I will take anything right now, anything, really in need of some good news. Looking around the net, hmmm … Wait, what? What’s this in Newsweek …
Texas Republicans emailed their blueprints for 2020 to who? Wait, they emailed their entire 2020 strategy to the Democrats? Bwahahahahaha
Texas Republicans blamed a “staffer” Monday after their blueprint for winning 2020 elections and plans to mitigate President Donald Trump’s “polarizing nature” began showing up in Democrats’ email inboxes.
Mother of god, are you freaking kidding me?
It is worse than you think, because having more than a passing familiarity with campaigns and the consulting business, let me assure of you one thing. They operate on secrecy, and money, all of them, the bigger they are the more money involved and the bigger the need for secrecy. Ask Texas, they are awfully “big.” They just blew a shitload of money (since their “strategy” is now blown, and it took months to put together) and ALL their secrecy.
It gets better as the details are laid out, imagine having your opposing general read …:
The Texas Republican Party mistakenly sent a document laying out their upcoming 2020 primary and general election plans to Democrats Monday evening, including a target list of 12 statehouse districts they are focusing negative ads on ahead of next year’s elections. In a move The Dallas Morning News described as the party’s latest “bizarre political blunder,” the internal strategy email offered advice on how to counter the “narrative driven by Democrats” about the GOP’s lack of diversity as well as a timeline for a rollout of websites which will bash specific Democratic opponents.
My first reaction is that this is too good to be true. It must be an intentional countermove, right?
Nah. Ha Ha.
They sent their 12 target districts? They sent how they will bash specific Democratic opponents? They sent how they are going to counter Trump’s polarizing nature? Holy shit, the motherload. Is this actually a staffer “mistake,” or is it a “mistaken staffer,” someone who “got in” under the guise of being a good young Republican, good enough to get the strategy and email it out?
Who cares! Same outcome.
I admit, it is a waayyyy better story if it is truly just an email “Reply all” type of fck-up, because that’s just epic “nice-job, Ace” type of stuff. Funnier. But it’s a fuck-up either way.
The email urges Republicans to encourage people to vote straight GOP tickets “all the way down” and warns of Trump’s unpopularity with moderates.
Hey, how much are they paying people to recommend that Texans do things “straight?” I need that job! Perhaps they will be hiring again here soon … in which case you could look forward to their second massively expensive strategy being emailed out!!
Okay, I gotta stop. This did make my day, though. Hope this helps.
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