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Sunday, August 15, 2010

When you can't win on ideas, you resort to ad hominem and other absurd attacks, Part 2

Previously, the St. Louis Daily Conservative wrote a piece about ad hominem attacks and other ridiculous lines of attack being employed in lieu of actual winning ideas. It was noted, that two of most common strategies employed since the 2008 election were blaming Bush for all negative news and blaming criticism of Obama on racism.

When you can't win on ideas... (Part 1)

As a follow-piece, I am exploring the upcoming midterm elections. If you've noticed, the Democrats party has realized that people are not buying their solutions so much anymore. Obama's approval is averaging 44.8% with a net -5.2% approval.

On a number of issues they are and the losing side of public opinion. The "stimulus" package which was sold as keeping employment below 8.0%, has failed miserably in that regard with employment keeping near 10% for the last number of months.

In this environment, the incumbent party and their candidates have little to build themselves up on and instead must try to must rely on trying to personally discredit their opponents by any means possible to minimize their losses.

Rand Paul was accused of kidnapping a female student while he was in college and forcing her to smoke pot against her will. We later find out the story was about a silly college prank which they never appeared to contact the "victim" about before running with the story:

Desperate Democrats

...GQ magazine reported that Rand Paul, the Republican Senate candidate in Kentucky, had “kidnapped” a female student while he was in college, the story was widely disseminated by the media. Later, the “victim” came forward to explain there was no kidnapping, only a college prank that she went along with willingly. Despite its short life, the story distracted attention from bigger issues.


The Democrats and the shills in the media are happy to bash Linda McMahon and wresting:

Criticizing WWE now
On Tuesday, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Eric Schultz called WWE programming “violent, sexually explicit material that glorified the exploitation of women, and the mentally disabled.” Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan accused the GOP of nominating “a candidate who kicks men in the crotch, thinks of scenes of necrophilia as ‘entertainment,’ and runs an operation where women are forced to bark like dogs,” referring to sketches that appeared in WWE programming during McMahon’s tenure as CEO.

Kissing up to WWE then (2008)

Suffice to say, they realize they are in trouble and will say just about anything about their opponents to avoid having to answer about their party's total failure.

Poll:             RCP Average
Date:            8/5-8/14
Sample:         --
Approve:      44.8%
Disapprove:  50.0%
Spread:        -5.2%

In the Political Conservative, I'm going to explore how to answer the Democrats/MSM "extremist" candidate nonsense.

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