And such with mentality, the Republicans are sealing their doom with such foolish measures such as the ending of bipartisanship as outline in the article quoted below.
From the DNC,
[quote]Washington, DC -- The evidence is now crystal clear, after failing to jam billions of dollars in corporate welfare and special interests goodies through congressional Democrats, Republicans from the White House, the RNC and now Newt Gingrich's pollsters have ended all bipartisanship and returned to the politics of personal attacks.
"I am extremely disappointed in the Republicans' return to the politics of personal partisan attacks," said DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe. "Democrats have an economic recovery plan that focuses on economic growth, creates jobs and helps those 2.2 million Americans who have lost their jobs or health insurance this year. After failing to pass billions in corporate welfare for a few big companies, the GOP has launched a partisan campaign of name-calling and personal attacks. Congressional Democrats have stood up to this giveaway and stand ready to work with Republicans to pass a recovery plan that is targeted to people and businesses hurt by the recession and provide immediate relief.
"The Republican memo contained warnings of their political weaknesses in the upcoming 2002 elections. They called on Republicans to finger-point and name call to hide the weakness of their failed attempt to provide more raids on the Social Security Trust and other deficit spending for the special interests."
"It is obvious that Republicans are already running scared in 2002," said McAuliffe. "It is a shame that they have to resort to such desperate and transparent tactics as a way to try to influence the American people. At a time when Americans are counting on their political leaders to provide strength and support, the Republicans have again turned to finger-pointing and have let down the American people."
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