With only 45 days until the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucus, every candidate and campaign is looking for an edge, and clearly some folks are finding those edges in dirty tricks — nasty information, sometimes false, often spread anonymously. It's a murky world and often tough to tell what's true, what's false and where any of it is coming from. This weekend, conservative columnist Robert Novak reported that agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., claimed her campaign has scandalous information about Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., but they have decided not to use it.
The Obama campaign quickly took the item and used it to tar Clinton as part of the proverbial problem. "If the purpose of this shameless item was to daunt or discourage me or supporters of our campaign from challenging and changing the politics of Washington, it will fail," an Obama campaign statement said.Dirty tricks have been a part of American politics as far back as the mudslinging in the 1800 race between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The Dirty game
Rove and the Republicans have put the dirty politics on a new never before seen level and I am afraid it is here to stay! This information once again comes from the idiot Novak who as you know is a FOX News contributor who added that he did not believe there were any Republicans behind the effort — as some have alleged since his column was published Saturday — to force Democrats to fight against each other. Novak's initial report said: "Agents of Sen. Hillary Clinton are spreading the word in Democratic circles that she has scandalous information" about Obama, "but has decided not to use it. The nature of the alleged scandal was not disclosed."
On Monday, Novak told FOX News that claims that there is actual dirt on Obama might not pass the sniff test. "This is very similar to the kind of trick that Richard Nixon used to pull, where he would say, 'I know some very bad information about the communists supporting George McGovern, but I can't put that out because it wouldn't be right, but I'm just too good of a guy,' " Novak said. he also said he had no proof of the scandalous information. Then why doesn't he just shut up
Listening to this crap I find it necessary to reiterate something I pointed out a few months back and that the champ of dirty politicking Karl Rove was around then too. What a coincidence and he has been reaping the rewards for his underhanded politicking ever since. remember, with life long executive privilege he can not be touched and is more brazen and dangerous than ever.Karl Rove, 56, who served as chief strategist for President-elect Bush's presidential campaign, will manage the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison, and the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the White House. Before joining the campaign, he was president of Karl Rove and Company, an Austin-based public affairs firm. Rove attended the University of Utah, the University of Texas at Austin and George Mason University. He has taught at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and in the Journalism Department at the University of Texas at Austin.Underhanded Rove's education
Bush promptly excommunicated Edgeworth from the Republican Party for his disloyalty in leaking the story. Rove, along with his friend and College Republicans ally Lee Atwater, became favored Bush protégés. Rove moved to Texas in 1977 to toil as a fundraiser on George Sr.'s failed presidential-exploration PAC, the Fund for Limited Government. A year later he worked on an unsuccessful primary run for the Texas legislature by George W Bush. Rewards for underhanded politicking
He was ruthless in chasing his goals, especially when it came to rivalries or power struggles with his own Republican cohorts. I was really surprised to see the well documented trail of underhanded Politics starting with Richard Nixon through his Fathers Presidency and now bush's and he continues to get away with it and be rewarded for it. Please read it. I wish we knew and made more of this years ago.
Sadly this dirty politicking has spread and seems to be a part of the Political landscape today. However I think these tactics should not be used to destroy members of our own party because it only plays into Republicans hands and serves their purpose. We must concentrate on them and getting our America back and get rid of Bush's.