Campaign strategists that are not true believers are apparently a dying breed, at least in the Democrat Party. I am making that distinction because of the nature of the ads that are coming out of the Obama campaign, and their surrogates. When campaign ads drop to the point where they are crass, devoid of substance, and look like an inside joke that would only be appreciated by devout followers of the candidate they are promoting, you have entered the “true believer strategist zone.”
This is a scary place, where navel-gazing liberals start promoting their twisted ideals presumably to the public-at-large, but in ways that are only appealing only to themselves. That was putting it kindly. In truth, they seem to be bending over backwards to be offensive to anyone that doesn’t have the same twisted world view they do. This is the zone where they use children singing to deliver their bizarre message. Apparently the leftists think that American children will hate their parents if they don’t vote for Barack Obama. (Obviously, they have never met my child!)
But, young children aren’t the only ones being misused in this latest spate of truly tasteless campaign ads. We all know how much Dems hate it when we talk about abstinence, so they just had to have a little revenge for that apparently. If you haven’t heard about, or seen Lena Dunham “First Time” ad, you must have been hiding in a bunker somewhere, perhaps to keep safe from Sandy. Of course the Republicans jumped on that disgusting little piece of nonsense, either condemning it, or ridiculing it through parodies. If you missed Steven Crowder’s take on it, please click here and don’t miss the opportunity now. Regardless, the left-wing folks really didn’t get what was wrong with this, and have chosen to have their own little chortles over the Puritanical conservatives. It didn’t dawn on them that the objection wasn’t over sex in itself – it was over comparing the American civil responsibility of voting to having sex. But, what can we expect, when those same leftists don’t get that Voter ID laws are about preserving the integrity of the ballot box.
Maybe they were on a quest to include all ages in this campaign against common sense and good taste, but their latest addition to the pile of nauseating ads features senior citizens. Hopefully only the mind of Michael Moore could come up with something this disrespectful, because if there are more of them out there, our country might not survive.
The Gateway Pundit focused on arguably the worst statement in it (WARNING, no censoring): “I’m going to give Romney a cock-punch right in the nut sack.” The fact that the ad features seniors in a nursing home just illustrates the fact that leftists don’t understand something their parents should have taught them: Respect your elders. Otherwise, the ad is out there for shock factor only. If there are Dems out there that honestly believe real people of that age would actually talk like that, if they weren’t losing their mental faculties, then they really do need help!
Besides being irritating pieces that only speak to Obama’s degenerate base, the other common thread in these ads is that they do not address a single issue. They sort of sideswipe a few, but they weren’t created to cause intelligent conversation by anyone. It’s been said that when you don’t have a record to run on, you opt to attack the opposition and scare voters. These do neither in any real way. If attacks and scare tactics are the bottom of the proverbial campaign barrel, this nonsense is under the barrel. The Obama campaign is desperately trying to reach the audience that’s addicted to tabloids, Honey Boo Boo, and the Kardashians. They are desperately trying to reach their base. When a campaign resorts to flashy tactics from true believer strategists that do not know how to place themselves in the shoes of the followers of the opposition, it is never a good sign. We haven’t won, yet. But, the Obama camp is definitely in desperation mode.