Exactly, Neal. Democrats are appealing to the worst aspects of human nature: fear, greed, laziness, etc.
But Republicans should be able to make them own the consequences of their policies. The freebies they have handed out, and the perverse incentives discouraging marriage, work, thrift, etc., have caused the collapse of our inner-city, poor, mostly minority populations. They must be made to face these consequences through relentless Republican attacks. Moynihan and Cosby have pointed out the obvious. The emperor has no clothes.