Or at least, "gloomy."
It's fitting that the Presidential election comes just days after Halloween, as Republicans absolutely heart doom-and-gloom and are willing even to make hay of the attack on the US consulate in Libya that left four Americans dead, including our Ambassador.
Notes a Washington Post election story today:
Republicans want and need as much bad news as they can find this anti-Obama election season.
When official unemployment numbers continue to show consistent improvement despite the GOP's having killed a jobs bill this year, Republicans said the numbers were a lie created by administration conspirators.
If these bad news bears don't get the bad numbers their negative campaign needs - - regardless that higher numbers mean more worker and family suffering - - just make up a preposterous story that alleges there are some really bad people silently and malevolently working on our dime behind the scenes in government offices.
Somewhere Joe McCarthy is smiling: Washington, DC must be a really evil place.
That's the GOP meme these days. Everything under President Obama has already gone to Hell in that hand-basket.
Paul Ryan even said in Thursday's debate that Medicare and Social Security "absolutely" were going broke - - which they are not - - but when you're running a Friday The 13th campaign, the more fear you can generate, the more people you can fright your way.
Cross-posted at Purple Wisconsin.