For the next few weeks, act like a Republican
This is what Republicans do. They do everything to raise doubts when they may lose and, when they lose, they never admit defeat.
As Joe Biden was walloping Paul Ryan, the GOP decided to attack his laugh and they’ve stuck to that for days. Meanwhile, they’re shamelessly politicizing the attack in Libya as if were as security failure on par with 9/11 and Iraq. And this is easy for them because they have no shame. Would Fox News ever react the way MSNBC did after the first presidential debate? Not in a million years.
And, right now, I understand why Republicans invest so much in propaganda. Too much is at stake when we elect a president.
The Supreme Court, Medicare, tax fairness for the rich, Medicaid for the poorest and most vulnerable, Pell Grants, Head Start, the War in Afghanistan, a new war in Iran… just to hit the high notes.
The only shame now is losing.
But there’s more you can do.
Tweet like a Republican for a few weeks. Even if President Obama comes out on stage and collapses in a tearful heap, say, “Romney looked ridiculous standing next to the president who obviously feels the pain of the millions of vulnerable Americans Mitt Romney wants to kick off Medicaid.”
Don’t be a theater critic. Don’t give Romney credit for his performance or how effectively his hides his extreme views. Attack his extreme views and point out how silly they are.
So I’m being so preachy and sure of myself, but for the next few weeks, I’m acting GOP. And that’s the strategy that makes sense.
The only way liberals can ever govern as liberals is if we campaign like Republicans.