Politics What He Said
posted by November 5 at 8:47 AMon
Jon DeVore at HA:
As Republicans survey the smoldering wreckage of the party of Lincoln and the inevitable reassessment occurs, hereís some free advice for them: stop lying about everything.
I donít mean spinning and fudging and trying to put a good face on your policy positions. I mean stop lying as a first, middle and last resort about every last damn thing under the sun. If you think a specific tax proposal is a bad idea, just explain why, donít paint anyone and everything who might think it is a good idea as a communist. Donít call birth control abortion. Donít paint opponents as lovers of sex offenders. If your opposition is pointing out that the Constitution needs to be upheld, donít call them terrorist sympathizers. If Americans are concerned about the economy, donít try to blame people who were in office 30 years ago.
Stop lying. If you can.