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Count me in the camp that thinks such over the top comparisons will do more harm to Democrats than to President Bush. It's not a secret that one of the judges at the moveon.org sponsored competition (Michael Moore) hates George Bush with a passion.

The vast majority of the electorate that is paying no attention to the race will be interested in seeing if the Democratic nominee (whoever that may be) repudiates these kinds of ads. For some this may involved some serious verbal gymnastics.

The ads are already being saved to the RNC website for posterity. Expect to see them used to paint the Democrats, and particularly Gov. Dean, as an extremists. Given the history of love between Dean and MoveOn.org expect fellow Democrats to start hammering him for these ads this week, even though he has nothing to do with them. The other candidates are deperate...

I for one hope one of these wins the competition and airs during the Super Bowl. Goodness knows were going to see enough of it in a caption box in Republican ads.

Here are the current Bush=Hitler ads:

Ad 1
Ad 2

Michele thinks the Bush=Hitler idea has jumped the shark.

Update: MoveOn.org is trying to distance itself from the spots, created by participants in its contest, and approved as entries by MoveOn.org. The RNC answers back. Given the climate of partisanship and Bush loathing on the far left it's disingenuous for them to deny responsibly for the creation of these ads. They got what they asked for. Since it wasn't produced by MoveOn.org they have the easy out of saying "it wasn't us".

Michael Moore (and presumably MoveOn.org) would like to hold gun manufacturers responsible for crimes committed with guns. Anyone else see the dichotomy in the two stances?

Comments (5)

Amazing. The individuals w... (Below threshold)

Amazing. The individuals who made those ads (and of course have forgotten anything at all about what happened in WWII) are probably the same people who say we need to "forget 9/11 and move on".

As a "centrist" who was hoping to vote someone OTHER than Bush into office next year (not looking good so far), I would do anything in my power to keep people like this from affecting policy in America at all.

Thanks to www.murdoconline.net for linking me to your posts!


You've been fooled by a RNC... (Below threshold)

You've been fooled by a RNC smear. I came over from Blogdex, since I wanted to see how the weblogs that tracked the RNC link responded. Yours is the second from the top -- the first weblog, reti.blogspot.com, quoted the RNC link and posted as if it were true, then updated the post with some irritation when they realized they'd been had.

Here's the link to the MoveOn response to the RNC smear: http://moveonvoterfund.org/smear/release.html.

I quote Abiola at reti.blogspot.com, "At the same time, I'm extremely annoyed at the RNC website for misrepresenting the independent contributions of 2 of 1500 outsiders as if they were centerpieces of MoveOn.org's advertising strategy. That is just plain dishonest, and makes me unlikely to ever take anything uttered by the RNC at face value in future (not that I often did before); one could easily (and with greater honesty) pick the worst posts on Free Republic and use them to smear the GOP as a party of ignorant creationists, protectionists, racists and xenophobes."

*&^%# you Vanessa. Add swe... (Below threshold)

*&^%# you Vanessa. Add swear-worders also.

I got here from blogdex, lo... (Below threshold)

I got here from blogdex, looking to see what's being written about this "Hitler ad".

As far as I can tell it's the RNC that has now is making available at their web site a copy of this offensive ad created by a private individual who submitted it to a contest at moveon.org, where it was not one of the winning entries.

So which group is using this offensive ad in their political campaign, rnc or moveon.org?

Ironically, the RNC, which ... (Below threshold)

Ironically, the RNC, which is supposedly so offended by the ads, has probably given them more "airtime" than anyone else. Go figure.






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