Keith issued arguably his most powerful Special Comment yet tonight. This time he takes on the GOP’s newest fearmongering ad which quotes Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri superimposed over pictures of explosions with the sound of a ticking bomb in the background. As if that wasn’t enough, it’s topped off with the cryptic message echoing LBJ’s 1964 “Daisy” ad that ran just once: These are the stakes.
In my opinion, the most important point Keith makes concerns the recent uproar over the video CNN showed this week of a sniper attack on US troops in Iraq. House Armed Services Chariman Duncan Hunter and Congressman Brian Bilbray have come out strong against it calling it a “terrorist snuff film” yet they seem to have no problem with a RNC ad which is really nothing short of a propaganda film itself.
This is followed up by the Republican attack ad against Harold Ford, which was so egregious, that even Bob Corker had the good sense to request it be pulled.
All these actions are a sign of increasing desperation by the Republicans and their Party, and another sign that “We the people” need to vote the bums out. Vote November 7th, just not for Republicans.
* The first two paragraphs of this article is by the poster of the Keith Olbermann video in question.