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Inappropriate and unacceptable
Posted by: McQ on Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Is showing two US soldiers being blown-up in an explosion appropriate for a political ad (which, btw, grossly distorts a McCain sound bite to begin with)? Watch at about 9 seconds into the ad and then ask the DNC why they thought it was necessary to include that scene to make their disingenuous point.



As Bob Owens says:
The soldiers are on screen for just a split-second, just long enough for viewers to see that there was an explosion, but not long enough to know if the soldiers pictured survived uninjured, if they were wounded, or if they were killed.

More than 3 full decades after the last U.S. soldier left Saigon, the party of Bill Ayers still revels in the imagery of blowing up U.S. soldiers as part of their political expression.
It's that "moment of truth" thing and the realization that in all these years not much has changed for the left - nor will it anytime soon.

UPDATE: The good news? Both soldiers survived the blast.
 
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There is nothing the Democrats (and the Left) won’t do or say to remain in power. Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy both proved that in the 80s when they appealed to the former Soviet Union for assistance in defeating Ronald Reagon. And Howard Dean and the DNC is proving it once again.
 
Written By: SShiell
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Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy both proved that in the 80s when they appealed to the former Soviet Union for assistance in defeating Ronald Reagon.
I knew Carter was a traitor, but I didn’t know that about Ted. I’m not exactly surprised, as Ted is an awful guy, I just didn’t realize he was a low as Carter.
 
Written By: Don
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can we question their patriotism now?
 
Written By: kyleN
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Did Obama immediately repudiate the ad?

Not a whole lot of sympathy for McCain considering how he threw NC republicans under the bus for an entirely valid ad.

If there was a way for all three candidates to lose this November, please tell me which box to check.
 
Written By: jpm100
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Somehow I read "NC republicans" as "NC reptilians" and realized I’ve been reading a bit too much of P. J. O’Rourke lately...
 
Written By: Doug Jones
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I’m shocked, shocked. This is outrageous. I suggest several more posts about how outrageous it is, each accompanied by the video. Let’s keep this one alive.
 
Written By: Retief
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Why are Democratic ads accurately depicting attacks on US soldiers in Iraq that are actually happening every day, morally wrong - but Republican ads depicting planes flying into NYC skyscrapers morally okay?

For that matter, are you suggesting that Republicans ads showing American soldiers being bombed in Iraq - and then accusing President Obama of, oh, unpatriotically negotiating with Iran, for example, would be equally morally wrong?


What, exactly, is wrong about graphically depicting violent consequences to Americans and associating them with the expected policies of a future president?
Was Lyndon Johnson’s Daisy Ad immoral? How about the Willie Horton add associating Michael Dukakis with convicted rapists? Any fundamental difference? It seems similar to me - message, this guy’s policies = innocents harmed.

I’m not taking a position here; just curious to see if you can articulate this a little better. Is there any sort of principle at work here?
 
Written By: glasnost
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Why are Democratic ads accurately depicting attacks on US soldiers in Iraq that are actually happening every day, morally wrong - but Republican ads depicting planes flying into NYC skyscrapers morally okay?
I guess that convenient memory of yours has forgotten who was screaming like a scalded cat about that? Something about politicizing the war?

Yeah, figured it somehow slipped down the memory hole.

Jon talks about it here - I assume you missed that too.
 
Written By: McQ
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It seems similar to me - message, this guy’s policies = innocents harmed.
McCain’s policies? John McCain declared war on Iraq and sent our troops there?

Isn’t this the same war Hillary Clinton approved of?

and the DNC represents who?

Oh, that’s right, DEMOCRATS, like...um.....Hillary Clinton.

 
Written By: looker
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Because it’s a visual representation of what "Pinch" Sulzberger, thought about with regards to US soldiers and NVA forces. Of course, they could have ripped off insurgent sniper fire video from CNN, or even more explicit stuff from Youtube. Liberals use the IED video, as an argument, why we should retreat, while Conservatives, use the 9/11 video to point out the dangers in the world;which liberals rarely seem to focus on.
 
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