I tend to agree with you emotionally, but remember, we are not like them. We are fundamentally different from them. We believe in self reliance and freedom. They believe in welfare and enslavement. They can behave like criminals because they believe that the ends, the enslavement of the people, is justified by any means necessary. Bribery, lies, dirty tricks, even force. They do this because once people are enslaved, those are the very skills necessary for keeping them enslaved.
We can’t act like them because you can’t force, or bribe people to be free. You can only convince them that it is a superior way of life.
PS People expect Democrats to lie and cheat because they are at heart criminals who want to enslave others. They don’t expect it from the champions of freedom. If we act like Democrats how can we claim to be any better than them.