The 2008 RNC Playbook: Same As 2006 Playbook, 2004 Playbook, Add Nauseum...
By Brad Friedman on 5/9/2008, 7:38pm PT  

Though the candidates may change (sort of), the playbook remains the same.

That playbook --- the public face of the Republican National Party, in any case, as you can expect to see it from here through November --- is posted below, courtesy of BobR, who sends the following along with it.

My brother is a registered independent in a suburb of Atlanta, GA. Yesterday, he received a letter and questionnaire from the Republican party. The letter contained his (independent) registration number, and addressed him as Fellow Republican.

The questionnaire was a push poll of the nastiest variety. Sample questions:

Should Republicans do everything they can to prevent liberal Democrats from repealing the USA Patriot Act and other important laws that help our intelligence agencies protect America?

Should we do everything we can to stop Democrats from weakening border security?

Should Republicans fight for a balanced budget? (why start now?, LOL)

The push-poll and the letter that came with it, follow in full below. Of course, the letter pleads with the reader to send back "your GOP CENSUS...to ensure we get ample and accurate results."

Unless they get "accurate results," the letter warns, Republican Congressional leaders "will not know how you and other Republicans at the grassroots level of our Party feel about the critical issues facing our nation" and "our Republican nominee for President of the United States (ed note: Hmmm...he's not named for some reason, I wonder who it is?) will need your input before he does battle with the Democrat machine."

Unless this form is filled out and sent in, the "RNC will be unable to develop a conservative legislative agenda!"

The "accurate results" they're looking for, of course, are the addresses of those chumps dumb enough to send it back --- with or without the donation they also request --- in this case, the Independent, non-Republican voter who's been targetted by the shameless Republicanists.

Fortunately, if you have any questions about their "census document," the RNC was kind enough to offer their phone number in the letter, and at the end of the "survey." It's 202-863-8747.

Anyway, here's their same, tired old playbook. Between this, and their continued efforts to suppress the votes of nuns and vets disabled by their wars, victory should be just around the corner...

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