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Karl's bringing 9/11 to a 2006 campaign near you

Karl Rove isn’t even bothering to hide the fact that we’re going to be hearing about 9/11 and terrorism nonstop during the upcoming campaign season. Since the Administration and the Hill are rife with corruption and incompetence, they might as well start jerking the terror alert chain that they have attached to the sheeple’s collar ASAP. (CNN):

“Republicans have a post-9/11 view of the world. And Democrats have a pre-9/11 view of the world,” Rove told Republican activists. “That doesn’t make them unpatriotic, not at all. But it does make them wrong — deeply and profoundly and consistently wrong.”

“The GOP’s progress during the last four decades is a stunning political achievement. But it is also a cautionary tale of what happens to a dominant party — in this case, the Democrat Party — when its thinking becomes ossified; when its energy begins to drain; when an entitlement mentality takes over; and when political power becomes an end in itself [Is he looking in a mirror?] rather than a mean to achieve the common goal,” Rove told Republican National Committee members ending a two-day meeting.

…Reading from a prepared text, the deputy White House chief of staff began with a call for election-year civility — “Our opponents are our fellow citizens, not our enemies” — and quickly turned to portraying Democrats as weak on defense.

“The United States faces a ruthless enemy — and we need a commander-in-chief and a Congress who understand the nature of the threat and the gravity that American finds itself in,” Rove said. “President Bush and the Republican Party do. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for many Democrats.”

Turdblossom was playing tag team with RNC head Ken Mehlman, who had the unfortunate task of spinning/explaining away the myriad ethics scandals.

The admonition reflects growing concerns among senior Republicans that ethics scandals in the Republican-led Congress could hurt the party in November, even among staunch GOP voters who may begin to blame corruption for Congress’ runaway spending habits.

Mehlman couldn’t have been more blunt: “One of the oldest lessons of history is that power corrupts,” he said, telling RNC members that any Republicans guilty of illegal behavior should be punished.

* Going below Rove’s belt
* Ken Mehlman, practicing some ‘hot moves’

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