The Democrat Party has chosen an “Emmanuel Goldstein” electoral strategy for 2014: Focus all of their hate and vitriol on two Americans who use their fortune to promote freedom and opportunity, and hope to stir up enough hate to turn out the base; even if they have to lie about it .
In making the Koch Brothers their central issue, Democrats are conceding they have nothing else to run on. Their much touted strategy of making the 2014 election about “income inequality” has fallen flat. Obamacare is an albatross despite their best efforts to spin it. Climate Change and Gun Control are losers for the Democrats. The Republicans, to the dismay of conservatives, have neutralized the “obstructionist” and Amnesty issues by playing ball with the Democrats. There’s still the old reliable “War on Women,” which still works on bitter spinster feminists, but they were going to vote Democrat anyway.
They have to run on hate. They’ve got nothing else, and hate has gotten them this far.
By the way, Michelle Malkin sees a strategy in the recent run of Democrats being charged and indicted for corruption, she thinks Obama’s hyper-politicized Department of Justice will wait until October, and then indict a bunch of Republicans (the Ted Stevens gambit) to stain the party in advance of the election. The DOJ will then point to the earlier indictments of Democrats and claim it absolves them of partisan motives. Also, going after a handful of Democrat little fish is itself intended as a prophylactic against charges that the Department has been politicized.