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McConnell on RNC ‘fear’ presentation: ‘I don’t like it’

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The Republican National Committee is trying to manipulate their donors by playing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and the top Republican in the Senate doesn’t like it.

Politico revealed a GOP PowerPoint presentation last week that recommended using fear and extreme negative feelings about Democrats to raise money.

“That sort of thing is certainly not helpful. I can’t imagine why anybody thought that would be helpful,” Sen. Mitch McConnell told ABC’s Matt Dowd Sunday.

“I don’t like it. I don’t know anybody that does,” he said.

When asked if someone should be fired for the presentation, the Senate Minority Leader tried to distance himself from the RNC. “Look, I don’t run the RNC. That’s up to them,” he said.

The fallout from the revelation that Republican operatives have such disdain for their own base has begun. Mark DeMoss, a prominent Evangelical wrote a letter to Michael Steele this week cautioning, “I’m afraid the presentation is representative of a culture and mindset with the Republican National Committee.”

“Consequently, I will no longer contribute to any fundraising entity of our Party,” he added, saying he would now only give to individual candidates he supports.

This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast March 7, 2010.

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McConnell on RNC ‘fear’ presentation: ‘I don’t like it’

By David Edwards
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The Republican National Committee is trying to manipulate their donors by playing on “fear” of President Barack Obama and the top Republican in the Senate doesn’t like it. Politico revealed an GOP PowerPoint presentation that recommended using fear and extreme negative feelings of Democrats could be used to raise money.

“That sort of thing is certainly not helpful. I can’t imagine why anybody thought that would be helpful,” Sen. Mitch McConnell told ABC’s Matt Dowd Sunday.

“I don’t like it. I don’t know anybody that does,” he said.

This video is from ABC’s This Week, broadcast March 7, 2010.



Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
 
 
 
 
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