November 26, 2003

If you'll stop telling lies about us, we'll stop telling the truth about you. Deal?

PoliPundit puts something in perspective:

"In 30 seconds, this ad distorts the Democrats' views and impugns their motives more crudely than the Democrats have done to Bush in two years."
-- Slate's William Saletan on the RNC ad that's currently running in Iowa and New Hampshire.
Really, Mr. Saletan? Let's compare it with some of the things Democrats have said about President Bush.
Ted Kennedy: "This [Iraq war] was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud."

Howard Dean: "John Ashcroft is not a patriot."

John Kerry: "We have a fraudulent coalition, and I use the word fraud."

Weasel Clark: "The party that stole the election in 2000 now wants to steal patriotism from us."

Dick Gephardt: "[Bush has] declared war on the American people."
And this is just scratching the surface. If you go through the innumerable Democrat presidential "debates," you'll find bilious political hate speech of a truly unprecedented shrillness and volume.

Against this barrage, the RNC (not the president!) runs one mousy ad referring to "some" who're "attacking the president for attacking the terrorists" and this is supposed to be a negative ad? If anything, I expect and want the ad campaign to be much harsher than this. I hope you ain't seen nothin' yet.

Posted by John Weidner at November 26, 2003 5:51 PM
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