Saturday, July 09, 2011

We Have Come To This

A liberal blog is touting this as an excellent idea by Democrats,

At 27, he is a full-time “tracker” for American Bridge 21st Century, a new Democratic organization that aims to record every handshake, every utterance by Republican candidates in 2011 and 2012, looking for gotcha moments that could derail political ambitions or provide fodder for television advertisements by liberal groups next year.

They condemn Breitbart, but they believe this is outstanding. An entire organization founded by David Brock of Media Matters for America, with a dozen "trackers" and twenty "reasearch employees" whose sole purpose is to catch Republicans in mistakes which can be put on YouTube. This is modern American politics, Democratic style. Forget about issues and the message, we're playing "gotcha."

Michele Bachmann, whom I despise, was asked "When you think about it, as the unemployment rises your chances of becoming elected increase." She replied, "Well, I hope so because my campaign is about jobs," and the Democrats claim that she said that she hoped for rising unemployment so that she could get elected. In fact, her response was perfectly reasonable, because what she actually said was that she hoped that people were hearing her campaign message.

Chris Matthews is claiming, screaming, that Republicans are operating in bad faith and want the American economy to fail so that they can gain power. Has any Republican ever said anything even hinting at such a policy? They have not. This is a conclusion that Matthews has drawn in his mind. It is an utterly vile charge which is not based on any concrete facts, and he repeats it endlessly on MSNBC while attacking Fox News for being partisan and biased.

And people wonder why I'm abandoning the "liberal camp."

Update, 2:00pm: In response to my commenting this sentiment on a liberal blog, I got that, "There is a word for political parties which unilaterally disarm themselves. They're called the minority."

To that I would respond that if gutter sniping and campaigns of a "gotcha" nature is that only thing that will win a majority then I'm willing to lose. Let the American voters have the government they deserve. If they vote as stupidly as that then they deserve to have idiots governing them. Winning with that sort of campaign is not winning.

1 comment:

bruce said...

Yes, it has come to this. And the stupid voters eat it up, just like the ridiculous "reality" shows on TV. The whole thing is a spectacle, not even civil a lot of the time. Well, we just muddle through the muddle as best as we can, and try and speak reason to those who will listen.

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