The Obama campaign sent out a fundraising email this morning that cites a GOP fundraising email indicating that there are major concerns on the part of GOP party leaders regarding the Democratic Party tidal wave that is building and rolling towards this November's presidential election.
Here's the text of the GOP message, penned by Bill Frist, as it was forwarded in the Obama email I received this morning.
From: Senator Bill Frist, M.D. Date: Thu, May 29, 2008 at 3:59 PM Subject: "Democrats Win Landslide Victory"
Dear Republican Supporter,
I have a real fear of waking up to this headline after the elections this fall. [...]
In key states, news accounts indicate Democrats are outpacing Republicans registering voters. We also know Barack Obama's campaign is utilizing the Internet to raise record amounts of money to support his campaign and Democrats nationally ... all in the hope that new voters and record resources will produce a Democrat landslide victory this fall.
There's so much at risk, and conservatives I talk with from all across the country are feeling the rumblings of "what could be." [...]
[...] I ask for your immediate help in supporting Republican candidates running for U.S. Senate by making a contribution of $10, $25, $50 or even $100 to the NRSC. [...]
After 8 years of scare tactics employed by the Republican administration against the American people, and the mistrust of George Bush as a result of those scare tactics and fear mongering, It's disheartening to see that the GOP is still employing that same tactic against its constituency.
I suppose we shouldn't be surprised. After all, if conservative Americans stood by the GOP party throughout the lies and deceit perpetuated by the Republican administration, it's natural for the GOP party fundraisers to employ that same tactic in the hopes that they'll financially support the party going forward.
But it isn't it a shame that a good portion of the American political system still believes that governance by fear is a valid approach going forward?
The Democratic party is calling for a major change in the way we go about the business of politics in America. It's high time the GOP embraced the same call for change, and stopped employing the same fear-mongering scare tactics to move American voters.
The terror tactics employed by al-Qaeda, specifically... using the fear of the unknown following the attacks on America on 9/11, sought to influence the American way of life though fear. It's time that the GOP stopped employing the same tactics in an attempt to hold onto power in our country.
It is indeed a time for change, and we will only put the years of fear behind us once we embrace the change being heralded by Democrats. The forces of fear have waged battle on us for far too long, and it's time to push back against fear, and move forward positively and with vigor.
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