It’s clear that Barack Obama and his Democrats are out of ideas; they are using their party’s ancient and antiquated technique of painting the Republican Party as reactionary. The latest example came today courtesy of fly-by-night Los Angeles mayor and Democratic National Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, he said that the Republican platform “looks like the platform of 1812”, adding “Reagan would be turning in his grave” to hear some of the proposals coming from the GOP.

This ignorant attack from the man who failed the Californian bar four times isn’t surprising; it fits the general meme laced throughout the Democrats’ campaign over the last year as they geared up for 2012: Republicans are Neanderthals who want to take us back to the 1950’s:

Barack Obama: “They want to take us back to the policies more suited to the 1950s than the 21st century.”

Bill Clinton: “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.”

Keith Ellison, “These same people who want to shrink government until you can drown it in the bathtub also want mom … to get back in the kitchen and take her shoes off and get pregnant. They are offended by strong powerful women.”

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