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  • Political Ads - More Brazen Than Ever

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    17 posts, 9 voices, 734 views, started Aug 11, 2010

    Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010

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      Has anyone seen Ben Quayle’s ad? It will either make him a huge success or a miserable failure... we shall see.

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          Mary Clark wrote Aug 11, 2010
        • Wow!!! estatic

          But you‘re right...Annie...it will go either way!



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          Tamra wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • Rather blunt, isn’t he!  Yet, he’s saying exactly what a lot of common people are saying and thinking, only without the profanity.  He seems a bit young to win an election,  especially in a state occupied by retirees, but I’m betting that ad is going to be considered a hit even if he isn’t elected.  

          After all, the President himself said he’s going to kick some a$$ over the oil spill, so why wouldn’t a potential candidate say he’d kick some butt, too?  Given the lack of interest in DC for the majority’s will these days, I think the ad is going to be cheered by many folks.



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          Tamra wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • Probably.  Every aspect of our society seems to be losing class and sophistication, becoming “meaner” in the process.  I think the younger generation views the world similarly, with lower or looser standards these days.  Many young folks dress more revealingly, adore tattoos and piercings, throw out a lot of mean-spirited, disrespectful dialogue online, and have no problem using the f-word to describe everything.  I don’t think this ad will offend them at all.

          And to think they will be the ones taking care of us in our old age....  estatic



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          Angelcart wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • I like it!



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          Momofthreeprincess wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • Wow at least he says what he feels.  In my area we have a choice of a crook or liar.  At least they are well quilified for the job and we all know that they already are what they will do.  Sad isn’t it.  What happened to “Mr Smith“.



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          Mary Clark wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • I think people are going to just state their mind.  People are sick of political correctness...therefore...they are going to call it as they see it...no BS‘ing.



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          Tamra wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • Mary, that would be a refreshing change!  As Angelcart will probably agree, in Texas, we tend to speak very plainly!  ha!  Would love to see some robust, southern-style culture alive and well in DC!



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          Tamra wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • @Annie—Why yes, I believe he was!  Nice of you to point that out!  lol!  Now, it’s Congress where we get to make some changes in about 80 days, so hopefully there will be some good ol’ fashioned thinking restored after the election, from both the South and the North!!  estatic



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          Susan Haley wrote Aug 12, 2010
        • I just hope this Ben fellow is a bit smarter than his father was. :) However, I don’t put much stock in political ads, all of which are written by highly paid ad professionals. I’ve yet to see one do what they say they are going to do. Often, through no fault of their own. One man or woman acting alone can’t do a push up in that place. It would be very interesting, tho, to see a complete turnover in Congress. All new blood. Perhaps, an age limit to serve should be enforced. They might be more consciencious if they actually might survive through the disasters they help create. When you‘re in your 80’s, your chances of having to live with your actions are cut considerably.  :)
          I look for the ads to get more nasty and profane and less relevant all the time. Wait’ll 2012! That one is gonna be ugly! I’d make wager on that. Standards continue to erode with each passing year.

          Susan
          Thought I’d visit you for a change, Annie. :)



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          Momofthreeprincess wrote Aug 15, 2010
        • Here in Illinois we tend to have the lairs and thieves.  With one governor in jail, two senate candidates that lie or have banking issues, another governor on trial it just seems that we have nothing but lairs and thieves.    Hummm come to think of it where is our President from?  LOL



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          Mztracy wrote Aug 15, 2010
        • Ditto Susan!! I really agree with this:
          Perhaps, an age limit to serve should be enforced.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 15, 2010
        • momofthree - Are you opting for the crook or the liar?LOL Seriously, it’s horrible when those are the only choices we have when we go to the polls. Here we’ve had a great governor for the past 8 years. We know her personally and can attest to her honesty and her love of our state. I hope she runs for the senate. With Daniel Inouye getting older she may have a chance.

          Our political ads are more tame. There’s something about the old local ways that frowns on in-your-face type of communication. But the covert stuff behind the scenes - now that’s another story.



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