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POLITICS: Liberals should end malicious tactics

Letter by Burt L. Talcott, Tacoma on Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm | No Comments »
December 31, 2012 12:00 pm

Some political events are easily explainable and profoundly indicative of malicious, offensive partisan behavior.
I cite two of many instances where two of America’s most honorable men were falsely maligned for partisan political purposes – with the overwhelming complicit support of the mass media.

• The “Borking” (a systematic defamation of a highly qualified nominee for the Supreme Court, led by the malicious slanders by Ted Kennedy behind the protections of the Senate floor) of the late Robert Bork.

• The “Borking” of Mitt Romney –one of the most decent, reputable, competent, experienced nominees ever for president – by President Obama’s campaign teams and their allies.

“Borking” – the “win at any cost” strategy, including flagrant malicious lies, repeated wholesale – will probably increase. These despicable techniques work; remember candidate Sarah Palin, President George W. Bush and Sen. Ted Stevens. All were perpetuated by liberal politicians with the complicit support of the mass media.

Sen. Marco Rubio, Govs. Chris Christie and Scott Walker and Rep. Paul Ryan: Get ready and “watch your backs.”

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