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“Reformers” respond to charges of name-calling with . . . more name-calling

We previously blogged about FEC Commissioner Don McGahn’s recent op-ed in Roll Call, which took self-styled “reformers” to task for accusing him of failing to follow his oath of office.  Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW) has responded to McGahn’s charges of baseless name-calling with . . . more name-calling.


Here’s a representative quote:


Whenever he’s finally shown the door, Mr. McGahn should consider a career as a fiction author. His op-ed in Roll Call this morning shows he has a real talent for it.


That’s pretty brazen, considering that CREW does not attempt to rebut even a single statement in McGahn’s op-ed.  Luckily for CREW, the First Amendment protects their right to make ad hominem arguments, and even the right to use financial resources to promote those baseless arguments.  Indeed, that was the point of McGahn’s op-ed:  The First Amendment protects the right of all Americans to make their voices heard on issues and candidates they care about, without regard to complaints from “reformers” who would silence those voices.