Shorter McCain Campaign: Obama's a black, socialist, Muslim terrorist homo.I don't think the racism and "Muslim" accusations are valid, but the "homo" part really stands out as nonsensical. Now, I haven't followed the latest robocalls, so maybe I'm missing something, but that seems ridiculous to me. Marshall's now made a case for McCain's campaign being the sleaziest in history. And that's how the site reads now, hyperbole and exceptionalism. You didn't do something I disagree with, you are the worst person in the world and probably of all time.
I remember at one point Marshall discussing the negative influence of partisanship. He spoke approvingly of the principle that you should consider your reaction to a news story or argument or event as if the roles were reversed. So you had to ask how you would react if your side had done something similar. No more, it seems.
Maybe it's Bush's exceptional badness and charmless "fuck you" attitude that's to blame, but I feel like my party is now the 90's right wing. It's all bluster and demonizing your opponent and falling into hysterics. On their side, that led to the election of George Bush, who talked the talk but really only delivered lower taxes and safe court picks. I'm sure we'll have safer court picks, and we'll probably have a slightly more progressive tax system, but I worry that we'll get nothing substantial in the way of health care, poverty, or equality.