Gayle in MD
09-28-2012, 12:47 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Andrew Sullivan
27 Sep 2012 03:17 PM

The GOP Is Still Running Against Carter

Weigel says he knows "of at least one GOP group that's going to buy a few million dollars of ads on foreign policy, midway through October, to smack Obama." Larison suspects the ads will do nothing:

Republican hawks donít understand why theyíre losing on foreign policy because they canít admit that Obama isnít Carter and they canít or wonít acknowledge that the Iraq war was a debacle. They also donít realize that their reputation is in tatters because of their own Carter-like administration, and it isnít helped by their belligerent Dukakis-like nominee. So theyíre stuck drawing strained comparisons to the hostage crisis that even they probably donít find credible.

That generation of neocons experienced 1980 as an epiphany. They keep trying to relive it. They have largely ceased thinking about foreign policy seriously since then, except as an extension of the global hegemony the collapse of the Soviet Union dangled in front of their twitchy fingers. They have simply erased the Bush-Cheney catastrophe from memory. They have learned nothing. And they think Americans have learned nothing either. Dumb and contemptuous of the American public: a good description of the Romney campaign.