This is what they come up with when the well of selling points (you know, like actual results to show everyone) runs dry.
A “Confidential Messaging Memo” from Majority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) reveals what he’s conveying to his caucus as they plan for a Thursday floor debate on Iraq. Read and weep at the “strategery,” summarized by Think Progress (which has the original memo):
1. Exploit 9/11. The two page memo mentions 9/11 seven times. It describes debating Iraq in the context of 9/11 as “imperative.”
2. Attack opponents ad hominem. The memo describes those who opposes President Bush’s policies in Iraq as “sheepish,” “weak,” and “prone to waver endlessly.”
3. Create a false choice. The memo says the decision is between supporting President Bush’s policies and hoping terrorist threats will “fade away on their own.”
Expect the talking points to begin airing on Faux News shortly.