I have often thought that Democrats try too hard to dance around peoples' feelings, try not to talk down to them, and make too great an effort to be inoffensive to everybody. It's called political correctness (PC), and Republicans have been lambasting Democrats for it for many years.
Republicans, on the other hand, don't give a whit about feelings or speaking down to people. They are hoping that people aren't paying too close attention, hoping that "truthiness" sells. They can have absolutely no respect for the electorate, whether newcomers to their party or their base. How could they, when they outright lie to them, pander to them, and do absolutely anything they can to snow them?
John McCain and Sarah Palin's latest ad follows a long string of ads, painting Barack Obama as some sort of vague villain. It also paints Sarah Palin as a victim; "poor little Sarah's getting picked on by the big black man" is literally the theme of this ad. There are other things going on here as well. McCain's past efforts to cast Obama as a celebrity are hearkened back to with "but now his star is fading." Implicit there, but never said is that Obama's star has been replaced by Palin's.
McCain is counting on voters to be too stupid to put 2 and 2 together and come up with, "Well, if Obama being a celebrity was a bad thing, shouldn't Palin being a celebrity be a bad thing too?" Nearly every ad McCain has released in the last couple of months has been wishin' and hopin' that the populace is fairly dim, and easily swayed. Why should we vote for a man that has absolutely no respect for us?
McCain Paints Obama as Disrespectful
Analysis: This John McCain commercial, which contains two significant distortions, is part of a larger effort to rule criticism of his running mate out of bounds and paint her as the victim of unfair attacks from both Democrats and the media. . .
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