Another attempt to fall back on the Willie Horton technique. Somewhere in Hell, Lee Atwater squirms and says, "You fucking idiots, the only reason that worked in 1988 was because Dukakis was such a tool anyway and Bush was riding the Gipper's coattails." Back then, fear was merely a seasoning with the GOP. After all, with the USSR still in operation, there wasn't as much need to ramp up fear and go to so much work to keep it alive; they already had it on a sustained and settled basis. It's hard to beat constant awareness of nuclear destruction. Now it's the whole meal plus dessert and coffee. But one wonders if they've realized yet that maybe they should have seemed soothing rather than trying to stimulate all this fear, because what we're afraid of is more GOP power.
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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