The Party that demands "civility" and "bipartisanship" already going ugly
Republicans have the jump on Democrats once again in an area that they've made a dependable foundation for their entire reason for being; the negative, bumper sticker style smear.
Here's GOP.com's new guide for right wing yakkers who wish to have the right words to instantly conjure up the most negative image possible for the entire field of Democratic candidates, including one who's already dropped out.
Of course, they're all sound bites they've spent millions to establish (in the case of Clinton) and will spend millions more to inject into the minds of the easily lead in months to come.
Clinton becomes, "A Calculating, Divisive, Lifelong Liberal With Political Baggage"
Obama, "An Inexperienced, Insulated, Arrogant, Unabashed Liberal"
Christopher Dodd is, "A New England Liberal, Past His Prime, On An Unrealistic Vanity Run For The White House"
It sounds like they had to really work at Edward's smear - "A Hypocritical, Inexperienced Liberal With A New Negative Attitude"
And they're still hammering Vilsack as, " A Tax-Hiking, Mismanaging, "Blip" Candidate With No Foreign Policy Experience"
Maybe we could come up with some similar snappy descriptions for the Republican field?
How's this? Giuliani, "Three time married tyrant who lived with a gay couple after splitting with his wife, only appeared walking the streets on 9-11 because, against warnings, he'd insisted on locating the command center near his office and the WTC, it was destroyed and he had nowhere to go. Was for abortion rights before he was against them."
Or, "Since Giuliani and Gingrich have had three wives, and McCain two, the Mormon in the race is about the only guy who's only had one."
Give it a shot and see what you can come up with for Rudy, McCain, Romney, Gingrich, Sam Brownback, Tom Tancredo, Duncan Hunter, or Tommy Thompson.