Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Latest in Republican Video Slime

Just in case you ever wonder if we're too tough on Republicans and whether it's time to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle, I have an ad for you to watch. It's produced by the ultraconservative Progress for America (PFA) group and, despite the ludicrous claim on their web site saying that PFA "does not support or oppose candidates and does not engage in Federal election activities," it is running heavily in Ohio and Missouri where, not coincidentally, there are key U.S. Senate races this year.

Kind of makes you feel warm all over doesn’t it? I especially like the nice touch of implying that Al Qaeda will flood the United States if we leave Iraq, despite Osama bin Laden and Company having almost nothing to do with what's happening there now.

The cretins at PFA say that their mission is to promote "nonpartisan, conservative policies that improve the quality of life for the American people." By what? Scaring the hell out of them with nonsense like this?

I'm sorry to have exposed you to that. Go take a nice cleansing shower -- you'll feel better. But please let this serve as a constant reminder of what kind of people we're up against.