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    Killing candidacies in the cradle

    Killing candidacies in the cradle

    The Democrats are really good at it.

    They target Republicans early on for the strategy of crazy which was successful against the Tea party movement, a consistent blogosphere and media attempt to create a deadly public perception of a rising Republican star.

    We’ve seen this already in The “crazy-ing” of Marco Rubio, an effort which continues via Lawrence “The Fighter” O’Donnell and others.

    I see they’re doing it already to Rand Paul, as reported by Ann Althouse (h/t Instapundit):

    “GOP Senator Pushes Gun-Running Conspiracy Theory During Benghazi Hearing.”

    That’s the way they put it over at Think Progress. I’ve watched the video. Rand Paul asks a question. It seems histrionic to equate asking a question with pushing a conspiracy theory, and the truth is Hillary Clinton’s answer has the ring of… lying.

    The effort on the left to stereotype Rand Paul as a nutcase is so strenuous that it stimulates my root-for-the-underdog instinct. And makes me suspicious. I feel a Rand-Paul-must-be-destroyed conspiracy theory blossoming within.

    The goal of Think Progress is that in a year or so Rand Paul, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, and Bobby Jindal, among others, will have high negatives and be labeled in the public mind as “extremist” crazy people.

    We need to counter this effort to kill our candidacies in the cradle, and to focus on doing the same.

    Update — I had not seen this prior to posting, who could have predicted Think Progress would write something like this:  Five Reasons Bobby Jindal Is Responsible For Transforming The GOP Into ‘The Stupid Party’


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    Crawford | January 25, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    I’m not going to read it, mainly because it CAN’T be from Joan Walsh. I mean, she was so vehement about not being involved with Salon anymore the other day…

    Henry Hawkins | January 25, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Boehner is a good man, but a C+ journeyman House mechanic, devoid of charisma or media skills.

    I don’t understand why this is but Think Progress consistently manages to get a prodigious number of articles slamming conservatives on Memeorandum. Has anyone analyzed their model? More than simple bias would explain. Conservatives need to develop and fund a megaphone plan, ’cause we are getting beat right now.

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