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John McCain: I am an Arab and a Decent Man

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

The suggestion that any ethnic group is treacherous and Anti-American is unacceptable, dangerous, and unbecoming of such a great nation.

John McCain: Cartoon Villain, Oscar Saboteur

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

Instead of campaigning, McCain seems now to be traveling the country trying to make sure that no movie version of President Obama's life will ever win an Oscar.

Palin Proves She's "Country Last"

Chris Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Goldberg

When asked during the VP debate what made him think he could work with the other party, Joe Biden gave a brilliant answer, saying that he never, ever questioned the motives of his opponents.

The Dark Side of the Swoon

Michael Ames | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Ames

The party of McCain believed, above all, in honor. And now it's over.

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.

Over Two Dozen Lies Refuted About Ayers And Obama

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

The gutter politics of the McCain campaign is reaching down once again to denounce Obama for his distant past links to Bill Ayers in an unprecedented guilt-by-association attack for a presidential campaign.

John McCain Gets Dirty

John Ridley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Ridley

Mom always told me that if you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all. But then, Mom was never a Republican running for president.

Question for Gov. Palin: Who Would Jesus Smear?

David Quigg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Quigg

If Palin won't repent for us and won't repent for America, I hope she'll at least remember Lee Atwater's dying remorse and restrain herself for her own sake.

No, It's Not Politics as Usual

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carl Pope

Let's be clear -- when you see "fact-check" analyses finding errors in the claims by both campaigns, they are not all equivalent.

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.

The Shamelessness of the Republican Jewish Coalition

Ira Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ira Forman

The 2008 presidential campaign will be remembered as a year in which the McCain campaign and its GOP supporters reached new depths of cynicism when at...

The Lies Of "Hype": Exposing The Anti-Obama Movie's Deceptions

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

David Bossie and Citizens United, the far-right group behind the infamous racist "Willie Horton" ad that ran against Michael Dukakis, has made a movie on Obama. You can imagine the quality of the product.

Lipstick on Pigs and Other "Gotchas": Time to Get Serious

Lanny Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lanny Davis

There are too many problems to waste time on "gotcha" politics, with each side counterpunching the other on personal attacks and innuendo, while the American people are getting more and more fed up.

Limbaugh Claims Obama Faked Books And Life

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

Limbaugh says Obama "hasn't lived a life long enough to write two chapters," let alone two books and that the books were "written to hide and disguise who Obama is." Limbaugh's listeners no doubt believe every word.

It's A Boy's Life: Barack vs. the Bully Brigade, Part 2

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pete Cenedella

Yesterday we talked about the Bully Brigade, aka the Republican Party. Well today, Barack Obama is really being tested. The hateful, lying sex-ed wedg...

Sam Stein

Obama Infanticide Attack Being Readied By 527s, Pat Buchanan Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A few weeks ago, the Huffington Post's Seth Colter Walls reported that Republican officials and outside groups were set to launch a smear campaign aga...

How to Stop the Smears Against Obama

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Greenwald

FOX will escalate its gross misrepresentations of Obama, and we know from painful past experience that some in the corporate media will spread FOX's canards by presenting them as fact.

Seth Colter Walls

The Next Smear Against Obama: "Infanticide"

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Catholic voters should steel themselves to hear Barack Obama accused of "infanticide" this fall. Support for that heinous crime is the latest charge b...

The McCain Strategy Is Vintage Karl Rove, the Media Loves It, and the Obama Camp Is Not Taking It Seriously Enough

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Obama ought to begin by reminding people, "these are the same people, using the same tactics, that brought us George W Bush, and look what a disaster he is" -- and follow with these counterattacks.

Barack Obama Just Loves Young White Women

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

In watching "Celeb" about 25 times over, the thought never once struck us that Obama was being defamed with the insinuation that he likes to dabble in "young white women." What made us even go there?

Unintentionally Humorous Right Wing Talking Points For The Summer

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

The folks behind the Oklahoma City Bombing and the first World Trade Center attack were caught, prosecuted and in the case of Timothy McVeigh, executed. And then there's Osama.

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.

McCain: Lock-Step and (Oil) Barrel

Janet Ritz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ritz

While Obama was in Illinois shoveling sand in bags to hold back the Bush-neglected infrastructure that was crumbling around him McCain was on his way to accept whoops and cheers from oil industry insiders.

Jason Linkins

Slate Reporter Attempts Viral Circulation Of Pro-Obama Rumors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign, seeking to combat the spurious rumors that run amok online, has launched a campaign site named Fight The Smears, dedicated to the ...

John McCain And Larry Sinclair: Twin Heroes

Jeff Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeff Clark

Larry Sinclair is telling the truth about partying and having sex with Obama. To doubt him is to doubt an innocent victim and rob him of his heroic victimhood. The same thing holds true for John McCain...