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MUD SLINGING

trying to win an advantage by referring to negative aspects of a political opponent or of a policy rather than emphasizing one’s own positive attributes or preferred policies

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MCCARTHYITE


a person who approves of, or practices, McCarthyism: the practice of making unsubstantiated accusations of disloyalty or Communist leanings

Thanks to @RCdeWinter for tweeting the cartoon.)


McCarthyism…

a vociferous campaign against alleged communists in the US government and other institutions carried out under Senator Joseph McCarthy in the period 1950-4. Many of the accused were blacklisted or lost their jobs, though most did not in fact belong to the Communist Party.

(from OxfordDictionaries.com)

The history behind ‘McCarthyism’ from Spartacus Educational


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Video: Blitzer gets personal on Abedin charges (8/8/12)