Don’t Vote?

(This is, in a word, disgusting – promoted by Colorado Pols)

Here’s an ad getting serious air time in Nevada.

And here’s the guy running this air war against Reid and D’s.

I’m with Lawrence O’Donnell. And the others who find this disgusting.

Vote.  Decide which candidate is the best one for you.  Vote.

Vote.  Decide which issues are important to you. Vote.

Vote.  If neither of the candidates you have to choose from agree with you on everything (they never do), figure out a way to choose. Vote.

Don’t let your anger or frustration or the weather or your neighbor or the mind numbing media or the World Series or your health or anything else get in your way. VOTE.

If instead you choose not to – watch some people going to the polls:

I choose this one because one of my uncles spent the summer of of 1963 in Birmingham registering voters.

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  1. bjwilson83 says:

    He should have told them to vote Republican.

  2. EmeraldKnight76 says:

    and saying anything to take power back. In all the years of contentious elections, in all the egregious examples of voter intimidation I’ve seen, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this.

    To have a Hispanic, even if he is a Republican, put together an ad telling an ENTIRE minority population to stay home on election day? That goes way way beyond the pale.

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen Lawrence hammer away or get visibly angry before when doing an interview. I don’t really blame him.

  3. Middle of the Road says:

    I love how surprised (watch those eyebrows) Robert De Posada seems to be when it’s pointed out that his ad only shows Democrats, targets Democrats and the treasurer on his staff is a Republican lobbyist. Oh yeah, he finally admits he is a conservative who didn’t vote for Obama, which sort of seems to conflict with the message of his ad, no?

    Well, this is what the Republican Party has reduced itself to–repressing the vote. Win at all costs is all that matters. You all must be so proud.  

  4. Half Glass Full says:

    It assumes that Latinos are a bunch of idiots.

    They will learn very quickly that this guy is a slimy Republican operative.

  5. State Line says:

     – Waaaay too long.

    – The narrator doesn’t even say ‘don’t vote’ until 1:13 into the spot;

    – The ‘Don’t Vote’ graphic doesn’t hit the screen until 1:23.

    Who’s paying attention by that point?


    • Cordelia Chase says:

      Do they really run the whole 1:30 commercial?  Who’s going to pay attention that long to an ad on tv?  

      It is really awful for any group to be telling anyone not to vote.  That is the foundation of our country – democracy and the right to elect people to represent us. And what an odd message – don’t vote for the Democrats because they didn’t do anything for Latino voters – so Republicans will end up in power and will likely make things worse for immigrants.  

      As wrong as I feel it is for this country sometimes, I would never tell republicans not to vote their opinion.  

  6. reubenesp says:

    than immigration.  Tom Tancredo wants a literacy test to vote.  Which party do you think Hispanics will choose?

    • Froward69 says:

      at first I think of how literacy tests were used in the south to keep Black people from voting.

      then I start to think that a basic civics test might be worthwhile. I mean bj would fail along with all the republicans confused by Fox, Beck Rush etc…

  7. Ray Springfield says:

    Fa before ‘The Conservative Mind” was written.

    It comes as no surprise.

    Vote caging, and stripping supposed felons from the rolls played a large part in 2000.

    Conservatives rely upon low turnout.

    Divide and conquer by race and class have historically kept many classes from society from voting for their economic interests.

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