The headline on The Drudge Report yesterday set the tone for what Republicans have been slamming Democrats for during their convention. Republicans are complaining that Democrats are no longer mentioning ‘God’ or ‘God-given’ rights/potential anymore in their platform at the convention. Why focus on this?
Republicans have decided instead of focusing on issues that will get undecideds and independents in their camp, to focus on something that will rally their base. The facts are this ‘issue’ isn’t an issue at all. It in and interesting revelation that means nothing. So what that Democrats don’t use the phrase ‘God-given’ anymore. This won’t cost them anymore votes because the people that will take issue with that revelation weren’t going to vote for Democrats anyways.
I don’t get the strategy by Republicans. They are also keen on asking the question, “are you better off today than 4 years ago?” I think that is also a horrible strategy. Four years ago we were just going off the economic cliff. We aren’t anymore and that is generally speaking a good thing. Could we be better? Absolutely, but asking the question seems like a bad move and tough to sell.
I have been impressed with the strategy that the Republicans have been using with the Medicare debate. Saying Obama ‘raided Medicare to pay for Obamacare’ is truly brilliant and turns the debate around on Democrats. So far, Democrats haven’t really been able to counter the push by Republicans on that front.
With that all said, I will be glad once the Democratic convention is over this week. I am not a fan of conventions (thus why I didn’t talk about the Republican one last week), because I see them as nothing more than a glorified pep rally. After the conventions are over, we’ll get to the meat of the debate leading up to November. That will be what is exciting!