Ed Gillespie Has a Very Short Memory About Bush Ads (updated):
Is Ed Gillespie serious? No, really, is he serious? Because what he said yesterday on Meet the Press with David Gregory's Bowl Cut Hair was just hilarious. Gillespie, who is an adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign failure, criticized remarks by Vice President Biden questioning whether or not a President Romney would have even had a chance to get Osama bin Laden, as well as an ad put out by President Obama's campaign that features President Clinton saying that the decision to kill bin Laden rested with one man, the President, and that he did the right thing.
Gillespie, who, back in the day, was forced to watch a sweaty, screaming Karl Rove get blown by a weeping Ken Mehlman on numerous occasions, was appalled. He actually said, "You know, David, this is one of the reasons President Obama has become one of the most divisive presidents in American history. He took something that was a unifying event for all of Americans, an event that Governor Romney congratulated him and the military and the intelligence analysts in our government for completing the mission in terms of killing Osama bin Laden and he's managed to turn it into a divisive, partisan, political attack that former Defense Secretary Frank Carlucci for President Reagan called sad, John McCain called shameful. I think most Americans will see it as a sign of a desperate campaign."
That's...darling. Now, Ed Gillespie, who looks like a nutria rat, may not want you to remember this, but he was the chair of the RNC when George W. Bush was running for re-election. Which Bush 2004 ad do you wanna go with to prove Gillespie is a lying sack of cocks? "Weapons"?
MALE NARRATOR [and TEXT]: As our troops defend America in the War on Terror...
MALE NARRATOR: ...they must have what it takes to win.
[TEXT: John Kerry Opposed Weapons Vital to the ar on Terror]
MALE NARRATOR: Yet John Kerry has repeatedly opposed weapons vital to winning the War on Terror.
[TEXT: Kerry Opposed: Apache Helicopters, C-130 Hercules, F-16 Fighter Jets, BUILT IN FLORIDA]
MALE NARRATOR: Apache helicopters, C-130 Hercules, and F-16 fighter jets, components of which are all built here in Florida.
[TEXT: Kerry Voted Against Body Armor For Our Troops]
MALE NARRATOR: Kerry even voted against body armor for our troops on the front line of the War on Terror.
MALE NARRATOR [and TEXT]: John Kerry's record on National Security: Troubling.
Or howzabout "Whatever It Takes," which uses grieving widows and wounded soldiers as props?
"BUSH: These four years have brought moments I could not foresee and will not forget. I’ve learned first hand that ordering Americans into battle is the hardest decision, even when it is right. I have returned the salute of wounded soldiers who say they were just doing their job.
"I have held the children of the fallen who are told their dad or mom is a hero but would rather just have their mom or dad. I’ve met with the parents and wives and husbands who have received a folded flag. And in those military families, I have seen the character of a great nation. Because of your service and sacrifice, we are defeating the terrorists where they live and plan and you’re making America safer. I will never relent in defending America, whatever it takes."
You could also go with "Troops," or, for big-time larfs, how about "Finishing It," with its images of bin Laden and injured kids (yes, bleeding children)?
MALE NARRATOR: These people want to kill us. They killed hundreds of innocent children in Russia, two hundred innocent commuters in Spain, and three thousand innocent Americans. John Kerry has a thirty year record of supporting cuts in defense and intelligence...
[TEXT: 30 Year Record; Cuts in Defense and Intelligence]
MALE NARRATOR: ...and endlessly changing positions on Iraq.
[TEXT: Endlessly Changing Positions on Iraq]
MALE NARRATOR : Would you trust Kerry up against these fanatic killers?
[TEXT: Would You Trust Kerry?]
MALE NARRATOR: President Bush didn't start this war, but he will finish it.
Ed Gillespie and anyone who supported George W. Bush's 2004 campaign talking about what's divisive is like a professional wrestler teaching subtlety.
Interestingly, when Gregory did bring up Bush ads to Gillespie, the chinless fuck said, "So the difference here is you don't see, you know, you see in the--in the Bush ad saying, you know, he's a strong leader. You don't see him saying and that guy, you know, would've done something different."
No, of course. The line "Would you trust Kerry up against these fanatic killers?" doesn't say that at all.
Hypocrisy is like air to these assholes. And they exist at a level of denial of the eight years before Obama came into office that would be sad if it wasn't transformed, on a daily basis, into a vicious hatred for anyone who might remind them of it.
Update with more hypocrisy: Hey, here's President Ford in an anti-Carter attack ad made for the Reagan campaign in 1980. Maybe only two-term presidents aren't supposed to get involved. Check it out.