From the Huffington Post:
McCarthyism Redux: The McCain Campaign's Calumny Express -- by Menachem Rosensaft
The more popular epithets emanating from present-day Republican apparatchiks and the other flacks associated with the 2008 McCain campaign are "terrorist," "Muslim," and "anti-American," but their intent is the same as the red scare labels used so effectively by their McCarthyite role models: to depict their political adversaries generally, and Barack Obama specifically, as somehow dangerous, subversive, even evil.
Occasionally even the Republican trash machine realizes it has gone too far and they retreat a little.
We finally know the GOP's line in the sand. Comparing Obama to Osama bin Laden is ok, but summoning up Hitler is beyond the pale. Thank you so much for enlightening us.
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It's been obvious for months, now. We ignore the pattern at our peril.