Man, I thought Bush was about as low as a man could go, but after the last few weeks, I've come to realize that McCain is trying to outdo him in the "scumbag politician" category. First McCain and Palin were harping about Bill Ayers, claiming that Obama is some kind of terrorist-by-association. That, as we've well documented here, has drawn out the psychotics, giving them free rein to vocalize their blackest, most hateful thoughts. Then they opened up another line of attack: ACORN. They're telling voters that Obama consorts with radical community organizers who want to "destroy the fabric of America". And now, the third prong of the attack: "socialism". Yup, having taken a shine to Joe the plumber, McCain realizes he's found a whole new category of lies: tell everyone that Obama is going to take all their money away. Listen: So this is yet another well-coordinated lie that McCain is going to hammer from now until election day. You can be excused if you are confused and apoplectic about that "check" Obama is going to be writing to people -- it's a bold-faced lie. Obama has been so good about addressing these attacks that I'm sure he'll have more to say about this "socialism" in the days ahead. But I can't help feeling a little nervous, with McCain gaining in some polls, that the whole Ayers/Acorn/socialism thing is starting to work.