Anyone with eyes, ears, and a television can figure out that this has been a banner year for campaign ads. Virtually unlimited spending and what appears to be a complete disregard for actually telling the truth has resulted in a seemingly endless parade of strident, name-calling, last-minute ads.
People are so tired of the rhetoric that a video of a cranky four-year old wailing about “Bronco-Bamma and Romney” has gone viral.
Because I’ve been around long enough to have witnessed plenty of other Presidential campaigns; you’d think I’d be used to it all by now.
But I’m not.
This time it’s different…or at least, it seems to be. This time, it seems a whole lot more mean-spirited, divisive, and vile; calling to mind the outraged bluster of Burl Ives’ character “Big Daddy” in the classic 1958 film version of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof”.
- Click here to play the clip, “Mendacity” (YouTube).
- Replay it in your head every time you see a campaign ad between now and Tuesday.
- Don’t believe everything you see and hear on commercials.
- Actually do a little homework, and find out where your candidates stand on the issues.
- Get out and vote!
Do your part to put the politicians in their place; either back in office, or out on the street!
It’s well-worth your time.
…and that’s no lie.