Barack Obama will fight dirty. The nation needs a candidate who will do the same. After all, anyone who thinks that one of Herman Cain’s accusers, Sharon Bialek, living in the same building as David Axelrod is a coincidence is delusional. Obama will run the most negative campaign in recent history. There will be allegations of racism, of corruption, of incompetence. The Republican nominee needs to understand that in order to beat someone at mud-wrestling, you must get in the mud.
Friedrich Nietzsche wrote in Beyond Good and Evil that “he who fights monsters should see to it that he himself does not become a monster.” No truer words were ever written.
Yet to do battle with Mr. Obama, any candidate will have to become something of a monster, aggressive and unremitting, without pause or embarrassment. Nothing should be off the table: Obama’s associations with Bill Ayers, the former terrorist; his decades-long relationship with the race-baiting Jeremiah Wright, the religious zealot of “God damn America” fame; all the czars and disastrous nominations like Van Jones, an avowed “truther,” and Elizabeth Warren, who takes credit for the moral underpinnings of the OWS crowd, and Craig Becker, Obama’s recess appointment to the NLRB who is busy pushing through a pogrom of forced unionization and governmental control of industry by regulatory fiat, and Lisa Jackson, who as head of the EPA has made it her life’s goal to destroy America’s manufacturing, electrical generation, and fossil fuel industries, also through regulation, and the failed and incompetent Eric Holder, with his Fast and Furious program, where the administration sought to bolster support for gun control by deliberately arming Mexican drug cartels, resulting in hundreds of deaths in Mexico and one in America…as well as all the golf, all the vacations, the crony capitalism, the disregard for the Constitution. On and on it goes, because Barack Obama has provided, in less than three years, plenty of ammunition to do battle against his most dismal presidency.
The Republican candidate cannot take the high road like John McCain and refuse to fight. Barack Obama will not be constrained; he will use whatever he can against whoever is his opponent, without reservation, including every underhanded trick and lie at his disposal. The legacy media will not only support him in this, but they will be complicit in his dirty politics.
While conservatism is a set of principles for economic governance, liberalism is a religion for world control. Like any creed, it must be believed wholeheartedly. Then, all else loses significance. The rule of law, moral convention, and civility mean nothing to someone confident that he is on the side of what is right and just. As long as such people are true to the liberal faith, no law or ethic need apply to their actions.
The Republicans have to understand that mindset and get dirty — fight with both hands — for this election will be a battle to the death for the nation, and perhaps the world.