I will be so glad when this election is over. If I hear that same female voice announcer talking about how rotten the candidates are, I think by December, I will get a different TV set because I would have thrown a brick through my set. Thank God for the secondary channels that don’t run political ads (although Justice Network -KXTV 10.2 in the Sacramento market- is going to veer into that territory when John Walsh, Justice’s founder/host, “America’s Most Wanted” gives his reasons on certain legislation and candidates).
Well, what I noticed are the obvious hit pieces by the Koch Brothers. The ones that demonize Democratic incumbents and candidates. You vote how you want to, but the Kochs have funneled money into attack ads that are a combination of fact omission, blame game and fear.
Like the ads that are running in California attacking Democratic candidates and incumbents. They have one common thread-Iranian and Islamic terrorism.
They have painted all Democrats that signed the deal with Iran as siding with the terrorists. Therefore Iran is terrorist. So are followers of Islam.
But the thing that they leave out is that we have had terrorist acts on our own soil. They conveniently leave off the fact that most of the acts that hit on our soil weren’t from Islamic extremists but by other people who don’t have a tie to Iran or Islam.
Like the guy who shot up Sandy Hook. Or the guy who shot up a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Or the guy who shot up Virginia Tech. The list goes on. But the people who they want to keep in control did squat when it came to talking about sensible gun control measures, these guys are so scared of the NRA that for years they believed the lie that Obama was coming for your guns. The NRA has Congress by the privates keeping the Surgeon General from discussing how gun deaths are a health issue.
For the record, Obama couldn’t get them unless 2/3 of the Congress writes off on it as well as 75% of the States agreed to let him do so. So those of you who believed the NRA…pooj on you.
And even though one of the worst terrorist acts happened in San Bernardino, they heightened the fact that the people who committed the act were ISIS sympathizers and practice Islam, what they leave out is the fact that the person who got them the guns was American. He did a ghost buy – he got them for the shooters because the shooters couldn’t get them.
I have got to the point to where I’m not watching regular television until the election is over. I don’t have cable or I would be doing on demand a lot. I have regular antenna that picks up most of the secondary channels. So far, I’ve been digging Heroes & Icons because of the “All Star Trek all the time” thing (every “Star Trek” series including the cartoon), MeTV, This, and Decades, which is news, history and entertainment rolled into one…and better yet, just turning it off until it’s over with.