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June 28, 2004

Election Heat

It seems as if the heat on this year's presidential election has just been turned up a notch. A while back the Republicans were up in arms about a commercial that was shown on, which showed images of both George W. Bush and Adolf Hitler. That commercial has since been removed from that site, but now these images are reappearing in a commercial..........only this one is being shown on the website for Bush's reelection campaign. It can be viewed there by clicking on the commercial on the welcome page.

Is this not the funniest thing that has happened in politics in recent memory? Okay, maybe the story about the guy in Illinois who dropped out of the race for the senate because of accusations he took his wife to sex clubs and asked her to knock boots in front of others was funnier. Nevertheless, politics never ceases to amaze me. What the hell has happened to our election system when candidates are showing images of Hitler alongside the other candidate to win the race? The whole thing is stupid to me. It was stupid of the Democrats, and now is equally as stupid of the Republicans to show it again for their side. I realize Democrat supporters started it, but it is stupid still. It makes me want to find someone else to vote for, but hell if Al Sharpton of Ralph Nader will get my vote.

Who knows, perhaps in the coming months we will see the Democrats run commercials showing Bush standing beside Dumb Donald as they both mutilate the King's English. Likewise, the Republicans may show Kerry walking arm and arm with Lurch as they bumble down the street scaring the bajeezus out of small children.

I realize that I may be alone on this one, but this is just getting insane. Note to both parties: Drop all references to Hitler from your advertisements. I want to know what each candidate can do for America, not how creative they can be at weaving pictures of tyrants into their adds. For some reason this reminds me of when Bert's image was used innappropriately (although I'm not sure why).......but that was a lot funnier than any of this.

UPDATE: I forgot to even mention how funny I found the phrase "Coalition of the Wild-Eyed" to be. That was a good one.

Posted by Woundwort at June 28, 2004 02:59 PM | TrackBack
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Why should the Republicans be criticized for using the Democrats' own inappropriate campaign ads against them? This high road crap has bitten us in the ass too many times- let the moonbats have it with both barrels if they're asking for it, sez I.

Posted by: Kevin at June 28, 2004 07:40 PM

I agree.

One of the major political parties in this country has effectively gone insane. This fact should be a *major* election issue.

The progressive mental and moral breakdown of the Democratic Party should have people *terrified* of the possibility of Democrats being in position of responsibility for our security.

I think that up until this point the Republicans have been trying too hard to downplay the Democrat insanity, perhaps in an effort to avoid the appearance of partisan bitterness (overcompensation for some of the excesses of Gingrich and Ken Starr perhaps).

Personally I think it needs to be made absolutely clear to independent and otherwise undecided voters that one party has sold its soul to TOTAL F**KING SCREECHING LUNATICS. And likes it. IMO this is simply educating the voter, and a well-educated voter is better positioned to make a wise choice when it comes time to vote.

Posted by: Greg at June 28, 2004 08:52 PM

Confuseus Sez,
"Worst man can say about enemy is what is true of self."

Posted by: CONFUSEUS SEZ, at June 28, 2004 10:11 PM

Woundwort, you're thinking about this in the wrong way. What we have here is a golden opportunity to increase voter turnout dramatically!

"Tonight, on WWF: Moonbats vs. War Criminals in a no-holds-barred cage match to the death!"

It'll be a blockbuster. I guarantee it.

Posted by: Lex at June 29, 2004 06:47 AM

Lex, I would buy that on pay-per-view!! Perhaps this election should be decided by a no-holds-barred cage match. Kerry has the advantage on size and arm length, but Bush is scrappy. They each have strengths which could serve them well. Kerry believes he is the white knight in shining armor, coming in to save the country. This gives him momentum and a belief that he can win the match. Bush, on the other hand, believes he is more powerful than he really is, and this too can be dangerous. Should be a good match.

I don't think either party is as insane as the other party wants us to believe. They just want to win the "holy grail" so badly they will do anything to get it. I simply hate election seasons because they all turn into the same thing year after year. The conversation NEVER remains on what "we" can do for America, instead returning to a shouting match trying to show how bad the other guy is. It sounds more like "you don't want this guy" rather than "this is why I am qualified" and I get tired of it.

Posted by: Woundwort at June 29, 2004 07:53 AM

Greg nailed it.

The Republicans aren't called the Democrats nazis, they're saying that the Dems have jumped the shark.

The commercial is basically saying that you can vote for sane people or......

Posted by: jack at June 29, 2004 12:07 PM

I also agree. The libs have been shouting the Bushitler meme forever, and now they are crying foul because the Bush campaign has finally called them on it?

You gotta be shittin' me!

Posted by: Bugz at June 29, 2004 04:18 PM

I tend to want to applaud the Repubs for calling out the Dems Bush=Hitler meme.

Hell, DNC chief Terry MacAuliffe last week said that he agreed with everything Michael Moore said in Fahrenheit 911. I know it's odious to go around pointing out that the emperor not only has no clothes, but is doing his best imitation of a Mapplethorpe print, but it's less so than letting a falsity become received wisdom, upon which the electorate acts.

Posted by: Blackavar at June 29, 2004 06:03 PM
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