Political ads surpass 2006 levels as ...

Political ads surpass 2006 levels as attacks mount

There are 12 comments on the KFVS story from Aug 27, 2010, titled Political ads surpass 2006 levels as attacks mount. In it, KFVS reports that:

Across the country, political ad spending is up and attack ads lead the way. Those who take the high road do so at their peril.

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Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#1 Aug 27, 2010
They use this muck-raking as a way of drawing attention to the issues.

I got so sick of the Nathan Deal/Karen Handel battle for governor it made me nauseous. Every 5 minutes on the TV it was "he's a liar," "she's a lair," "she likes gay people," "he steals money."

It was like watching a hateful married couple heading for a nasty divorce. Very uncomfortable. It made me dislike both of them very much.

And worse, neither of them ever talked about issues. To this day I have no idea how either of them feel about any of the issues facing our state. I'm tired of politics. What a total waste of energy.
MATTI

Europe

#2 Aug 27, 2010
IŽll just vote for a thrid party canadate....truth

Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#3 Aug 27, 2010
They use this muck-raking as a way of drawing attention to the issues.

Meant to say AWAY from the issues.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#4 Aug 27, 2010
There's a lot to attack these days with the Obama Admin sinking the entire Nation and his Democrat party cheering on Socialism.

End the Tyranny. Throw out Scumbag-0-crats and Impeach the Maggot Obama.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#5 Aug 27, 2010
The Most Fiscally Irresponsible Government in U.S. History

- Current federal budget trends are capable of destroying this country

By Mortimer B. Zuckerman
August 26, 2010

There is an instinctive conclusion among the American public that President Obama's stimulus package has failed to create a sustained recovery.

Unemployment has increased, not declined; consumers have retrenched; housing starts have crashed along with mortgage applications; and there is a fear that a double-dip recession may very well be in the pipeline.

The public perception, reflected in Pew Research/National Journal polls, is that the measures to combat the Great Recession have mostly helped large banks and financial institutions, and that's a view common to Republicans (75 percent) and Democrats (73 percent). Only one third of either political leaning thinks government policies have done a great deal or a fair amount for the poor.

There is another instinctive conclusion among the American people. It is that the national deficit, and the debts we have accumulated, are of critical political importance.

On the national debt, the money the government has spent without the tax revenues to pay for it has produced mind-numbing numbers so large as to be disconnected from reality. Zeros from here to infinity. The sums are hard to describe; it is hard to describe an elephant, but you know one when you see one. The public knows that, shuffle the numbers as you may, the level of debt is unsustainable.

Who could be surprised since millions of voters have discovered that for themselves? As one realizes the morning after the night before, there is an unavoidable penalty for excess. It is unnerving to wake up and learn that you have a mortgage on your home that exceeds the value of the property. Or, and too often both, you have a credit card line that you cannot repay and the issuer has you on the rack for ever bigger compound interest on the debt.

The lesson has been well and truly learned that debt catches up with you. Millions understand that they are just going to have to find a way to live within their means—and then still eke out some savings to pay down debt. And there are well over 14 million Americans without a paying job, so the level of discontent is very high. Just how are they going to regain control of their lives?

In a usnews.com post on July 26, Jodie Allen of the Pew Research Center reported that in recent weeks more academic and market economists have been urging the government to defer budget cuts and tax increases and instead provide additional stimulus to a still-fragile economy, some by continuing the Bush tax cuts. But among the public there has been a suggestive shift of opinion the other way, reflecting worries about debt.

"Deficit and government spending" has jumped from 10th or 11th place as a priority for the federal government to one that is second only to job creation and economic growth. The drift of opinion is manifest in other recent polls. For instance, a CBS poll conducted July 9-12 assessed the most important problem facing the country as the economy and jobs (38 percent), with concern about the budget deficit and national debt way down at 5 percent. Yet CNN (July 16-21) has 47 percent preoccupied first with the economy, and 13 percent with the federal deficit.

In a recent Time magazine poll, two thirds of the respondents say they oppose a second government stimulus program and more than half say the country would have been better off without the first one.

People see the stimulus, fashioned and passed by Congress in such a hurry, as a metaphor for wasted money. They are highly critical about the lack of discipline among our political leaders. The question that naturally arises is how to forestall a long-term economic decline.

http://politics.usnews.com/opinion/mzuckerman...

Impeach the Maggot!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#7 Aug 27, 2010
The Fed has lowered rates dramatically to keep the economy ticking and maybe continue the painfully slow recovery, but at the receiving end there is no feeling of relief at all.

People know that the stimulus is about to stop stimulating. They know that money is petering out. They know that states are preparing to cut $200 billion to balance their budgets. They realize that the Great Recession has wiped out huge amounts of wealth and that, unlike other recessions, this will not be followed by the kind of economic boom when people who had sat on their money during the lean years unleash pent-up demand for all sorts of goods and services.

There is no sign of that happening this time around. Households and businesses have kept their hands in their pockets. And so while many think that the only way to revive the economy and to inject more money into it is through governmental spending, the general feeling is that we can't afford that right now.

The government will be writing more IOUs on top of those we already can't afford. Why plan a second stimulus if the first stimulus couldn't prevent high unemployment?
waiting

Lumberton, NC

#8 Aug 27, 2010
still waiting for the first political scumbag in the campaign to ask for my vote.

canidate: hello my name is-

answering machine: were sorry no one is available to pick up. and if its a political canidate i whould rather git my *beep* with a metal ruler then vote for you or anyone like you.

have a good election you rapist!

end message.
Tony

Tampa, FL

#9 Aug 27, 2010
o-bribe-a has spread his division, hatred and turmoil all across America.

the President of Hatred, division, turmoil and constant unrest......

Just one more catagory where o-bribe-a is bad for America.
Pheeewww

Leavenworth, KS

#11 Aug 27, 2010
WRONG , the one before the present one is ENTIRELY responsible for this fiscal fiasco. The present government hasn't had a chance to even show what it's about. Playing damage control isn't any way to run a government but after the last regime, there's no choice. Inherit a Herbert Hoover government and you can't do anything but what Obama's doing.
Blaming Obama is like giving W credit for the surplus Clinton helped create. But then again greed IS on the rise and people are ALWAYS blinded when they get greedy. I know these tactics have worked in the past(say it long enough they'll believe it), but I hope that it doesn't work this time cause our negative account balance won't suffer more theft.
Robert

Brooklyn, NY

#13 Aug 28, 2010
Time has an end and wr are almost there;



May God bless and have mercy on us.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Canton, OH

#15 Aug 28, 2010
Pheeewww wrote:
WRONG , the one before the present one is ENTIRELY responsible for this fiscal fiasco. The present government hasn't had a chance to even show what it's about. Playing damage control isn't any way to run a government but after the last regime, there's no choice. Inherit a Herbert Hoover government and you can't do anything but what Obama's doing.
Blaming Obama is like giving W credit for the surplus Clinton helped create. But then again greed IS on the rise and people are ALWAYS blinded when they get greedy. I know these tactics have worked in the past(say it long enough they'll believe it), but I hope that it doesn't work this time cause our negative account balance won't suffer more theft.
"My economic Stimulus plan will Prevent Unemployment from exceeding 8%"
-Boke Obama = Liar/Idiot.

"Obamacare is Not a tax."
-Broke Obama = Liar/Idiot

"Even though I haven't read the report, the Police acted Stupidly"
-Broke Obama = Liar/Idiot
Pheewww

Leavenworth, KS

#17 Aug 28, 2010
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
"My economic Stimulus plan will Prevent Unemployment from exceeding 8%"
-Boke Obama = Liar/Idiot.
"Obamacare is Not a tax."
-Broke Obama = Liar/Idiot
"Even though I haven't read the report, the Police acted Stupidly"
-Broke Obama = Liar/Idiot
Wait! aren't you forgetting to blame him for Iraq, WWI&II, Bay of Pigs, Bush's financial collapse, Trade Center attack. I still wonder if some of you weren't in a coma for the past 8 years and just woke up. Your reply= Dumb, Your next reply=Even dumber, and so on until you vaporize from utter stupidity! Nothing personal.
Just seems appropriate and predictable.

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