A quick-and-dirty bit of ugly …

One of the perks of not having TV is not having to be bombarded by campaign ads … but escape them entirely? Not with YouTube!

Here’s a new 30-second spot for McCain:

Steve Schmidt, another top McCain adviser, also said it was accurate to compare Obama to the two celebrities who, as one reporter said on the call, are often portrayed as “frivolous and irresponsible.”

“I don’t poll Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, but I know they’re international celebrities, so apples to apples,” he said. (CNN)

Apples. to. apples. Really? Obama is the same as two young, white women … one of whom is famous for being rich and spoiled, the other currently famous for bad parenting and a mental health breakdown, both with arrest records and one with a ‘prison’ record, both notorious for being empty-headed, ‘frivilous and irresponsible.’ Apples to apples. Right.

I know, I know, we’re in the throes of a heated political campaign, but am I the only one who sees something just a little bit … oh, I don’t know … disgusting, wrong, insulting, sexist, racist … ?


10 thoughts on “A quick-and-dirty bit of ugly …

  1. Paris Hilton and Britney Spears!? Ok, well, let’s compare:

    Spears: Drunken douchebag of a mother that was supposedly talented when she was 16 and spread all over Rolling Stone magazine

    Hilton: Untalented media whore with hotel connections. The better to get that 1 hour rent on a room.

    Obama: Democratic Senator from Chicago with a wife, 2 daughters, and no known infidelity, drug, or drinking issues.

    I totally see the similarities there.


  2. Mom

    It bugs me that people are stupid enough to be swayed by this stuff. I mean, I have a friend who is seriously concerned that Obama is the antichrist because he sounds so good and like such a peacemaker (which is how the antichrist is supposed to portray himself, apparently). So. With that reasoning, let’s take the other guy? The one who is the same old, same old as we have had for all these year? Please Lord, let these idiots be too busy to get to the polls to vote.


  3. mntnlover77

    I can’t even talk about this I get so pissed off. Especially because people are falling for this propaganda.

    Don’t even get me started on the P.U.M.A.’s


  4. I know, the ‘apples to apples’ comparison is so clear, right? It’s so disgusting. And yes, people are believing all the crap that gets put out about Obama. I had a student a student two terms ago who would say “He’s a Muslim, Miss,” every time I mentioned the man’s name. By the end of term, everyone else in class seemed convinced that in fact Obama isn’t a Muslim, but Reina couldn’t let it go. She’d listen to whatever evidence was presented and then shake her head and remind us that she’d gotten her information from watching the news, so … Feh.

    (No, Fox, I don’t think that’s our mom. Judging by the pic and her writing style, I’m guessing not. ‘Mom,’ if you are our mom, please identify yourself!)


  5. inmate1972

    apples to apples? In what freakin’ dimension does that occur? I spoke with someone last night (conservative republican) who said she simply couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about because “she certainly wasn’t offended by the ad”. Right. She also wasn’t compared to the worst this society has to offer in the form of two bobble-headed pop-tarts.

    honestly, I expected a lot better from McCain. I don’t know why, but I somehow thought, given what happened to him in 2000, that he would run a better campaign than this.


  6. You know, I think maybe that’s part of my anger, too: that I thought McCain would behave better because he had such a nasty campaign run against him. I guess the lesson he learned is that nasty campaigning is the way to go. Sad. And yeah, the ‘apples to apples’ comment really blew my mind.


  7. At first, I just thought the ad was stupid and a desperate one to get someone to notice his candidacy.

    Then, I heard David Gergen, a white former white house adviser to god knows how many presidents, say that this ad was code language in the South for Obama is “uppity”–a historical, derisive, racial putdown.

    Now, I think it was by design to appeal to the lowest instincts in people and still, a desperate one. Reminds me of Bill Clinton’s remarks in South Carolina.

    I would have expected better from both Clinton and McCain.


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