Sunday, June 10, 2012

Home Truth Number Two

Kenneth R. Mayer, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin, writing in the Wisconsin State Journal, offers this advice:

You lost. Nobody expects you to be happy about it. But you get another chance in a few months.

Stop blaming the American Legislative Exchange Council, or Super PACS, or the Koch Brothers, or Citizens United. Stop insisting that the only reason you lost was you were outspent 3-to-1, or 5-to-1, or 10-to-1, or that democracy has ended because billionaires can buy elections.

Arguing that you lost because people were too stupid to see the brilliance of your position is not a good way to get more people to conclude that your position is brilliant.

Yep. And he says this to Republicans, which is true as well:

Stop gloating, and enough with the jokes about how delicious the tears of Democrats are. You'll get your turn in the barrel eventually.
(H/T:  Kevin Binversie)


redsquirrel said...

But I'm going to gloat as much as I possibly can (while I can).

MY advice to the unions and Dems is:
Keep over-reaching. Keep believing everything that MSNBC says. Keep angering those Reagan DEMS and Independents.

Mr. D said...

I understand the impulse, redsquirrel. And you've given some really fine advice. ;)