GOP Front Group Suggests WWII Vets Fought To Protect Unlimited Secret Money In Elections
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The American Future Fund (AFF), a shadowy right-wing attack ad group that does not identify its donors, was responsible for one of the most racially offensive ads of the 2010 cycle. But its latest online ad, “Thank You Senator McConnell,” may be one of the 2012 cycle’s most ridiculous.
The 80-second spot features images of the nation’s Founding Fathers, American troops on D-Day, anti-government protesters wielding “Don’t Tread On Me” flags, and a clip of Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) recent speech blasting calls for disclosure and limits to unfettered corporate political spending — all while text on the screen suggests American veterans fought for corporations’ right to buy and sell elections:
I'm picturing historians, centuries from now, looking at all the reasons the United States allegedly fought WWII for and having difficulty finding "Japan attacked it and Germany declared war on it" on the list...