"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Obama can't run on his record because it's a series of failed programs, empty promises, what has to be approaching 200 confirmed lies, billions in wasted money we don't hope to have any time soon, so he has no choice but go on the attack.
Liberals are arguing that Obama has been great blah, blah, blah, but if they have two brain cells they know deep down inside that none of it's true because, Liberals get laid off too, and everyone suffers from the cost of inflation.
So I have to say duck & cover. That's me on the right. lol
Most negative campaign I can remember is 1988... Bush I vs. Dukakis. But Fiddy is correct. Nothing can compete with the campaigns of the 19th Century.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
Both parties use "smear" - a sad reflection on the American people.
The "truth" ?
I admit that I do not know this.
IMO, the liberal way is better, but our people may not be ready for this...
Hope I am wrong..
A most pleasant surprise that Mr Obama was elected in the first place..
You do not have to demagogue the Ryan plan, and you and other republicans have done a nice job of demagogueing those who oppose the plan. The Ryan plan is so easy to use as honest ammunition it is almost scarey, and will certainly be in play. "The party of no" will get a repeat. I would tend to think the republican will probably go more negative than Obama, since unseating a sitting president is hard to do, but there is no guarantee of that.will he spend all that attacking the Republican and demagogueing the Ryan Plan? Or will we see a replay of 2008, when there was actually a fairly positive campaign as both candidates focused on what they wanted to bring to the country?
Killing OBL is a good-feelings shot, no doubt. But I don't really see him getting alot of long-term traction from it, unless he uses it as an excuse to begin speeding up a withdrawal from Afghanistan, which will appeal to moderates and the left.
Getting rid of DADT appeals I think only really to the Left. A majority of people probably thought it was a good move, but was only really a "cause" for them.
the "economic recovery" we are experiencing is the weakest point in his record - it is well below every single post-war recovery in American history, by several factors. It's a 30-second ad for Republicans to compare Obama's Stimulus Recovery to Reagan's in terms of jobs-created, and the picture isn't pretty for the President.The economy if it is recovering(it looks quite possible) will also be a positive he emphasizes.
I agree, they do not. They should instead put forth their own alternative. But I think they [i]will[/il] demagogue the Ryan Plan - the President made this clear with his "grannie and autistic kids" speech, and we have only seen demagoguery since.You do not have to demagogue the Ryan plan
where? I accuse them generally of not having an alternative, and being dishonest when they describe it as "killing" Medicare or attacking seniors. Why would Republicans want to attack Seniors? That's like arguing that since Democrats are bigger spenders, they must hate and want to attack our children (who will have to suffer the burden of this debt).and you and other republicans have done a nice job of demagogueing those who oppose the plan.
The Ryan plan is indeed scary - but we are at the point where our fiscal reality is scary. Any realistic attempt to avoid a debt crises will involve solutions that seem scary. But that is not an excuse to accuse each other of seeking to pull seniors out of nursing homes and throw them into the snow.The Ryan plan is so easy to use as honest ammunition it is almost scarey, and will certainly be in play.
hard to accuse a party of simultaneously seeking to do too much to solve the country's problem and accuse them of doing nothing at all."The party of no" will get a repeat.
I think that the Republicans will need to spend a good chunk of money defending and explaining the Ryan Plan. The Administrations' refusal to release an alternative may be bad policy, but it is good politics, as it leaves them nothing to explain and defend themselves.I would tend to think the republican will probably go more negative than Obama, since unseating a sitting president is hard to do, but there is no guarantee of that.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
Cp, if you where going for humorous irony, you succeeded grandly. Obama is not going negative yet, but you are not wasting time, and whining about the fact that Obama might go negative some day is pretty lame.
Do me a favor in the future though...if you do not want to have an honest, actual discussion on a topic, mention it in advance so I know better than to formulate a polite reply.