In a couple of my recent pieces, I outlined how the Obama campaign is becoming more desperate, and why. They’ve stooped to having allies make ridiculous and laughable claims, but they don’t care if people are laughing, because that is of no consequence to them. The claims, no matter how ludicrous, may still achieve the goals they desire.
But now they’ve lowered the bar even deeper into the mud.
Having Harry Reid make obviously false claims about Romney’s taxes hasn’t had the effect of forcing Romney to release more tax returns (yet), and the Obama campaign is turning its sights elsewhere.
Over the last few days, Obama himself has taken to making the claim that Romney intends to raise taxes on the middle class, a patently false claim no matter how you look at it. When asked about this claim, Democrats prevaricate and stumble on about how refusing to raise taxes on the evil rich people (read: small business owners and job creators) is somehow a tax increase on the middle class.
But their devout sycophants will willingly spread the lie, and many people who don’t keep their eye on the ball will probably believe them. That, my friends, is the reality of politics. The Obama campaign is banking on the notion that those people who are currently on the fence won’t be doing a lot of fact-checking before they vote.
And it appears that they are willing to go “all-in” on that strategy.
In an article appearing in Draw and STRIKE!, author Brian Cates illustrates just how feckless the Obama campaign has become in its quest to retain power. I highly recommend that every conservative read his piece, and spread it as much as humanly possible.
David Axelrod has always used a strategy of exposing dirt on Obama’s opponents in the past. His modus operandi often consists of getting a sympathetic Chicago judge to unseal an opponent’s divorce records, since wild, unsubstantiated claims made during divorce proceedings are often very damaging to any political candidate, no matter how false they may be.
In 2008, Axelrod did much the same thing. He attacked McCain’s previous marriage and even went so far as to circulate rumors that Sarah Palin secretly gave birth to her own grandson. That, coupled with the blank slate that was Obama, allowed them to run on “Hope and Change” while still using amazingly crass tactics to debase their opponents.
But Obama is not a blank slate to the American public anymore, and “Hope and Change” is off of the table for Axelrod. Worse yet (for him), Axelrod can’t attack Romney’s very solid marriage. He just can’t get the dirt he needs for his scorched earth strategy.
So just what is a wayward campaign manager to do..?
Apparently Axelrod has arrived at his conclusion… Lie.
Lie big. Lie some more. No lie is too big or too ridiculous. They believe that anyone paying enough attention to matter has already decided how they will cast their vote. Those remaining are all potential suckers.
I won’t go too far into Cates’ piece here; it speaks for itself. Some news outlets have reported this, but we all know most of them will turn a blind eye. I suggest for everyone to spread this particular message far and wide.
Because otherwise, a lot of people will believe the lies.