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Wed., Oct. 16, 2013, 1:30 p.m.

DFO’s Law?

Most of you have heard of Godwin's law: Godwin's law -- the premise by Mike Godwin that the probability of a comparison to Nazis or Hitler approaches, as an online discussion grows longer. No matter what the topic. Well, there oughta be a name for political campaigns in North Idaho that invoke the name of Barack Obama to label a political opponent as an unabashed "librul." Could you say a nonpartisan opponent has been Baracked?

Question: Do you have a good name for the use of the Barack Obama boogeyman to castigate an opponent, especially in a nonpartisan North Idaho election?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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