Democrats are coming up with all manner of excuses to quash state efforts to prevent election fraud, including denying that laws to prevent voter ID fraud would have any impact. We keep adding to the list of identity mills uncovered by federal law enforcement as American identities are bought and sold to keep up with the demands of illegal immigrants.
America thrives on mudslinging campaigns, the dirtier the politics the better. For all the criticism of attack ads and candidates refusing to give more than lip service to the issues, when the office water cooler talk comes between the latest figures on the deficit and a new political scandal, we go for the scandal.
Anyone listening to Mitt Romney last Sunday morning got a wake up call. We expected the Republican candidate to give lip service to current Republican views on political issues like jobs and the economy. We expected a dose of Obama bashing.
Democrats have made sure that Americans are angry. Despite their open-armed populism, they have excluded the middle class from the benefits of the targeted spending passed off as a recovery. The strategy has its advantages. Democrats have successfully sold big government dependence and instilled fear in the middle class by keeping the number of unemployed at record levels.
Enough talk about the gloves coming off. They have been off for months. The only difference now is that Republicans can stop wasting time directing their attacks at each other, and can focus their attention on someone infinitely more deserving of conservative bile than other Republicans.