Attack ads

January 27, 2011 at 4:08 pm (Politics) (, , )

Everyone is ramping up for an election everyone says they don’t want. Fine, cover your bases as necessary. But attack ads?

I hate them at the best of times, but when elected officials are attempting to actually get along, it’s even more distasteful. I tend to lean to the right, but the Conservatives will never win my full support this way … even if the ads never make it to TV. I agree with the few who believe attacks never gain voters anyway.

Not only are they bashing their opposition just because they are their opposition, they are doing it without context or integrity. This is what I dislike most about politics – the smear, the crass arguments, the bullying, the unfair statements.

We can do better. We should demand better.

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