It's been nearly two years since my post, A Few Weeks in Castle Rock, in which I pointed out the parallels between Stephen King's cautionary tale " 6;">Needful Things" and the political climate leading up to the 2008 election. At that time I couldn't imagine that the level of political discourse could sink much lower. Sadly, I was wrong.
Here we are in 2010 and a group named Personhood Colorado is running an ad which portrays President Barack Obama as "the angel of death". The following is a clip from the Ed Schultz Show during which Ed and Kjersten Forseth of Progress Now Colorado discuss this reprehensible ad.
Well readers, if Hell has come to Washington, it didn't arrive in the persons of Barack Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. The real demons are the hateful little people who hide in shadows, pulling strings, hosting radio shows, and airing ads that do nothing but spread fear, mistrust and bigotry. Yes, the real demons are the hate mongers who play on the worst fears of the public and turn normally rational citizens into crazed radicals who kill doctors, carry guns to town hall meetings and threaten voters at the polls.
This has to stop.
So here's my rebuttal ad, courtesy once again of Stephen King. Yes, it's borrowing from fiction but at least I'm not trying to pass it off as fact. The enemies of the American people are not the Democrats, the Republicans orTea Party. The real enemies of the American people are the hatemongers, always has been, always will be.
I strongly encourage someone in the DNC to contact Mr. King and get the rights to perform the necessary edits.
It's time to take back the democratic process from Leland Gaunt.