As I often say, if you want to learn what Republicans are doing, take a look at whatever they are currently accusing Democrats of doing. Their tactic is accuse the other side of doing whatever THEY’RE doing in order to “inoculate” themselves. It heads off being exposed themselves. It’s a little bit complicated, but it works.
According to today’s NY Times, In campaigns across the country the Republicans are accusing Democrats of scaring people.
Imagine, scaring people as an election strategy. “According to President George W. Bush, as well as Senators John Warner, Joseph Lieberman and many others who have spoken lately in the Capitol, there is no limit to the threat posed by Saddam Hussein. According to them, it is 1939, and we are again facing the twilight of Western civilization.”