Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Swiftboating and Obama

Speaking of rightwing slander, I'm glad to see that the Obama people are fighting back against the exaggerations, distortions and the outright lies that are being thrown around the Internets like handfuls of shit at the monkey house. They've set up a website called Fight the Smears and are ready to take on anything that the Rethugs throw our way.

While I'm not really sure how effective it will be -- the people who read and buy into and pass along this crap are not known for being even part-time residents of the Reality-Based Community -- it certainly beats what John Kerry did four years ago to counter the unhinged personal attacks on him.

Which was, if you will recall, nothing. And yes, even four years later, I'm still pissed off about it. No wonder he doesn't want to show up anywhere I'll be.