Why the White House Will Continue Its War with the Chamber of Commerce - Political Hotsheet
Some compared the White House campaign to the smear tactics of Joe McCarthy in the 1950s. The non -partisan group factcheck.org concluded that “Accusing anybody of violating the law is a serious matter requiring serious evidence to back it up. So far Democrats have produced none.” Even some Democrats said the attacks were back-firing, making the president look like he’s engaged in the kind of unsubstantiated attacks he so sharply criticized in the 2008 campaign.
But today Robert Gibbs said people are reading way too much into something the president didn’t say. He waved off last night’s failure to bring it up, suggesting that the president was simply giving an abbreviated version of his fundraiser stump speech.