If you can’t win the argument, lie about the other guy’s motives

That appears to be the tactic the Democrats are taking against the Republicans. I don’t think it will stick, but it does show their desperation. Here’s Jake Tapper, ABC White House reporter:

Some very harsh words for the Republican Congress were emailed to Obama supporters this afternoon by Obama 2012 campaign manager Jim Messina.
Regarding tonight’s Senate vote, Messina emailed that “Senate Republicans want to block” the bill — not because they have an economic plan but because of their political strategy.
Their strategy is to suffocate the economy for the sake of what they think will be a political victory,” Messina wrote. “They think that the more folks see Washington taking no action to create jobs, the better their chances in the next election. So they’re doing everything in their power to make sure nothing gets done.”
Not quite in keeping with the president’s post-Tucson plea for a new tone, but we’re probably way past that.

The Republicans object to wasting money we don’t have to do something that won’t help. But the Democrats are losing the argument. And if you can’t refute the argument, the next best step is to make up an evil motivation for your opponent. Because all my friends on the left think that spending $475B we don’t have will create lots of jobs. Just look how well the last time worked:

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  • Anonymous

    Somewhere Dr Goebbels is laughing his ass off.  But never fear, in the next few days the Obamabots will be quoting it in their local ‘letters to the editor’. 

  • Anonymous

    Typo Alert:

    But the Democrats are loosing the argument.

    should be

    But the Democrats are losing the argument.

  • Anonymous

    This is what the libs historically do. They “Bork” their opponents.
    And if they’re not lying about their opponents motives,
    they accuse them of not caring. If that doesn’t work, then to paraphrase a recent George Will description of Elizabeth Warren….

    They’re like a bunch of pyromaniacs in a field of straw men.