That Psycho-style Imagery In The Anti-Cuccinelli Ad Was Surely A Tribute To Anthony Perkins, Not An Attack
Posted on | August 23, 2013 | 15 Comments
Oh, those humorless Republicans. Up in arms, as usual:
In his letter to the [Virginia] Board of Elections, Mr. Webster also raised questions about the propriety of the McAuliffe Campaign not being required to endorse publicly the mud slinging “attack ads” against Mr. McAuliffe’s Republican opponent being aired by the Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA). The McAuliffe Campaign recently transferred $2.5M+ to the DPVA ostensibly to pay for the attack ads.
For example, the one accusing Ken of ‘Waging War on Abortion‘.
I. . .suppose one can consider abortion a topic one could go to war with, if the Kermit Gosnell carnage on the receiving end is any indication.
However, the [Virginia] Board of Elections tabled Mr. Webster’s complaint until such time as Board members can review the DPVA ads to determine if they advocate the defeat of the Republican candidate, Ken Cuccinelli.
Hopefully the viewers understood what I, for one, took as a Hitchcock allusion.
One cannot fail to appreciate the brass-knuckle politics at work. Ken has only been doing fantastic work in public service these years, and yet he keeps drawing attention to McAuliffe’s SEC investigation. Terry outsourcing the dirtiness lets
Democrat Terry McAuliffe, struggling to create a positive image for himself in Virginia’s governor race, is setting the stage to shift the dirty work of negative advertising this fall to others.
Mr. McAuliffe, a prolific former Clinton fundraiser who is far outpacing his Republican rival, has shifted millions of his campaign dollars to the Virginia Democratic Party, where it can be spent on attack ads against Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II and get-out-the-vote efforts.
The tactic allows him to keep his own advertising and message positive, polishing an image that still suffers with voters in a race in which both candidates with high negatives are vying to be the least unpopular.
Another ad focuses on Ken Cuccinelli’s efforts to protect the citizens of Virginia from being defrauded by Global Warming Hoaxer Michael Mann, whose hockey stick did for infamy what Wayne Gretsky’s did for the NHL. Makes sense, really: the Global Warming farce dovetails with Terry McAuliffe’s GreenTech farce.
Ken actually has a record of public service, and serious ideas about government. Terry. . .raises funds. I guess if you’re committed to living in a banana republic, in a bleak future with President Benghazi at the helm of a sinking ship of state, maybe having her lackey as governor serves a twisted kind of logic.
McAuliffe is clearly more fit to govern Illinois, or maybe just go straight to the joint.