Sunday, October 29, 2006

Let's waste lots of money

After a first viewing of the RNC-sponsored attack ad that sported some lovely sexual innuedo on Harold Ford's Playboy party habits, I thought that it was insipid and pointlessly low on the scale of attack ads. In others words, it was fairly typical of Republican campaigning. And then I started reading about how the advert was being described as "racist." This baffled me. I watched it again and still didn't see it. Soon, everyone was calling it racist. I remained stumped by this controversy until I read that the racism inherent in the advertisement was of a White Supremacist nature; that white racists and similar earthern-ware would be incensed by the implication of inter-racial sex contained within the RNC spot. Ahhh. Finally, I got it. A little slow on the uptake, I'll admit, but I'm guessing that stems from my not being the slightest bit bothered by inter-racial relationships. The implication, literally, did not register.

But, we are talking Tennessee here. And then it started to occur to me what an utter waste of RNC money this ad really was. One wonders why the RNC would blow a wad of cash on an advert clearly meant to appeal to the white supremacist/racist crowd in Tenneesee. Such an advertisement hardly requires an appearance in the Corker/Ford race. I mean, what southern white racist is going to be voting for ... the black guy?

Keep up the fine work, Mehlman. Not only did you stir up a stink, make the RNC look like the bunch of racist fucks we already know you are, but you wasted gobs of money targeting voters who would have voted for Corker anyway. On the other hand, between this ridiculous appeal to the KKK and the endless, mindless jabbering about the trumped-up Fox/Limbaugh tussle, that money has managed to refract the limited attentions of the squawking heads away from Iraq, Afghanistan and every other disaster wrought by this administration and its Republican Congress. So, maybe the money has done just what was intended after all.

But one has to further wonder about the corporate backers of the RNC; are they the slightest bit bothered by the use to which their monies are being put? Considering the cash that keeps spilling into RNC coffers, it doesn't look like it.


Blogger The Misanthrope said...

The Republican committee makes me sick and all the people who applaud their racist and fear inspiring ads. Also, Bill Clinton's ad out here about alternative fuels is not right either. The oil companies deserved to be taxed, but this will do nothing to solve our problems.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't get the racist thing either...but was too embarassed to ask anyone. So thanks for the explanation. The inter-racial relationship thing never even crossed my mind.

Attacking "alex keaton" has GOT to be turning some of their base off, though. But maybe not. They have astounded me with their blind devotion before.

10:03 PM  
Blogger theBhc said...

It's hard to know just what the "thinking" is out in Limbaugh-land. Actually, we know what it is: what ever Rush says, goes. No thought required. Still, it's hard to imagine anyone but the most mindless fucks would be pleased with an assault on a good guy with a debilitating disease.

Thanks for popping in, folks.

12:33 AM  

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