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  1. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0310/33866.html

    I hate the Politico, but this is a pretty big scoop for them.

    My favorite part is where the RNC says that their big money donors can be satisfied with &quot;Access&quot; and &quot;Tchotchkes!!!!!!!!!!!!!&quot; (<strike>They're</strike> Their multiple exclamation points, not mine.)





     
    Originally Posted by Politico View Post


    The Republican National Committee plans to raise money this election cycle through an aggressive campaign capitalizing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and a promise to &quot;save the country from trending toward socialism.&quot;

    The strategy was detailed in a confidential party fundraising presentation, obtained by POLITICO, which also outlines how “ego-driven” wealthy donors can be tapped with offers of access and “tchochkes.”

    The presentation was delivered by RNC Finance Director Rob Bickhart to top donors and fundraisers at a party retreat in Boca Grande, Florida on February 18, a source at the gathering said.

    In neat PowerPoint pages, it lifts the curtain on the often-cynical terms of political marketing, displaying an air of disdain for the party’s donors that is usually confined to the barroom conversations of political operatives.

    The presentation explains the Republican fundraising in simple terms.

    &quot;What can you sell when you do not have the White House, the House, or the Senate...?&quot; it asks.

    The answer: &quot;Save the country from trending toward Socialism!”

    Manipulating donors with crude caricatures and playing on their fears is hardly unique to Republicans or to the RNC – Democrats raised millions off George W. Bush in similar terms – but rarely is it practiced in such cartoonish terms.

    One page, headed “The Evil Empire,” pictures Obama as the Joker from Batman, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leaders Harry Reid are depicted as Cruella DeVille and Scooby Doo, respectively.

    The document, which two Republican sources said was prepared by the party’s finance staff, comes as Chairman Michael Steele struggles to retain the trust and allegiance of major donors, who can give as much as $30,400 a year to the party.

    Under Steele, the RNC has shifted toward a reliance on small donors, but the document reveals extensive, confidential details of the strategy for luring wealthy checkwriters, which range from luxury retreats in California wine country to tickets to a professional fight in Las Vegas.

    The 72-page document was provided to POLITICO by a Democrat, who said a hard copy had been left in the hotel hosting the $2,500-a-head retreat, the Gasparilla Inn &amp; Club. Sources at the event said the presentation was delivered by Bickhart and by the RNC Finance Chairman, Peter Terpeluk, a former ambassador to Luxembourg under President George W. Bush.

    The RNC reacted with alarm to a question about it Wednesday, emailing major donors to warn them of a reporter’s question, and distancing Steele from its contents.

  2. If that's legit....yikessssssssssssss
  3. &quot;The best argument against democracy is five minutes with the average voter...&quot;
  4. Dems giving the GOP all the ammo they need

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  5. what's the &quot;scoop&quot;? repubs want donors?
  6. lol
  7. Irrelevant, libs get some juice like this and it comes on the day Obama calls for reconciliation. Too much noise for this to get any traction. btw I here a lib pp slide has been found. Check it out.

  8. The entire Democratic party is as pathetic as Milhouse chasing after Lisa. GRASPING AT STRAWS
  9.  
    Originally Posted by rebelfd View Post

    Irrelevant, libs get some juice like this and it comes on the day Obama calls for reconciliation. Too much noise for this to get any traction. btw I here a lib pp slide has been found. Check it out.


    What's wrong with reconciliation?
    Thread Starter
  10. So far most of the respondents in this thread should be solicited with the direct marketing layout. Take note RNC.
  11.  
    Originally Posted by rebelfd View Post

    btw I here a lib pp slide has been found.

    blah blah blah you're a dumb ass blah blah blah
  12. The next gov of Texas has shown a new way to campaign, no robo calls, no mailings. He's done it all with internet, TV and radio. It should be the model.

    But if the pubs are smart enough to invent an astroturf movement like the tea party (according to some) they should be smart enough to come up with a better plan.
  13.  
    Originally Posted by Underdog34 View Post


    What's wrong with reconciliation?

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  14.  
    Originally Posted by budo09 View Post


    blah blah blah you're a dumb ass blah blah blah

    Place holder for November of this year. Can you say bloodbath, tsunami, cat 5 hurricane?
  15. Guess I missed something.
  16.  
    Originally Posted by The Precedent View Post

    So far most of the respondents in this thread should be solicited with the direct marketing layout. Take note RNC.

    lolz
  17. This looks like the exact same thing the Dems used while Bush was in office.
     
  18. we've seen the democrat plan that worked very well. Bush did it!! it worked once, can it keep working?
  19. Republicans got to run against Jimmy Carter for 3 or 4 election cycles, I don't really see why we shouldn't get to run against Bush for a similar period
  20. So you're comparing Obama to Reagan that is the funniest thing you've posted in a long time.
  21. I compared Republicans running against the memory of an unpopular Democrat to Democrats running against the memory of an unpopular Republican. It seems like an apt comparison
  22. Except that people already hate Obama.
  23. Nice effort scouring the googles to make a 'graph and charts' thread but you're trying too hard.
  24.  
    Originally Posted by dank773 View Post

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    That's not reconciliation. That's the nuclear option. Seriously? You don't know the difference?
    Thread Starter
  25. LofuckingL
  26. What the fuck is a tchochkes?

    Edit: Oh. Like Sarah Palin yo-yos n shit. Good plan!
  27.  
    Originally Posted by Oh Rale View Post

    LofuckingL

    Seriously? People really think that reconciliation is the same as the &quot;nuclear option&quot;?
    Thread Starter
  28.  
    Originally Posted by Underdog34 View Post


    Seriously? People really think that reconciliation is the same as the &quot;nuclear option&quot;?

    Easy to confuse the two if you're retarded.
  29.  
    Originally Posted by Lord Supremo View Post

    I compared Republicans running against the memory of an unpopular Democrat to Democrats running against the memory of an unpopular Republican. It seems like an apt comparison

    I think they were still running against Carter until now. So yeah I can see lots of mileage against Bushney. The perception of Carter got worse as time went by, the perception of Bush is getting better for some, it's weird, wonder why that is?
  30.  
    Originally Posted by ginwilly View Post

    The perception of Carter got worse as time went by, the perception of Bush is getting better for some, it's weird, wonder why that is?

    Prove it.

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