November 3rd. At least for the advertising. Then comes the barrels of Lame Duck Poison that have been stored up for just such an occasion.
I speak, of course, of the Democrats.
Remember, I said that since they believe in the ends justify the means and thus have no ethical or moral compass because they will say anything to avert as much of the landslide to come as possible and make sure everyone knows the consequences of crossing them.
Well, here’s some more proof. The following ad was created by The Democrat Party itself.
It stars their favorite boogieman, Karl Rove. The architect of Satan himself, George W. Bush.
And the US Chamber of Commerce, which has been critical of Obama and the Democrats and didn’t sign on to the Health Care debacle. So they are enemies of the State.
So you are supposed to vote for Democrats this November to stop Karl Rove.
No other reason.
Yes, they think you are that stupid.
Check out this new ad from the Democratic National Committee. I am sure we are nowhere near touching bottom on the level to which these attack ads will sink by Nov.2, but this is a new low so far into the midterm battle.
Here is what’s so appalling to me: The ad makes the totally unsubstantiated charge that the Chamber of Commerce is taking money from foreign interests and using it to “steal our democracy.” And worse, President Obama is out on the campaign trail, according to the New York Times, creating an echo chamber by making the same reckless claims just as the ad hits the airwaves. And when CBS newsman Bob Schieffer Sunday asks David Axelrod if there is any proof for the claim, the senior Obama aide says they don’t need proof — it’s up to the Chamber of Commerce to prove it isn’t true.
CBS host Bob Schieffer asked Axelrod to provide evidence that the chamber was using foreign money. “Do you have any evidence it’s not, Bob?” Mr. Axelrod responded. He added, echoing Obama’s comments again: “That is a threat to our democracy.”
Now that’s hard-hitting journalism for you!
The Democratic National Commitee is using the same sort of tactic and logic that Sen. Joe McCarthy used in the 1950s: Level a headline-grabbing and unsubstantiated charge, like the State Department is filled with communists, and then say it is up to the State Department and the employees so charged to prove it is not true.
So much for hope and change; this is the politics of fear, slander and divisiveness on the eve of an election that looks as if it could deliver a damning verdict on the first two years of the Obama administration.
What it said: “Karl Rove, Ed Gillespie: They’re Bush cronies. The US Chamber of Commerce: They’re shills for big business,” the ad goes. “And they’re stealing our democracy. Spending Millions from secret donors to elect Republicans to do their bidding in Congress. It appears they’re even taking secret foreign money to influence our elections. It’s incredible, Republicans benefiting from secret foreign money. Tell the Bush Crowd and the Chamber of Commerce – stop stealing our democracy.”
What do you think of the mugging in the parking garage? Is this not a direct appeal to fear?
And it’s STILL BUSH they are running against! In 2010! It’s still Bush’s Fault.
Gee, for a guy they considered a moron and/or a monkey he sure gets around 21 months after leaving office and saying not a word since. 🙂
“You can’t let it happen,” Mr. Obama told thousands of supporters gathered at a school park in a predominantly African-American, working-class neighborhood in northern Philadelphia. “Don’t let them hijack your agenda. The American people deserve to know who’s trying to sway their elections, and you can’t stand by and let the special interests drown out the voices of the American people.”
You mean like the Unions funneling bailout money back to the DNC? Or George Soros, Billionaire Socialist?
You mean the “fat cats” on Wall Street who ARE Liberals (like CitiGroup) that you selectively bailed out and who support you?
No, I don’t suppose you do.
“You don’t know,” he said here. “It could be the oil industry, it could be the insurance industry, it could even be foreign-owned corporations. You don’t know because they don’t have to disclose. Now that’s not just a threat to Democrats, that’s a threat to our democracy.”-President Obama
There coming to get you, Barbara! (Night of the Living Dead)
OOOhhh, shadowy boogiemen are coming to steal your children!
Freddie, The Nightmare Republican is coming the tear you to pieces!!
But mind you, Democrats don’t play on people’s fears! They say so all the time.
The Republican Party has become a party of hate. Rather than appealing to its followers’ desires for a stable economy, a better education system or similarly productive issues, Republican politicians are wasting time and money on catering to voters’ irrational feelings of hate and fear for people who are different. This tactic not only forces others to side with the conservatives or risk seeming un-American to brainwashed and unhappy voters, but is also a catastrophic waste of resources. (Blogger -The Daily Cougar)
Fox News helps spread lies, then criticizes over-reaction 2 them (one blogger put it).
“They all can, of course, clear all this up by releasing their donors,” said DNC Communications Director Brad Woodhouse. “We just think that it is vital that the American people know that this election is on the verge of being stolen by secret donors, anonymous special interests, and possibly foreign corporations. And these folks aren’t lurking in the shadows refusing to reveal themselves and their intentions and interests because they have the greater good in mind. It’s because they want to get their fingers back in the till and exert the influence they had when Republicans were last in charge.” (Huffington Post)
Mind you, when this same charge was leveled at Ground Zero Mosque backers you were called Islamophobic.
Since the Supreme Court’s January decision in Citizens United v. FEC, Democrats in Congress have been trying to pass legislation to repeal the First Amendment for business, though not for unions. Having failed on that score, they’re now turning to legal and political threats. Funny how all of this outrage never surfaced when the likes of Peter Lewis of Progressive Insurance and George Soros helped to make Democrats financially dominant in 2006 and 2008.
Chairman Max Baucus of the powerful Senate Finance Committee got the threats going last month when he asked Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman to investigate if certain tax exempt 501(c) groups had violated the law by engaging in too much political campaign activity. Lest there be any confusion about his targets, the Montana Democrat flagged articles focused on GOP-leaning groups, including Americans for Job Security and American Crossroads.
“groups that receive foreign money are spending huge sums to influence American elections.” Within hours of the ThinkProgress report, the bully boys at MoveOn.org asked the Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation of the Chamber.
Liberals want the names of business donors made public so they can become targets of vilification with the goal of intimidating them into silence. A CEO or corporate board is likely to think twice about contributing to a campaign fund if the IRS or prosecutors might come calling.
The outrage over the Chamber is especially amusing considering the role of foreigners in U.S. labor unions. According to the Center for Competitive Politics, close to half of the unions that are members of the AFL-CIO are international. One man’s corporate commingling is another’s union dues.
Then there’s the curious reference to the tax status of Koch Industries by White House chief economist Austan Goolsbee. In a late August conference call with reporters, Mr. Goolsbee cited the closely-held Koch as an example of “really giant firms” that pay no corporate income tax because they file under other tax rules. But how in the world would Mr. Goolsbee know Koch’s tax status? Could his knowledge be related to the White House-liberal campaign against Koch for contributing to Americans for Prosperity, a group that is supporting free-market candidates for Congress this year?
In an August 9 speech, Mr. Obama personally trashed Americans for Prosperity, hinting that it was funded by “a big oil company.” He had to mean Koch, which makes no secret of its support for Americans for Prosperity. (WSJ)
So you have fear, slander, intimidation and lies.
And if that doesn’t work, just call them a racist!
Now, that’s Hope & Change for you! 🙂
Doesn’t that just make you want to vote for more of the same and vote for a Democrat? 🙂
And when are the Democrats going to be transparent about who’s funding them?
Just to be “fair”. 🙂
Is that Hell I hear Freezing over?? Yes, I do believe it is. Encased in several tons of mud and sprinkled liberally with Lame Duck Poison. 🙂