Thursday, August 21, 2008

Republican (i.e. false) equivalences

Ralph Reed (R-Robertson/Abramoff) helps John McCain raise $1.75 million. William Ayers, reformed but still radical, once gave Barack Obama $200. This is the McCain campaign's bullshit:

“If Barack Obama wants to have a discussion about truly questionable associations, let’s start with his relationship with the unrepentant terrorist William Ayers, at whose home Obama’s political career was reportedly launched," [Brian] Rogers said.
Rogers uses the weasel word reportedly to disclaim any responsibility for the truth or fairness of the allegation. McCNN misses its responsibility to rebut the allegation completely, letting this pass without any comment on its credibility.

This is of course right in line with Republican arithmetic about taxes. Any tax cut for us will be $200, for them millions.

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