Krugman worries that low-information independent voters won't know who Darwin was, or what it means to call Repub policy Social Darwinism. It doesn't matter. They don't know who Saul Alinsky is either, or what it means when Repubs say the President is a socialist. Or what "shariah law" is. It sounds technical. Honestly, I think the take-away for many will be, if the President repeats it (which he should, many times) is that the Repubs are socialists too. After all, the first word is "social" and it ends with "ism." Whatever it means, it must be pretty close to socialism, and we know that's bad, yes?
The other thing that's great about Social Darwinism is that it does accurately describe the Repub roadmap. It's what they do. But who cares. It's not as if big lies have stopped the Repubs. They love big lies. Because they work. This big lie just happens to be true.
My major complaint about the President, and I suspect for many others who voted for him in 2008, aside from the continuing war in Afghanistan, and the insults against the Constitution, is that he lets the Repubs walk all over him. I don't think he realized they don't buy into his post-partisan dream until August of last year. He should have known it before he took office, and should have planned accordingly. His campaign in 2010 should have reflected the abuse the Repubs would (and have) heaped on the United States if they controlled even one house of Congress.
Recently someone said that the Repubs want the economy to be bad all the way through the election. It's totally obvious. Who cares if you can't prove it. Say it. Keep saying it. Let them deny it. Make them prove it. Let's do some stimulating of the economy before the election. The We Can't Wait line is good. Call the Republican bluff.
Axelrod wonders why we're ambivalent about Obama's candidacy. Here's why.
Our choice is between the Repubs who will rape and pillage the USA as they did during the Bush Years, although Romney might not be quite as bad. It's conceivable that Romney will tell the Ayn Rand wing of his party to stuff it, after he's elected. Unless we're sure that Obama can stand up to them, what hope do we have against the Repubs? Should we re-hire a dreamer who they screw, hard, while they're screwing the rest of us? I don't think so.