There should be a rule, a statute of limitations, on paid political advertising. Money talks and all that, and TV stations across the nation are just fulfilling their obligation to air what the PACs and candidates have paid for. But come on. Not only have we seen these commercials enough times to recite them ourselves, most of them are so full of blatant fear-mongering and hyperbolic, manipulative drivel that there’s no reason to take them seriously. Fact checkers must be pulling their hair out. And voters should be offended. These ads are an insult to human intelligence. Though they apparently must still have their appeal.
The low road still works. Sad.