Wednesday, July 12, 2006

More on the DCCC commercial

The DCCC ad Nitpicker wrote about earlier has caused some interesting comments.

First, from Americablog, John points out that Republicans seem awful concerned with dead American troops. It's the living ones they're not worried about.

Newsbusters brought up the Bush ad we talked about earlier, writing, "As the MRC reported on March 12, 2004, when a campaign ad for the re-election of President Bush that year showed images of the 9/11 attacks on America, the media were quite outraged...Should we expect the same outrage from the press concerning this campaign video by Congressional Democrats, or are such images only verboten when used by a politician the press despises?" But I thought that Republicans said it was fine? Are such images only OK when used by a politician Brent Baker loves?

A rightie who says this is a tempest in a teapot and all but calls his fellow right bloggers pussies:
    Captain Ed, who writes "American servicemen have come home in flag-draped coffins, and that is a public policy issue that we should debate. We argue that the Democrats are so afraid of casualties that they lack the tenacity to win this war, but if we can't watch these images without getting our own panties in a twist, I don't know that we're communicating a stronger position."
List of people who think it's unfair of Dems to remind people of the consequences of Bush's war:
  • Stephen Spruiell at NRO

  • Blackfive, who was against flag-draped coffins before he was for them before he was against them. Apparently, you can't use the dead, get this, in a "negative" way. Don't be so darn glum, Democrats!

  • Some crazy lady, who writes that Democrats should imagine "how differently things would have gone had America been united infighting the jihad and liberating oppressed societies in that despotic wasteland of theocratic Arab regimes" and proves that A) she's never heard of Bush's good buddies in theocratic Saudi Arabia; B) that bloggers and copy editors should mix; and C) that Pajamas Media is the least exclusive of clubs. (Yes, it's that crazy lady.)