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McCain's immigration and sex ed attacks have a swiftboat sense

Of all the brilliant jiu-jitsu campaign tactics attributed to Bushbrain Karl Rove, few seem so effective as attacking your opponent at your own weak points (cf. the 2004 swiftboat attacks on John Kerry's war record when George Bush had no record at all).

Now comes John McCain's latest Spanish-language ad attacking Barack Obama's immigration record --an issue that has troubled McCain ever since he fruitlessly spent loads of political capital to get something done. But the left and the right killed it, and McCain then came under attack by conservatives for supporting "amnesty" (their word for a "path to citizenship").

McCain still believes "a path to citizenship" is a good thing because the new ad nails Obama and "Congressional allies" (not a Republican face among them) for inserting "poison pills" that killed this amnesty-esque concept, along with border security, etc. Click the below link to read the script and see the ad.

That ad is a model of fairness and accuracy when compared to the misleading commercial that attacks a perverted-looking Obama over the issue of teaching sex education to kindergartners. As Factcheck.org shows, Obama, too, has gotten in on misleading education attacks (read here), but it's not as perverse a topic as the sex-ed ad that FactCheck also debunked (read here).

Now, let's see, who has been most troubled by issues of sex education for under-age kids?

Here's the script of the Which Side are They on Spanish-language ad:

"ANNCR: Obama and his Congressional allies say they are on the side of immigrants. But are they?

The press reports that their efforts were 'poison pills' that made immigration reform fail.

The result:

No guest worker program.

No path to citizenship.

No secure borders.

No reform.

Is that being on our side?

Obama and his Congressional allies ready to block immigration reform, but not ready to lead."