The Presidential Debate this Wednesday creased the fabric of the universe. The outcome was not what the Democratic Party expected.
We are now seeing the Democratic Party roll out a “take no prisoners” strategy. Peggy Noonan goes out on a limb to describe it. She points to the treatment of Jim Lehrer:
Jim Lehrer has been criticized as an inadequate moderator. He was old-school and a pro. He didn't think it was about him. How quaint. He asked questions, allowed a certain amount of leeway to both candidates, which allowed each to reveal himself, and kept things moving. Most of the criticism seems to have come from those who hoped Mr. Obama would emerge triumphant. Mr. Lehrer should not take it personally. Every shot at him was actually a warning shot aimed at the next moderator, Martha Raddatz. She's being told certain outcomes are desirable.
Ms. Noonan says the campaign “will probably get dirty” and we see David Axelrod already working the Romney unhinged flip-flopper characterization.
Should Republicans sit back and take it?
Definitely not! They should push back on that “Republicans are bad people” theme of the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party preaches that Republicans are liars, killers, and racists - and that’s just as they are getting warmed up. Let’s confront them!
We each have friends and relatives who support the Democratic Party. What stops us from asking them questions like, “Why are you attracted to a group that considers me a racist?”
Is it too uncivil; too confrontational?
Maybe it’s time to quit cursing at the television and pose a straightforward question to our political adversaries:
“Why are you comfortable supporting an organization that teaches Americans to hate?”
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