Family Values, Indeed!
This article explains why hard-assed hardball needs to be what Dems play - NOT playing nice. Putting our noses in the air and saying, "We're above mud-slinging! We're better than you! We are fair, ethical, educated and nice!" is why we have brown faces - the same brown faces the conservatives point to and say, 'See! Brown-noser! Flip-flopper!'"
The insights come from a spectator watching how the GOP trains their College Republicans on how to fight.
While registration is required at The New Republic, learning this lesson may well be the key to our future: I encourage all to read what the author has to say.
REPUBLICANS LEARN THEIR DIRTY TRICKS BY PRACTICING ON ONE ANOTHER: Swimming with Sharks by Franklin Foer