What Type Of Appeal Are The Republicans Making Here? (updated)

It's so subtle and cryptic and hard to figure out: Irwin Stelzer, The Weekly Standard, today - "The New Leaders? What the House will look li

It's so subtle and cryptic and hard to figure out:

Irwin Stelzer, The Weekly Standard, today - "The New Leaders? What the House will look like if the Democrats win":

Then there is Charlie Rangel, the elegantly-tailored, smooth-talking congressman who has represented the black constituency of Harlem for 36 years. Rangel is an engaging sort--it is almost impossible not to like him--who will use the chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee to see to it that the Bush tax cuts are unraveled as rapidly as possible and that any tax breaks available are funneled to low-earners.

Rush Limbaugh and Tony Snow, chatting yesterday about the election:

RUSH: I have been suspicious of polls for a long time in the sense that I believe news organizations use them to make news that reflects their editorial pages, and the same with the editorial opinion of broadcast network people, and like the Pew poll internals show massive shifts in 30 days of public opinion. One of the things in the Pew poll is that the Democrats have lost all white voters. They've lost women and they've lost --

SNOW: They lost men. They've lost women. Absolutely right, and I'm glad you pointed that out.

To recap: Democrats have "lost all white voters" (and men and women, too). Guess what that leaves them with? And is it any wonder, considering that a Democratic win means that the elegantly-tailored Charlie Rangel from Harlem is going to come on behalf of his "black constituency" and tax everyone so that he can take their money and "funnel" it to the "low-earners"?

UPDATE: Another clue is here.


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