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House Republican leader John Boehner released a lengthy Web video today suggesting Democrats are not keeping Americans safe, a new GOP fear-mongering strategy Boehner hopes will help Republicans win elections.
The ominous Boehner video uses out-of-text sound bites and pictures of the horrific 9/11 attack which killed more than 3,000 Americans, in an attempt to scare Americans about President Obama keeping America safe and how dangerous it is to close Guantanamo Bay and stop torture. The end of John Boehner’s video says “Do you feel safer?” Boehner told CNN he is trying to “push the administration to tell us: What is the overarching strategy to take on the terrorists and defeat them and to help keep America safe?”“Is it any wonder that voters and senators alike are running away in droves from the Republican Party? Looks like they have taken a page from the discredited Rove/Bush/Cheney playbook. This ad is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to play up the politics of fear and smear,” said Jim Manley, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s spokeswoman, Katie Grant, said, “Republicans are once again resorting to fear tactics because they have no new ideas or constructive policies to offer. The American people have already rejected their politics of fear, and this will be no different.”
In fact, GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell made a rare appearance at a Senate appropriations hearing Thursday to publicly question Defense Secretary Robert Gates about closing Guantanamo Bay. “We haven’t been attacked against since 9/11. We like that and we’d like for that record to continue,” McConnell told Gates.
This GOP demonstration is another example of why the GOP is out of touch with the majority of Americans. A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll earlier in April suggested Americans do not agree with Republicans that Obama is making them less safe.
When asked whether the president’s actions increased chances of a terrorist attack in the United States, 26 percent said yes and 72 percent said no.
Let me understand this. The largest terrorist attack in the United States of America occurred under Republican George W Bush and under majority Republican Control in the U.S. Congress. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, John McCain and the GOP sure kept America safe under their watch, but they must have conveniently forgotten that little thing called 9/11! So who the hell is John Boehner to use fear mongering about President Obama’s security policies when John Boehner failed to prevent the worst attack on the U.S. homeland in the entire history of our country?
To answer John Boehner’s question - YES, I feel safer, much safer with President Obama as Commander-In-Chief. The past 100 days have done much to restore my confidence in this country and to realize that there is real leadership at the helm.
For all Americans, I am very sorry Mr. Boehner and the Republican Party are bent on destroying their ‘party’ and this country. They did not keep us safe 8 years ago and the GOP would not be qualified to keep America safe now. If they were qualified, 9/11 would have never happened, American lives would not have been forfeited in a GOP war in Iraq and we would not be in the national security crisis occurring today.
I remind John Boehner and the obstructionist Party of No, the politics of fear did not get them elected in 2006 or 2008 and will continue to tear down the GOP as long as they endorse such an irresponsible strategy, no wonder only 26% of Americans now admit to being identified as Republican.
The danger is such fear tactics by John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and other Republicans is that the constant diet of negativity and hate coming from these people and from their pundits of Hannity, Limbaugh, Bachman and others, may actually motivate the possibility of a terrorist attack. As the Republicans are ‘goading the terrorists, and Republicans themselves attempting to invoke fear and terror into the minds of Americans, it occurs to me Republicans have aligned themselves with terrorists; terrorists want to destroy America and John Boehner and the GOP will help them by spreading fear and ignorance with their continued messages of hate.
President Obama has opened the lines of communications with other countries, even our enemies, which is reasonable, smart and a sensible new approach to foreign policy. The United States cannot continue to keep depending on war and bombs which kill hundreds of thousands of innocent people and bully our way into an international leadership role. We’ve seen for 8 years that policy did not work and we lost valued allies in the war against those who would harm America.
I am one American who is tired of being told who to hate and who to fear by the manipulative Republican Party. Their agenda is both old-fashioned and out of touch, it is unacceptable in an intelligent civilization.
Mr. Boehner fails to mention President Obama actually increased defense spending nor does he acknowledge the President’s plan along with the Secretary of Defense to eliminate outdated weaponry and focus on 21st century defense.
As long as John Boehner and the Republican leadership of Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and their leader Rush Limbaugh and Michael Steele, continue to preach fear, drive away Hispanics, African Americans, gays, Asians, and other minorities which now make up the majority of Americans; as long as they shun the hand of bipartisanship from President Obama, allow the silly talk of secession by Texas, Alaska and other states; continue the name calling of ’socialist’, fascist’, and cater to Confederate states, they have no chance in hell of being a viable party in the coming years.
If the GOP and John Boehner expressly choose to not be a part of resolving Americans myriad of issues, then at least they should stop being part of the problem. America and Americans of all political persuasions are fed up with the archaic antics of the failed God-Awful-Party (GOP). American needs competent, responsible and intelligent people in Congress who actually know how to lead, how to work for all Americans. We need leaders who are serious about offering viable solutions on health care, the failing economy and affordable education for our children. Leaders who actually put people over politics, unfortunately, this is a lesson the GOP has never learned, nor those who continue to vote them into office.