Monday, March 22, 2004

GOP OFFERS PREVIEW OF ITS FALL STRATEGY: ACCOUNTABILITY = APPEASEMENT
House Speaker Dennis Hastert has offered a preview of what will likely be an integral part of the Republicans' campaign strategy this fall. Hastert condemned the result of the recent Spanish general election. "Here's a country who stood against terrorism and had a huge terrorist act within their country and they chose to change their government and to, in a sense, appease terrorists," said the man third in line to the presidency.

This certainly corresponds with the message the GOP wants to resonate with voters: change = weakness.

Spanish voters rose up against a government with huge credibility problem for their questionable decisions. No wonder Republicans are afraid of the precedent and are trying to equate accountability with appeasement.

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