Tag Archives: John McCain presidential campaign 2008

Sunday news shows: Who won, who lost on a day of political football

The hard hits. The sneaky play-calling. The spectacle of it all. Who wouldn’t love the Super Bowlish news shows that preceded the real Super Bowl? Like the game itself, the news shows made for enticing TV – and rabid partisanship. … Continue reading

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Racists and Obama: It started with McCain's campaign in 2008

In his book, “Gook: John McCain’s Racism and Why It Matters,” author Irwin A. Tang details the long arc of McCain’s antipathy toward people of color. One example: For 30 years, McCain was unrepentant about using the word “gook” to … Continue reading

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Don't feel sorry for Sarah Palin

She is the Dan Quayle of her time – a political lightweight who was plucked from relative obscurity to be the fresh face of the Republican Party, only to become a laughing stock instead. Quayle couldn’t spell, couldn’t articulate a … Continue reading

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