"These People Want to Kill...Us"
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I was hoping that these upcoming elections would be about common sense. Looks like I was sadly mistaken.
It's still about FEAR.
The Republican party can't stand on its record on Iraq and Katrina, so it has decided to scare the crap out of us, predictably.
I live in Missouri right now, and this is the garbage we are being inundated with. You cannot watch any television show over here without being subjected to this offensive political ad.
And you know what the sad thing is? It's working.
For the first time, I'm beginning to seriously doubt that America will bring in a new Congress that won't be afraid to stand up to the president. A congress who will tell him that domestic issues like Hurricane Katrina are more important than Iraq.
And Hugo Chavez sure didn't help the cause either. Now the "True Believers" are galvanized.
It makes me want to cry, if I didn't have so many other things to worry about.
THURSDAY P.M. ADDENDUM: We are now being flooded with a "new and improved" version of the same spot. I caught this one tonight, just in time tonight for dinnertime.
I say the people of New Orleans also make a "These People Want to Kill Us" political advertisement. Only that can include George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Dennis Hastert, Michael Brown and Michael Chertoff. Only come up with a equally-bogus "patriotic" name for your non-profit group, like "Americans for America" or something like that.