Carol Platt Liebau: Offensive Ad Pulled

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Offensive Ad Pulled

Democrats have pulled the offensive, inappropriate ad featuring flag draped military coffins.

Good choice.

26 Comments:

Blogger Dittohead said...

Excellent indeed, the controversy had everyone going to the DCCC site to view the video and then many donated money setting new record highs.

Another brilliant strategy.

9:08 AM  
Blogger The Ayatollah said...

The Dim lose another one.

Maybe they're realizing that their anti-Americanism doesn't sell.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Dittohead, That's morbid and sick! A strange way to
"support the troups"

9:25 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Cliff,

Bush used the troops endlessly. And even used a flag-drapped-coffin in his ads. I think it disrespectful to sneak those that died for our country back into the U.S, as if their deaths are meaningless.

If you honestly want to honor them. Then don't hide the fact that they made the ultimate sacrifce for our country. There is nothing more disrespectful than to hide their service and sacrifice.

9:52 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Ditto, Knock it off!!!
You're a discusting and meaningless jerk!

9:55 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

How so?

You prefer the troops come home via commercial air cargo and people watch stupid advertisements instead of paying respect, crying, grieving and praying for their souls.

Hiding their deaths, dishonor them. It is hidden for political purposes. Everyone knows this, except you.

10:04 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

The truly "disgusting" thing is how a Yankee girly-boy drank and snorted his way through the Vietnam War while hiding in the National Guard, only to later send hundreds of Guardsmen to their deaths on a mission they were never designed to undertake.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Cliff,

You are the jerk who thinks the soldiers deaths should be swept under the carpet as if their death are meaningless.

Ronald Reagan gets a $ 13 million dollar funeral with three days of television coverage.

The troops who didn't get to live a full life, get blacked-out.

Although, I was a bit young to remember the details. I still recall those that died in Vietnam were honored in televised coverage of services at Arlingtion.

10:15 AM  
Blogger suek said...

Arlington is not the only National Cemetery. Families choose where their loved ones from the military will buried, whether they die as a result of military action, or as a result of natural death. They can choose a National Cemetery close to them, or they can choose a private cemetery. Definitely not all of them will choose Arlington.

Some of you might enjoy reading this blog today...

http://tinyurl.com/l8ett

10:20 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

The point is that those coffins represent private
citizens who volunteered
their lives for YOU and people like you. Whether or not you support the war
on terror is irrelevant, the fallen soldier in that
casket, had people like you
in mind when he gave his life! Nothing more, nothing less. Don't you get that!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Ditto, Those soldiers gave
their lives! And the only thing people on your side of the debate can think of
is how to make MONEY off of
their death. That to me sir, is Disgusting and sick!

10:31 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

And also Ditto,I might add, you call it,"Another brilliant strategy!"

10:37 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

The money the ad in question might have raked in for the Democrat pales in comparison to the money Dick and Duh-bya have waiting for them when they leave office, when Exxon and Halliburton will shower them with stock and cash for being such good boys.

Let none of this concocted outrage over photographs of coffins obscure the real profiteering that has occurred at the expense of the lives of our service men and women.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Duke-stir, you don't get it either, do you!

10:46 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Yes, I "get it" that you have blinders on and are unable to see that your president does not care about the troops, except to be photographed with them.

'Armor? Hah! Now be quiet and stand here smiling while I have my pitcher taken with ya.'

10:54 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Cliff,

I thought they were US soldiers?

Wake up to the fact that Bush has hidden his failures begin the troops. He spent months giving his worn out plan for victory speeches to troop audiences to prevent anyone from questioning him on his policies and strategies.

The GOP never allow a fair debate in congress on the policies and strategies of this war on terror. They simply name call, saying dems are weak and don't support the troops. This is hiding behind the troops and shows a total lack of concern for the troops.

But once again, you are outraged at the Dems but, are silent on Bush using a flag-drapped-cofin in his presidential campaign. Cheney even went so far as tell audiences that if they didn't elect Bush and him, terrorist would come to America and shoot their children.

So it is perfectly okay for the right, but outrages for the left and this in itself is using and dishonoring the troops.

And lets not forget, that the Bush administration had a 900 page plan to privatize the Iraqi oil wells before the war started but, no plan to secure the country after the Iraq government was overthrown. Bush never developed a plan for victory. His "Plan for Victory" was something a Duke professor had written and Bush just adopted last fall.

The troops also didn't get body armor for a couple of years while Halliburton was getting no-bid contracts and their employee get paid three time as much for doing the same job a soldier does.

11:05 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Duke-stir,The big difference is that the troups and the families of those troups are very PROUD to have their picture taken with the President, but to have their picture in a money making ad, thay find that to be disgusting! Is that something that you "Get?"

11:11 AM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Cliff, I get it that you are unable to see the hypocrisy and cowardice of Our Great Leader.

11:18 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Ditto, you said,"I thought they were US soldiers"?
So now you consider them to
be "property," to be bought
and sold? Thanks, you made my point exactly!

11:21 AM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Cliff,

You said they were citizens. They are also US soldiers.

War is always about money, even the US Revolution. If you are so outraged. Read this...

Former president George H.W. Bush only recently resigned as a board member of the finance giant the Carlyle Group, heavily associated with military and security contracts. The Carlyle Group was 43rd among federal contractors in 2002, with $676.5 million in contracts. In 2003, the Carlyle Group moved up to 11th place, with $2.1 billion in contracts, partly from the war on terrorism and partly from Iraq. Insiders at the company also cashed in millions of dollars' worth of options in 2003.

http://www.democracyrising.us/content/view/57/81/

11:38 AM  
Blogger Cliff said...

This blog proves that liberalism is a mental disease!

12:01 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

Legal Group Blasts Papa Shrub on Bin Laden Link
by Geoffrey Gray
October 11th, 2001 1:45 PM


Judicial Watch is pawing in disbelief through President George W. Bush's past business connections with the Saudi-based Bin Laden family. The firm is demanding that GWB's father, the original President Bush, immediately resign from his post as a paid senior adviser to the Carlyle Group, a private Washington equity firm that according to The New York Times has essentially become the nation's 11th largest defense contractor.

Carlyle's investors include the Bin Laden family, Bush Sr., and former Bush inner guard members Nick Carlucci and James Baker. Judicial Watch says all involved stand to benefit from any increase in U.S. defense spending.

"It's mind-boggling," says Klayman. "This conflict of interest has now turned into a scandal."

Klayman questions why Bush the Younger is not aggressively pursuing Saudi Arabia, a country known to harbor terrorists. He points to Bush the Elder's business connections there, like the Saudi-based Bin Laden family, through Carlyle. "President Bush should not ask, but demand, that his father pull out of the Carlyle Group," says Klayman.

Neither former president Bush—who has continued advising his son on handling the war on terrorism—nor the Carlyle Group returned calls seeking comment.

In a case of "like father, like son," President Bush also had connections to the Carlyle Group, reports show Carlyle was a major contributor to his electoral fund.

Upon hearing about the Bush-Bin Laden family connection, other Washington nonprofits have joined Judicial Watch in expressing their concern.

"Carlyle is as deeply wired into the current administration as they can possibly be," Charles Lewis, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, told Bushwatch.org. "George Bush is getting money from private interests that have business before the government, while his son is president. And, in a really peculiar way, George W. Bush could, some day, benefit financially from his own administration's decisions, through his father's investments.

1:18 PM  
Blogger Duke-Stir said...

Dittohead, the fear of this very kind of "pawing" through records is what prompted Little Shrub to issue his executive order to seal all of his and Daddy's presidential papers.

People who have terrorist-harboring friends with oil need secrecy.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Boy. Talk about fear-mongering. Saudi Arabia, for all it's faults, has been actively fighting the terrorists in their midst. The bin-Laden family is not unanimously behind the actions of Osama, and being a large family, it is typical but stupid of libs to insist any connections between the two are certain. Haliburton is not making big bucks off the war and in fact wish to get out of the money losing contracts. The no-bid thing isn't as insidious as libs would like others to believe and what other company is capable of doing the work they do on the scale they do it? Fewer lib sources would serve you fools well. And if you can't see the difference between the ads, you're worse off than I thought.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Dittohead said...

MA,

Funny how our depty secretary of financial survellence gave testimony last Friday and stated Saudi has not cooperated with the US.

All Halliburton has to do is stop bidding for government contracts.

It seems you just make up whatever you believe will give Bush cover.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Ditto:
"Excellent indeed, the controversy had everyone going to the DCCC site to view the video and then many donated money setting new record highs.

Another brilliant strategy. "

Another? As in a long line of other "brilliant" strategies?

Oh yea, like the ones that brought Republicans into the majority in the House and Senate!

Boy, I hope they keep up the brilliance!

11:36 AM  

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