Pity the poor right. The party faithful's fear and smear machine that has worked in the past--quicker than you could say Swift boating or Willie Horton--just doesn't possess that same old white magic.
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Despite John McCain's pledge this spring not to make Rev. Jeremiah Wright an issue in the campaign, at least one official organ of the party he now heads is running a hit spot on Wright.
McCain campaign manager Rick Davis held a conference call on Thursday to dish out some more press criticism and fan the flames of a new alleged ACORN-...
Or William Ayers. Or ACORN. Or Karl Marx. Or whoever is the next person introduced on this Obama themed episode of This is Your Life.
As a former Ms. staffer myself, I feel betrayed by Elaine Lafferty's stumping for Palin, who, taking advantage of an opening won by the efforts of feminists, would set back women's rights by decades.
For all the rumor-mongering about Obama as a "Manchurian candidate," there is no silver bullet to defeat the vampire that haunts the nightmares of the far right. Reality is dawning.
By alluding to incidents that happened almost 40 years ago and making charges that would have made Joe McCarthy proud, McCain supporters are, almost literally, fighting the last (Cold) war.
Now we have Republicans, Democrats, and Independents walking away from and speaking out against extreme rhetoric and deeds. The country is ready for an Obama administration.
Palin is so desperate not to characterize the Eric Rudolphs of this world as terrorists that she forges a severely narrow definition of the act that even lets Mohamed Atta off the hook.
Observers from both sides of the aisle should seize upon this opportunity and focus their collective rage at its source: undecided voters.
Sarah Palin's contradictory and nonsensical claim that William Ayers is a terrorist but an abortion clinic bomber is not leaves a lot to be desired intellectually, but it also begs an important follow-up.
McCain has gone "all in" with a strategy focusing exclusively on smearing and lying about Obama, win or lose, he has created a dangerous situation for November 5 and the four years to follow.
I asked Studs Terkel, if he were to interview Obama, what would he ask him? That got him going.
McCain has previously said he was "proud of everyone attending our rallies" which includes Paul Schenck who has been linked to numerous acts of violence, including the murder of Dr. Barnett Slepian.
UPDATE: Robert Gibbs Selected Press Secretary
You got to give credit to the American people, who managed to get through an entire evening of debat...
For years now a central piece of the progressive worldview is that progressives are enlightened Americans in a sea of their ignorant, bigoted and narrow-minded compatriots.
Oregon's Gordon Smith has become the fourth Republican Senator to disavow John McCain's robocalls linking Barack Obama to Bill Ay...
GOP operatives don't foresee a massive infusion of money for ads against Obama.
For the GOP, the cavalry apparently isn't coming.
In an interview on CBS' "Early Show," John McCain defends his robocalls against Barack Obama, claiming that the Bill Ayers call is "exactly accurate" ...
McCain is going with Joe the Plumber as the advertising centerpiece of his campaign and absent some fantastic new character attack against Obama, it's his best shot left at an economic message.
In a deep sense, this election really is about turning the page on the thinking that would divide us by whether we have regrets about Vietnam. Or Iraq. Or war period.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln rescinded its speaking invitation tonight for 1960s radical-turned-educator William Ayers.
University officials ci...
When asked on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Monday for his reaction to Colin Powell's endorsement of Barack Obama, John McCain campaign manager Rick D...
On a Monday conference call with reporters, McCain campaign manager Rick Davis worked hard to elevate the issue of Barack Obama's undisclosed small do...
Whether he's channeling Joe the Plumber or Joe McCarthy, John McCain is not the right man for the job.
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