Do you think this ad is appropriate?

United States
October 19, 2010 8:16am CST
I saw Jack Conway, Democrat Kentucky Senate Candidate, attempt to defend himself to Matt Lauer on the Today Show. I thought that this ad really crosses the line when Jack Conway attacks Rand Paul's religious beliefs for an unsubstantiated college hazing incident from 30 years ago. I also found this video of the ad and again Jack Conway defends himself to Chris Matthews: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaid2Pb4Yms What do you think? I really think the Democrats are scraping the bottom of the barrel to come up with this kind of smear tactic.
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@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Why is it so bad because it's happening to a right wing "thinker"? I mean we all know that Obama's religion has never been attacked. Not one single person in this country has ever said he is not a christian right? The right wing "thinkers" are the ones that started attacking other people's religion when they had nothing else to run on. Just get over it.
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• United States
19 Oct 10
Why should I "Just get over it." ? Because you said to??? Who are You??? An Obamaite most likely!
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Zephyr, none of the people calling Obama a Muslim or any of that crap are in the senate. You're comparing people on the fringe to an actual senatorial candidate who has a shot at winning. Do you not understand the difference between loons like that and a public servant? This guy's salary is currently being paid by the taxpayers of Kentucky and he's spewing this garbage.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
19 Oct 10
You realize taskr that "tax payers" pay Michele Bachman's salary too right? She's always with the birthers and yet she isn't a loon or fringe? Funny how that goes huh
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@dragon54u (31185)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Charles Krauthammer said something last night that I totally agree with--a politician's history should start AFTER college and nothing they do during or before that period should be able to be brought up. Maybe Rand did do something like that as a college prank and maybe the woman is a plant to make him look bad but either way, it has no impact on the person he is right now or what he believes. I'm sure that we could dig up some dirt on Conway, too, just as ludicrous. I'm sick and tired of mud-slinging. If that's all he's got he'd better start looking for an honest job because he'll not be in politics after this election.
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• United States
19 Oct 10
I agree. My father used to say something to the extent of: You can be forgiven when you're 30 for what you did at 20, but not when you're 40 for what you did at 30. Give or take... I forget. But I do agree with it. Some people do things so horrible that they can't be forgiven. You almost have to judge someone on it. But, for the most part, things folks did in college don't really bother me much. And then you add to the fact that it's just a rumor with 0 credible evidence.... I'm confused on something. How can politicians and media pundits preach so much about civility to the public at large when they're the dirtiest and nastiest people in the country? I don't believe Americans take their orders from things people in the limelight say. But they're certainly not ones to preach to the rest of us. Dirty fackers, the lot of 'em.
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• Belgium
19 Oct 10
I've got to agree with you here. Any sort of attack on religion is utterly stupid. Let's suppose it were true. Why would it matter?
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@millertime (1398)
• United States
20 Oct 10
It's pretty interesting to see what's being played out in this election. The democrats seem to really be running scared so they are pulling out all the stops and spewing all kinds of lies, saying anything that they can to try and make the republicans look evil. I mean, in every election there is mud slinging to some extent on both sides but what the dems are doing now is taking it to a whole new level. A lot of what they are saying is just laughable. So why do you think so many of them are using this type of tactic in their campaign? I think they know they don't stand a chance discussing the issues or policy so they have to resort to anything to try and make their opponent look bad. They are desperate and they figure the only way to make themselves look good is to make their opponent look worse than they are. The problem with this type of campaign though is that it can backfire and they end up making themselves look bad. Especially if they distort the truth and get caught at it as several of them have done. I think most people have made up their mind at this point anyway based on the issues and there aren't very many people that will be swayed by this type of dirty politics. Unfortunately, we'll all have to put up with it for the next couple of weeks.
• United States
20 Oct 10
"I think they know they don't stand a chance discussing the issues or policy so they have to resort to anything to try and make their opponent look bad. They are desperate and they figure the only way to make themselves look good is to make their opponent look worse than they are" Truer words were never said. When it takes BS like this (from either side) that tells you right there that can't win on the issues alone....which should tell us something about them right there...enough to know not to vote for that person or persons.
@Taskr36 (13928)
• United States
19 Oct 10
Yeah, when a candidate resorts to tabloid garbage like this to attack someone, it just shows how desperate they really are. There is absolutely NOTHING to back up these ridiculous claims and nobody has managed to turn up anything besides a nameless woman who spoke to GQ to smear Rand Paul. Apparently though, that's enough to Conway to treat it as fact. It just shows how low he'll stoop to win. Still, if you think that's bad just look at what Alan Grayson has done. He's been doctoring videos to make it appear that his opponent is claiming women should submit to their husbands when he's actually saying the exact opposite. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yu3DAlwD5oc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS2V_VQWb5Y&NR=1
@laglen (19783)
• United States
22 Oct 10
yeah lets talk about politicians in secret societies. That is funny! Every body likes to bring up the Bush's but it goes MUCH further than them. Also actions in college??? holy crow, judge me on actions in college, isnt that the time to do stupid stuff? And his accusations were just as quickly shot down by Chris Matthews of all people! lmao