A New Low

Have you seen the latest attack ad that John McCain has run against Barack Obama? No? Well, now you can! But the question is, do you want to?

McCain Claims Obama Supports Teaching Sex-Ed to Kindergartners.

Wow…. I mean, just…. Wow.

I didn’t think I’d ever see an actual, serious political ad like that, did you? It feels like it should be in a sketch for a comedy show, doesn’t it? I would imagine that’s got to be a new low in fabricating nonsense and twisting the truth in a political attack ad… at least in this election, that is.

If you ask me, this latest ad from McCain is at least as despicably low as the “Daisy H-Bomb” ad that Johnson ran against Goldwater in ’64, or the “wolves” ad that Bush ran in ’04. However, due to McCain’s ad looking so banal and ordinary and just like every other quickly-produced attack ad, it might not be remembered beyond this election, if at all.

Now while the “sexy Kindergartners” ad (that’s what I’m calling it) isn’t as high in production value as some other ads, the message is still pretty clear: “John McCain is racist and sexist.”
No, wait… that’s not it. The message is that regardless of your political affiliation, you have to admit that, at this point, McCain’s camp is just grasping at straws.

But all of this begs the quesiton: If McCain has already gone this far, why not just say that Obama kicks puppies and eats kittens?
C’mon and get with it, McCain! You’ve crossed a line — might as well have fun with it. Just grow a sack and say that Obama spends his evenings taking mescaline, dressing up like a clown and murdering orphans in their sleep.

Now THAT’S what I call political discourse!


2 Responses to A New Low

  1. Pagesmith says:

    You forgot to mention Obama’s kitten-fur slippers, his vacations clubbing baby seals, and his two-year stint as the Grand Wizard of the Klu Klux… oops. Nah, I don’t think they could get away with that one, but die-hard Republicans will believe anything–and I mean anything–else. I’ve seen it, first-hand. Yikes.

  2. Darby says:

    Give him time. There’s still nearly a month of campaigning yet, and hundreds of hours of news coverage to fill. I’m sure McCain will get to the kitten and puppy abuse, will probably throw in baby eating for good measure.

    My question is, how much will Americans believe? As George II said, “Fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me twice…can’t get fooled again.” But the US was fooled again in ’04. How about ’08?

    I’m planning for disappointment, just to be sure. And hey, if McCain’s strategy causes him to crash and burn, like he did half a dozen times while piloting in ‘Nam (how crappy a pilot can you be?), it’ll be a pleasant surprise.

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