Taliban Dan

Via Digby, time for the Beltway to prepare the fainting couch:

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    I've (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:12:51 PM EST
    been advocating for this type of ad for quite a while now. I hope this works.

    Indeed (none / 0) (#2)
    by david mizner on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:27:27 PM EST
    And I hope they have plenty of smelling salts over at the American Prospect.

    It's become very important that Grayson win, because of the example he's setting.

    That's not the extent of it (none / 0) (#3)
    by andgarden on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:31:54 PM EST
    Look (none / 0) (#4)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:47:18 PM EST
    at the comments from the GOP. They can give it out but they just can't take it.

    Very dumb ad for Grayson (none / 0) (#5)
    by BTAL on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:51:02 PM EST
    A smart pol doesn't throw stones from glass house election positions.  In short, for Grayson to pick a military service fight is, again, dumb.

    Why not? (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by Ga6thDem on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:07:18 PM EST
    Bush picked one against a veteran with a silver star?

    FWIW, (none / 0) (#6)
    by andgarden on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:01:01 PM EST
    I don't think the ad is very good politics. Unlike the ad above the fold, it's a full-blown personal attack. That would be fine if it were connected to an issue in actual contention like the first one, but it isn't.

    It's the kind of ad you'd come up with if you asked a 13-year-old to write the script.


    Oh Gosh (none / 0) (#9)
    by squeaky on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:11:59 PM EST
    You had me worried a bit there... Second link is what you have problems with. I agree.

    But I am not so sure it is bad politics, considering the eagerness of Webster to send kids to their deaths. It makes him out to be a hypocrite, which he is.

    I really dislike the pro war stance of the ad as well.


    oh yes! the HIGH ground worked great (none / 0) (#10)
    by seabos84 on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 07:42:47 AM EST
    for dud-crap-kis, kerry, gore, mondale!

    as long as we're noblerer and smarterer and betterer and gooderer will be winners, even if we lose!

    a political campaign has LOTS of facets - support the barney - sesame street happy happy stuff, and let others support the hard hitting stuff which defines this right wing nut job the way he should be defined -

    as a right wing nut job.

    IF Dim-0-N0bles had FOUGHT fire with fire against that lying thief Raygun, instead of appealing to their Kennedy School of Government $ocial cla$$, the right wing crap we've been living under for 30 years could have been drowned in the bathtub in '84.



    Did you actually read my comment? (none / 0) (#11)
    by andgarden on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 07:57:55 AM EST
    I like the Taliban Dan ad, but not (none / 0) (#8)
    by ruffian on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:11:24 PM EST
    the other one he has, about Webster and the draft. Maybe he thinks that one will keep some Repubs home from the polls, but it seems like the kind of thing that backfires. well, it backfires on Dems anyway. we'll see.