David Frum

03.22.13

The GOP Gets in the Gaffe Game

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As part of the GOP's new report on how to win on the national level again, one section calls for essentially spying on Democrats in an attempt to catch 'gaffe' worthy moments on camera.

“Well funded conservative groups should seek to hire activists to track Democratic incumbents and candidates with video cameras constantly recording their every movement, utterance, and action,” the report urged. The five-member study group’s report outlined in stark terms what it wants:

“An allied group dedicated to research to establish a private archive and public website that does nothing but post inappropriate Democrat utterances and act as a clearinghouse for information on Democrats would serve as an effective vehicle for affecting the public issue debate.”