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Posted by on Oct 27, 2008 in Politics | 2 comments

The One-Party Rule Scare

In this desperate week of fighting to hold onto Washington power, the GOP is playing its last card–to arouse voter fear of what one-party rule would do to the country, of what the “Socialism” of Barack Obama would mean if supported by filibuster-proof majorities that would give Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid a free hand.

By implicitly acknowledging the defeat of their White House ticket, Republicans could make the argument in an attempt to save such endangered Senate seats as those of Elizabeth Dole in North Carolina, Saxby Chambliss in Georgia and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky.

Since Americans have an innate mistrust of concentrated power, the notion could gain traction for voters with short memories.

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