The following is instructive on how schizophrenic the Republicans are right now. Did John McCain or Sarah Palin run for President this year? I know Republicans are desperate for any kind of a life preserver following the drubbing Democrats served up this year. But this is just silly:
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There’s lots of crappy messaging in this advertisement. The Cons have been anti-investment for years and look where it’s gotten us: Bush more than doubled the deficit in just 8 short years. The election demonstrated that Americans are tired of failed Con economic policies. If Cons don’t want to invest in America, they should stop using the commons. Otherwise, it’s time to pay for what they use. That’s patriotic.
The Cons have been screaming about having their guns taken away for decades. Has it happened? Of course not. I will point out that it’s probably a bad idea for citizens to own assault rifles and the like. I will further point out that in most of the recent shooting rampages across the country in the past 8 years (perpetrated predominantly by white people), the weapons used included semi-automatic and full automatic weapons. After each event, when multiple people died each time, the NRA and others were quick to jump to the defense of a person’s “right to own” those kinds of weapons. It’s disgusting, but true. I don’t think U.S. citizens have a right to own AK-47s, TEC-9s and the like. The Federal Assault Weapons Ban needs to be revived, strengthened and passed. I have no problem with citizens owning handguns or rifles that are completely non-automatic.
Under Bush’s totalitarian-like government, U.S. citizens had more rights weakened or stripped than at any other time I’m aware of. Did the Cons raise their voices in anger when habeus corpus was stripped or when the 4th amendment was gutted? Of course not. Note also the ad doesn’t mention which rights might “go away” under an Obama administration. Deception and fear: two tactics that the Cons use every time they want to control their base. This is the kind of crap that they’ll hurl at Democrats every day while the Cons are in the minority, regardless of how well Democrats govern.
The cowardly ad tries to continue the Cons’ claim on patriotism. I don’t think so. Americans overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama. Democrats voted just as patriotically as Republicans and others did. The kind of language used in the ad demonstrates why Obama won.