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The Democrats' circus campaigning

Ten years from now, Democratic voters will look back at this election cycle and be awfully embarrassed.

The 2012 campaign will be that photo album that shows just how long you can’t
believe your hair was.

The Democrats’ campaign has been one freak sideshow after another — any spectacle they can think of to keep people from paying attention to the devastation that is the economy playing out on the main stage.

In one ring you have the racist whistleblowers, mostly occupied by the paranoid schizophrenics that are the MSNBC anchors.

Here are some words deemed racist by Chris Matthews, Lawrence O’Donnell and company: “Chicago,” “golf,” “kitchen cabinet.”

You see, when you can’t find evidence of actual racism coming from the Tea Party and Republican candidates, you have to claim, as O’Donnell did, “These people reach for every single possible racial double entendre they can possibly find.”
Hence, the new racist words.

In another ring are the people trying to convince women they will be set back 60 years if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elected, as if before President Barack Obama women were an oppressed minority.

The Obama camp urges women to “vote like your lady parts depend on it” because they define women by nothing but their lady parts.

When you belittle women like Democrats do, naturally you assume their biggest fear is not being able to have an abortion. This is why abortion was mentioned so many times at this year’s Democratic National Convention. Its motto very well could have been “DNC 2012: We love abortion.”

The Democrats have no problems convincing women they will be raped if we elect people like U.S. Senate candidate and State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who made a perfectly reasonable pro-life statement but was portrayed as a rape enthusiast.

Besides, you know you are a failed president when the highlight of your reelection campaign is a former president. Horndog-in-Chief Bill Clinton was making a disgrace of the presidency two decades ago, but that doesn’t stop the Obama campaign from acting like Clinton is the future of the party.

Newsflash to Democrats: It’s usually a good idea to let the guy on the ticket have the best ideas, especially ones that are his own.

Then there’s Vice President Joe Biden, who is a sideshow in and of himself. His life is a continuous cycle of gaffes, the latest being, “There’s never been a day in the last four years that I’ve been proud to be vice president. Not one single day.”

Adding to the spectacle, the Democrats spent considerable time and money trying to demonize Romney. Remember when they tried to paint him as a tax-evading Scrooge? How about when they said he was a robot? Or when they claimed he was responsible for the death of a cancer patient?

I’d be remiss if I failed to mention the absurd Internet memes the Democrats tried to make a thing. For example, there was Big Bird, “binders full of women” and
“Romneysia.”

I haven’t witnessed many presidential campaigns, but I can’t imagine the amount of absurdity the Democrats have rolled out this election season is normal.

Perhaps someone should remind the Democrats the unemployment rate is higher than when the president took office, people cannot afford to send their kids to college or fill up their gas tanks and small businesses across the country fear they won’t be in business this time next year.

Perhaps someone should tell the Democrats that while we are proud they have moved on from the complete nonsense of the 2008 “hope and change” campaign, their efforts in 2012 have been just as ridiculous.

­— arcarlis@indiana.edu

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