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If You Can't Lick 'Em, Join 'Em - GOP Mimics MoveOn.org

Reported by Marie Therese - May 10, 2006

For years the Republican shills on FOX News have ridiculed and vilified MoveOn.org. However, it would seem that the Grand Old Party has patterned its most recent outreach campaign on MoveOn.org's massively successful concept of the "house party." In what is clearly an attempt to draw in the younger voter, the GOP has set up MyGOP and encouraged Republicans to sponsor house parties. The incentive? A specially designed Republican Party iPod.

Here's what their promotional e-mail has to say:

Dear Republican,

Recently, Chairman Ken Mehlman invited you to make history. On May 22, thousands of you will gather at GOP House Parties across America - and for the first time, you'll be able to see the difference your party made and where it ranks with others, live on GOP.com. The five most successful house parties with 10 or more donors will even earn a special thank you: a first-of-its-kind GOP-edition iPod with Video.*

Start your party - and move up the rankings - now at gop.com/party

May 22nd is about putting the tools to make history this November in your hands. The place that makes it all possible is MyGOP - your personalized home GOP.com, where you can build your team, share your photos, publicize your events, post blog comments, and more.


Leave it to the Repubicans to offer "incentives." They must feel that their base needs an extra push this year.

Gee, I wonder why?

Could it be that a new poll released today confirms the AP Ipsos/CBS polling of last week, showing that Bush's ratings are at 31%?

Guess that FOX News/Opinion Dynamics poll showing Bush at 38%* last week was - surprise, surprise! - wrong?!!

To read about today's poll results go to The New York Times (registration required).

Here's an excerpt:

Mr. Bush's overall job approval rating hit another new low, 31 percent, tying the low point of his father in July 1992, four months before the elder Mr. Bush lost his bid for a second term to Bill Clinton. That is the third lowest approval rating of any president in 50 years; only Richard M. Nixon and Jimmy Carter were viewed less favorably.

* Post corrected to show that the actual number was 38% not 35% as originally stated. A big hats off to reader "fox is funny" for catching the error.

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