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For GOP, Scary is as Scary Does

Monroe Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monroe Anderson

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.

The TV Ad Wars Conclude

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

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.

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Camp Pushes New ACORN Outrage | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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-...

But What About Jeremiah Wright?

Etan Bednarsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Etan Bednarsh

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.

Palin's Pal: A Feminist of Her Own

Adele Stan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adele Stan

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.

TV Ad Wars: McCain Takes His Last Shot(s)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

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.

Looking Backward-McCain Style

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

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.

The Fringe Right Bubble is Bursting

Caroline Presno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caroline Presno

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.

But Wait ... By Palin's Definition, Mohamed Atta Isn't A Terrorist

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

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.

Americans Still Undecided on How Much to Hate Undecided Voters

Jason Notte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Notte

Observers from both sides of the aisle should seize upon this opportunity and focus their collective rage at its source: undecided voters.

Eric Robert Rudolph vs. William Ayers

Adam Blickstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Blickstein

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's Smear Campaign Will Have an Impact Long After Election Day

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

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.

Studs for Obama

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

I asked Studs Terkel, if he were to interview Obama, what would he ask him? That got him going.

(Watch) Brian Williams Ask McCain-Palin if Abortion Clinic Bombers are Terrorists Like Ayers

Scott Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Scott Swenson

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.

Jason Linkins

Robert Gibbs Confronts Hannity Over Anti-Semite Guest | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

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...

Rethinking the American Electorate after an Obama Victory

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

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.

Seth Colter Walls

Another GOP Senator Decries Ayers Robocalls | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED BELOW*** Oregon's Gordon Smith has become the fourth Republican Senator to disavow John McCain's robocalls linking Barack Obama to Bill Ay...

GOP Gives Up Hope For Last-Minute Obama Smear Campaign

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

GOP operatives don't foresee a massive infusion of money for ads against Obama. Photo: AP For the GOP, the cavalry apparently isn't coming. Republic...

McCain Defends Ayers Robocalls: "He Was Friends With A Terrorist"

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview on CBS' "Early Show," John McCain defends his robocalls against Barack Obama, claiming that the Bill Ayers call is "exactly accurate" ...

TV Ad Wars: McCain's "Joe The Plumber" Campaign (Seriously)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
William Bradley

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.

The Big Lie At The Heart Of McCain's Ayers Campaign

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Stephen C. Rose

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.

University Cancels Ayers Speech After GOP Pressure

Omaha World-Herald | Henry J. Cordes and Khristopher J. Brooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln rescinded its speaking invitation tonight for 1960s radical-turned-educator William Ayers. University officials ci...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Camp Manager: Colin Powell Not Equipped To Make Political Predictions | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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...

Seth Colter Walls

McCain Compares Obama Small Donor Issue To Ayers And ACORN | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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...

Bill Ayers or Bel Air?

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Whether he's channeling Joe the Plumber or Joe McCarthy, John McCain is not the right man for the job.