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    Negative ads show a sign of weakness, IMO. Both sides do it and it's pretty lame from whomever feels the need to do this. To me, it says the candidate doesn't have much to offer, they just want you to think they are less crappy than the other guy.
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    Let me ask.....in say, the last 10 years, what's the ratio of a candidate's ads of negative to positive?
    When I was a kid, pols used to talk to US about what they wanted to accomplish for US. Nowadays, they just talk crap about each other, and don't do shit for us.
    I'm a liberal, and a veteran, and I really can't stand ANY of the bastards. ANY.
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    The crime victims family is totally against the ads. There is a trial coming up for the accused and they were fearful that these ads would help the defense team for that bastard.
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    Its our fault as voters. As long as we let political campaigns try to distract us with baseless (or with cause) personal attacks, we will continue to get the sleazy representatives that a sleazy campaign yields.

    We should ALWAYS presume that an attack on the character of an opponent is an attempt to hide a loser from saying he has no real qualifications to even be in the race. I can find out all I want about your opponent, tell me what you have done that will let me know you will really represent me rather than just build your resume and bankbook.
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    Or, if you're a Republican, admit you're wrong, say you're sorry, Ask Jesus for forgiveness, and do something stupid again next week.
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    @jerbear Ok, both sides are scumbags....and churches who want to get involved in politics ought to pay taxes. All of them are trying to get rich and the money comes from us. THEY ARE ALL SCREWING US.
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    @SDBruce Sir you are wrong about churches, they help so many people you would be shocked if you knew. They feed, clothe, and help thousands; they pay for thousands to go to school. Our Government if they had to pay for what the churches do would have to raise your taxes a lot. They pay for it on the back of believers, donations and tithes, not your tax money. The ministers give a lot of canceling to families and the poor, all free of charge. There are some Ministers who I wonder about, there is bad in everything, but most Pastors work day and night helping people, ministering in church, and being with the sick. And guess what; over 65% are not making enough money to do what they do. Leave the Church alone. They are your best friend. In the beginning of our country the Founders did not object to churches being involved in Government.“On June 28, 1787, just a few weeks before the signing of our Constitution, the Constitutional Convention had begun to unravel. Recognizing the possibility of the convention's failure, Benjamin Franklin rose and delivered his famous speech to remind his bickering colleagues that unless God is the foundation and the builder of the house, those who labor to build it do so in vain. He urged the members to pray, and after a three-day prayer meeting at a nearby church, they returned to the same room and our Constitution was born."
    We live in the land of liberty today because America was founded upon prayer. Prayer was the turning point in the history of our Constitution at many crucial junctures. Prayer can be the turning point for America again today. One of the first acts of Congress was to approve the use of the Capitol as a church building. You can find that in the records of Congress, Dec 4 1800. Now, who did that? You had the head of the Senate and the head of the House, the speaker of the House was John Trumbull, the president of the Senate who approved that was Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson approves church in the Capitol? Yep, he went there as Vice President, he went to the church at the Capitol for 8 years as President, and as President of the US, he’s going to church, and this is recorded in all sorts of members of Congress, their records, their diaries, because they went to church at the Capitol too. And so, Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States, thinks, you know I think I can help the worship services at this new church at the Capitol, they met in the Hall of the House of Representatives, so Jefferson ordered the Marine Corp band to come play for the worship services, in the church services at the US Capitol. The worship band is the Marine Corp Band? Pretty good worship band. Thomas Jefferson did that. I thought he wanted separation of church and state. If you read his letter on separation of church and state, he said separation of church and state, he makes it very clear, separation of church and state will keep the government from stopping a public religious activity.
    Read more: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/warrenthrockmort...
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    I got a call from a surveyor the other day here in louisiana who seemed to be working for Bill Cassidy's campaign and he asked me who I thought was running a dirtier campaign. I laughed and told him they are both running dirty campaigns. Some people will never learn politicians are all the same(republican or democrat). They don't spend millions on a job that's pays hundreds of thousands to look out for us.
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    Unfortunately, this is the dirty politics that we are subjected to constantly. Look for good hearted Christian candidates to vote for no matter what their party. If they know the difference between right and wrong and they have a soul they will do the right thing.
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    You're kidding, right? Since nearly all American political candidates claim to be good Christians, and since nearly all of them run dirty campaigns, and since nearly all of them have something to hide, who are we going to vote for? Every election since I began voting (in 1972) has been mostly a choice between the lesser of two evils.
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    @Denizen_Kate We need to stop voting for the lesser of two evils. If we only vote for candidates that meet our criteria they will eventually get the message and put up good candidates. The lesser of 2 evil candidate hasn't made any progress toward reducing the size and scope of the federal gov't and the debt continues to grow no matter which party is in charge.
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    @Denizen_Kate
    Eventually, playing the religion card will be perceived as a negative when a candidate does it, and politicians will have one less facade to try propogate and promote.
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    The guy overplayed the Illinois playbook. He should have checked with the Prez on how to do this mud sling thing correctly.
  • #75
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    Exactly. "We will be welcomed as liberators" and "the insurgency is in its last throes" come to mind. Throw in "mushroom clouds over America", for good measure.

    Yes....throw enough turds at a wall, and eventually some of it will stick long enough for the weak-minded to come a'sniffin'..
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    At this point, 34 people have responded and 12%,(that's 4 people) have answered "no." There is no indication yet of their left/right views, and yet you have used this to reinforce your bias. 4 people.
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    @Chofu67 "At this point, 34 people have responded and 12%,(that's 4 people) have answered "no." There is no indication yet of their left/right views, and yet you have used this to reinforce your bias. 4 people."

    If you seriously conclude that anyone feeling such a deceitful ad should not be pulled are anything other than a lockstep Libber, I would suggest you up your dosage.

    NEXT?
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    @Rolf - and you seriously have forgotten negative, lying, cruel ads run by Republican candidates? All I was pointing out was that there is no monopoly on bad taste when it comes to politicians. Just google "dirtiest political campaign ads" and you will see the balance. Or don't and remain just the way you are.
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    @Chofu67 "Just google "dirtiest political campaign ads" and you will see the balance. Or don't and remain just the way you are"

    The question was not about balance; the question was whether you agree with the pulling of the ad. Please try to keep up...my time is limited

    NEXT?
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    I agreed with pulling the ad. I am a progressive or liberal. Therefore your statement was an assumption that was not entirely correct. You can save your time and not reply because I am not learning anything from your messages.
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    I think he realized it did more damage than good for him. It also seemed like an act of desperation. Something tells me Sullivan is gonna take his seat in November.
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