Friday, March 05, 2010

PowerPointing Out the Issues

The Washington Post reports in "RNC's finance director behind controversial fundraising pitch" that a "confidential and crude" PowerPoint presentation that included a depiction of President Obama as a socialist Joker embarrassed the party enough to inspire leader Michael Steele to publicly apologize for their gaffe in digital rhetoric. Although the presentation was originally attributed to a low level "staffer," the actual author was veteran Republican political operative Robert Bickhart. The PowerPoint presentation, which is available at this website from, also contains Photoshopped images of congressional leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, along with heart-shaped diagrams that situate "true believers" and arguments for putting "fun" in "fundraising."

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