What Are the Political Ads Really Telling You?

Nov. 1, 2018

Good ol‘ boys planning their next move.

If you’ve been paying attention to the ads on television then you’ve seen what politicians with money can do. Their commercials tell what their opponent has done which will hurt the public if they win.

The ‘good ol’ boys’, consisting of Tom Reed, Ray Walter, Micheal Razenhofer and Chris Collins, have put out numerous commercials attacking their political opponents. What they haven’t done is to put out their own platform or even what they plan to do for their constituents.

Some of the good old boy ads, like Reed’s sister, tells the audience watching the ad that she will keep her younger brother, Tom Reed, in line. The ad had no info on what Tom has done for his followers. Then we have Ray Walter’s attack ads against newcomer Karen McMahon which are in left field. Ray has attacked her platform but still never tells what HE will do.

Take a look at this group of ineffective old boys who are sitting in their seats doing little or nothing, but are getting paid the big bucks.  Are they who you really want representing you in office?

2 Responses to “What Are the Political Ads Really Telling You?”

  1. jjtric says:

    Joe, I haven’t been a member of the Amherst Democratic Committee for at least 10 years. Joe, your comments have been sloppy lately.

  2. Money Talks says:

    I have to admit Jim is an advocate for his point of view. Nothing wrong with that. People can disagree and counter with their point of view. That is then way I think democracy should work.

    One political party has amassed a significant amount of power, both nationally and locally, and apparently will do or say anything to keep it. Sad! So when Jim points this out, what happens, he is attacked for saying it. Is anyone surprised?

    So EIGHT years ago Jim got 38 WRITE-IN votes for a Town Board election. Did ANYONE else get ANY write-in votes in that election?

    It is now up to the rest of us to judge how well we are being served, and if we find value in the attack ad messaging we are being inundated with on TV. Personally I think we need to send a message to all the candidates that we value a civil democracy which serves all the people, not just a powerful minority.

    Vote your aspirations, not your fears on election day. Reward those with personal integrity and a message of inclusion, not division.


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