from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who makes malicious charges and otherwise attempts to discredit an opponent, as in a political campaign.
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- n. One who casts aspersion, who insults. Especially a political candidate who makes negative statements about the opposition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. one who spreads real or alleged scandal about another (usually for political advantage)
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He calls himself a "mudslinger," and works with classical shapes that are functional and durable.
So, it is honestly depressing to me to read this nasty mudslinger "Brad Woodhouse" of the DNC go after Gov.
Too bad it took the campaign so long to pick it up as it does seem to be an effective way of separating the maverick from the mudslinger.
The big problem with a negative campaign is that it suppresses the votes of both the target and the mudslinger.
Clinton calls calls the guy that is calling her out on her P.O.S. record a mudslinger while Obama keeps calling her the next Bush unscathed.
But let it be on issues like health care and foreign policy and not who is the better mudslinger and controversy fabricator.
Looking like a desperate mudslinger totaly destroys that inevitability meme she has been running on.
You've not demonstrated yourself in this race to be anything other than a mudslinger for Krekorian.
For every politician, every media magnate, every political mudslinger with contempt for the will and ability of the American people to accomplish that goal, we say: run and hide.
Having helped write the book "" Slick Willie: Why America Cannot Trust Bill Clinton, '' Bossie was an experienced mudslinger.