Thursday, May 17, 2012

GOP Moves From Hardball To Spitball To Beanball

Recognize what underlies Republicans' amoral, Terminator-class, win-at-any cost behaviors:

No tactic is off-limits.

*  Don't like the traditional unemployment data and reports as your recall election draws near, even though you touted them when they made you look good?

Walker greases up the ball and throws out numbers with an unreal trajectory.

And if your intentions are questioned, default to a denial.

*  Don't like President Obama?

Billionaire water-carriers are getting ready throw a race-baiting beanball at the President, as The New York Times discloses:

WASHINGTON — A group of high-profile Republican strategists is working with a conservative billionaire on a proposal to mount one of the most provocative campaigns of the “super PAC” era and attack President Obama in ways that Republicans have so far shied away from...

The plan, which is awaiting approval, calls for running commercials linking Mr. Obama to incendiary comments by his former spiritual adviser, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., whose race-related sermons made him a highly charged figure in the 2008 campaign.
*  And the GOP-controlled House of Representatives is aiming at the voters' collective head, too.

Those Republicans have a single-minded-defeat-Obama-goal, and it takes them to willfully creating a new debt-limit crisis, driving down the country's credit rating, tanking the stock markets, corroding your IRA's and then laying that worsening economy at the President's door and convincing the electorate that Obama's re-election would mean more of the same.

A dirty pitch, with dirty hands.

Hat tip, Chris Matthews, for the last item's inspiration on Wednesday.

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