To follow up on yesterday’s Alan Grayson item, Ace notes the latest poll showing Grayson down 7:
Grayson’s whole schtick, of course, is that toxic Democratic idea that the way to be “tough” is simply to be obnoxiously dishonest. “Republicans win that way,” they tell themselves, and “tough Democrats” fight fire with fire.
Meanwhile they make monsters of themselves. But that’s “tough.”
This is what I refer to as cargo-cult politics: the Left creates a caricature of the Right and then seeks to pattern itself after the caricature. And then wonders why people find this distasteful.
OK, Grayson is the kind of guy who thinks you’re a moron and like the Taliban if you, say, voted for George W. Bush. But George W. Bush carried Grayson’s district in 2004. You can sustain this sort of thing for years in a district like Pete Stark’s or Nancy Pelosi’s, but in a swing district in the South, it’s a perilous path.
UPDATE: James Richardson notes that the poll in question was taken before the “Taliban Dan” ad aired, but of course after years of Grayson’s similar antics.