There is an old lawyer joke that goes something like this ,” When the facts are against you, argue the law, when the law is against you, argue the facts, when both the facts and the law are against you, call opposing council a schmuck”. The Dems, by their own doing, have been left little options but to call the opposition names.
I’ll leave it up to Hal to cover the DNC. Personally I think most of those guys are beyond contempt, and ordinarily would watch strictly for the comedic affect, but this go round has left them pretty surly due to lack of options they have left.
The Prevailing RNC attitude as put forth by the speakers was that Obama is a failure, by definition I guess that could be considered negative, the proof is in the pudding, you can’t gloss over facts. And even here, this is not name calling but more a reflection of his record.But folks, we ain’t seen nothing yet wrt sure nastiness and ad hominem’s. The convention has not even started yet, but crazy is not something you work up to:
Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ palGuv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.
An isolated incident you think? Please!!!!
“It’s like Hitler said, if you’re going to tell a lie, tell a big lie, and if you tell it often enough and say it in a loud enough voice, some people are going to believe you,” Lehman said.
What is this natural affinity Dems have for the Nazi’s? Could it have anything to do with a jealous admiration concerning a manipulation of the masses? I get the feeling that after this convention is over, there is going to be a whole lot of apologies needed.
But don’t think that going the Godwin route will give us any respite from the old tired racist rants, they will never abandon that tactic. Still waiting for that crazy lady from Texas that wears the bright red cowboy hat to chime in.
Even fictional characters are getting the treatment:
At an event for youth held Monday afternoon at the Democratic National Convention Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), compared 2008 Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin to Lord Voldemort, the villian in the Harry Potter book and movie series.
Too bad Goldwater is dead, otherwise they would be trashing his name as well.
The other night I was watching O’Reilly, a debate was raging between two political operatives, one from each party and while the GOPer was talking about the economy/jobs/reduced wages/entitlements, the Dem guy could not get out of his own way of talking about Romney and his taxes, when is he going to release his tax returns, it was comical.