Welcome to Unpleasantville


You know, I wasn’t really planning on delving too deeply into the “island of misfit toys” that are the GOP presidential candidates, but their WTF-ery has now made that impossible.

Besides, writing about it may aid in the healing process.

Have I inadvertently landed myself into Bizarro World?

(Queue the latest Rick Santorum  ad Campaign, entitled “Obamaville”):

Granted they must have a top-notch team producing this sleek campaign. The images are evocative,  albeit some bordering on subliminal. And it musta cost a fortune to hire that movie trailers guy for the narration.

But I can’t help but find it humorous that  this vision of our future, this “cautionary tale” , as they put it,  is set in the bleak, desolate future time of…….. 2014.

Um, that’s only two years from now, guys.  Are we really supposed to swallow that this over the top, melodramatic, Orwellian vision of the USA is a mere two years away?  Nothing like a little manipulative fear mongering to get you to vote for the *right* guy. And they pretty much hit on all the hot spots, didn’t they? Let’s see: Iran, impending nuclear war, gas prices, economy, job losses, religion’s demise, medical care, etc, etc…  There was only one thing missing from that montage of fear.

My favorite fiercely ironic moment was when they showed a close-up of a candle being blown out as the narration declares, “freedom of religion under attack.”  I can only cringe at what Rick Santorum’s vision for America must be.

This whole thing just smacks of silly propaganda.

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