[...] McCain, Sarah Palin and their surrogates keep repeating the same lies over and over not just to smear their opponents and not just to mask their own record. Their larger aim is to construct a bogus alternative reality so relentless it can overwhelm any haphazard journalistic stabs at puncturing it.
This Sunday's New York Times has a number of opinion pieces on the McCain lies. I encourge you to read read at least the Right to Smear editorial and Frank Rich's Truthiness Stages a Comeback column:
Michael Tomasky's column this morning is sub-titled "McCain-Palin don't just lie, they lie about the lies and then play victim. How do you fight that?". This is deeply troubling. And that Obama does not seem to have a ready response is also equally troubling. We can't let Obama to be "swift-boated".