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2012-09-08 11:38:55 AM  
We're approaching a point where EVERY ad will be a political ad.
 
2012-09-08 12:17:47 PM  
And I will continue to go about my life without watching a single one.
 
2012-09-08 12:19:07 PM  
And I won't view or read a single one of them if I can help it.
There's money well spent, huh?

/and undecided voters are the biggest idiots on the planet.
 
2012-09-08 12:47:06 PM  
In absolutely no way does this mean that our politicians are bought and paid for by the donors.
 
2012-09-08 12:50:39 PM  
And that's what freedom really is, the money of 100 people overwhelming the airwaves to suppress popular opinion. We are more free than every this year.
 
2012-09-08 12:51:36 PM  
Grr, stupid extraneous y.
 
2012-09-08 01:00:26 PM  

Here comes the flood.

A derpstorm of unprecedented proportions.

"And a hard rain is gonna fall."

www.sun-sentinel.com

Hopefully, it will also fail.



/Too much whargaarbl is just too much.
//Hot pic is hot.
 
2012-09-08 01:06:07 PM  
If money is speech, and time is money, then time is speech. But speech is silver, and silence is golden, so that means being drowned out by multinational, anonymous conglomerates is better for us in the long run, since the longer we're silent, the more gold we'll get.
 
2012-09-08 01:26:58 PM  
isn't that normal? I'm sure the total about of money spent will be a whole new level but the percentage increase should be normal. Unlike Fark the real world only starts paying attention at this point. This would be the wisest time to start throwing money at it.

And I really need the news people to stop biatching about the amount of money spent on political adds. If they really cared they could try to get their bosses to drop the price of the air time. I'm sure that would really work out well for them. I'm sure they and their friends in the press would take a pay cut to support that.
 
2012-09-08 02:10:34 PM  
So how many pennies worth of truth do you get per dollar? I'm assuming we won't be involving nickels, dimes or quarters in said equation....

\and that goes for both sides, every now and then
 
2012-09-08 02:14:45 PM  

FriarReb98: So how many pennies worth of truth do you get per dollar?


Twenty bees to the dollar.
 
2012-09-08 02:18:11 PM  
Brought to you by Carl's Jr.

/fark you, I'm eating
 
2012-09-08 02:38:53 PM  
In my part of the country, Obama is a shoo-in, and I don't even know the names of my Senator's and my Rep's opponents...I have to go online to see political ads.

I've lived in a swing-state in the past...don't miss it at all
 
2012-09-08 03:03:39 PM  
Obvious tag slit its wrists in despair?

The My Little Pony Killer: And I will continue to go about my life without watching a single one.


And THIS^
 
2012-09-08 03:09:26 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: And I will continue to go about my life without watching a single one.

 
2012-09-08 03:10:54 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: In my part of the country, Obama is a shoo-in, and I don't even know the names of my Senator's and my Rep's opponents...I have to go online to see political ads.

I've lived in a swing-state in the past...don't miss it at all


We're getting alot of local ads here in Washington. We need a few more starring Marilyn McKenna and her awesome rack.
 
2012-09-08 03:17:34 PM  
Now the rest of you can experience what WI went through earlier this year. $83 million spent, most of it in less than 5 weeks between the primary and the recall elections, on one state. I had to tune out all radio, television, and ad-block the hell out of most every website. Go to the bar after work on Friday with coworkers to watch a baseball game and every 10 minutes some divisive commercial would be piped onto the flat-screens they had all over their establishments, almost ensuring a derailment of a good conversation and turning it into an argument. Billboards all along the highway with attack ads even made driving around an emotionally draining exercise. It was not fun.
 
2012-09-08 03:22:40 PM  
God bless commercial skip on the DVR!
 
2012-09-08 03:23:19 PM  
And this is why we can't have an unbiased (or neutral) media.
 
2012-09-08 03:24:05 PM  
Spend all the money you want, between adblock and not owning a TV there's not much you guys can do to reach me that way.
 
2012-09-08 03:25:02 PM  
DVRs people, ffwd through that shiat
 
2012-09-08 03:27:53 PM  
not like you can DVR through it when you get ad after ad on the radio while listening to POTUS or CNN on XM
 
2012-09-08 03:30:58 PM  
Hello politically aware Farkers. I'd like to ask for your help. My FILe e-mailed us (as a joke) a Jeff Foxworthy "If you a Republican you believe/if you're a Democrat you believe. It's about as full of derp as what you would expect from Foxworthy. So I started my own "Republicans/Democrats believe" list. I'm going to post it here, asking you all for additional suggestion or ways to make it funnier. Feel free to steal/share it. Thanks ever so much.

If you're a Republican, you say "let him die" to people who can't obtain health insurance. If you're a Democrat, you provide access to health insurance.

If the President is a Republican, the average monthly return on the stock market is 0.38%. If the President is a Democrat, it's 0.73%

If you're a Republican, you show "fiscal responsibility" by leaving a $3 trillion war cost out of the budget. If you're a Democrat, you budget to pay for the $3 trillion war.

If you're a Republican, you give up looking for bin Laden and say that you never think about him. If you're a Democrat, you find bin Laden and kill him.

If you're a Republican, you start an unnecessary war in Iraq. If you're a Democrat, you end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.

If you're a Republican, you give tax breaks to millionaires and implement economic policies that plunge the country into a recession. If you're a Democrat, you pass stimulus bills that raise the GDP by 3.4%, lower the unemployment rate 1.5% and add 2.7 million jobs.

If you're a Republican, you deride higher education as "elitism." If you're a Democrat, you restructure the federal student loan program to save taxpayers $68 billion and increase Pell Grants, helping low income students pay for college.

If you're married to a Republican, you write your convention speech at a 5th grade level. If you're married to a Democrat, you write your convention speech at a 12th grade level.

If you're a Republican, you try to enshrine your bigotry into law. If you're a Democrat, you repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

If you're a Republican, you think that people making $250k a year can barely get by but those greedy teachers and firefighters make too much money. If you're a Democrat, you think that's idiotic.

If you're a Republican, you show that you're "pro-life" by wanting to outlaw birth control. If you're a Democrat, you want easier access to birth control, leading to fewer abortions.

If you're a Republican, you think that de-funding Planned Parenthood and NPR will balance the budget. If you're a Democrat, you can do math.

If you're a Republican, you pass laws that disenfranchise people likely to vote for Democrats. If you're a Democrat, you believe that every citizen has the right to vote.

If you're a Republican, you think that laws should regulate reproduction. If you're a Democrat, you think women can make their own reproductive decisions.

If you're a Republican, you express your belief in "small government" by advocating for laws to mandate unnecessary medical procedures and assure that universities hire "conservative" professors. If you're a Democrat, you believe that doctors, patients and universities can make decisions without government interference.

If you're a Republican, you believe that Christian religious beliefs should be taught in science class in public schools. If you're a Democrat, you've read and understand the first amendment.

If you're a Republican, you express your belief in "small government" by advocating for a larger military and more police. If you're a Democrat, you understand that the military and police are part of the government.

If you're a Republican, you believe that Wall St. bankers and executives who stole millions of dollars should not be punished or regulated, but the person who smoked a joint in his basement should get 20 years in jail. If you're a Democrat, you believe that the punishment should fit the crime.

If you're a Republican, you believe that the ~97% of climate scientists who believe in global warming are wrong. If you're a Democrat, you believe that we should take steps to prevent the earth from becoming a blazing fireball unfit for human habitation.

If you're a Republican, you believe we should decrease our dependence on foreign oil but only by drilling for oil in the U.S., despite the fact that oil is a finite resource If you're a Democrat, you believe we should explore all forms of energy production, including those that are 100% renewable (like wind and solar).

If you're a Republican, you believe that business shouldn't be regulated because the magic of "the free market" will compel them to act in the public good. If you're a Democrat, you know that regulations were made in response to bad behavior by businesses.

If you're a Republican, you believe that lowering taxes (decreasing revenue) will lower the deficit. If you're a Democrat, you understand logic.

If you're a Republican, you believe that criticism of your ideas violates your right to free speech. If you're a Democrat, you actually understand the first ammendment.

If you're a Republican, you say "let him die" to people who can't obtain health insurance. If you're a Democrat, you provide access to health insurance.

If the President is a Republican, the average monthly return on the stock market is 0.38%. If the President is a Democrat, it's 0.73%

If you're a Republican, you show "fiscal responsibility" by leaving a $3 trillion war cost out of the budget. If you're a Democrat, you budget to pay for the $3 trillion war.

If you're a Republican, you give up looking for bin Laden and say that you never think about him. If you're a Democrat, you find bin Laden and kill him.

If you're a Republican, you start an unnecessary war in Iraq. If you're a Democrat, you end the war in Iraq and bring the troops home.

If you're a Republican, you give tax breaks to millionaires and implement economic policies that plunge the country into a recession. If you're a Democrat, you pass stimulus bills that raise the GDP by 3.4%, lower the unemployment rate 1.5% and add 2.7 million jobs.

If you're a Republican, you deride higher education as "elitism." If you're a Democrat, you restructure the federal student loan program to save taxpayers $68 billion and increase Pell Grants, helping low income students pay for college.

If you're married to a Republican, you write your convention speech at a 5th grade level. If you're married to a Democrat, you write your convention speech at a 12th grade level.

If you're a Republican, you try to enshrine your bigotry into law. If you're a Democrat, you repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell."

If you're a Republican, you think that people making $250k a year can barely get by but those greedy teachers and firefighters make too much money. If you're a Democrat, you think that's idiotic.

If you're a Republican, you show that you're "pro-life" by wanting to outlaw birth control. If you're a Democrat, you want easier access to birth control, leading to fewer abortions.

If you're a Republican, you think that de-funding Planned Parenthood and NPR will balance the budget. If you're a Democrat, you can do math.

If you're a Republican, you pass laws that disenfranchise people likely to vote for Democrats. If you're a Democrat, you believe that every citizen has the right to vote.

If you're a Republican, you think that laws should regulate reproduction. If you're a Democrat, you think women can make their own reproductive decisions.

If you're a Republican, you express your belief in "small government" by advocating for laws to mandate unnecessary medical procedures and assure that universities hire "conservative" professors. If you're a Democrat, you believe that doctors, patients and universities can make decisions without government interference.

If you're a Republican, you believe that Christian religious beliefs should be taught in science class in public schools. If you're a Democrat, you've read and understand the first amendment.

If you're a Republican, you express your belief in "small government" by advocating for a larger military and more police. If you're a Democrat, you understand that the military and police are part of the government.

If you're a Republican, you believe that Wall St. bankers and executives who stole millions of dollars should not be punished or regulated, but the person who smoked a joint in his basement should get 20 years in jail. If you're a Democrat, you believe that the punishment should fit the crime.

If you're a Republican, you believe that the ~97% of climate scientists who believe in global warming are wrong. If you're a Democrat, you believe that we should take steps to prevent the earth from becoming a blazing fireball unfit for human habitation.

If you're a Republican, you believe we should decrease our dependence on foreign oil but only by drilling for oil in the U.S., despite the fact that oil is a finite resource If you're a Democrat, you believe we should explore all forms of energy production, including those that are 100% renewable (like wind and solar).

If you're a Republican, you believe that business shouldn't be regulated because the magic of "the free market" will compel them to act in the public good. If you're a Democrat, you know that regulations were made in response to bad behavior by businesses.

If you're a Republican, you believe that lowering taxes (decreasing revenue) will lower the deficit. If you're a Democrat, you understand logic.

If you're a Republican, you believe that criticism of your ideas violates your right to free speech. If you're a Democrat, you actually understand the first ammendment.

 
2012-09-08 03:32:22 PM  
Yeesh. Living in a swing state sucks at times like this.
 
2012-09-08 03:36:35 PM  
I'm Bob Dole and Bob Dole approves this message.
 
2012-09-08 03:42:04 PM  

Phins: If you're a Republican, you believe that criticism of your ideas violates your right to free speech. If you're a Democrat, you actually understand the first ammendment First Amendment.


I'm not going to read the whole thing. My advice? Don't make yourself look like an idiot.
 
2012-09-08 03:52:45 PM  
I'm having a hard time imagining the VA television market getting any worse than it already is. I saw the same ad thrice in a row earlier this week.

I guess Romney could start buying prime time slots a la Perot to explain why we need to bomb Russia el pronto.
 
2012-09-08 03:59:38 PM  
I'm actually pretty happy that PA has fallen off the "swing state" list. Romney apparently doesn't intend on running many ads here, and I doubt Obama will need to do more than a positive GOTV campaign to really help the Dems down-ticket.

That said, the state and local candidates will probably start tearing into each other real soon, and god knows the state GOP has given the Democrats more than enough ammunition.
 
2012-09-08 04:04:21 PM  
so happy to not see any presidential ads here in michigan.
 
2012-09-08 04:38:50 PM  
Early voting is available for me Sept 21, doing it to give the finger to the ad sponsors of all sides.
 
2012-09-08 04:53:43 PM  

Phins: Hello politically aware Farkers. I'd like to ask for your help. My FILe e-mailed us (as a joke) a Jeff Foxworthy "If you a Republican you believe/if you're a Democrat you believe. It's about as full of derp as what you would expect from Foxworthy. So I started my own "Republicans/Democrats believe" list. I'm going to post it here, asking you all for additional suggestion or ways to make it funnier. Feel free to steal/share it. Thanks ever so much.


Republican takes the last apple. Democrat shares his orange.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-08 05:10:09 PM  
I'm buying Dish Network stock.
 
2012-09-08 05:40:09 PM  
Let's not, like, feed the poor or anything.
 
2012-09-08 06:01:18 PM  

Phins: tl;dr

 
2012-09-08 06:28:43 PM  

Phins: Hello politically aware Farkers. I'd like to ask for your help.

...etc...

Well done! You have some repetition, so you might want to clean that up, but that's the only thing even remotely "wrong" with your list.

One thing that I hear a lot is that the Constitution is based on the Bible, or that the Ten Commandments are the basis of our law. You might work on a clever way of showing that - not only is that complete bullshiat - but many of the 10 Commandments violate the Constitution, specifically the First Amendment (don't worship idols, don't take Lord's name in vain, etc)

I'm definitely copying and distributing this :)
 
NFA
2012-09-08 06:51:46 PM  

Phins: Hello politically aware Farkers. I'd like to ask for your help. My FILe e-mailed us (as a joke) a Jeff Foxworthy "If you a Republican you believe/if you're a Democrat you believe. It's about as full of derp as what you would expect from Foxworthy. So I started my own "Republicans/Democrats believe" list. I'm going to post it here, asking you all for additional suggestion or ways to make it funnier. Feel free to steal/share it. Thanks ever so much.


Good list but you need to re-read it and clean it up by removing the many duplicate listings.

Thanks
 
NFA
2012-09-08 08:22:39 PM  
i1221.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-09 12:09:53 AM  
Sometimes it's nice to live in a non-swing state, even if it is Utah.

/saw a "Defeat Romney" bumper sticker today
//surprised the car wasn't covered in eggs and used condoms
 
2012-09-09 01:11:41 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: I'm sure that would really work out well for them. I'm sure they and their friends in the press would take a pay cut to support that.


Typical American, blaming the worker for their boss' greed. No wonder the place is ready to elect the Tea Party!
 
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