Another New Taylor Ad: "His Bo-ah Was Ovah They-ah!"

I'm not entirely sure where to start with this:

Was I the only one who was completely surprised that a choir didn't walk into the frame singing "NIIIIIIINE Eee-Levv-EN!!! NIIIIIIINE Eee-Levv-EN!!!" to the tune of Handel's Hallelujah Chorus?

Anyway, let's just see how much Charles Taylor loves veterans... (below the jump)

- Taylor voted against expanding access to TRICARE health insurance to thousands of reservists and National Guard members, even those who were called up into active duty. (HR 1815, Vote #221, 5/25/05)

- He voted for the passage of a budget that, among other things like decimating the Social Security surplus and clearing the way for ANWR drilling, cut Veterans' health care benefits by $13.5 billion over five years. Oh, and it found $106 billion in tax cuts for the wealthy. (HR 95, Vote #149, 4/8/05)

- A $53 million boost to the Military Quality of Life and Veterans Affairs funding bill? Not on his watch! (HR 2528, Vote #224, 5/26/05)

- Full retirement and disability benefits for all vets? Nope! (HR 1588, Vote #616, 11/7/03)

- Granting bonuses to troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? Guess what! He was against that, too! (HR 3289, Vote #554, 10/17/03)

I'm sure I'm just scratching the surface here, but I'm pretty sure that there's enough here for anyone to call BS on this ad. This is nothing but a desperate attempt for Taylor to hang onto the Veterans' votes.

I really don't want to come off sounding like Keith Olbermann here, but... Have you no sense of decency, Congressman Taylor? You've exploited the patriotism of those who served overseas by teasing them with jingoistic icons that you don't give a flying fig about. You've even sunk so low as to exploit YOUR OWN GOD DAMNED FAMILY for your own political gain!!! By running this ad on every single television station within broadcast range of NC-11, you are making a mockery of the brave service of those who did serve proudly in foreign wars, popular and otherwise, and you are insulting the memory of those who did give their lives. How dare you?

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Where do they find these people?

Every year he's got the most ignorant people doing his ads. Have they been in comas or on another planet? I mean, they sound like they actually believe what they're saying and they don't seem to be actors. It's amazing.
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the Drama.

Sorry....was off doing other things

I still can't get Google video to work on Firefox. It will only play half of the video and then it stops and nothing I do will get it to finish. What I heard was awful.


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hmmm...

We need to get your computer fixed, SD! :)

If you have Apple Quicktime installed, the fastest thing for you to do would be to visit the Google Video page and download the file "for iPod/PSP" - it'll let you download a transcoded version of the ad in MP4 format, which QuickTime plays.

Either that, or I'm going to be uploading a higher-res version of the ad to my server later this afternoon. CYE in about three hours.

"we're banging pots and pans / to make you understand / we're gonna bury you, man"

I have quicktime installed

and it has trouble ever since I upgraded Firefox. I found out my trouble with blogger....I was using Beta and was not able to translate their widget stuff, so didn't know how to put the code in the right place. I just went back to the classic template because I know the old school html. I'm going to get the WNCNN stuff up later today. I'm making calls for Larry right now.


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Never let the truth

get in the way of a good story. Charles Taylor is so full of crap.

And by the way, that actor ain't from around here.

Syntax! I am proud of ya!.....

And most honored to be associated with you!!!! This was a truly awsome post Brother! You know, I just wonder. The guy in the VFW cap, When you freeze it & enlarge the title on it says National Aid De Camp. Now, that is the one guy in the post who is susposed to really know the Constitution & By-Laws. Evedently this is a comercial made for the express purpose of showing stupididy!

Because in the by-laws it clearly states one is not to appear in uniform endorseing any canadate and in the by-laws haveing the cap on is considered in uniform!

Chaulk another up for the Dumbass!
Dan Siler
Graham County Democrat Party
Robbinsville,NC

Thanks, Dan!

You see, my dad was "ovah they-ah" (Vietnam) as well, and for UpChuck to exploit that just to keep a couple of votes... well, this ad made it personal.

The VFW rules violations really should be fodder for a round of LTE's.

"we're banging pots and pans / to make you understand / we're gonna bury you, man"