"On Topic" With Doug Krile

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Last Minute Ad Crunch

Prepare to be bombarded with political ads. From now through Tuesday, they'll dominate the airwaves. Keep in mind, politicians are a desperate bunch when cornered by negative poll results.  They'll say pretty much anything to get you back on their side.

The GOP Big Lie on Social Security

Perhaps, like me, you've seen the recent spate of ads attacking Democratic candidates for wanting to destroy Social Security. They are quite clever in an outrageously deceitful way. Each one claims that [insert Dem Candidate's Name] wants to lower benefits, raise the age to receive benefits, and raise social security taxes. The implicit thrust of the adis that only Republicans will protect Social Security from the hordes of barbarian Democrats at the gate. The ads, by the way are paid for by the National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC). They have [...]

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