It was bound to happen….
WASHINGTON, DC—In the latest round of political mudslinging, both John Kerry’s and George W. Bush’s election committees have replaced ads that focus on their opponents’ shortcomings with ads that personally insult the voting public….
A controversial 30-second TV spot for Kerry that aired throughout the Midwest Monday blamed the country’s ills not on Bush’s policies, but on the “sheer stupidity” of America’s voters.
“In the past four years, America’s national debt has reached an all-time high,” the ad’s narrator said. “And who’s responsible? You are. You’re sitting there eating a big bowl of Fritos, watching TV, and getting fatter as the country goes to hell. You ought to be ashamed of yourself.”…
The Bush-Cheney 2004 camp recently began airing an anti-voter ad in 20 major urban areas nationwide.
“Are you going to vote for a candidate whose campaign promises would cost America $1.9 trillion over the next decade?” the ad asks. “Of course you aren’t. You aren’t going to vote at all. In the last election, half of you didn’t even show up. So, on Nov. 2, just spend the day right there at your dead-end office job, talking to your coworkers about your new sweater and e-mailing your friends photos of your stupid 2-year-old daughter you shouldn’t have had.”
The ad concludes: “You make me sick.”