Smearing, and the other word for smear in this case is lying, is a way of life in Washington. It on side says Z the other side says Y. So, on the SCHIP bill vetoed by President Bush, the Democrats had a 12 year old boy who was in a car crash give the weekly radio address. Ever since that address, the Right’s media machine has been cranking out the nonsense. I haven’t gone to the boys house nor have I checked the parent’s bank statements. I will assume that the Dems did their homework before choosing this boy. If they didn’t they should be taken out back and flogged but I think that they did. They should have known that this was coming. Right wing blogs, Rush Limbaugh and various congressmen spreading whatever they can and see what sticks. I’m guessing that honesty is too much to ask.
Keith Olbermann talks with Rachael Maddow of Air America. As usual, Rachael does a great job conveying Right Wing hypocrisy.
From Think Progress:
The right wing’s attack on Graeme Frost, a 12-year old recipient of SCHIP, is now attracting attention from a number of traditional media outlets. “I think it’s really a sad statement about how bankrupt some of these people are in their arguments against S-chip that they would attack a 12-year-old boy,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said.
Mounting evidence suggests that the right-wing smear campaign may have been orchestrated by a staffer in Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) office. (more…)