Politics of Fear might work against Republicans this time

This post was written by marc on October 21, 2006
Posted Under: Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

In 2002, before Bush’s war in Iraq, Republicans played the fear card convincing voters that there’s an enemy lurking out there and if you don’t vote for someone tough then the terrorists will kill you. In 2004 Bush ran ads using wolves to terrorize voters into voting for him. But now it’s 2006 and although terrorism is still there, it’s also clear that terrorism has gotten worse under Republican rule and that Bush’s bad decisions are making terrorism worse.

In spite of it being an election year all the intelligence agencies, all of the free speaking military commanders, and many respected Republican leaders now admit that America is on the wrong course and that Bush’s plan isn’t working. We have lost the war in Iraq, losing in Afghanistan, and bin Laden is still free and laughing at Bush. What this means is that the more the Republicans try to scare voters this time the more likely they are to vote against them. After fool me once and fool me twice the Republican strategy of fooling the voters the third time might be as flawed as the Iraq war strategy itself.

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