Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Obama and Ahmadinejad: Santorum's one of a kind

IF YOU HAVE the slightest doubt about McRick Santorum's desperate (if hopeless) quest to win the GOP nomination, check his campaign's latest attack ad on President Obama. It should be easy enough to find on the Internet. The 65-second ad is titled "Obamaville" and pictorially cross-references Obama and Ahmadinejad with quickly alternating head shots. Although there is no mistake about the ad's projection of the president as the Iranian leader, Santorum's spokesman Hogan Gidley told NBC News that it would be "absurd" to conclude that the ad suggests Obama and Ahmadinejad are the same person.

The Democratic National Committee, of course, is outraged that the Republican would stoop this low and is responding with its own ad to denounce Santorum. If they need some humble advice, I would suggest a counter-ad alternating the photos of Santorum and Rush Limbaugh. I would have preferred Torquemada, the notorious Spanish Inquisition perpetrator, but who would remember him today?


PJJinOregon said...

I remember Torquemada. But, Abe, his life predated photography. So, if we're going that far back, my recommendation would be Savanarola. Both he and Sanctorum made their name preaching radically reactionary sermons. (No "Sanctorum" is not a spelling error. It better conveys his political views.)

Grumpy Abe said...

I once wtnessed the very spot in Florence where the bonfires of the vanities had soared to heaven. And, alas, Fr, Savanarola overstayed his welcome.

David Hess said...

The real thing that's absurd is Gidley's blatant lie.