caricatures! while acting like clowns. Nice!

Posted by: Woodstocknative | March 3, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans scream about socialism,yet it was GW and company that commited the biggest act of socialism this country has ever seen! It's called TARP

Posted by: writedave | March 3, 2010 8:12 PM | Report abuse

Watch out GOP! You can't 'cartoon' a God. Don't you know that?

You'd think the GOP would read a newspaper every now and again, not that WAPO is exactly non-partisan, of course. But, even WAPO covered the Danish cartoons depicting the Prophet, may Hell be around him, and the absurd, but understandable, Moslem uber-reaction to the images.

Next, Obumbler will be issuing FATWAH'S putting a BOUNTY on the heads of the transgressors.

Free Speech? What free speech?

Posted by: dumpbama | March 3, 2010 8:11 PM | Report abuse

The GOP: The Gang of Panderers.

Posted by: ctenwith | March 3, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is nothing if not able to take advantage of situations. They see a mob of unwashed buttheads with pitchforks heading toward Washington..... and they immediately slap on a pair of worn-out coveralls and a rope belt. Just listen to the actual quotes from Rick Perry. He is the GOP poster boy for reinvention. They got dozens just like him.

Posted by: steveboyington | March 3, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

More of that infamous right-wing hate and fear, this time in bad taste.

Anyone else notice the right-wingers in the United States use the same tactics used in Europe in the 1930s or the middle east today? Conservatives never change their tune and everyone suffers for it.

Posted by: BigTrees | March 3, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

depicted President Obama as the Joker and cast House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Cruella De Vil and Scooby-Doo, respectively.
_______
HAHAHA!!! Too funny, and it's soooo true!!!

Posted by: WildBill1 | March 3, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Here's your cartoon...but it ain't funny


Senator Obama speaking in 2005 about reforms in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) welfare program that he and other Democrats opposed:

“The TANF program affects millions of American children and families and deserves a full and fair debate. Under the rules, the reconciliation process does not permit that debate. Reconciliation is therefore the wrong place for policy changes and the wrong place for the proposed changes to the TANF program. In short, the reconciliation process appears to have lost its proper meaning. A vehicle designed for deficit reduction and fiscal responsibility has been hijacked to facilitate reckless deficits and unsustainable debt.”


Obama adds hypocrisy to his resume as Liar-In-Chief . . .

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | March 3, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

The GOP loves their donors just like a stripper loves her, *ahem*, customers.

This looks like a bad joke but after seeing Sarah Palin taken seriously by much of the GOP, I'm sad to say, this is not a joke.

Posted by: jonavery2000 | March 3, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Can't wait to see the swag.

Posted by: logicprevails | March 3, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

The GOP has abandoned any pretense of being sane.

Posted by: jeffwacker | March 3, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Surely copyright laws prevent these wonderful cartoons from being compared to the Three Stooges.

Posted by: logicprevails | March 3, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

That kind of document is despicable. It simply shows that the Republican establishment has never really accepted President Obama's election as legitimate. It is in the same catagory as the "birthers" argument.

Posted by: steviana | March 3, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Was little propaganda tool Perry Bacon's offended by a cartoon?

Does he remember Obama mocking McCain for being too old to use a blackberry?

For the constant democrat drumbeat insulting Sarah Palin.

Perry. Quit your job and get mental help.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | March 3, 2010 7:46 PM | Report abuse

The American people do not need the GOP to "scare" them into trying to get rid of this administration. Obama is doing a fine job of it all by himself. Unlike a lot of posters here, the vast majority of Americans don't need a political party to "think" for them. They are perfectly capable of assessing a situation without any talking points from either party.

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Posted by: brendansdf | March 3, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

What's going on about the rumor that Obama is giving away a judgeship in return for a House vote in favor of health care reform?

Posted by: Rand-al-Thor | March 3, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Hey, by the way.. Are you seeing the DEM bounceback that's starting? All over the place. Spring is in the air. The hopey-changey thing might work out after all!

Posted by: dudh | March 3, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

Rather than offer constructive and fresh, revitalizing ideas the GOP continues to use the same old tired rhetoric, same old ideas, and -- yawn -- fear to incite the rabid right.

Their rhetoric reminds me of an Victrola player playing a broken record. And just as dated.....

Posted by: abbydelabbey | March 3, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

liberalsareblind wrote>>>I don't see what the problem is at all.

Yeah. That's the pitiful part.
The RNC is making fun of its grassroots donors and admits exploiting them - and you don't even realize it.

Posted by: angie12106 | March 3, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

Just how is a Powerpoint presentation "left at a Florida hotel?"

Was the presentation crumpled up and left in a waste basket? So, that would mean that you scanned it and recreated the PPT file.

Sounds like an inside job to me, maybe even theft. (Paging Woodward and Bernstein!)

Can you please clarify?

Posted by: hoyatiger | March 3, 2010 7:31 PM | Report abuse

That's it? That's the best you can do?

Not quite W as Adolf Hitler, or even Cheney as Darth Vader, now is it?

Get a life.

Posted by: hoyatiger | March 3, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

I love it.. haha - "Faux news." I love it how you libbies think that those that oppose you aren't as smart as you are. Keep sticking your nose up in the air - it's a great strategy. Just ask the clown who ran against Scott Brown. If you libbies are so smart, why you always asking for my money through bureaucratic means? Why aren't you guys smart enough to fund your own socialistic programs instead of taking from those that have more than you?

Posted by: homersimpson10 | March 3, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

Amazing. You Crats aren't upset at the cartoons - you're just upset you have to fish for money from the broke people of America. It's hard to raise money for socialism when the beneficiaries are counting on the "haves" to fund their life. Besides.. you guys had classless bumperstickers like F Bush.. so honestly, get over it you thin-skinned latte-sippin' liberals.

Posted by: homersimpson10 | March 3, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

MarSF wrote>>>Why would anyone belong to a Party that looks down on it's base and raises money by playing them for fools?

Good question! - but since Righties have been brainwashed to believe any news source other than Faux News and rightwing pundits is evil, they'll keep CHOOSING to get duped.

Posted by: angie12106 | March 3, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

We can now call the GOP the cartoon party, which many of us from the antics from the Bush administration. I can still remember Bush ducking those shoes thrown at him. HILIAROUS

Posted by: shipfreakbo214 | March 3, 2010 7:20 PM | Report abuse

The only thing that really bothers me about this is that Scrappy Doo and Josie and the Pussycats weren't mentioned.

Posted by: Extempraneous | March 3, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I don't see what the problem is at all. I think the cartoon is incredibly accurate. The artist who drew them has a very high level of discernment.

Posted by: liberalsareblind | March 3, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

MalBennet wrote>>>Perhaps fear will moticate americans to vote the bums out of office.

You're hoping FEAR will work because it's all the GOP has to offer.
This slide presentation looks like it was prepared for 3rd graders - NOT people serious about issues facing our country.

Posted by: angie12106 | March 3, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

MalBennet wrote>>>Perhaps fear will moticate americans to vote the bums out of office.

You're hoping FEAR will work because it's all the GOP has to offer.
This slide presentation looks like it was prepared for 3rd graders - NOT people serious about issues facing our country.

Posted by: angie12106 | March 3, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Look at slide #29 - RNC making fun of small donors. You know - the majority of their voters.

Slide #30 - RNC ADMITS using FEAR to sell elections.

Wow! - some idiot will probably be canned for mistakenly leaving this presentation behind - it has ALL the GOP strategies for ALL challengers and elections in every state!
What a gift to Democrats!

Posted by: angie12106 | March 3, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

What does the RNC have against The Joker, Cruella de Vil and Scooby Doo?

Posted by: NAuchi | March 3, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Hey, "you is what you is." Obama, Reid and Pelosi are a baunch of cartoon characters. That is probably an insult to the cartoon characters. The american public better "fear" what these idiots are doing to this country. Perhaps fear will moticate americans to vote the bums out of office. A congress with 14% approval deserves nothing more than to be compared to the comics. But even then the comics do no lie, cheat or steal as our representatives do. The house Ethics Committee does not have the fortitude to call a spade a spade and find Rangle guilty of improprities. Pelosi says she stands by him. That ought to tell you something. Even "snoopy" would be hiding in his dog house to get away from these three idiots.

Posted by: MALBENNET | March 3, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

Hey, "you is what you is." Obama, Reid and Pelosi are a baunch of cartoon characters. That is probably an insult to the cartoon characters. The american public better "fear" what these idiots are doing to this country. Perhaps fear will moticate americans to vote the bums out of office. A congress with 14% approval deserves nothing more than to be compared to the comics. But even then the comics do no lie, cheat or steal as our representatives do. The house Ethics Committee does not have the fortitude to call a spade a spade and find Rangle guilty of improprities. Pelosi says she stands by him. That ought to tell you something. Even "snoopy" would be hiding in his dog house to get away from these three idiots.

Posted by: MALBENNET | March 3, 2010 7:12 PM | Report abuse

And if there's no reason for fear, the grand old party of fear will invent several rather than having to depend on honest presentation of honest differences. Only cowards with nothing to stand on demonize their opponents.

As certain right-wing pseudo-religious rabblerousers would declare: This fundraising presentation came into our hands through the provenance and the grace of God for the service of America. God damn the lying republican sleazebags and God bless America!! Amen.

Posted by: JovialReaper | March 3, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

Nice to see hard proof that the RNC is run by a bunch of talentless frat boys. Also hilarious that they call their own supporters reactionary, ego-driven and AFRAID.

Why would anyone belong to a Party that looks down on it's base and raises money by playing them for fools?

Posted by: marSF | March 3, 2010 7:10 PM | Report abuse

One of the slides describes GOP foot soldiers as "reactionaries", "emotional types", easily incited like Teabaggers, anti-government types, and white supremacists.
But the Wealthy donors are described positively with access to GOP leaders because of their HUGE donations.
Now we know what the RNC really thinks about the majority of their voters.
Pitiful.

Posted by: angie12106 | March 3, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Hey! Scooby-Doo is great! Senator Reid should be honored . . .

The Cruella De Vil thing, however, is a little disturbing. It makes it sound like Pelosi would like to make a coat out of Reid.

On second thought, she probably does.

Posted by: anon99 | March 3, 2010 7:01 PM | Report abuse

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