While perhaps already familiar with the'little Black Book that has always guided good communists; perhaps there was more to the 'full orchestration' of these events. . .
Well, we have only to look at their history of politics to know they were good students; learned their lessons well. . .we now have 'swiftboating' added to our lexicon defined for us at Wikopedia:
Swiftboating is American political jargon for an ad hominem attack against a public figure, coordinated by an independent or pseudo-independent group, usually resulting in a benefit to an established political force.
Of course, to many; it now just translates as a 'heap of lies' thrown at someone for personal/political gain. . .
Meanwhile, back at the Republican Ranch. . .so to speak. . .
Couldn't have said it better.