FROM HOPE TO HYPOCRISY: NEW RNC VIDEO DESTROYS HYPOCRITE-IN-CHIEF WITH HIS OWN WORDS
If you had any doubts as to whether the Republicans would take it to the net against Barack Obama – hard and often – in the months leading up to the election – fear not, my fellow-conservatives. The Republican National Committee has released a stinging new video of the most devastating kind: Barack Obama being destroyed by the words of - Barack Obama.
Former Bush adviser Pete Wehner, who couldn’t be happier with the video, writes in the Weekly Standard that Republicans ought to “relentlessly” expose Obama’s untrustworthiness through a robust program of fact-checking and timely flashbacks to his previous statements:
What is required when dealing with a man who habitually deconstructs truth is to destroy his public credibility. Voters need to be shown that Obama’s words and claims are, quite literally, unbelievable, whether they have to do with the past or the future, himself or others. That can be done in a manner that is tough-minded but not mean-spirited – by referring to the public record of Obama’s counterfeit charges and broken promises, which are now sufficiently numerous that they could fill the Library of Congress.
In ads and speeches, during interviews and through the use of surrogates, Romney and his party need to prosecute their case relentlessly. They need to imprint into the mind of voters a basic proposition: Barack Obama’s claims are worthless. They need to accomplish this with an avalanche of facts and by using Obama’s own words against him. The effect will be that Americans will appropriately devalue the president’s words. They will, in increasing numbers, reject his claims because they do not trust the source of the claims. This approach relies on a truth as old as the Scriptures, which teach that fresh water and salt water cannot flow from the same spring.
So it be said, so shall it be done. Enjoy.
I can hardly wait for the many sequels that are sure to follow.