The Democrats may obsess over race, fail to understand basic economics and be incapable of governing, but they have learned one key lesson that Republicans just can’t seem to grasp: Winning in politics is all about being on offense. It doesn’t matter how good your explanations are; if you’re spending all your time on defense, you’re going to lose.

Because of this, Democrats have a run and gun philosophy. They’re constantly firing off new attacks and when they fail, they just move on to the next one. On the other hand, Republicans tend to be much more defensive and passive. Democrats habitually go for the throat when they’re attacking Republicans. Republicans talk about Democrats like they’re not allowed to make any attacks that wouldn’t make a liberal reporter at the Washington Post blanch.

Democrats win half their battles before the fight even begins that way. Take the fiscal cliff, for example.

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