GOP vs the "evil empire"

All’s fair in politics, so it is not surprising that Republicans are acting a bit “cartoonish” when it comes to trying to raise money for the midterm elections.
A fundraising plan has been made public. One page, headed “The Evil Empire,” pictures Obama as the Joker from Batman, while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid are depicted as Cruella DeVille and Scooby Doo, respectively.

You know, there’s nothing like maturity.

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About fsnowflack
Fred Snowflack was editorial page editor and a political columnist for the Daily Record of Morristown for almost 12 years. He has won numerous awards for editorial and column writing from the New Jersey Press Association and has written a blog on county and state politics for the last three years. He lives in Ledgewood in Morris County.

21 Responses to GOP vs the "evil empire"

  1. Ted says:

    Unfortunately, anger and fear motivate. Having no solutions, Republicans can only fabricate issues we “must” fear and identify those resonsible

  2. P says:

    Dog bites man.

    And the Dems never demonized Gingrich, Rove, Bush, etc. Right?!

  3. No. P. those on the left, like me, are always ladies and gentleman.

  4. P says:

    Gentlemen?

    But I was glad to see you acknowledge your political affiliation.

  5. My life’s an open book, P.

  6. Ed Ramirez says:

    Yes Fred

    We all remember that old Southern Gentilman Bill Clinton he had and affection for Cigars.

  7. I’m sure many young ladies thought he was a gentleman, Ed. 🙂

  8. Kevin Nedd says:

    P,

    Once again you miss the broader point. Please show me where a high ranking member of the DNC made a presentation, containing this type of content, to a group of donors?

    http://wtpolitics.blogspot.com/2010/03/is-this-really-necessary.html

  9. Edward France says:

    Fred , what about how all of the late night comics make the GOP out to be idiots? Is that proper and logical? Both sides do these things. The dems have been running Washington, new jersey and even imorristown where I live , for a long time! We need a two party system. Right?

  10. Yes, Ed, but those late night comics are just making jokes …. it’s not meant to be serious

  11. P says:

    Nedd – I guess the Senate Majority Leader calling the President of the United States a loser isn’t in the same category? And if we did a complete review of everything said by Reid + Nancy Pelosi + Howard Dean, we wouldn’t find a treasure trove of trash talking about the chief executive?? Is there anyone out there who believe that Nedd has the “moral high ground” on this one?

    Your post was just another cheap attempt to get people to look at your pathetic website – LongValleyNeddHatesRepublicans.com.

  12. Kevin Nedd says:

    P,

    Are you seriously trying to compare a Senator calling the president a “loser” with what the RNC Finance Chairman put in his Powerpoint presentation? I don’t think calling Bush a “loser” was done so to promote the same fear in the American people as was intended in pages 29-31 of the presentation. Can the same can be said of the RNC Finance Chairman?

    As for my website, 17,874 hits and counting. Thanks for visiting!

  13. Kevin Nedd says:

    And for the record, I don’t hate Republicans. I just happen to find them to be hypocrites on many issues, like this one:

    http://wtpolitics.blogspot.com/2010/03/republican-hypocrites.html

  14. P says:

    A.) ALL politicians are hypocrites. Name one who isn’t. If you say “you,” see the next bullet.

    B.) As I’ve shown in the past, you fit that Bill to a T.

    C.) Please stop using this forum as a means to drive your click count up.

    D.) I think what Reid did to Bush was much worse because it wasn’t done just to raise money (everyone expects red meat from fund raisers). Calling the President a Loser and a Liar doesn’t just damage the man, it damages the Office and the Country, especially when it is over a matter of foreign policy.

  15. Kevin Nedd says:

    P,

    Your personal attacks notwithstanding, if you know of an instance where my record as a politican denotes hypocracy, by all means please point it out.

    As for how I use this forum, when you become the moderator, I start worrying about your opinion.

    Lastly, I don’t condone the language used against Bush, while he was in office. But I do think what the RNC did to a sitting president (clearly for political purposes) is worse.

  16. P says:

    As usual, when a Dem does it it the sin is only venial, when a Republican does it’s mortal. H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E

    Like last fall when you were railing about Christie’s promise to lower your taxes. That was a promise you were going to hold him to and we hear about it constantly.

    But Corzine’s promise to increase our rebates by 10% each year for four years, which he had already renegade on, wasn’t enough to keep you from not only voting for him, but shilling shamelessly for him. H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-T-E

    My “attacks” are only seem “personal” because they rebut your assertions that all Republicans are hypocrites, while you refuse to recognize your own hypocrisy. Physician, heal thyself. Then I won’t have to remind everyone of the Inconvenient Truth.

  17. Kevin Nedd says:

    P,

    The logic of your argument assumes I voted for and supported Corzine back in 2005 as a result of his promise. Perhaps had you bothered to check the record…

    https://docs.google.com/fileview?id=0B4pMO8bcsEk8OGQyNjQ0MDAtYzE1MC00NDQ2LTgwODgtMjM2NDQwMTI5NDlj&hl=en

    …you would find a press release where I endorsed Corzine’s opponent. So Corzine broke no promise to me as a voter.

    As I have stated before, the only reason I supported Corzine in 2009 was because he is the first NJ governor to impose tax levy caps, which based on this data…

    http://wtpolitics.blogspot.com/2009/10/case-for-corzine.html

    …has clearly had am impact on reducting the rate of property tax growth in NJ.

    Next time, do some research before you make a fool of yourself.

  18. P says:

    Blah, blah, blah . . Dems always get a pass, never Republicans . . you sir are a hypocrite.

    P.S. Maybe you should also go after the ACLU for their vicious ad in today’s newspapers – http://www.aclu.org/aclu-ad-what-will-it-be-mr-president

    If I were Obama, I’d be much more offended by this ad than the cheesy GOP fundraiser.

  19. Kevin Nedd says:

    P,

    Blah, blah, blah . .is all I would say if I were in your shoes.

  20. P says:

    Great retort. Wish I’d thought of it first. 🙂

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