How Republicans poisoned politics.

How Republicans poisoned politics.

The thinking behind the news.
Nov. 1 2006 3:38 PM

Poisoned Politics

The ads this year are worse than ever. Both sides aren't to blame.

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It shouldn't be. There may be no cure for dishonest attack advertising that isn't worse than the disease. But that doesn't mean that voters shouldn't be offended or that they should fail to react when politicians treat them as docile bigots. Republicans deserve to get walloped next week for this, if for nothing else.

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