30 July 2006
Oklahoma political advertising 101
An overview by Lynn:
I can't say for certain if Oklahoma politicians are actually nastier than politicians anywhere else but it certainly seems like it nastier and more childish. The worst insult of all is "Liberal!" Politicians around here assault each other's character in every imaginable way but when they want to bring out the big gun it's always, "[My opponent] is a liberal," with the word "Liberal" spoken in the most distasteful tone possible, as if the word itself were almost too vile to say out loud. They're like kids on the playground shouting insults at each other. It doesn't even matter whether the insult makes sense or not, just that it is as vile as possible.
One of the things that has kept me in the Democratic fold all these years, despite a personal turn to the right or is it that the Democratic organization has veered to the left? is the persistent Republican "more conservative than thou" posturing: if that's all they have to say, they don't really have much to say, do they?Posted at 8:59 AM to Political Science Fiction , Soonerland