What has happened to our political system when we no longer are clear on who is standing behind what issues. We are so bombarded with political ads everywhere that only tell you why you should not vote for the other guy! I would rather know your position on issues rather than cop out and say bad crap about the opponent! Should these type of political promotion be banned?
Unfortunately, attack ads have been around since the beginning of politics. You just have to do your own research and find out how they stand on issues, ask them if you can.
Banning them no.
People should see the ads for what they really are about instead of feeding into the context of what it states about others.
What does the ad say about them? If the ad is less about them, then you have your answer with regards to character of the individual and his or her inability to stand ground on point.
If the ads only point blame, then it should show you that this is how politicians tread water to get elected, and yet these morons continue to get elected.
What does that say about society? Hmmmm......the word sheep comes to mind.
Unfortunately, just about every politician is using this targeting tactic. What does that say about our politics in general?
It shows how politicians have been using the same trick to get elected and it's worked.
When you elect unethical people of low character, then you get abusive power hungry jackasses, who enjoy the money more than they do or are committed to the citizens.
This will never happen. if you ban something they will still find a way to get something out. Politics are politics. that just happens to be the way things are done.
I get pretty sick of the ads, myself! Also, I get sick of all the phone calls I get wanting me to vote for so and so whenever election time comes around!
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