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Subject: Re: Jon Stewart on Today's Republican Party Date: 10/8/2012 11:05 PM
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The reason why Obama got waxed last week is that his entire campaign has been based on painting the GOP as a bunch of wild eyed crazy freaks. INSTEAD OF talking about where he wants to take the country.


I generally agree with this. What is interesting is that the Democrats are trying what didn't work before.

In 2010 the meme was that the Tea Party was a bunch of wild eyed crazy freaks. It largely was bogus. The Democrats basically made a misperception error about what generated the tea party in the first place, it was NOT evangelical moral majority issues, IT WAS TAX ISSUES.

I cannot stress this enough. The Democrats misperception of what the tea party was and was not was a serious error. Worse was that they drank their own kool aid on this beyond 2010, still clinging to the notion that the 700 club types were the tea party. It was daft.

Now they are trying this same strategy again. Had the GOP nominated Perry, it might make some sense, but they didn't nominate Perry, they nominated Romney, who is about as far ideologically from the 700 club crew as I am, and that is a LONG freaking way.

But, hell, maybe it will work out for them. Romney has not been able to break out yet and Obama has very little to run on and even less of a vision for the future other than more of the same.
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