Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Much ado about Jack Conway

I'm late to the party on this latest intercine battle among the left over Jack Conway's Aqua Buddha ad. Josh Marshall tells me:
Either you think it's outrageous and awful and something every Democrat should disown Conway. Or you think you want to move to Kentucky to vote for Conway because he gets that you don't bring a knife to a gun fight and you have nothing but contempt for Dems who don't have the stomach for getting a little into the gutter.
In case you missed it too, here's the ad in question.

Two weeks before the election and lefties are fighting about this? Really? Wonder how many people who are offended actually live in Kentucky? Or have even spent any amount of time in the south? Conway is trying to reach the Christian slogan voters of the Bible Belt. It's the perfect ad to reach that demo. Sure it's a drag that religion is an issue in elections, but that's the grim reality in the south. Conway didn't say anything that isn't true and he's fighting an avalanche of completely false third party ads. Are progressives really willing to insist on ideological purity and help Rand Paul walk away with a win?

For crying out loud, it's just a thirty second ad. And I suspect a lot of the people complaining are the same ones that bitch about the Democrats' failure to fight back against the GOPers. This is what fighting back looks like. Conway is just using the best weapon he's got to defeat his adversary and this close to the election is not the time for the left to be engaging in fraticide.

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Anonymous Ruth said...

Actually, I'm tired of the insistence by ratwingers that the constitution doesn't call for separation of church and state; their Bible does, but they're ignoring that along with librul things like fellowship, mercy, lovingkindness, charity ... that disposable stuff. According to the right's Christ, "render unto Caesar, etc. and 'stow ye not up treasures on earth', and 'my kingdom is not of this earth'. Isn't it about time to rub their noses in their own rejection of their 'values'?

4:17:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's always time to rub their noses in their hypocrisy. On some level I see this ad as doing just that. It's TP evangelical Xians who are supporting Rand and I see the ad as challenging their cognitive dissonace.

I try not to get caught up in the lefty intercine tiffs and I haven't followed the spats at all on this one. Also think the biggest inherent danger in the TP movement is their push to eliminate or at least fatally blur the line between church and state. Just don't think one 30 second ad 2 weeks before the election where Rand is doing all too well, is the time or the ground on which to fight the battle.

7:06:00 PM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"that disposable stuff."

You have a way with words to be envied.

4:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Ruth said...

Unfortunately, the words are too correct in the existing situation.

7:05:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...


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