Tag Archive for mud slinging

The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle. Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against…

The Real Republicans of Orange County… And Why We Should Defeat Them

“Typically in Republican primaries and typically in Orange County, the candidates are going to be pretty close together philosophically, so it makes it more challenging to indicate differences between the candidates that can convince voters they should vote for you and not the other guy.” – Dick Ackerman, Soon-to-be-termed-out State Senate Minority Leader (R-Irvine) I…

Is Ralph Martin Behind Attacks On Chief Walters?

Over the last week there has been a concerted effort by some in the local blogosphere to smear Santa Ana Chief of Police Paul Walters.  Chief Walters, currently one of those being considered to replace Mike Carona by the Board of Supervisors, has been maliciously attacked by one local blog operator and by numerous posts…

Mud Bath?

(CNN) — Trying to establish herself in the minds of voters as the more experienced candidate and facing a shrinking lead in New Hampshire, Sen. Hillary Clinton took a sharp dig Tuesday at her closest Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama. Clinton zeroed in on Obama’s remark that his “strongest” foreign policy experience came from living…

Edwards responds to “Mudslinging” charge on Face the Nation

H/T Huffington Post ‘Mudslinging’ against Clinton: This is ‘milquetoast’ Former Sen. John Edwards, who ran for president in 2004 with an unfailingly upbeat campaign and then joined the ticket of his party’s nominee, has come back this year with a fighting edge – an edge which Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York has likened to…