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

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


The Romney campaign is accusing team Obama of reaching a "new low" Tuesday when Biden warned that without regulation, Wall Street would take advantage of the American people.

"Look at what they value and look at their budget and what they're proposing. Romney wants to let the -- he said the first 100 days -- he's gonna let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain Wall Street," Biden said at an event in Danville, Va. "They gonna put y'all back in chains."

What?  Really?  THAT'S a new low?  Why?  Because it's accurate?

The Galtian overlords on Wall Street are the biggest WATB in the world.  Their feelings are more tender than a fourteen year old emo, who spends all their day in a dark room moaning about how the world doesn't understand them.

Josh Marshall like to talk about (the unfortunately named) bitch-slap politics.  (Seriously, Josh, come up with another name.)  But a lot of campaigning is being the alpha male.  It's about dominating, about making the other side look weak.  Romney's campaign seems to spend a lot of it's time in a crouch.

I'll let ninja attack spoks Stephanie Cutter take it from here:

Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for the Obama campaign, pushed back on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon. "I appreciate the faux outrage of the Romney campaign," Cutter said.

We all do, Ms. Cutter.  We all do.

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