The Republican National Committee is trying to backtrack from a presentation made by its finance director that labeled Democratic leaders as "The Evil Empire" and disclosed plans to scare donors in order to raise money. One of the presentation pages had pictures of President Obama as the Joker and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as Cruella De Vil and Scooby-Doo, respectively, Politico reported. The presentation also said that small donors are motivated by fear and that the RNC needed to sell them on saving the country from "trending toward socialism." A Democratic National Committee spokesman responded: "If you had any doubt, any doubt whatsoever, that the Republican Party has been taken over by the fearmongering lunatic fringe, those doubts" have been erased.
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