My take on the DCCC ad controversy

Posted by: ST on July 15, 2006 at 12:31 am

The last few days have seen a flurry of outrage expressed by Republicans over a recent Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ad which showed an image of the flag-draped coffins of US troops being transported back home (view the ad here).   Because of the condemnations expressed towards the DCCC by Republicans over the ad, it has now been pulled (hat tip: Allah).

My thoughts on the ad are this: first, it’s not surprising, because it shows that Democrats will do whatever they can to make it look like the war in Iraq is a failure because I think they know that if the perception is that we’ve lost in Iraq, then they ‘win’ because that makes their doom and gloom attitude towards Iraq appear to be right.  They are raising money on the backs of dead American troops by saying that those troops died for a lie.  It’s a rather sad commentary on the Democratic policy towards winning in Iraq (one of many).

I wish they’d have continued to run the ad, because I think it really shows the true colors of the radical anti-war left.

Updated to add: For any liberal out there wondering why I won’t go the moral equivalence route with this ad versus the one Republicans ran with the brief image of a flag-draped coffin being carried at Ground Zero, wonder no more: there is no equivalence between the two.  The President’s ad was a reminder of the consequences we suffer from inaction, and how we need to make sure that we don’t make the same mistakes again.  The ad had a clear ‘stay the course’ message, while the Democratic ad projected the same old "sky is falling" defeatist negative attitude we’ve gotten from Democrats ad nauseam since Bush "stole" the election. 

And if Democrats want to be honest with with themselves, they should to admit that the reason they objected to that ad was not because they were offended by the idea of showing a flag-draped coffin (obviously they’re not, with the now-pulled ad standing as proof of that) but instead because seeing that flag-draped coffin was a reminder that 9-11 happened, something they seem to want only view as a distant memory – and furthermore, the ad was a reminder that since 9-11, Bush proved himself to be an effective leader in fighting Islamofascists like those who flew the planes into our buildings.  That ad reminded Democrats of Bush’s strengths. 

Big no no – to them, of course.

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    1. camojack says:

      For the Dumb-ocrats, the end justifies the means… :-w

    2. Big Bang Hunter says:

      – They can’t seem to get their arms around the idea they’re giving a tremendous pile of “defeatist/weak on the WOT/anti-American/cut and run/We support our troops except when they do their jobs” ammo they’re just handing to the Repub’s. BDS runs really really deep in the fevor swamps of the Left.

      – Works for me. Keep on a-truckin Lefties….

      – Bang **==

    3. CZ says:

      Bring it on!<):)

    4. Lorica says:

      Just when you thought Dem leadership couldn’t get any lower. SURPRISE!!!! These guys so lack even the most basic of comprehensive skills. What will happen if the October surpise this year is the terrorists give up and go home???(I know wishful thinking) Good Lord are these guys so short sighted that they think they can run ads like this and not have it come back to haunt them in November?? Have they learned Nothing from the Wellstone Memorial?? Guess not, stupid is as stupid does, and I cannot believe how bright and intelligent people continue to put these lowlifes back in office. – Lorica

    5. TomR says:

      The loonier the Left gets the more support they lose. I want them to continue running that ad, it has to hurt them.

    6. KEvron says:

      “The last few days have seen a flurry of outrage expressed by Republicans”

      why is there always so much anger from the right?


    7. Big Bang Hunter says:

      why is there always so much anger from the right?

      – Coming from the “culture of hate” that is the Democratic party core these days, that has to be a poster child for the congnitive dissonance from the tin-hat crowd. This from a gaggle of people who let Bush derangement animate everything they say and do. Riiiiiight.

      – Bang **==

    8. Lorica says:

      LOL You have to admit it is sort of funny for someone to say there is “So Much” anger on the right. Especially in light of Bush Derangement Syndrome. Good God people wake up, you are not helping yourself by defending this horrible commercial with there is so much anger on right. Your logic is laughable. The blind leading the blind holding a candle for light. LOL :) – Lorica

    9. benning says:

      Confederate Yankee has an interesting take, including what is happening with Ms. Frisch. He says, “The Left has a long and storied history in America of creating homicidally-minded psychopaths.”

      He also reports, “As a matter of fact, the majority of political assassinations in America have come from the left or other variations of the mentally ill (as you will see below, many are both, liberalism and mental illness apparently run hand-in-hand), with the exception of RFK, who was killed by a long-standing lefty friend, the Jew-hating Muslim, in this instance Sirhan Sirhan.”

      Take a look at his post, ‘Frisch Fries’, and see what he sees. It’s like “Libs Gone Wild!”

      He’s also got his own Troll. :d

    10. stackja says:

      ST “And if Democrats want to be honest with with themselves” Since when have the Dems being honest?