Friday, October 03, 2003

Watching the news coverage of the California election this past week conjures up an old memory of a satirical piece I once read called Strategy and Tactics for Debating with Conservatives. Under the heading "Desperate Manuveurs", there was the following nugget:

If you are losing a contest to a conservative rival, abandon your line of argument and refocus your attack. Accuse your opponent of embarrassing hypocrisy or transgressions in his past. If that does not work, associate him/her with Hitler.

Who knew this actually made it into the Democratic Party playbook?


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