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Thursday, October 26, 2006

As national outrage is focused upon RNC race baiting in Harold Ford’s Tennessee senate campaign, those million dollar-powered jungle drums of classic Rovian attack and smear, here in northern Kentucky, are as deafening and incessant if far, far less multicultural in attitude and tone.
Across the American near and far, campaigning Republicans, when cornered, challenged or presented with their own factual misrepresentations, seem to always deny personal responsibility.
Local Republican congressional candidate, Geoff Davis, on par with a deafening and incessant array of fact-challenged and crony-fueled attack ads, sticks to grimy stereotype in this morning’s local paper.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports:

The AARP said the National Republican Congressional Committee has "wrongly" attacked Ken Lucas in a television ad and in a press release.

These incorrect ads, like the current crop now running, are not merely broadcast to an audience they saturate it with commercials that often run back to back in the same commercial break.
This proves that Republicans no longer believe a “sucker is born every minute” but rather every thirty seconds.
For the millions of dollars spent are not meant to inform the citizenry and they are not designed to enlighten, these seemingly innocuous commercials, like the screaming echo chamber accompaniment, are meant to overwhelm the senses and guarantee a pre-determined victory.
The Davis political commercials and their excessive broadcast schedules are intended not just to brain wash but to brain tsunami the, assumed to be docile, voting herd.
The local Republican campaign responded to the Enquirer’s report about the AARP’s criticism of their ad, in a manner similar to recent statements by Hastert, Reynolds, Foley, Boehner, Mehlman and Tennessee’s Corker, by denying responsibility:

[The] campaign manager for Rep. Geoff Davis, said the campaign had nothing to do with the ad and had no comment.

I expect this lack of across-the-board Republican responsibility will trump the Republican’s deregulated-media campaign zeal in little more than one week.
It won’t be pretty.
And, unless the victory is overwhelming, I fully expect the cash-heavy Republicans to contest every possible vote while filling the airwaves with ever more loony, false and anti-democratic confabulations to ensure the victory they must have at all costs to escape the abyss.
Controversial right-wing columnist Robert Novak, who has predicted a Lucas victory, says, in a bile-laden morning column, our usually snafu-free early vote totals on the evening of November 7th will foretell the control of Congress.
The Prince of Darkness has predicted my candidate’s victory and today says, “the 4th District will be a harbinger.”
Now I’ve gone and given myself a case of pre-Halloween spookiness.

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