Every day, the Democratic Party Facebook page releases a slew of so-called “attack ads” on Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who is looking to take the GOP nomination in the 2016 presidential ad.
The words “attack ad” are put in quotes, mainly because the ads are actually making the case for why voters should support Paul rather than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
See the ads for yourself:
First off, the first two ads use quotes that Paul has said in the past. The first ad refers to how Paul would handle cutting federal taxes, arguing that by making rich people give the federal government does not make the poor less poor, it simply makes the government more rich. That is a message young people, conservatives, libertarians and independents can all get behind.
The second ad refers to Paul’s plan to close many useless and ineffective federal agencies. One of those, the Department of Education, has proven to be a failure, as each state has their own Department of Education, therefore a federal department is truthfully of no use. Yet again, another message that any voter who is not a staunch progressive or liberal can get behind.
The third ad may come across as confusing, but it refers to Paul’s media interviews in which he scolded two reporters for falsifying his voting record and previous statements. For the majority of the public, which does not trust the general media, Paul’s decision to call the journalists out was bold and necessary. It sets Paul apart from other Republicans who the public views as simply “taking it” from the media.
The fourth, fifth and sixth ads are not just odd, but they’re also deceptive, naturally. Not only will the everyday voter be confused by the ads, they will not buy into them either. The fourth ad tries to twist Paul’s view that private businesses should be allowed to decide who they associate with, rather than the federal government telling them who they can associate with.
The fifth ad is simply referring to the fact that Paul does not support more regulation by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on the internet. And the sixth ad attempts to mock Paul for saying he is a Washington outsider. However, Paul is a Washington outsider. He is not a long-time career politician and he does vote with the majority of Republicans in the Senate on a variety of issues.
With ads like these, it is as if the Democrats want Paul to win.