Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Latest Scummy Republican Ad

Here they come again, except this time they’re swift-boating the entire Democratic party.

The Republican National Committee has come out with their latest attack ad and they’re again using their favorite smear tactic: questioning the patriotism of anyone who disagrees with them and making the case that any dissent – with them of course – hurts the troops.

The ad, called "Retreat and Defeat," shows a big-screen television playing clips of John Kerry, Barbara Boxer and Howard Dean speaking out against the war, while a white flag waves in the background.

The camera then pans back and makes it look like there’s an American soldier, clearly in Iraq, watching what the GOP depicts as this devastating display of disagreement with the Bush administration. "Our soldiers are watching and our enemies are too," says the ad at the end, followed by “Message to Democrats: Retreat and Defeat is Not an Option.”

Do you think we’ll ever run out of ways to despise these people and how they twist what true patriotism is all about?

What makes this ad even worse is that they doctored a photo of a soldier watching “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to make it look like he’s actually viewing the McCarthyite piece of crap in the ad.

Here's what they show at the end of their ad:

And here's where the picture originated:

What unbelievable cretins. These guys can’t score political points on their own merit so they continue to use the troops as backdrops and as pawns. They can only win if all opposition is depicted as being anti-troops.

Fortunately, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has fired back in kind, with an ad of their own called “Demoralizing The Troops,” that shows the team of Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld and Cheney misleading the American people about the war, followed by video of John Murtha – you know, one of those guys who actually served in the military – saying what really makes our troops feel bad.

It then lists the number of dead and wounded in Iraq and ends with a screen that says “Republicans in Washington. Still No Plan.

Please go and watch the Democratic video – the RNC offering too, in case you still doubt what kind of people we’re dealing with – and sign the petition demanding a “...real discussion of the war in Iraq from the U.S. House of Representatives.”