Wednesday, April 23, 2008
The Despicable Repug Attack Ads on Obama Have Begun, Making Clinton's "Dirty Politics" Seem Like Child's Play
They call themselves ExposeObama.com, and they've just released their new ad, produced by Floyd Brown, the creator of the infamous 1988 "Willie Horton" ad that sunk Michael Dukakis' Democratic presidential bid. It's a shameful, reprehensible, race-baiting attack-ad shown in North Carolina that describes the murders of young people killed in Chicago gang violence and concludes by stating that Sen. Barack Obama, while an Illinois State Senator, voted against the death penalty for gang members convicted of murder. It's quite chilling in its intentions.
Another ad released this week is produced by the North Carolina Republican Party. In it, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is featured in controversial sermon clips that of course include his incendiary "God Damn America" speech. The ad opposes the two Democratic candidates for Governor, Bev Purdue and Richard Moore, who've endorsed Obama. Hence, don't vote for them because they support Obama, the supporter of hate. It's a shockingly racist ad and is but a frightening foreshadowing of what's to come for Obama should he become his party's nominee.
Wow. That's what the panel of pundits had to say on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews Wednesday, predicting that these are the sort of ruthless racist attacks that Obama faces, which, by comparison, make Sen. Hillary Clinton's questionable negative campaigning appear like kids' stuff.
Even more infuriating was Sen. John McCain's disingenuous attempt to have the N. Carolina GOP pull the ad, which they refused to do, saying it was a local matter. By coming out publicly against these vile ads McCain gets to have it both ways. He appears above the fray, while the cable news outlets run the now-controversial ad free, ad nauseum (pun intended). Oh sure, McCain is just oozing with integrity. And that's how this shrewd politico will portray himself throughout the general election...while surrogates, local parties, Limbaugh and Hannity and 527's do his REPUGnant dirty work.