mudslinging


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mudslinging

casting malicious slurs on an opponent, esp in politics
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As a nation it is important to be aware that when times are more stressful and resources limited there is a human tendency to attempt to cope by using dysfunctional behavior like scapegoating, name calling, playing right-wrong games, mudslinging and turning against one another.
It produced a salvo of slurs and mudslinging by a faceless anonymous official.
Coun Foster claims the really poor standard of mudslinging debate is in the chamber.
Especially when the mudslinging is based on outright lies, deliberate distortions and delusional ravings.
The way the deputies or the political forces deal with each other and the language used to describe the positions of the other powers changed to the point where it was no longer important to the deputies to enter history through famous sayings, as long as they could enter it through commotion and mudslinging.
Hence, my brother, please stop this slandering and mudslinging in Bahrain where people exist in harmony or else you will remain as an onlooker and will not achieve anything in your life.
The fight for the queen's crown gets nasty fast, and Madge is caught up in the mudslinging.
Despite what most people say - that they want a campaign based on the issues, not on mudslinging - the fact remains that mudslinging works.
If this happens, it would rightly be called mudslinging, and the Diet would rightly face criticism for shirking its responsibilities.
During the mudslinging run-up to the midterm election, reports revealed that Boyias--the CEO of Marina Pacific Distributors, which produces hard-core gay-porn flicks like Wet Palms and Jackhammer is a frequent contributor to the Republican National Committee.
Frankly, I fear that this post would lead to conflicts and mudslinging which obstruct national work".
The "five wise men" (including one woman), a panel of supposedly serious academic advisers, have been entertaining the country recently with some very public mudslinging.