With the direction of this country at stake, this election cycle is important. But on the other hand, I'm happy that it's almost over. The outright lying in political ads is wearing us thin.
First paragraph suggests that this ad was created to capitalize on "anti-Catholic" sentiment. Maybe true, but it's more likely that the people who put the ad together completely disregarded the fact that the clerical collar above is not worn by Protestant minister Dan Hall - the man who the ad was designed to attack. In the tolerant Democrats mind, since the above uniform is more recognizeable as religious garb than what Protestant minister's wear (they have no uniform) the decision was probably made to use it instead of a plainly dressed man wearing an "ignore the poor" button.
Since the Democrat ad-maker has no respect for either Catholics or Protestants, he/she didn't see a problem with using the smearing imagery. Never mind that the Catholic Church is the most charitable organization on earth. Literally.
Here's another doozy:
If you haven't seen this one it's Alan Grayson's (D-FL) ad against his opponent "Taliban" Dan Webster:
Now watch the original video with Webster's "submit to me" comments in context:
Grayson on MSNBC defending his ad:
Priceless isn't it?