The Swift Boating of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has officially begun. As the New York Times reported this week, the GOP is ratcheting up the fiery rhetoric in a precursor to its likely attack ads this fall on the California congresswoman who's in line to become the next Speaker if the Democrats win the needed 15 seats to take back the House this Fall.
In a new campaign theme to rally its right-wing base, the Repuglican party's painted a bullseye on Pelosi's back that screams wealthy liberal San Francisco counterculture extremist. Pelosi-as-Speaker is not a scenario the Repugs like to think about on a full stomach. RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman said she was neither a "New Democrat" nor an "Old Democrat" but a "prehistoric Democrat."
"Is America ready for Nancy Pelosi's Contract With San Francisco?" asked Rep. Rick Keller (R-Fla).
Keller and his Repuglican cohorts may be in for a big surprise this Fall, as voters could likely reject President Bush, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and House Speaker Denny Hastert's contract to destroy America. Recent national polls all show that a majority of voters are dissatisfied with Bush, the GOP leadership, and prefer Democrats on every single domestic and foreign policy issue.
Going into the home stretch, so far we have a Repuglican platform that consists of homophobia, xenophobia, red-neck-baiting flag-burning legislation, stop-Bush's-impeachment, and keep-Pelosi-from-Power themes. And they say we don't have anything to say.