View Poll Results: Is this add accurate, dishonest, or does it cross the line?

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  • The add is accurate and does not distort Obama's words

    39 46.99%
  • The add is dishonest

    24 28.92%
  • The add is dishonest and crosses a line beyond the standard political add distortions

    18 21.69%
  • Other, do not know

    2 2.41%
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Thread: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Well, obviously it's dishonest. As to whether it crosses a line, I dunno. I can't recall any ads offhand that are more BRAZENLY dishonest (except for maybe Liddy Dole's ad in 2008 where she faked her opponent's voice saying "There is no god.") But in general, dishonest ads are par for the course. I'm somewhat surprised that Mitt Romney would run this; not because I think he's above negative campaigning, but because it's difficult to maintain plausible deniability and say with a straight face that you're just presenting the facts when it's so blatantly false.

    With that said, it's really not that big of a deal. There will be more dishonest ads from both the Obama and Romney campaigns in the general election; they'll just get better at making them dishonest in a way where they can pretend they aren't dishonest.
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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    That subtract is dishonest.
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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
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    Re: Is This Ad Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Yep, taking people out of context to put in attack ads is very dishonest and unacceptable.
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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Bad move on Mitt's part. A lie by omission, tho true in the abstract.

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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Meh ... dishonesty of the stupid kind. And since it's blatant and intentionally misleading I'm going with crossing a line.
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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Eleven people so far are okay with blatant lying.

    ETA: Crap, I forget that unregistered users can spam poll results.
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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    I'm changing my vote.

    What BO is quoted as saying is exactly right.

    I'm granting artistic license and daring BO to come out and say that his talking about the economy will NOT cause him to lose.

    SMART move Mitt.

    Damn smart.

    PS - It's the same as asking, "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" Only it forces Obama to restate the words and remind voters that the economy sucks even worse. He won't do it. He CAN'T call Mitt out on this.
    Last edited by LuckyDan; 11-24-11 at 04:11 AM.

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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    Meh ... dishonesty of the stupid kind. And since it's blatant and intentionally misleading I'm going with crossing a line.

    I agree, I voted incorrectly above. I meant to vote that it was dishonest and crossed the line.
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    Re: Is This Add Dishonest or Does It Cross The Line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Eleven people so far are okay with blatant lying.

    ETA: Crap, I forget that unregistered users can spam poll results.
    Yep, reviewing the actual poll numbers, only 1 member has voted the ad is honest, the TurtleDude!
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