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One reason Hispanic support for Obama has surged is the new McCarthyism attacking the Americanism of the majority of Americans who don't agree with Bush, Cheney, McCain, Palin, Bachmann and Limbaugh. Led by McCain in 2008, the Three Musketeers of this new McCarthyism (Limbaugh, Palin, Bachmann) are essentially attacking the Americanism of more than half the nation, the ultimate conclusion of the fear, smear and division politics of their mentor, the discredited and inept George W. Bush.

The latest example was the neo-racist smear and lie attack by this McCain supporter who claimed she was attacked by a black, 6-foot-4-inch Obama supporter who allegedly planted a "B" on her head. McCain and Palin directly merchandised this lie, as did the McCain staff and their allies in the media. Now, as the prime perpetrator was led away in handcuffs, they are shamed again, but let’s understand how fast McCain and Palin jumped on what was not only a fraud but a racist fraud.

The McCarthyite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) may well be defeated for reelection following her attack on Obama and many Democrats in Congress whom she said should be investigated for anti-American behavior. Palin moves from talking about the real Virginia (her latest Macaca moment) to talking about pro-America communities versus anti-America communities in her role as the Josephine McCarthy of the campaign following the lead of John McCain, spearheading the neo-McCarthyism of what is left of the Republican Party and what is left of the John McCain who bears no resemblance to the man who ran in 2000.

Limbaugh, Palin and Bachmann are the Three Musketeers of the new McCarthyism, who run on the platform of the Abbott and Costello of demagoguery and ineptness, Bush and McCain.

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They are attacking more than half the nation as unpatriotic, which is why more than half the nation refuses to support them and the whiff of landslide is in the air.

The stench of this slander politics has seeped into living rooms across America and in living rooms across America the people are saying no. And now McCain closes his campaign with more failed personal attacks while Goldwaters and Eisenhowers are endorsing Obama and the former Republican governor of Massachusetts Bill Weld joins Colin Powell on the freight train for change.

The Three Musketeers of McCarthyism throw dirt, while Obama and Biden want jobs, and jobs will defeat dirt every day of the week.

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Brent Budowsky is a regular columnist on thehill.com. He served as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Lloyd Bentsen, responsible for commerce and intelligence matters, including one of the core drafters of the CIA Identities Law. Served (more...)

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