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GOP Want To Tarnish Dem Presidential Hopefuls

From Yahoo! News:

Republican goal: ‘Tarnish’ the brand of Democratic presidential hopefuls early

By Chris Moody | January 15, 2014

Hillary Clinton won’t be on the ballot in 2014, but Republicans are wasting no time in laying the groundwork for a prolonged attack on her and other prominent Democrats with presidential ambitions.

Gosh, those Republicans are evil. Don’t they ever stop?

With nearly three years before Election Day 2016, the Republican National Committee is investing in a campaign to ensure that the reputation of high-profile Democrats are “tarnished,” a party official bluntly told reporters during a briefing in the group’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Wednesday.

Isn’t it funny how anonymous Republican officials always tell their enemies in the mainstream media their plans?

Clinton and Vice President Joseph Biden will hold the primary focus, but other potential presidential hopefuls such as Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper won’t escape their radar. “Tearing down those brands is important to us,” the RNC official said.

If only they have a media empire to do this for them, like the DNC does.

To accomplish this, the RNC is building opposition research files on each potential candidate and making preparations to bracket their travel with GOP talking points by dispatching its nationwide network of 14,000 Republican surrogates.

How Machiavellian of them, huh? Obama and the Democrats would never do such a thing. By why would they even need to, since they have the news media as their full-time opposition researchers and surrogates.

The RNC’s long-term plan is part of a broader effort among Republicans to sustain a campaign apparatus that carries on seamlessly between election years, something the party has struggled with in recent years. After losing presidential races in 2008 and 2012 and suffering at the polls particularly with minority voters, the RNC has embarked on a multimillion-dollar effort to sustain what RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has called a “permanent campaign.”

Yes, the Republicans are notorious for their ‘permanent campaign.’ Again, unlike the Democrats.

Republicans aren’t alone in gearing up for the next presidential election. The Democratic National Committee also has a similar plan for 2016.

Then why is the headline and bulk of the article about Republicans? (Hint: because Yahoo! is hoping to mislead their low information readers. They will see the headline and the first few paragraphs and believe that the Republicans are just being evil again.)

For months, the DNC has kept a watchful eye on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a potential Republican presidential hopeful. Long before New Jersey officials revealed emails proving that top aides to Christie were involved in a politically motivated lane closure on the George Washington Bridge last year, DNC operatives worked aggressively to promote the story. (Their instincts were vindicated earlier this month with the release of the new documents showing that Christie’s staff was involved with the closure.)…

The Democrats have been trying to tear down Chris Christie? Who knew?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 17th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “GOP Want To Tarnish Dem Presidential Hopefuls”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    ” .. said Satan to Dante ..”

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