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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Mehlman Email Aims to Scare GOP Base Over Impeachment Threat


"The word is out. Their position is clear. Last week, Sen. Russ Feingold floated a reckless plan to censure the President, and some Democrat leaders have ecstatically jumped on Feingold's bandwagon. And, if they gain even more power in November, they won't stop there." There you have it. RNC head Ken Melhman's aggressive campaign to use censure and impeachment to drive voters to the polls is in full swing. Mehlman sent an email to constituents Thursday morning in an effort to scare the bajesus out of them and to solicit money to fight the big bad Democratic beast.

"The Democrats' plan for 2006? Take the House and Senate, and impeach the President. With our nation at war, is this the kind of Congress you want? If your answer is a resounding "NO", I need you to make an urgent contribution to help us win this fight," Mehlman wrote.

Make no mistake. The censure/impeachment issue is going to be this year's gay marriage hot-button, and Mehlman & Co. will use it as contentiously and divisively as possible. It's going to get ugly. For the GOP and for Bush, it's about survival. And the Repuglicans have shown us time and again that they will use whatever means necessary, no matter how dirty, to attain and retain power.

Case in point, just take a look at the irresponsible rhetoric in Mehlman's email: "Democrat leaders' talk of censure and impeachment isn't about the law or the President doing anything wrong. It's about the fact that Democrat leaders don't want America to fight the War on Terror with every tool in our arsenal. Your immediate action will send these reckless Democrats a message and help preserve our Republican majorities."

This incendiary pack of lies is exactly the kind of swift-boating venom of which these criminals are capable. They'll continue to shamelessly distort the truth and, as demonstrated, even use 9-11 to connect the impeachment dots. Mehlman and his cronies, as well as his boss Bush, know very well that impeachment is indeed based on the law, and Bush's criminal behavior. It has nothing whatsoever to do with 9-11 and fighting the war on terror. It's another example of the Bushies' despicable exploitation of that horrific day in 2001 to satisfy their own selfish ends.

"The world is watching," writes Mehlman in his closing statement. "Using every tool at our disposal to fight terrorists should not be a partisan issue. Democrats should to be focused on winning the War on Terror, not undermining it with political axe-grinding of the ugliest kind." Well, look who just made the war on terror a "partisan" issue. Mehlman should be ashamed of himself.

But that's just the point. The Repugs have no shame. As I've written before, Democrats better get with the program and mobilize their own get-out-the-vote campaign based heavily on the impeachment issue or they'll be left in the political dust yet again. The Repug's are opening their playbook and showing their strategy. We can only hope that the Democrats are watching.

8 Comments:

  • At 11:16 AM, Blogger Dicky Neely said…

    Ken Mehhlman is such a smarmy SOB I just can't understand how even GOP loyalists can beieve him!
    He is futher proff of the Bushies' dictum "Don't believe what I say, see what I do!" They consistently lie and distort and do the opposite of what they pronounce!
    I hope Lincoln's famous saying about fooling all of the people all of the time is soon proved correct!

     
  • At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    But I read on the Huffington Post that a poll said that a majority of Americans are in favor of censure. And that 70% of Democrats are in favor. Where is the hot button?

    It seems to me that the Republicans are trying to stem a tide that is going against them.

    As there is a law and Bush has admitted that he is breaking it and will continue to break it, there is no need for an investigation (as our Democratic "leaders" say).

    Either you believe in law or you don't. Either you feel it's okay for the President to be above the law or you don't.

    A good portion of the American people agree with this.

    If you are a Republican, you pass a law to say that what was clearly illegal is not illegal. Which means they admit the President broke the law. At least this makes sense.

    The Democratic Party doesn't believe this. (is there anything they believe in?) They need to sit back for a bit and watch the polls rise for Feingold. (His personal popularity is skyrocketing).

    Of course he didn't check with the Democratic leadership. They would have stopped him.

     
  • At 12:04 PM, Anonymous Cathy said…

    What else do they have to motivate their low numbered base?

    Don't give up on the Dems! They are holding their cards close to the chest so as not to have their goals ripped up 24/7 by the sick Repubs.

    Hang in there!

    Cathy
    Michigan (We were once a great state)

     
  • At 11:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mehlman gives me the willies, republican aside. I didn't know who he was the first time I saw him on TV. I thought then that he was spinning the truth and very ingenuous. Woah, then he turns out to be the Republican spokesman. Yuck! So this just looks like some more of his best work. The SS Gopminnow is sinking!

     
  • At 11:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    It's going to the the Swift Boat tactic all over again from the Republicans. Why don't the Dems, for a change, fight the lies with the truth. Instead of threatening to impeach why don't they get legal scholars and every reliable source they can to appear on the talk shows and in campagin ads on TV; and to write articles explaining exactly in what way Bush broke the law. With that done, and the country fully aware and educated, the impeachment will be easy.

     
  • At 1:56 PM, Blogger All_I_Can_Stands said…

    "Don't give up on the Dems! They are holding their cards close to the chest so as not to have their goals ripped up 24/7 by the sick Repubs."

    LOL! I think they have a pair of deuces.

     
  • At 11:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Mehlman gave up his gonads in 2004 when he allowed Rove to leak that the loghouse republicans were not voting for Bush. If only the ignorant rednecks knew the Republican Party Spokesman is gay.
    dicky neely, I like your thoughts but it was P. T. Barnum you are quoting.

    Darwin Fish

     
  • At 8:53 PM, Anonymous who gives a squat said…

    I imagine it impossible for any one to flub-up the thieving of several elections, hijacking national security and killing off the innocents as badly as Wicked. So, sMehlman is just blowing...

     

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