Ah yes, the old republican game of guilt by association. I expect to see a TV ad featuring Juan Valdez, armed to the teeth, in a Cadillac getting a blowjob from Linda Taylor while waiting to rob a bank with Willie Horton.
It is time to fight fire with fire. Progressives like to think that their high principles are sufficient to sway the fray in their direction. We should stop bringing a teddy bear to a gunfight. I suggested this once before, and got banned from CD. All progressive organizations should pool their resources in a common fund to buy TV time to address every republican scheme forthrightly. We should use this money to dig up dirt and make it public. Put republicans on the defensive. Let them waste their time fact-checking. We have 100000000 or more possible people to make regular small donations to keep the fight public. Use that money to out-buy the right wing in congress. Use it to fund progressive campaigns up and down the ticket. Money, vast sums of it, are the key to taking back the government, especially for funding a counter-propaganda campaign. When Ryan tries to gut the safety net, buy up tons of airtime to expose his schemes and throw in a bit of counter-propaganda to boot. The hell with the democratic party. There's not a set of cojones among the whole lot of them, and many are complicit with their gop bedfellows because the money is so good. Either buy them back outright, or fund progressive challengers to take away their seats in congress. The same plan goes for republicans. We should spend so much money that in a few years the republican party would be just a bunch of pariahs, with the belief in the public's eye that they are not only un-American, but the minions of the anti-Christ (which, in fact, they are). Organized money is the key, lots of it. We can out-collect, out-spend, and finally rid ourselves of the bastards.