This must be the most stupid analysis yet from the most intellectually dishonest rest stop on the information super-highway (The NRO):
Welcome to the scorched-earth phase of the Democrats’ “war on women” campaign, and the beginning of a ruthless offensive to hold their Senate majority, and possibly to retake the House, in 2014.
Democrats have nearly perfected the following exercise in cynical electioneering:
- introduce legislation;
- title it something that appeals to the vast majority of Americans who have no interest in learning what is actually in the bill, e.g., the “Violence Against Women Act”;
- make sure it is sufficiently noxious to the GOP that few Republicans will support it;
- vote, and await headlines such as “[GOP Lawmaker] Votes No On Violence Against Women Act”;
- clip and use headline in 30-second campaign ad; and
Those Bastids! How dare they fiendishly start this plot rolling in 1994 and have it sail through the house renewed by vast bipartisan majorities every congress ever since?!