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Friday, May 07, 2010

GOP Uses Filthy Pornographic Ad

Not satisfied with using every lie and underhanded trick in the book, God-fearing Republicans in Ohio are running the most vile Internet campaign ad in history against Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher. And they have the audacity to deny that it has any sexual connotation.

The National GOP Senatorial Committee is denying accusations that a recently released Internet attack ad against Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, is meant to depict him masturbating. The viral video shows a shirtless Fisher, sitting with eyes closed, set to suggestive music, uses wavy distortion of the photo and salaciously suggest that he “get the job done.” Ahem. But honestly? It really just needs to be seen to be believed.

The Columbus Dispatch reported that:

A bipartisan sampling of students and faculty at the University of Akron concurred that the video exceeded the bounds of good taste.

Political scientist John Green said he showed the web ad to students and staff and there was a rare consensus among Democrats, Republicans and independents alike.

"They all said, 'Wow, that was uncalled for,' " Green said.

Ten to one he's sitting in a sauna don't cha know?


  1. It's my belief that we have only just begun and that is meant to reflect the influx of money now allowed by the supremes.

    I also believe the only way the repugs win is my lying, cheating and of course the old standby stealing.

    It works so well not to mention having all the radio waves and much of the tv in your pocket as well.

    It is a mistake to underestimate this force even just a little bit.

  2. Frankly, I think this ad hurts them big time. Look at that group of faculty and college kids. Republican and Democrats - all said it went beyond the bounds of good taste. And then to claim that it doesn't have any sexual connotation. Give me a break.

    I really think they have crossed that little thin line and it will blow up in their stupid mugs. i have a lot of Bible thumpers in my family and I'm sure they would be angry over this.

  3. How can anyone deny the intent of this with a straight face? It didn't go viral because it shows the guy leaving church.

  4. After two years of GOP ugliness, I have to say I'm more outraged than I've ever been.

  5. Tom is right, it's gonna get FAR worse! But ya know what, people are on to the GOP and their filthiness, I believe it will backfire. I believe ads like this will get turned OFF and not even watched. They are PIGS!!!

  6. one: That's the First Amendment for you. There's going to be some stuff out there that we won't like.

    tnlib said: "Frankly, I think this ad hurts them big time."

    Yeah, I agree this could backfire. I'd never heard of the guy before, and already I see him in a sympathetic light.

  7. Sue. I agree. Already even Republican neanderthals have expressed objections to this kind of ad.

    Lizzy. I think that's probably the understatement of the day. ; )

    dmarks. I'm a huge supporter of Freedom of Speech, but as I've often said, with our freedoms come responsibilities. If kids saw something similar on TV, at the movies or in a publication, their parents would be up in arms over it. It's dirty politics and it's a dirty video.

  8. That clip was highly photo-shopped. If he was, I'd think he could at least have the decency to act like a Republican and rent a boy to do it for him. ;-)

  9. TC: Teehee. If he'd done that, the Republicans would have jumped in there with him.

  10. And if they stayed there until the end of November, that would be wonderful!

  11. And think of the photo albums that would create.

  12. That ad is salacious and disgusting, but not that surprising. Think back to what Saxbe Chambliss did to Max Cleland and what the Swiftboat liars did to John Kerry. And then there was that race-baiting TV ad Corker ran against Harold Ford Jr., raising the specter of a white woman getting all hot and bothered about a black politician.

    Republicans will keep up their hateful anything-to-win tactics until voters reject them and their tactics enough times to convince Republicans they're no longer effective. It's that simple.

    To put it another way, as long as enough voters let themselves be sucked in by dirty campaigning like that ad, rewarding Republicans with victories, those voters will get lowlife Republicans to rule over them, and they will deserve what they get.

    The unjust and unfortunate flip side of it is that the rest of us will get stuck with lowlife Republican rulers as well. That's the hell of living in a democracy where too many people are lazy, ignorant, distracted and/or perverse.

  13. 70's porn music, and it doesn't have any sexual connotations. Cripes, they must really think everyone else is as stupid as they are.

    I hope they're only airing this ad after 11 p.m.

  14. SW: I do think the Republicans win the award for the dirtiest most vicious campaign advertisements. The Dems have run some questionable ones on occasion but none as low and filthy as what comes from the GOP. And we do pay the price of the stupidity of the people who swallow this propaganda and vote them into office.

    Bee: Actually this ad was put up on the Internet. I don't know if it's still around after such a huge outcry.

    What gets me is that these very stupid people think we're stupid enough to believe them when they claim there is no sexual connotation.

  15. SW said: "and what the Swiftboat liars did to John Kerry"

    Actually, according to Factcheck, "At this point, 35 years later and half a world away, we see no way to resolve which of these versions of reality is closer to the truth."

    I guess it depends on which side of the political aisle you are on.