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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Just when you thought Republican campaign tactics couldn't sink any lower:




    The ad in question:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTG3...3NT5OdaQPefUBA
    If you didn't watch the Foley video or review the cartoons...I don't think you would know who that was. But it was probably a subliminal trick. Could have been worse. I am sure the right will defend, left will attack...and the video didn't change Washington.
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    That ad really doesn't tell me that Weh would be any different. Just posting your opponent in a bad light doesn't really say anything good about yourself. Even a quick look at his website doesn't even show anything more than the usual rhetoric. That's the thing that bothers me most about politicians on both sides, the bull**** vague promises of something better. Atleast he served our country which is more than most of the current senators can say.

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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    It seems the ad is attempting to suggest that there's a systemic lack of leadership in government as it relates to the party opposite of him and said lack of leadership is contributing to (or making us unable to help prevent, however you want to look at it) the issues of unrest abroad that have been at the forefront recently of american foreign policy.

    As such, the poster seems to be pointing out that he thinks the ad is legitimate (seemingly) because he thinks the critique on the lack of leadership as legitimate.

    Even if you disagree with him it's not hard in the least to understand how his post relates to the topic at hand. The ad was critiquing democratic leadership in washington, the article was critiquing the ad, the poster was agreeing with the ad's suggestion of a lack of democratic leadership in washington.
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    That ad really doesn't tell me that Weh would be any different. Just posting your opponent in a bad light doesn't really say anything good about yourself. Even a quick look at his website doesn't even show anything more than the usual rhetoric. That's the thing that bothers me most about politicians on both sides, the bull**** vague promises of something better. Atleast he served our country which is more than most of the current senators can say.

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    Yep! It's pretty bad when the only good you've got, is somebody else's bad.
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Using in ANY way Foley for a partisan ad is simply disrespectful.
    And again, you're not getting any argument from me on that point at all. I've not suggested it's anything other than disrespectful in my opinion.

    My posts to you haven't been because you've said this was disrespectful. My post to you was in reference to this post you made in response to Erod's comment about leadership in washington:

    The Senator from New Mexico has WHAT to do with Foley? Maybe you can answer THAT question.
    And I've been saying, it "has to do" with Foley in that he's suggesting better leadership in washington would lead to better foreign policy which the candidate believes would have not led to situations like foley's.

    You can suggest that's disrespectful. You can suggest that's a stretch. You can suggest it's a partisan one sided look at it. What you can't do in my mind, because you've shown yourself over time to be an intelligent person with the ability to comprehend things, is watch that video and not CLEARLY see that the candidate was suggesting current lack of leadership (in his opinion) on foreign policy in washington has to do with current unrest in the ME (which includes foley). Your question you flippantly demanded from Erod is an obvious and clear one. If you want to disagree with the premise then do so, but the faux confusion as to what the premise even is was what I had an issue with.

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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    "Never let a good crisis go to waste"
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The Senator from New Mexico has WHAT to do with Foley? Maybe you can answer THAT question.
    Because all Democrats currently in office are responsible for not holding Obama accountable and blocking or attempting to block any reasonable action that would hold the idiot accountable. They have surrendered their Constitutional responsibilities and powers to support Obama.
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    No, thankfully I didn't! My blood ran cold from shock seeing it now - I can see why yours would boil during the very dirty campaign that we had in 2012! I would have been screaming in outrage that someone would be so trashy and evil to run an ad about what could be someone's grandma! That far exceeds the limits of decency, and would have been unthinkable not too many years ago - no wonder our country is heading for the edge of the cliff!
    Ithink it is second only to the 10:10 ad in the UK that graphically depicts teachers blowing up children who question global warming.
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Just when you thought Republican campaign tactics couldn't sink any lower:




    The ad in question:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTG3...3NT5OdaQPefUBA
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    I think the GOP needs to do more of this, MUCH more.

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