We see it with the Chick-fil-A controversy... liberals talk about tolerance and inclusion, yet only apply it to themselves. In the arena of political ads, the left knows no limits either. Just look at the latest ads running against Mitt Romney and Allen West. Decide for yourself if Democrats have any standards at all.
First, let's start with Rep. Allen West. As reported by Fox News, West is outraged at the latest campaign ad running against him... an ad "financed by his potential Democratic opponent's father."
So what image do you take away from this ad? Allen West punching senior citizens and women? What do you think that ad does for the countless people who go to the polls knowing nothing about the real issues?
Here's what Allen West had to say:
West said the ad reflects a "sad state of politics" in the country.
"The ad being run against me by my opponent's family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible," West said. "It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation."
Then there is the anti-Romney ad that will hopefully end up doing more damage to the Obama campaign in the long run. It is despicable and blatantly false. Here's the ad:
Where do I even start on this one? There are so many things wrong with it, but the point is that left-wing supporters of Barack Obama don't care that the ad is false. They only care about how it will influence voters. Here's key information from a report by The Hill:
The ad, which has not yet aired, was filmed by the super-PAC run by former White House aide Bill Burton, and features a steelworker who used to work for a company that was taken over by Bain Capital, the investment firm founded by Mitt Romney. The worker lost his job and health insurance, and the ad insinuates a link between that and his wife's subsequent death from cancer.
Independent fact-checkers have noted, however, that the cancer patient featured in the ad died six years after Bain bought the husband's company, that she had her own health insurance through her employer, and that Romney was not in charge of the investment firm when her husband was let go.
The woman died six years after the plant was closed... and Romney is to blame? And she had health insurance!
Fortunately, Romney is coming back with this ad:
This ad is right on. It is absolutely pathetic to use the death of anyone for political gain. This man's lose is being exploited and twisted in a way that should be illegal. That ad is false, and it should not run.
Is this simply the state of politics these days. Have you seen other outrageous ads? Please let people know the truth about what is going on. Spread the word. If the only influence is that of these bogus ads, then all those uninformed voters will truly get what they deserve: another four years of Barack Obama.