Go Dirty and Go Heavy
You have to give respect to the Democrats, assuredly a merry band of pugilistic progressives. They know how to fight, and they are not afraid to get dirty. It is a lesson Republicans need to learn and an example they need to emulate.
There are rules in life, universal rules that hold true the world over -- or at the very least, should. Most of modern civilization abhors violence against women and children, as well as cheating, stealing and murder and all those other things on those stone tablets Moses brought down from the mount.
Politics, however, is not life. In politics, the only thing that matters is winning. Republicans will need to win in order for America to have half a chance of preventing what remains of this glorious nation from sliding down Barry’s toilet of hope and change.
In the Presidential Debates of 2012, Mitt Romney had Obama on the ropes, unmasking him as the moron some of us have long maintained him to be. Yet, he did not close -- he let up -- he played the political version of prevent defense, and it cost him the election and the nation a brighter future.
While Barry’s boys were busy portraying poor Mitt as some sort of voracious capitalistic monster, eating babies for breakfast, while rejoicing at his ability to give an unemployed steelworker’s wife cancer, Mitt did nothing. He never fought back.
Mitt never took off the gloves, because he was determined to take the high road.
In a perfect world, the high road is a path all should seek to tread. Yet, when victory is the only consideration, the low road is a surer course to the finish line. In politics, no one cares how an election is won, only that it is won.
The Democrats know how to win and the Republicans do not.
Mitt Romney is assuredly a fine and decent man. Always on the high road, he would have adhered to the Constitution and played by the rules. The man would have made a great president. However, ‘fine and decent’ hurt him in his battle against Obama, who has never cared about rules or the high road. Barry couldn’t find the high road even if he had some choom from his Punahou prep school days and a 10-pound bag of Oreos with directions on the back.
Yet, he surely knows how to campaign; and with Barry, it is always a negative campaign. In his first electoral victory, in 1996, he had all candidates disqualified on technicalities, allowing him to run unopposed. In 1998, he again ran unopposed for the opportunity to face a first-time Republican candidate, Yesse Yehuda. In the general election, Obama was re-elected as state senator with 89% of the vote.
In his campaign to be a United States Senator, miraculously the sealed divorced records of his primary opponent, Blair Hull were leaked to the public. That was it for Hull.
In the general, Barry was lucky enough to run against another divorced candidate, Jack Ryan. Incredibility and again miraculously, the sealed custody papers from his divorce were also released, and that was it for Jack.
I have called Barack Obama a moron, and made no secret of my visceral dislike for the man, but I have to give him his respect for his ability to fight dirty.
In fact, the entire Democratic Party fights the same way. They will do anything to win. Anyone running for office as a Republican can expect to see his or her first love sobbing on MSNBC the Sunday before the election.
If I were stuck in an alley, back to the wall, facing three criminals meaning to do me bodily harm, I would want a couple of Democrats by my side. They are just as likely to be armed (gun control is for us, not them), and at the very least I could expect them to fight.
With Republicans by my side, an animated discussion on the pros and cons of using violence as a means for dispute resolution would have surely ensued while my antagonists made short work of my face. Despite overwhelming opinion to the contrary, I like my face.
I digress; this is supposed to be an article on strategy and tactics for the 2014 midterm elections.
We all know the liberal game plan will be “inequality,” “the war on women,” “global warming,” “Obamacare is a huge success” and last but not least, “You’re a racist you tea bagging bastard.”
Karl Marx famously said. “History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce.”
A good case can be made that Barry’s tenure has been not only farce, but tragedy as well. In keeping with this metaphor, Obama is a sad clown. He convinced so many he would halt the rise of the oceans and transform not only America, but also the world into a better place.
Emperor Obama’s reign has left us with a stagnant economy, a shrinking workforce, and higher energy costs, despite some of the largest oil and natural gas reserves on the planet. On the international front, America has become the laughingstock of the world, with the Russians and the Chinese embarrassing poor Barry on an almost daily basis.
We are forced to suffer in silence, while the rest of the world laughs, because only Americans fear our solar-panel king.
This is a story that needs to be told, and electorally it is a huge opportunity. Obama is much less popular than he was in 2010 when Democrats took a “shellacking.” Every Democrat running for anything needs to be tied to Barry and what he has done domestically and internationally to degrade the nation.
The Democrats have their war on women, accusations a racism against anyone who disagrees, income inequality, etc., etc., etc…
Yet they have an almost unseemly attraction to the “war on women” cudgel, repeating relentlessly the falsity that women make only 77 cents to every man’s dollar.
Despite proof otherwise, Barack Obama and the Democrats will beat that 77-cent woman to death in the months preceding the 2014 midterm elections. Negative is all he knows and with the firing of Jill Abramson, he and his party will throw the New York Times under the bus as evidence.
Barack and Jill
went up the hill
Jill had a dollar on her,
Barack came down with 77 cents
as always, Jill carried his water.
The opening shot for control of the Senate was fired on April 17 when Obama took his Obamacare victory lap in the Rose Garden, bragging about 8.1 million sign-ups. In his remarks, he actually called the ACA, “ObamaCare.” That was a tick, and it speaks volumes about our president and his understanding of the progress the ACA has made. In calling the law “ObamaCare”, he telegraphed his position with respect to the campaigns now getting underway for the 2014 midterm elections -- ObamaCare is a huge success and the debate is over.
Have you ever noticed that the people who declare a debate over are always the ones losing said debate?
Obama, showing a breathtaking lack of awareness, is proud of ObamaCare. His narcissistic solipsism, the sucking up of sycophants, the ululations of hagiographers and the ‘on their knees’ approach media has to all things Obama renders him incapable of any other interpretation. In addition, the Dems are not far behind in their support and understanding.
Think about that, Barry and his minions are so out of touch they cannot see failure; they wait around until they get statistics that can be twisted into success, thinking we won’t notice.
He believes that campaigning on the success of ObamaCare will be a successful strategy. I can’t wait. ObamaCare is a con. In order for it to succeed, the many must be willing to pay much more for much less, so that the few can pay not much less for not much more. Yeah, that’ll work.
In any case, every Republican running for the senate this year should label their opponent “the 60th vote for ObamaCare.” If running in an election for an open seat, their opponent “would have been the 60th vote for ObamaCare.”
A little Alinsky can go a long way. Mock and ridicule should be the order of the day in this election. Dig deep for any and all dirt on every candidate.
If there is a “D” after their name, it has to be no holds barred. When they accuse Republicans of fighting a war against women, whether about abortion (sorry, it’s now become “reproductive rights”) or pay equity, it makes no sense for our candidate to defend himself. Don’t’ respond, accuse. I would wager that every candidate running for whatever in America has some wage inequality in their operation.
Make accusations, and let them stand, it’s the Alinsky way. Make the charge, and compel the Democrats to defend themselves. If it is possible to implicate the opponent in something involving a live boy (not that there’s anything wrong with that, age of consent withstanding) or a dead girl (which would always be wrong), do so, and do so vigorously. Search for it. It may be unseemly, but so what, scandal drives the vote.
The Republicans should not care about “Pinocchios.” It has never hurt Democrats; Barry got “Lie of The Year, 2013” with his “you can keep your plan” falsehood, to no appreciable damage. Ignore them.
There is a wave coming. It is literally (do I sound like Joe Biden) the best chance America has to stop the Obama juggernaut of willful idiots. Republicans need to catch that wave. They cannot allow progressives to define the issues. Republicans need to stop defending themselves and attack.
The progressive movement is at its weakest point since 2010. Simply refuse to discuss things on their terms, never defend, always attack. Tap into all those who lost their insurance, and whose premiums and deductibles increased dramatically, and all who couldn’t keep their doctor, in addition to losing their plan. The 8 million Barry brags about, includes some of those forced out of their plans by Obamacare mandates (estimates range as high as 6.5 million people) and makes no accounting for people who have not paid their premiums.
There is an ever-expanding group of people angry about what Barack Obama has done these last 5 years. These are the “people,” Republicans need to bring to the fight. And they are legion, consisting of:
…all those who can’t find a job because of Obamanomics.
…all those who can’t buy a house because of Dodd Frank.
…all those who can’t afford the gas to get to their job or to heat their house because of the great one’s attempts to shut down energy production in America.
…and let’s not forget about Benghazi.
Conservatives need to attack, attack, attack.
It’s the only way to win.
And, if they have to bend the truth, so be it.
The insanity that is Barack Obama has to stop if America is to have a chance of survival. Today may be mourning in America, but if we can catch the wave in 2014 and the presidency in 2016, it just might be morning in America again.
All we need to do is open our eyes and stop apologizing for who we are and what we believe in.
To Barack Obama, we need to tell him we never needed his “transformation” because America was never broken.