There must be a DNC policy manual out there that contains guidelines for “Managing People Who Won’t Play in Our Sandbox.” It probably contains a list of the uncool kids. You know, the ones who get picked last for the pick-up baseball game. I’m sure there are also sections dedicated to the “kids with cooties”, “those who color outside the lines” and “the kid who dresses funny”.
The reason I am putting it in these terms is because politics today has become downright childish. The whole “Nanner, Nanner, Boo, Boo…I won and you didn’t!” mentality has gotten out of hand.
Another unattractive aspect of all of this is the divert and destroy tactics being used against those who choose to color outside the lines. If you want to divert attention from the fact that you candidly stated that Americans need to share the wealth, destroy the person who asked you a question. If you wish to divert attention from the fact that you over-glorified your military record, attempt to destroy your opponent by accusing him of secretly funding the organization who exposed you.
The latest victim of the divert and destroy tactics is Firefighter Ricci. Sotomayor made a bad decision. SCOTUS reversed it. Period? End of story? NO! Let’s divert attention from the borderline racist statement she has made (more than once, so don’t give me that “her words were misconstrued” crap) and destroy one of the plaintiffs in the case against “reverse racism”. Why doesn’t the administration just go for broke and attack the characters of the other 19 plaintiffs in that case?
When someone attacks your ideas or your words, it is unnecessary and unwarranted to attack their character. As a matter of fact, it is just downright wrong. Attack an idea with an equal or better idea.
I have just one final question for the DNC…How the hell did Al Franken become one of the “cool kids”?