Describing the reality of what’s actually happening right in front of you isn’t a “strategy,” it’s an expected reaction.
In a radio interview three days ahead of his debate against Vice President Biden, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan on Monday contended in some of his strongest language yet that Democrats are distorting his and Mitt Romney’s record on the issues.
“They’re just going to call us liars for a month, is basically what they’re going to do, it looks like. … It seems pretty clear that their new strategy is basically just call us liars, to descend down into a mud pit and hopefully with enough mudslinging back and forth and distortion, people will get demoralized and then they can win by default; sort of a choice of the lesser or two evils,” Ryan told radio host Frank Beckmann on Monday morning.
Here’s the convoluted defense: It’s as if Ryan’s telling the GOP base rubes that it shouldn’t matter if he’s lying to them, it shouldn’t matter if Mitt’s lying to them, but what should matter is that the Democrats will call them liars – and if they hate Democrats then, obviously, they should support the lies.