Another one that often comes up on this website is whether it is OK to lie about one's political opponent. This is usually justified on the basis that the opponent represents the essence of evil, so lying and spreading poorly-justified rumors about them is fair game.
is really quite simple. Lying about one's political opponents is wicked. Even Barak Hussein 0bama is entitled to such good name as he has. Lying about even him is wrong. For one, it violates the commandment. For another, it damages the credibility of the liar. The truth about 0bama is damning. And if it weren't (if he weren't the moral leper that he is), then the lie would be damaging a good man's good name.
That is my opinion also. I suppose that "lying about one's political opponent" is just an instance of "bearing false witness against one's neighbor". So it is a direct violation of the Commandment.
Thanks for the other interesting info.