Yay! Only one more day of political ads! I often wonder what happens to all of the "regular" ads during the campaign season. Do the t.v. stations tell Pizza Hut and McDonalds, "Sorry! We can't run your ads because we're too busy running ads from the Douche Party." Do they up their rates during election years? It seems like a money maker to me!
Yesterday I saw a new ad that literally had my mouth gaping open. The ad was so over-the-top I actually thought it might be a joke ad like one might see on "The Colbert Report" or "The Daily Show." I know Republicans get mad when they point out how much of a failure Obama is and the Democrats counter with the fact that he is just cleaning up Bush's mess. The Republicans then thrown up their arms and roll their eyes and state that Bush has been out of office for 6 years now. This ad went one better. It blamed the sad state of world affairs, America's diminished place in the world, and basically everything from ebola to ISIS on LIBERALS!!! They went all the way back to CARTER! Yes! The world is going to hell because of a president almost 40 YEARS AGO! And let's not forget Bill Clinton! Gah! He was horrible! Of course there is Obama. That goes without saying. He is the devil incarnate. The ad just kept going and going. It had to have been over a minute long. What was also confusing was that no candidate was being named. This is not a presidential election! Why was the ad harping about Carter/Clinton/Obama?!? Finally we got the zinger. The entire ad was about the need to get the Senate into Conservative Republican hands where we would be saved from certain doom! Mom could go back to baking apple pie! We could all go back to church and pray to God for the great United States of America who would wipe the planet clean of crazy Arabs and Communists! The ad had Koch Brothers written all over it. I forget who they said paid for the ad, but it was some generic name like "Patriots for freedom and democracy." All that was missing was a little girl picking flowers with a mushroom cloud in the background. This is what happens when you elect LIBERALS!