In a liars contest, the first liar loses.
The rule of lying is to compliment a liar and their lie. And then top it.
Folks, what this and the opinions found in the media are all about is political speech. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think is right. However, I am concerned that the polls are propaganda — popular, not intellectually pleasing. Besides, it is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths, anyway.
Pop quiz: Who did I just plagiarize?
Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels made a speech, in which he said,
"Success is the important thing. Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry. The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things than I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths."
So, I say, let the GOP win and let them win almost big. They can declare victory and have a joyous holiday. Compliment them and their win. They need it and deserve it; because they have some serious business to achieve to become everything President Obama and the country wants for a happy, joyous and free New Year – a smart, loyal opposition.
And then top it in 2012.