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Obama Smears

Sam Stein

Obama's Smear Fighter Pens Memo For Dems Facing Smears Of Their Own | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chief operative behind then-candidate Barack Obama's attempt to combat the smears he faced on the campaign trail has penned a memo for Democratic ...

Matt Osborne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Osborne


Rep. Foxx Cites Fake Quote, Claims Obama Campaigned on Making the Country Worse

Matt Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Finkelstein

During the health debate, Foxx quoted from an anti-Obama poem called "The Pied Piper" that doesn't appear to be real, which went viral in the right-wing blogosphere earlier this year.

Why Jews Overwhelmingly Support Obama

Marc R. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marc R. Stanley

The latest poll of the Jewish community shows that American Jews continue to support Obama. However, a few activists on the far right of the Jewish community still refuse to accept this reality.

Mailbag: Anti-Obama "Vote For Obama" Banner

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We want your stories! What was your voting experience like? What interactions have you had with the campaigns? Are you volunteering for a candidate? H...

This Election, Plates of Human History Will Shift

Michael Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Hughes

As November 4th approaches, voters are determining if they want to be an integral part of history, or on the wrong side of it. Forces are at work beyond description, like some divine hand pushing us forward.

Race in the Race

Jim Ylisela | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jim Ylisela

So here we are, 25 years after Harold Washington, and the stakes couldn't be higher.

Sam Stein

At An Anti-Obama Presser Where No Attack Is Deemed Outrageous | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mark Willliams, a conservative radio host and voice of the rabidly anti-Obama group, Our Country Deserves Better, was hoping for a calm and effective ...

Indiana Smears Cause Voter Backlash

Chuck Lasker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chuck Lasker

After receiving an email smear, one Indiana voter wrote: "I am outraged that the Republican Party sent this kind of smut to my home ... There is no place in this election [for] this garbage. It will not work; not this time."

Skanks Gotta Stick Together

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

2008-10-13-pullpalin.jpg The Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger said this week that she'd welcome Sarah Palin into her group if the Republican ticket fails in November.

Obama Predicted GOP's Nasty Turn (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Jed Report reminds us that Barack Obama predicted the campaign's nasty turn months ago:...

McCain's New Strategy Incites Violent, Racist Reaction

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Are you proud, McCain? In your quest for power, you threw out your morals, your principle, your past disdain for low-ball gutter smears. And now we know the reaction it has incited.

Going Negative

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

I personally would emphasize the lateness of McCain's attacks, and that it is a character flaw to offer exaggerated and unsupported allegations against your opponent.

Seth Colter Walls

Fox News, GOP Tag-Team Obama With Voter Fraud Smear | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Weeks out from election day, Fox News has begun devoting extensive coverage to a scandal alleging "deep ties" between Barack Obama and a "radical" gro...

Sam Stein

Biden: McCain's Economic Philosophy As Broke As Lehman Brothers | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Today vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden decried the McCain campaign for running a "successful smear campaign" against Barack Obama, and ridicul...

How Should Obama Respond? A Third Way to End the Sliming

Joel Weinberger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel Weinberger

Obama is refuting charges against him in an effort not to repeat the mistake of the Kerry campaign -- but this just substitutes a new mistake for the old one.

Sam Stein

In A Bind, GOP Throws Kitchen Sink At Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Prompted, it seems, by concerns over John McCain's foot-in-the-mouth admission that he did not know the number of houses he owned, aides to the Senato...

Alter: "Smear Gap" Between McCain And Obama

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

This is hardly the nastiest campaign in recent memory. But it's not shaping up as the "civil" contest that both candidates promised either. Instead, w...

Pavlovian Premillennialism

Randall Balmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Balmer

In subtle and not-so-subtle ways, Republicans are seeking to portray the presumptive Democratic nominee as the Antichrist foretold in the Book of Revelation.

Jerome Corsi's Lies: Inside The Deceptions Of The Best-Selling Anti-Obama Book

John K. Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John K. Wilson

Corsi piles distortion upon innuendo to create a gigantic heap of right-wing garbage, with a seemingly endless parade of basic factual errors running through the text like rats.

Sam Stein

Kerry Launches Obama-Helping Anti-Smear Website | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

No stranger to being submarined by attack ads and smear campaigns, Sen. John Kerry is set to launch an online effort that will work to protect Barack ...

Jerome Corsi's Shameless Hatchet Job on Barack Obama

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Corsi's biggest claim to fame is co-authoring the infamous Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Judging from the shrill and paranoid tone of his latest effort I get the impression Obama has really scared these guys this time.

"Obama Is My Slave" Shirt Sparks Lawsuit Threat In New York

NY Metro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When a 25-year-old Manhattan graduate student who was assaulted Tuesday night got dressed that morning, she probably didn't anticipate that her T-shir...

Sam Stein

Maureen Dowd Becomes Fictional Actor In Obama Smear | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A comically absurd Barack Obama smear email is making the rounds right now involving a fabricated column by famed New York Times columnist Maureen Dow...

Barack Obama, Comunista y Terrorista? / Communist and Terrorist?

David Paul Appell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul Appell

The U.S. doesn't have to embrace Cuba at this time, but we do need to engage, because if we don't evolve too, history won't absolve us. Obama understands this.