Though negative campaign ads are usually meant to provide a reason why someone shouldn’t vote for the candidate’s opponent, a new ad released by Hillary Clinton’s campaign is shocking in its ability to convey a compelling argument as to why people should vote for a Republican in 2016.
The ad- aptly named “Incredible”- will air in Iowa and New Hampshire and it includes snippets of some of the top contenders of the GOP field speaking boldly on important issues facing Americans.
It begins with Donald Trump promising to defeat ISIS by bombing “the shit out of them” and immediately transitions to Ted Cruz promising to “carpet-bomb them into oblivion.”
Presumably, we, the viewers, are supposed to believe that these are bad ideas…
The narrator ominously warns, “One of these Republicans could actually be president.”
The clip shows Chris Christie yelling at a rude heckler (which Hillary, herself, did just last week) and includes footage of Jeb Bush saying that we should “repeal Obamacare,” Trump claiming that wages are too high and Cruz calling for a defunding of Planned Parenthood.
“They’re backward, even dangerous,” the narrator ominously warns. The ad then asks, “Who’s the one candidate who can stop them?”
Yep- you guessed it, Hillary Clinton- the candidate who the ad seems to suggest is against defeating ISIS, is against repealing the disastrous healthcare overhaul that jeopardizes both our economy and millions of American lives, if for creating unsustainable wages and against defunding the butchers of Planned Parenthood who have been repeatedly caught on video explaining how they sell baby parts for profit.
“Tested, and tough,” the narrator calls Hillary. “To stop them, stand with her.”
While the ad is meant to appeal to the Democratic base to establish herself as the superior choice to Bernie Sanders, who Clinton alleges is unelectable, the ad will likely come back to haunt the tone-deaf candidate who appears entirely disconnected with the will of the American people.
While Clinton can always count on a basic level of support from the Democratic base, the true decider of the general election will be based on who can pick-up the most swing votes and distancing oneself from the “bomb the hell out of ISIS” mentality of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is about the worst thing one can do as Americans grow frustrated and increasingly frightened over the threat of global terrorism and the left’s complete unwillingness to take any meaningful steps to curtail their radical efforts.
The ad will play in Iowa and New Hampshire in the primaries, but if they’re shrewd, Republicans will pick-up the ad and play it in the general as it will do more for their cause than it ever will for Hillary’s.