Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I know the last 8 years provide all the evidence a rational person needs but I was a bit surprised about this story because I didn't think Sen. Elizabeth Dole was one of the extremists. (h/t Atrios)

In an attempt to sercure re-election, Dole has aired an ad that accuses her Democratic opponent of being an atheist:

Sen. Elizabeth Dole's latest advertisement suggests her Democratic opponent, Kay Hagan, is a godless heathen.

"A leader of the Godless Americans PAC recently held a secret fundraiser for Kay Hagan," the 30-second spot says, showing footage of the group's members talking about their atheist beliefs on cable news.

"Godless Americans and Kay Hagan. She hid from cameras. Took godless money," the ad concludes. "What did Kay Hagan promise in return?"

At the very end of the ad, a voice sounding like Hagan's says: "There is no God."

Hagan is in fact a Sunday school teacher and has already pushed back against this smear but this is part of the GOP's unscrupulous pandering to the intolerant.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

It is about winning. Winning is the only thing and they will win at any cost. If it took throwing someone elses granny under a bus they would do it. The GOP knows that its base is now bigoted narrow minded racists. They try to pretend that it is not. When they are in danger of losing they rouse thie rabble and show thier true colors. The GOP runs under a false flag as fiscal conservatives, borrowing, cutting the gvt's income and spending like a drunk sailor on fleet week.