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Recently, I wrote a piece in which I pleaded with Mitt Romney to toss away his copy of the Marquis of Queensbury rules and to stop playing defense in his battle with Obama and his gang of dirty tricksters. We saw what happened to John McCain when he tried to remain above the fray and prohibit his supporters from even mentioning Obama’s ties to Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezko, William Ayers, Valerie Jarrett and Van Jones, and we don’t need a repeat of his patty cake campaign.

I’m not suggesting that Mr. Romney play dirty, but that he constantly keep Harry Truman’s words in mind. In the 1948 presidential race, Truman pretty much ignored his GOP rival, Tom Dewey, and ran, as Obama will try to, against what he called a do-nothing Congress. When people urged Truman to keep giving the Republicans hell, he said he merely tells the truth, and they think it’s hell.

But it’s not just Romney who is reluctant to recognize that all’s fair in love and war, and this election is about as close to existential for America as anything since World War II. If Obama wins, it’s not just that the economy will be forever destroyed, but Israel will be left to the unmerciful mercy of Islam, and our own Supreme Court will be skewed so far to the left that FDR’s attempt to pack the Court will look amateurish.

It’s Republicans in general who insist on bringing a water pistol to a gun fight.

I realize that the left has a great many more megaphones than we conservatives have, but we still have our blogs and a few people – such as Bret Baier, Steve Hayes, Charles Krauthammer, Bernie Goldberg, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity and Brit Hume – at Fox. Plus, we pretty much control talk radio, which is why the other side is constantly trying to find ways to get the FCC to nullify the First Amendment when it comes to our freedom of speech.

But why do we stand by while the left demonizes decent rich people like Frank Vandersloot, the Koch brothers and Mitt Romney? Why aren’t we ridiculing wealthy left-wing hypocrites like Rosie O’Donnell, George Clooney, Jeffrey Immelt, Oprah Winfrey, Jay Rockefeller, Barbara Boxer and Barack Obama? And let us not forget George Soros, the man who’s so easy to demonize because his face, his voice and his personal history are exactly what I have in mind when I try to visualize Satan.

When those on the left strong-arm sponsors into deserting people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, why aren’t we doing the same to those companies sponsoring the likes of Bill Maher, Chris Matthews, Al Sharpton and the rest of that creepy crew at MSNBC? For one thing, a lot of those lefties are college kids, the unemployed and folks on welfare. Who do you think sponsors are more likely to take seriously – millions of Republican adults with money to spend or the young, grungy hooligans who make up the Occupy Wall Street movement?

For that matter, when union thugs and Team Obama force a recall election on Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, why aren’t we doing the same to California’s Jerry Brown or North Carolina’s Bev Perdue? Gov. Brown first told us we had a $6 billion deficit, but, recently, while demanding a billion-dollar tax hike, he has now decided the deficit is twice as large as he had first thought.

Gov. Perdue recently said that, thanks to the 61 percent of North Carolinians who voted to ensure that marriage be limited to one man and one women, not only was she personally embarrassed, but that the entire country was so traumatized that we had begun to confuse North Carolina with Mississippi.

That’s a patent lie. Mississippi, after all, was wise enough to elect a Republican governor, Phil Bryant, whereas North Carolinians decided a few years earlier to elect its first female governor, a bonehead named Perdue, who made it one of her first orders of business to veto a law making it mandatory to show a photo I.D. when voting.

That leads me to wonder if perhaps it’s high time we stopped using elections as a way in which to conduct social engineering. North Carolinians decided they would feel good about themselves if they elected their first female governor. At about the same time, Americans decided they would feel good about themselves if they elected their first black president.

All I can say is that not since Dr. Frankenstein pulled that unfortunate switch in his cellar have experiments gone this haywire.

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