Republican politicians and operatives seem to think the American electorate as a whole is as stupid as the GOP faithful.
Consider THESE RIDICULOUS SITUATIONS:
[T]o hear the Romney campaign tell it, President Obama did the right thing, and imposed tough sanctions on Iran — much tougher than anything we saw from the Bush administration — but no one should give Obama too much credit for this because the president had to be “dragged” into doing the right thing.
This is noteworthy for a couple of reasons. First, [Romney surrogate Dan] Senor is contradicting the Republican nominee himself, who’s argued publicly that Obama didn’t impose these sanctions at all. Team Romney can say the sanctions don’t exist, or they can say they do, but they can’t say both.
Karl Rove’s attack operation, American Crossroads, recently launched attacks ads in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, slamming Obama for not doing enough for the coal industry. In reality, not only has the president invested heavily in “clean coal technology,” but coal production is up over the last three years, employment in the coal-mining industry is the highest it’s been since 1997, and U.S. coal exports have soared, reaching levels unseen in decades.
In other words, American Crossroads is bashing Obama for doing what the right hoped he’d do. It’s not identical to the “I’m rubber, you’re glue” tactic Romney is so fond of, but it’s certainly close.