For the most part I have been trying to
avoid many of the campaign ads running on TV. But they are so
pervasive that it is almost impossible to do so unless I'm watching
something recorded on the DVR so I can skip right past them.
But I have noticed the tone and I have
to say I'm not liking what I'm seeing.
It isn't that many of the ads are
negative. That's pretty much par for the course. It is the focus of
the ads and some of the outright falsehoods and very creative editing
being put forward as the "Truth".
Before I go any farther let me give you
this warning - I am not non-partisan. I am not going to
pretend I'm non-partisan and I'm going to admit right up front that I
The upcoming elections in November are
driving a great big wedge between those who believe the big issue for
this election is the economy and those who think it's about anything
but the economy. The first group is right and the second is wrong.
As I have said time and time again to
many of the anti-Tea party folks (most who seem to believe the Tea
party wants to impose some kind of Christian theocracy), the social
issues don't matter worth a damn if the nation is bankrupt. If the
economy collapses things like abortion rights, same-sex marriage,
drug laws, ObamaCare, Social Security, and a whole host of other
social issues will become marginalized because everyone will be too
busy just trying to survive. None of that crap will matter to anyone.
As Democrat consultant James Carville famously said, "It's the
The GOP ticket is focusing on the right
issues, specifically the economy, jobs, and overreaching government
regulations that have only hurt the economy. The Democrats want to
focus on anything but the economy, and that's understandable. It's a
losing issue for them. So they'll focus on all kinds of social issues
that most Americans could care less about. They'll put forth ads and
whispering campaigns about how Romney wants to take us back to the
Middle Ages, ban all contraception, put women back in the kitchen,
and steal lollipops from the mouths of children. (The last is more
likely to happen, but it will be Mike Bloomberg doing that, not the
Accusations of tax fraud, FEC and SEC
violations, and wrongful death have been flung at Romney, yet every
one of them has been found to be without merit. But that doesn't mean
the Dems won't keep throwing those kind of accusations his way.
Romney's life is pretty much an open
book, unlike our present President who is one of the most secretive
persons to ever sit in the Oval Office. We know nothing about him
other than what he wants us to know, and that's not much. But to hear
it you'd think Romney was hiding all kinds of secrets. It's the
standard Democrat tactic of accusing others of doing what they
themselves are doing.
I've seen my share of presidential
campaigns, but I have to say that this one is probably one of the
most divisive and nasty ones I've ever seen. I also expect it to get
worse, particularly if the Dems and their 'supporters' (the unions)
decide to use their proxies (anarchists, OWS, etc) to up the ante and
start with physical threats, voter intimidation, and outright acts of
violence. Of course I also expect that if such a thing happens
they'll get a pass from AG Jeffrey Holder, much as they did during
the 2010 elections.