Wednesday, September 10, 2008


Talking Points Memo
But what is already apparent is that John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest and race-baiting campaign of our lifetimes. So let's stopped being shocked and awed by every new example of it. It is undignified. What can we do? We've got a dangerously reckless contender for the presidency and a vice presidential candidate who distinguished her self by abuse of office even on the comparatively small political stage of Alaska. They've both embraced a level of dishonesty that disqualifies them for high office. Democrats owe it to the country to make clear who these people are. No apologies or excuses. If Democrats can say at the end of this campaign that they made clear exactly how and why these two are unfit for high office they can be satisfied they served their country.
As I've stated repeatedly here and elsewhere, the "L" word MUST be deployed liberally. Not only does it have impact, it also has the advantage of being true. And Obama has to stop talking about how admirable McCain is - there's nothing admirable about his behavior in this campaign (Joe Biden, are you listening?). JMM's words should be the Obama campaign's tagline: "They've embraced a level of dishonesty that disqualifies them for high office."

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