Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Repubs Vote to End Medicare (Video)

David Dayen at Firedoglake points out just how bad this ad from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is:

Why would you play this funny? Why give the message that old people are worthy of derision, essentially because they’re old? This looks like a really bad Super Bowl spot when the issue discussed is deadly serious. Republicans are claiming that the ad represents “scare tactics” but no, I could show you scare tactics. A closeup of a senior’s hand as she struggles in the last throes of life and then pulling out to reveal she’s laying on the middle of the sidewalk as white men in suits ignore her, that’s scare tactics. This looks like a GoDaddy ad. Furthermore, it gets progressively worse. . .

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