Chamblee54

Too Extreme

Posted in Uncategorized by chamblee54 on April 25, 2008


John McCain has done it again. He condemned an ad by North Carolina Republicans, and gave the ad a lot of publicity in the bargain.
What a deal.
The ad shows Jeremiah Wright screaming, and says that Barack Obama enabled his screaming for twenty years. We all knew this. It gets creepy at this point. It seems as though Richard Moore and Beverly Perdue are Democrats running for North Carolina Governor, and they have endorsed Mr. Obama. This makes them “Too Extreme for North Carolina”.
When I heard this ad ( on radio, without the visuals) It made me sick, and more than a bit sad. This ad is mean and sleazy. It says more about the party that runs it than it does about the two candidates for governor.
Ms. Perdue has been endorsed by Andy Griffin. Barney just put the bullet in his revolver.
Back to the ad. This ad is the kind of pointless negative advertising that makes people replulsed by politics. Ads like this make me dread elections. Mr. McCain is correct in denouncing it.
What has been the most interesting part of this little squabble is the reaction of talk radio. Laura Ingraham was having convulsions…we can’t have fun trashing people, and we won’t support you later because of this. You took our toy away. WAAAAAAA.
Mike Gallagher said there was nothing wrong with the ad, that it was the truth.
Just because it is the truth doesn’t mean you have to say it. Just because it is the truth doesn’t make it any less distasteful.
I get the impression that many conservatives are amused by this sort of guilt by association ad. Sad. And they wonder why many people think they are a bunch of jerks.
Just because you don’t like some things that “liberals” do, that does not make ads like this any less repulsive. Two wrongs do not make a right. Somebody needs to be the better person, not merely the loudest or most aggresive.
The North Carolina Republicans would be doing themselves a favor to take down the ad. It says more about them than it does the Democratic Candidates. It also is giving name recognition to the two Democrats.
Someday politicians will learn to be smart and quit offending voters. I am not holding my breath.


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