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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Essential Negativism Of The GOP

The two main stories circulating at the moment are Romney's embrace of nutzoid birther and serial bankruptcy defendant Donald Trump and the profound and systematic voter purges going on in Florida.

I don't think Obama needs Florida, and I don't think he's going to use Florida as a firewall or part of his math to 270.

But basically, the GOP has yet to come up with a single positive message for this campaign cycle.  Obama is a Kenyan/Socialist.  Brownish type people should not vote.

To the degree that there is an agenda, it is the nebulous "plan" of Paul Ryan, which effectively ends the social safety net, while cutting taxes on the rich and increasing defense spending.

If our politics were based on actual policy, the election would be effectively over.

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