Saturday, August 19, 2006

Delay's would-be replacement cites "war on terror" as key issue

I guess we shouldn't be surprised that the top Republican write-in candidate to replace Tom Delay believes the "war on terror" is the key issue in her campaign. It's about all the Republicans seem capable of running on these days. Since they can't generate support focusing on the important, day-to-day issues facing middle-class Americans, then they might as well try to scare people into voting for them. It's the Republican way.

Houston City Councilwoman Shelley Sekula-Gibbs said Friday her write-in campaign to replace former House Majority leader Tom DeLay will focus on her support for the war on terror.

Republican precinct chairmen in the four suburban Houston counties that make up the 22nd Congressional District endorsed the write-in candidacy of Sekula-Gibbs Thursday and promised her the party's support.

"I have heard from the base that it is critical we support the war on terror and we protect our country from acts of violence against our citizens," she said. "So supporting the president's war on terror is extremely important to me."

She's heard from "the base", eh? Then her base must be comprised mostly of parrots, who have become conditioned to mimic the fear-mongering that eminates constantly from the Bush White House.

But Sekula-Gibbs won't be the only one spewing a campaign of fear between now and November. Get ready for non-stop, 24x7 scare tactics around the country, including frequent embellishment from Bush and company.

After all, they know it works.

And they know no other way.


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