Monday, 1 November 2010

Mid-Term Merriment

Hey, this is like Sunday Funnies in Prime Time or sumpin'. Well, Americans go to the polls tomorrow in the U.S. mid-term elections. But today they celebrate...the end of political attack ads.

They've been running for months now. And if some of the comments left on the blog here are any indication, my American buddies are sick and tired of all the mud-slinging. Some political cartoonists have picked up on this and I share with you some of the ones I've come across. Oh, and hey, and if you're south of the 49th parallel, don't forget to vote tomorrow!







16 comments:

00dozo said...

The only things I think I'll miss are these hilarious cartoons.

;-)

Boom Boom Larew said...

I'm a captive audience as I sit here in my recliner, unable to escape the horror of the political ads. (Hard to just turn off the TV when you're a guest in someone's home.) My personal favorite, though, is the one where they say...

"... and he's been called a WEASEL!"

Yeah... I'd say they're ALL weasels!

Quirkyloon said...

The sad thing is that all it ever achieves (with me) is the desire NOT to vote and to hide my head under a bushel.

And that's not good.

nonamedufus said...

00dozo: Yeah, I'm with you. Living in Canada our airwaves are still polluted from the ads on the American channels. Tomorrow can'r come fast enough.

nonamedufus said...

Boom Boom: If you want to see a weasel Google Lee Atwater. I just saw a documentary about him "Boogieman: The King of Dirty Tricks" that covered how he operated to get Reagan and Bush Sr elected. Fascinating stuff.

nonamedufus said...

Quirks: Oh no. You've gotta vote for one weasel or another. But I know how you feel. Here in Canada we like to say the Government has a hidden agenda. But at least they have one. Unfortunately, the Opposition hasn't any agenda.

Unfinished Rambler said...

So in reference to Cartoon No. 3: what's your name again? ;)

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

Actually, I find the negative ads fairly useful (I'm being serious). Whichever candidate picks the most pointless and insignificant thing to attack his/her opponent with, that's the one I'm NOT voting for.

Example:

Here in California, there's a Senate race between Barbara Boxer(D) and Carly Fiorina(R). A Fiorina ad shows Boxer at a hearing chastising someone for referring to her as "Ma'am" instead of "Senator." Boxer says, "Excuse me, I'd prefer to be called Senator, rather than Ma'am. It's a title I feel that I've earned."

Okay, granted, this is not Barbara Boxer's finest moment and she comes off as a bit arrogant . . . but really. If that's the worst thing she's done, she's gotta be better than most politicians.

Plus, Fiorina looks and acts like a complete weasel.

nonamedufus said...

UR: Ya see? Sometimes it's helpful to remain anonymous.

nonamedufus said...

Chris: Too bad she didn't say "I prefer to be called Senator Weasel". But that'd be truth in advertising, wouldn't it?

KaLynn ("MiMi") said...

Will be soooooo glad tomorrow is over! Between the phone, the tv and the radio, I'm past being certified nuts... I've even got Sarah Palin my phone. . .

nonamedufus said...

KaLynn: I feel for you. I'm sure we Canadians have been exposed only to a small portion of what's been going on. And that's been more than enough!

injaynesworld said...

I get to vote to legalize pot tomorrow. ;)

Jen said...

If I don't see another ad or even a cartoon like these (while funny) I can't take it anymore!

nonamedufus said...

Jayne: Vote early, vote often.

nonamedufus said...

Jen: Hell, I can't even watch Game 5 of the World Series without being bombarded by them.

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