Negative Campaigning

Matthew Yglesias on the Democrats’ distortion of the Bush 9/11 ads:

There’s always something a bit discomfiting to me when I see a Democrat pull a really sharp campaign move — think of Max Baucus and the barber school ad, Mary Landrieux and the “secret plan” to destroy American sugar, Chuck Schumer and the putzhead controvery. It’s like . . . I thought we were the good guys here. And yet, winning always feels good.

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  1. Paul says:

    Welcome to reality Matthew.

    Your party is run by a bunch of congenital liars.

    But considering you are on record as saying it is not important getting quotes of your political enemies accurate, I really think you are now being a freaking hypocrite.

    Welcome to the party.