The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, October 27, 2006

Reader's revenge

From OhioDem1 comes word of this ad out of the state, and "our local Wille Horton ad" is a perfect description. I hope some media outlets are taking note of how many of the racially-themed ads are being funded by national Republican party organizations.

In another story from OD1, Ohio is facing (surprise!) accusations of vote suppression This is something that several Republican-controlled state legislatures have recently adopted or tried to adopt, ostensibly to prevent illegal immigrants from voting. Although there's little evidence of that, there's plenty of evidence that it would mean fewer votes from the elderly, minorities, and the poor.

Here's a link to the video of the ad against Harold Ford, sent to me by curious yellow. I'm seriously behind the curve in posting the link (busy week), but if you've heard about it without seeing it, it's well worth the time. Ham-fisted delivery, stupefyingly lame "comedy," etc.