Blog Credo

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

Monday, August 27, 2012


Chris Matthews apparently unloaded both barrels on RNC PR BS this morning.  Matthews called out the Republicans for running blatantly and demonstrably false ads saying that Obama is gutting welfare work requirements.  Ads that seek to inflame white working class anger against the always potent and dark skinned "Them".

Sadly, the Obama campaign - which is usually quite adroit - has not responded forcefully enough on this.  I think they assumed that Romney's lies would be called out as lies.  And while some news outlets have noted that the claims are "found to be false" that's not the same as saying "Mitt Romney is basing his campaign on racially based lies."

And - Pumpkinhead Matthews aside - until THAT is the story, Romney is winning that argument, just as he is apparently starting to win the argument on Medicare.

Fallows ran a piece saying what a good, disciplined debater Romney is, but I wonder if getting up there and lying will work for him.

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