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2004-09-28 05:36:01 PM
Well it's looking like a few bad eggs ruined it for everyone.

I now declare all campaign advertising ILLEGAL.
 
2004-09-28 05:36:34 PM
The ad was sponsored by Colorado Families First, headed by former Colorado Democratic Party Chairman Tim Knaus.

Tim Knaus no bounds.
 
2004-09-28 05:43:23 PM
That's f*cking low.
 
2004-09-28 05:55:02 PM
hi-larious
 
2004-09-28 05:55:24 PM
shiat, entropyblues you shoulda been here for Matsunaka vs Musgrave in 2000. Matsunaka started off with a clean race, until Musgrave ran ads which slyly made fun of Matsunaka's Japanese heritage/name. It turned into a mud-slinging fest, which Musgrave won by being generally dirty.

Musgrave's way ahead in campaign spending here - Stan didn't jump into the race until late this summer. Methinks he's just back for some revenge, TV-commercial style. Colorado's 4th district, in the mean time, gets screwed by both our brain-dead congresscritter and a lack of viable candidates from either party.
 
2004-09-28 06:04:23 PM
Can anyone actually see the video?
 
2004-09-28 06:19:48 PM
as a democrat, I'll say that this is a very stupid way of trying to get a message across.
 
2004-09-28 08:56:24 PM
Every time you think politics has sunk to a new low, they break out the shovels.

/vote for the best person for the job
 
2004-09-28 10:53:52 PM
Finally Republicans get a taste of their own medicine.
 
2004-09-28 10:55:25 PM
Hehe... it's funny cause it's true
 
2004-09-28 10:55:43 PM
AHHHH hahahahahahaaaaa!!! I actually saw this the other night! Its been a long time since any political ad made me laugh that hard, while at the same time thinking "even for a polotician, that's low!!!"! Good show!
 
2004-09-28 10:56:26 PM
 
2004-09-28 10:56:39 PM
Saw the watch ad earlier. Makes me wat to vot for whoever that commercial is against. Maybe this is why 100 MILLION people didnt vote int he last general election.
 
2004-09-28 10:56:44 PM
Curious if Kerry has started slinging mud yet?

/watches too much Real Time with Bill Mahre
 
2004-09-28 10:58:20 PM
In a world of Kill Bill and South Park, what are you expecting?
 
2004-09-28 11:04:26 PM
More entertaining than anything else the so-called network execs have put out in the last few years.
 
2004-09-28 11:04:54 PM
Nice pic, michaeltrout. That's me on the far left end.
 
2004-09-28 11:05:05 PM
People have protested Marilyn Musgrave at rallies with signs showing her picture with the caption, "Stop Mad Cow".

/It's funny cuz it's true
 
2004-09-28 11:06:15 PM
Is this the guy?

 
2004-09-28 11:07:40 PM
...Took a page right out of the Karl Rove playbook! If you can't beat 'em nicely, beat them with a club.
 
2004-09-28 11:08:06 PM
Commercials have the same effect on me. Two years ago I kept seeing some ad kept that said something like:

"Bob says, if Tom is elected, Tom should do this. You don't want that, do you? Vote against Tom."

To which I thought: uh, Bob != Tom. Bob's words should have no effect whatsoever on Tom. I could just as easily say "Osama Bin Laden says America should kill all the Jews. You don't want that. Don't vote for Bush/Kerry."

I voted aginst the idiot. Anyone who can't grasp basic logic does not need to be governor. (And no, this wasn't California.)

In fact, that's true with commercials in general. I have boycotted more things than I've purchased from commercials. One of these days people will understand they're actually running "anti-commercials" fpr their products.

How long until one candidate runs a commercial that is completely off the wall, and attributes it to the other candidate? ie "I support Hitler. Signed, my opponent."
 
2004-09-28 11:08:26 PM
Warning: Democratic screed ahead:

Marilyn Musgrave is so unbelivably horrid, sitting as she does somewhere between the sixteenth century and Strom Thurmond, that I wish I lived in Colorado so I could vote for anyone besides her.

Here's an advanced poli sci question, then: If you could vote for (or against) someone whose constituency you don't live in, who would it be?

--reminder: NOT your constituency. For American Farkers, then, the current President is not included.
 
2004-09-28 11:12:43 PM
Yes that's nice. Anyone want Gmail invites? I'm trying hard to get rid of these things.
 
2004-09-28 11:14:59 PM
I saw this on TV Sunday night and thought, "OOOh dang that's a low shot... damn funny, but low."

/I know it's been used already but...
It's funny cuz it's true
 
2004-09-28 11:16:41 PM
highwayrun

Warning: Democratic screed ahead:

Marilyn Musgrave is so unbelivably horrid, sitting as she does somewhere between the sixteenth century and Strom Thurmond, that I wish I lived in Colorado so I could vote for anyone besides her.

Here's an advanced poli sci question, then: If you could vote for (or against) someone whose constituency you don't live in, who would it be?

--reminder: NOT your constituency. For American Farkers, then, the current President is not included.


Well, I'm not sure how Britain's system works in regards to appointing their PM. Is he elected by the lower house of Parliament? (House of Commons) Or is it a general election?

Well, given the opportunity, I'd get Blair out of his PM chair. Not a solid bone in his body... "Oh, Bush says this? Okay, we'll say that too. Bush wants to bomb those guys? Okay, we want to bomb them too." He's an utter tool.
 
2004-09-28 11:18:12 PM
highwayrun
I had constituency once, but it healed up just fine.

Jeb Bush
That family is waaaaay too powerfull.
 
2004-09-28 11:19:47 PM
highwayrun

For American Farkers, then, the current President is not included.

no shiat, because if you're an american, you're part of his constituency, like it or not.

but to answer your question: hilary clinton. i hate that tailcoat-riding carpetbagger

/not sure i was fully able to utilize my poli sci degree on that one
//i also have gmail invites, regardless of your political beliefs. crawsr at gmail dot com
 
2004-09-28 11:20:41 PM
He was a hero!
 
2004-09-28 11:25:06 PM
Can I vote against Kim Jong-Il?

That North Korean crazy dude.
 
2004-09-28 11:26:14 PM
Come on, there won't be any backlash over this...we all remember the Georgia senate race, where triple Vietnam amputee Max Cleland was put aside pictures of bin Laden and Saddam in his opponents' ads.

He lost, too. :-/

Scraw56: In that case I hope you hate Alan Keyes too...not only did he carpet-bag, but he also slammed Clinton for the same thing.
 
2004-09-28 11:28:57 PM
Gmail invites are so farking last month, people.
 
2004-09-28 11:29:46 PM
Yeah, but, can anything be more ghey than the new burger king commercials?
 
2004-09-28 11:32:02 PM
Yeah, I'd vote against Hillary Clinton if I was a NY resident. For all you Democrats out there, you're going to lose the 2008 election too, because Hillary will get nominated by the far left wing of the party and get smashed in the general election. Mark my words.
 
sos
2004-09-28 11:33:26 PM
I can't figure out what made the article hard to read.

Maybe it had to do with the one sentence paragraphs.

Who is the editor and why wasn't the writer fired?

Really, I would like to know.
 
2004-09-28 11:33:44 PM
first time early to what we know is going to go to infinity and beyond with yet another flame war with each post drifting further and further away from the subject matter in the article...and i have nothing to say.....

//what a jip
 
sos
2004-09-28 11:34:56 PM
Now that I re-read it, it looks more like notes than a real article. Maybe she didn't have time to finish it, so she just turned it in as-is.
 
2004-09-28 11:39:17 PM
anonymous3637

In that case I hope you hate Alan Keyes too...not only did he carpet-bag, but he also slammed Clinton for the same thing

my original post got deleted, but whatever. i'm not the biggest keyes fan either, too conservative for me. badnarik is more my style, but with no chance to win i'm sticking with W
 
2004-09-28 11:47:46 PM
The videos are in quicktime format. Boo! BOOOOOOO!
 
2004-09-28 11:58:24 PM
scraw56:

And your conscience doesn't bother you? Bush hasn't a Libertarian bone in his body.

One could make a better Libertarian case for Kerry; oh, how the GOP has fallen.
 
2004-09-28 11:59:19 PM
Have you ever wondered what would happen if politicians were just honest in their commercials and campaigns. It's really very insulting to be berated with ads that say "vote for me cuz candidate Joe Schmuck doesn't like veterans", and so on. Are the masses so dumb that they can only be swayed by cheap emotional appeals rather than plain facts?

I would love to see a campaign that breaks down exactly what the candidates' policies are and nothing else. "Here's what I support, here's how much money is in the budget and here's how we're going to spend it, here's what we're going to try to change..." and so on. I for one am more than intelligent enough to decipher that and then make an intelligent, informed decision.

/you may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one
 
2004-09-29 12:04:44 AM
I live in fort collins - where Musgrave represents. She is unbelievably bad for my city and the state. She is the psycho that spearheaded the Defense of Marriage bull. I only hope that these ads don't hurt the competition.

My neighbor has a Musgrave banner up in her front yard and it keeps disappearing. Too bad.
 
2004-09-29 12:08:10 AM
If you could vote for (or against) someone whose constituency you don't live in, who would it be?

I'd love to help get rid of Orrin Hatch
 
2004-09-29 12:17:43 AM
Normificus

I feel the same way that scraw does, but until the voting system changes to a rank-based system (rank the candidates, and if your first choice doesn't win, your vote goes to your second choice and isn't wasted), then I'm voting for my #2 choice who has a chance of winning. I can sleep better at night knowing that I didn't help Kerry become president.
 
2004-09-29 12:31:11 AM
I'd vote out the District Attorney of whatever jurisdiction Ted Kennedy resides in so that someone would finally hold him accountable for his underwater driving escapades.
 
2004-09-29 12:56:13 AM
Seems like a dirty ad. But just to put it in perspective, Musgrave's behind the house version of the Federal Marriage Amendment.
Like fellow Colorado rep Tom Tancredo, she's kind of a one-issue politician.
Tancredo's all about "lock out the brown people."
Musgrave is more "let's kill us some queers."
 
2004-09-29 01:11:58 AM
Alcohol consumption is up, and writing quality is down.
Coincidence, or tinfoil hat?
 
2004-09-29 01:51:40 AM
The Matsunaka/Musgrave race has got to be dirty politics at it's best. Billboards attacking each other, radio ads, it's actually kind of funny to see these to people fight.

I saw the watch ad the other night. That was farking hilarious, especially the woman in the pink dress. I voted Musgrave the first time, but I really think she hasn't done shiat for our district.

// I'll take a gmail invitation if anyone has a spare one... tell me where to sign up.
 
2004-09-29 03:14:29 AM
While in bad taste they are not as bad as the black guy being dragged by a truck commercial. Democrats might be bad candidates but their commercials are entertaining
 
2004-09-29 03:29:45 AM
Ahhh, it's a pity that in Australia you don't get these sort of entertaining ads. They're all pretty stock standard over here, including the guy at the end with the really deep and fast voice who says "Sponsored by the ALP Canberra" and whatnot. I say that slander be globalised!

also - http://gmail.google.com/gmail/a-b9ad02bf50-6a126b3151-8db3bbd2f2

for Nakmg12.
 
2004-09-29 03:51:15 AM
highwayrun
If you could vote for (or against) someone whose constituency you don't live in, who would it be?


orrin hatch. no explination required.
 
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