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    GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Just when you thought Republican campaign tactics couldn't sink any lower:

    In the video released Monday by Allen Weh, the Republican running against Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico), Weh's campaign tears into both President Barack Obama and Udall for their alleged lack of leadership in the world.

    An audio clip of Obama promising to be dedicated to his job is mixed with images of violence abroad and Obama on vacation. Foley's killer appears for just a few frames in the video, which was flagged Monday afternoon by CNN.

    Weh's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment...



    Read more: Allen Weh Ad Features Killer Of James Foley - Business Insider

    The ad in question:

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

    Is there really any question left about the ineptitude and complete lack of leadership teeing off on the 6th hole right now?

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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Is there really any question left about the ineptitude and complete lack of leadership teeing off on the 6th hole right now?
    Which has what to do with a Senate race in New Mexico?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Is there really any question left about the ineptitude and complete lack of leadership teeing off on the 6th hole right now?
    The Senator from New Mexico has WHAT to do with Foley? Maybe you can answer THAT question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    Which has what to do with a Senate race in New Mexico?
    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The Senator from New Mexico has WHAT to do with Foley? Maybe you can answer THAT question.
    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

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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.
    I will agree there is a lack of leadership in Washington, however, a senator from New Mexico has very little (if anything) to do with Foley. It was in poor taste to even bring it up in that way in the ad. Also, just to be clear, there is failed leadership PERIOD in Washington D.C. and it is BOTH parties responsible. I know you are not in the one side good one side bad ideology so I'm not accusing you of this. The failure in Washington is the fact that neither side is taking responsibility for THEIR actions and instead just chooses to lay ALL blame to the other. These elementary school antics are only going to hurt the U.S. further.

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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.
    There's nothing wrong with an ad suggesting a lack of leadership. There is a hell of a lot that's wrong with an ad that uses Foley and ISIS as some kind of sideshow to help convey that message.
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    Re: GOP Campaign ad exploits Foley's beheading

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    There's nothing wrong with an ad suggesting a lack of leadership. There is a hell of a lot that's wrong with an ad that uses Foley and ISIS as some kind of sideshow to help convey that message.
    Like using the Iraq war and dead servicemen to push Democrat campaigns?
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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
    That is exploiting a beheading?

    That is a class ad and accurate. It uses the president own self aggrandizing words and voice against a backdrop of his the leisure activities he says a president must forgo.

    I see nothing in here that would even qualify as an attack.

    As usual, the progressives in the US, so fond of demonizing everyone from Sarah Palin to Mitt Romney, now gets a mild rebuff that is almost complimentary in comparison and they scream "foul!"

    Take it and like it, its going to get get much, much worse.
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