What do you do if you want to win an election, but you have a Presidential candidate you really didn't want, a VP candidate who turned out to be worse than your last "Game Changer" pick, and have no plan beyond destroying the rest of the country just so your Presidential candidate and others like him can enrich themselves further and pay less taxes, assuming they pays any as it is?
If you're the Republican Party, you obstruct, lie about it, blame it on the other guy, and then pull stunts that today's juveniles would probably rate about a 20 on the lame scale of 1-10.
After a disastrous convention in Tampa last week, the grand finale was Clint Eastwood yelling at an empty chair which stole Mitt Romney's thunder (and I use the term "thunder" ever so loosely,) the 12 year olds running the party, believe it or not, have doubled down on the same tactics.
They came up with quite possibly the worst campaign ad ever made in the history of badly made campaign ads (yes, perhaps even worse than the infamous "Demon Sheep of 2010.")
They brought back the chair. Really.
But this time the chair is occupied. With a cardboard Obama:
Yup. Check your IQ at the door.
Worse, they think it's a great ad! Seriously:
That's this morning's Twitter feed for Sean Spicer, the Communications Director at the Republican National Committee, along with a special appearance by so-called "Bush's Brain" Karl Rove, who also thinks it's a winner.
The ad features an "unhappy former supporter" of President Obama, who is breaking up with him now because he didn't give her a pony. Or something.
Much like the cardboard Obama who has replaced the former invisible Obama which only Clint Eastwood could see, the supporter (SPOILER ALERT!) wasn't a real supporter at all. Nope. In fact, she's actually a former Republican spokeswoman for Florida Governor Rick Scott, which in the "brilliance" department, explains a lot.
And speaking of empty chairs, the empty suit currently holding the job of Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Reince Priebus, also thinks this is just the gem they need to turn this clown car around before it goes over the cliff:
Yes. This really is just about all they've got, topped off with a couple more "zingers" to throw at the Democrats out there while Priebus is at it:
Alluding to the speech by President Obama tonight at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, which has been moved inside due to the threat of thunderstorms, Priebus would apparently like you to forget that his party cancelled an entire day of their own convention due to the threat of Hurricane Isaac.
And finally, in one stunningly hypocritical Tweet, Priebus "doth project too much." The man who thought it was a great idea to have an aging actor scream at a chair, occupied with a man only he could see, Priebus speaks of a convention only he can see by saying the DNC "has become a spectacle of pretexts, attacks, distortion, and internal discord."
Well, you might want to take a look in the mirror there, Reince.
People aren't laughing with you and your party.
They're laughing at you.