Monday, October 25, 2010

Is this Political Discourse?

I know I shouldn't be surprised, but the latest attempt by to sway voters is so insulting and so over the top it is insane. They launched a video at this address, and while the video is clever and makes good use of technology it is so utterly inane that it is offensive to the political process. Is this what our nation has devolved to? That we go out and vote because some outside political action group tells us to vote a certain way using actors and silly future time travel movie plots?

Where is the content in this political advertisement? Where is the reasoned discourse and discussion of the issues? To use a food analogy, this ad is all sizzle and no steak.

I urge you to get out and vote, and I won't resort to cheap movie tricks to do so. Your vote matters as part of the democratic process. In fact it is far too important a part to trivialize with cheap cinematic sensationalism. I won't even tell you who to vote for or why you should vote for them, I will merely tell you to familiarize yourself with the candidates, with the issues important to you, and vote accordingly.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

An interesting read...

Check this out, a PDF is available here. It was written back in 2006 and gives an interesting perspective on Mr. Blumenthal's history as the Attorney General of Connecticut. As always, consider the source, the group is obviously picking out some of the problem cases of his career. However, it fits perfectly with the way the man portrays himself today, as an egotistical self inflated politician with little motivation beyond winning the next election.

I severely hope that the people of Connecticut send him packing, now that he has given up his post as AG to run for Senate we can finally rid ourselves of him. If he doesn't win a seat in the Senate it is my prediction that he will wither up and expire from lack of a spotlight and soapbox.