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Here’s a new ad from those wacky jesters over at the RNC. It attacks Barack Obama for supporting the bailout that the House approved yesterday. Yes, that’s right: two (2) problems here. John McCain supported the bailout and, according to the man himself, made other House Republicans vote for it. And the bailout, as you may recall, didn’t pass. What gives? Oh that SILLY RNC: “The Republican National Committee’s new advertisement critical of the the Wall Street ‘bailout’ was produced and sent to television stations in key states before the package failed, officials at two stations said.” [YouTube, Ben Smith]

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  1. “The Republican National Committee’s new advertisement critical of the the Wall Street ‘bailout’ was produced and sent to television stations in key states before the package failed, officials at two stations said.”

    Oooh, run that ad every 15 minutes then in all the swing states.

  2. Actually, the ad is even sleazier than that. The juxtaposition of the Wall Street bailout and “Barack Obama’s plan” is a complete non-sequitur. They’re talking about Obama’s post-election spending priorities, but doing so in a way that it sounds like they’re ascribing the bailout to him. This is basically Bush using the words “9/11” and “Saddam Hussein” in the same sentence over and over again, without explicitly saying that Hussein pulled the trigger.

  3. In a related story, John McCain today issued a scathing critique of the 2002 legislation authorizing the President to declare war upon Iraq.

    “This is insane and ONLY the Democrats could support so foolhardy a measure.”

  4. McCain needs to harness his FAMOUS TEMPER(tm) and just start chopping heads for this amateur-hour shit. Between 2004 and 2008, the RNC’s ad guys went from cruel, calculated Rove-guided evil geniuses into a bunch of college kids making juvenile, one-dimensional, limp-wristed ads that are so off-point and factually wrong they become punchlines themselves.

  5. Nice Irish. When will the Republicans release that commercial they have in the can blaming Barack Obama for destroying John McCains presidential campaign? Did they decide that was too factual?

  6. I dunno – technically, the pussy-footed around the bi-partisan support (and, mind you, rejection) of the bailout package and went on to say that Obama would spend even MORE money after the bailout.

    I like the melty buildings, though. Some really great special effects there.

  7. [re=115176]mattbolt[/re]: Don’t forget they also apparently discovered the neato melty effects in Adobe Premier.

    “…so little thought required, even a republican could use it!”(sm)(tm)(c)

  8. [re=115183]Carrie_Okie[/re]: Thanks for the link.

    A Hooverville was the popular name for a shanty town built by homeless men in the depression years. The term was coined by Charles Michelson, publicity chief of the Democratic National Committee.

    Seems like the RNC could use someone like Charles Michelson.

    Yeah, it sucks to be a loser.

  9. Youtube ad manager, Alan Jacobi, of the Obama campaign responded today about the new Mccain attack ads. “We’re not going there. Let the fuckers lose this thing for themselves. We’re taking a more retro approach.”

    Jacobi then unveiled the new Obama/Biden Internet viral ad campaign, an homage to the “Bacardi and Cola” late night commercials, where Senators Obama and Biden sport 1970s/Miami Vice duds and team up for something we all can believe in… tagging hot bitches.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rc4uaBZYLo

  10. This is the third instance (in like 5 days or so) that the McCain campaign has jumped the gun in the press or on the campaign trail… When do the fine citizens of America start realizing that The political posturing surrounding this bailout debacle is fully a stunt orchestrated by these fucking keystone kops?

    I need a shower.

  11. Ah, the plan finally crystalizes: John McCain plans to be fully responsible for both the total success and absolute failure of the bailout plan, as long as he gets full credit for both. For, in these confusing times, it is only by garanteeing full success and absolute failure of this plan that he can possibly pander to every single person in America.

    Thus are great leaders made!

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