McCain's Continuing Assault on the Truth


Steve Chapman's column this morning nails the John McCain campaign's assault on truth and voter intelligence (an already easy target) of late.

In that vein, Mickey Kaus reported Friday that McCain's campaign is now running a Spanish-language ad attacking Barack Obama for failing to support McCain's comprehensive immigration bill.  It's yet another McCain ad chock-full of egregious distortions.  What the ad doesn't mention:

• Obama (like McCain) voted twice to end Senate filibusters on that bill.

• Both filibusters were led by the Republicans, not Obama or the Democrats.

• McCain himself said in the primaries that if the same bill were to come up for a vote in the Senate today, he would no longer vote for it.

In fact, it's pretty difficult to discern anything truthful about the ad at all.