September 8th, 2010
05:21 PM ET
12 years ago

Offbeat ads offer window into the political Sliding Scale of Truth

(CNN) - I’m sitting at my computer watching a woman in Arizona shuffling through an array of firearms and emptying clip after clip into the desert. Terrorist? No. Tactical forces specialist? No. Republican candidate for Congress? Bet your sweet Beretta she is. And she’s not the only one packing iron as we head into this hell for leather midterm election.

We’ll get back to the would-be Laura Croft of Capitol Hill in a minute.

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  1. Tired of the Dems lies

    you want truth, well dont look at obama, biggest loser of a wanna be

    September 8, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    The Republicans have a long history of distorting the truth, here are a few recent examples:

    1. Nixon & Watergate.
    2. Reagan & Iran/Contra (Reagan was secretly selling arms to these two groups)
    3. Palin, when she told Seniors that if "Obamacare passed, they will have Death Panels decide who lives and who dies."
    4. George W. Bush: Iraq has WMD's and is close to having nuclear weapons.
    5. George W. Bush. "Mission Accomplished!"
    6. George W. Bush & Dick: "We do not torture."
    7. Everything that comes out of the mouth of Rush Limbaugh.
    8. Faux News got talking points from the Bush Regime.
    9. "Obama is a terrorist" Internet rumor started during the 2008 campaign.
    10. George W. Bush & Dick: "We did not out, Valerie Plame" (CIA agent)
    11. George W. Bush "We have intelligence that shows that Iraq is buying 'yellow cake' (ingredient for nukes)"

    Get the picture? I ask: What have the Republicans done for you lately?

    September 8, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Democrats aren't lying to you. Democrats are just informing you of how the Republicans have robbed you while they continue to enrich themselves and the rich only. The choice to stay poor is yours.

    September 8, 2010 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  4. Naqib

    Just a free American Citizen enjoying their second amendment...
    Nothing wrong with that... (as long as they are legal weapons of course)

    September 8, 2010 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Offbeat ads offer window into the political Sliding Scale of Truth"

    And the entire "news" media offers a window into the advertising revenue sliding scale of truth.

    Seriously...I don't think you ever get to be forgiven for entertaining the "death panels" claim as though it was legit. There's plenty of other examples, but all you need is one and that's it.

    And "Tired of Dems Lies" least you spelled "loser" correctly. Had you used two O's I was going to ask you if you went to Mississippi public schools.

    September 8, 2010 06:54 pm at 6:54 pm |
  6. Tired of GOBP LIES

    And the rightwing nuts are still drinking WAAAAY too much anti-Obama Kool-Aid. Don't you even realize the ultrarich conservative traitors are playing you for a fool so you'll sell out your own best interests to their Friedman/Rand cult ideals of deregulation and outsourcing?

    Oh wait, she has a gun! That makes her alright, then.

    September 8, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  7. La Piovra

    Actually, if you're taking a shot in the dark, don't vote for the ones who have poison-sweetie voices or their male equivalents, engage in guilt by association, or use false analogies.

    September 8, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  8. John Hennessy Black


    Actually, I think you should give each member of the Republic Party a fully loaded AK-47 and a bible or Quran, place them all in a huge football stadium and not let them out until there are only 10 of them left.

    These folks need major meds!

    September 8, 2010 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  9. Tired of "Tired of Dems lies"

    Got ODS (Obama Derangement Syndrome)?
    Well the cure is simple: take a blue pill, go to sleep until 2017, wake up and it will all be over.

    September 8, 2010 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |