26 September 2008

Liberal 527's Attack McCain's Age, Cancer

You know, because making fun of how painful it is for him to use a computer didn't quite make the electoral waves they'd hoped.

And seriously, something is wrong with this country when you can't make fun of disabled vets. What's next? No making fun of oldsters and cancer surivors?!

No, it seems those last two are still fair game. The NYT's Caucus blog reports:
Two liberal groups – one of them directed by a brother of the Democratic Party chairman Howard Dean – will begin running a graphic attack advertisement Thursday morning raising questions about Senator John McCain’s health. Showing vivid and unflattering images of the fresh scar that appeared on Senator McCain’s face immediately after his last operation for melanoma skin cancer eight years ago

To their credit, CNN refused to air the ad:
Brave New PAC and Democracy for America, said they were only showing the spot initially on MSNBC over the next few days, a limited run intended to draw news media attention on a network that has increasingly catered to liberal tastes.


Leighton Akio Woodhouse, a spokesman for Brave New PAC, said late Wednesday that CNN declined to accept the commercial after reviewing its contents this week.
What else are these guys responsible for?
The ad comes from the same two groups that recently released an advertisement questioning whether Mr. McCain’s time as a prisoner of war in Vietnam adversely affected his ability to lead.
This is exactly the type of ad that would appeal to, you guessed it, the twentysomething hipsters who already support Barack Obama. To them, old people are gross and The Man and if you don't (can't?) use a computer, well, what the hell is wrong with you?(!)

These types of ads don't resonate with most Americans. Most people see them as hateful and mean spirited. Though I'm sure Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann love 'em.

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