Opposition research is part of the game now and this year Democrats are getting their money’s worth. Democrats spent $12,000 with Stanford Campaigns, a Democratic opposition research firm from Texas, so we could find out that a couple of Republicans changed their names some years ago. Rumor has it that news outlets have been given files on up to 20 Republican candidates so the mud has just begun to fly. Oh and while we’re at it, and let’s unseal Austin Scott’s divorce records so we can try and prop up Jim Marshall’s sinking campaign.
All of this is part of today’s political landscape and I get it. Republicans do it too (though mostly too each other). You can decide for yourselves where the line should be drawn on digging into someone’s past – my point is that the Democratic Party of Georgia and several of their candidates have run negative campaigns almost to the exclusion of putting forward any ideas for Governing.
Today the Georgia Democratic Party has jumped the shark in my opinion. I don’t care what you think of Nathan Deal (you all know I’m supporting him), but for the Democratic to first try to scare African-Americans into thinking Deal is going to disenfranchise them, and now trying to make us believe Deal wants to punish rape victims is beyond the pale.
As that famous Democrat Al Gore once said:
“When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When you have neither, holler.”
Democrats are doing plenty of hollering these days.