Democrats and their allies in the legacy media keep telling us that the GOP is in dire straits. And I’ll grant that my party has work to do. But, I do wonder if the president’s party is not in straits even more dire than that of is political rival, its problems papered over by the strong support Barack Obama enjoys in some segments of society (especially in the various newsrooms that dot America’s coasts).
If the Democrats have such an appeal with the American people — and are so confident in their message, why must they regularly resort to dishonest demagoguery, misrepresenting Republican stands on issues and regularly calling their partisan rivals “extreme.” Bear in mind that Barack Obama did not win reelection running on his record but by demonizing Mitt Romney, airing over a quarter-billion dollars of attacks ads — before the party conventions.
Saw two examples of this yesterday on Facebook:
Ms. Gillibrand is trying to advance her own cause by misrepresenting her partisan rivals — and stirring up fears among African-Americans.
Look likes Ms. Gillibrand’s dishonest, mean-spirited rhetoric has earned her an interesting admirer:
And here the junior Senator from the First State does what he accuses the Tea Party of doing in the very image where he levels his accusation:
Interesting how so many Democrats have decided to smear their adversaries as “extreme.” Were Mr. Coons familiar with the issues the Tea Party actually champions, he would realize that its views were in line with the general views of the American people; polls show (far) more Americans favor smaller government with fewer services than those who favor bigger government with more services.
(Note that both of these Democrats come from “blue” states, Ms. Gillibrand from New York and Mr. Coons from Delaware, but we can probably attribute the latter’s inability to understand Tea Party ideas to his inferior undergraduate education.)
This is what passes for Democratic discourse in the Age of Obama. Instead of taking issue with Republican ideas, the president’s fellow partisans just misrepresent their political opponents — and distort their policies. Heck, it worked for Mr. Obama in 2012.