Is 2010 REALLY the Dirtiest Election Year Ever?

Speaking as a ginormous John Adams geek, I was pleased to no end when I came across this:

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! *thud*

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3 thoughts on “Is 2010 REALLY the Dirtiest Election Year Ever?

  1. LOLOL…did they really SAY such things…to other people??

    I thought they were friends!

    I do know that back in the days of civility, the floor of Capital Hill was the scene for duels and cane fights…so…there's that argument against this being an uncivil time.

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  2. Well, in truth, the candidates' supporters were responsible for most of that mudslinging. But yes – remember that by this time, Adams and Jefferson had actually had a bit of a falling out. They wouldn't speak to each other again until Adams' New Years resolution letter to Jefferson in, I believe, 1812.

    I can definitely confirm that Adams did call Hamilton a “bastard brat of a Scotch peddler.” LOL! Even their insults were more creative.

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