My state of Maryland is solidly blue, although I live in a red rural area. Because the state is so solidly blue, we get very few TV ads concerning the national election.
But I was just watching CNN and saw the worst anti-Obama attack ad I've ever seen. Apparently the ad is called "Shady" and calls for "10,000 signatures" to get Mr. Obama "disqualified from the ballot," whatever that is supposed to mean.
It was the meanest collection of lies and birtherism and Obama CTs I've ever seen.
The ad directed people to "www.whoisbarack.com." That link resolves to a page on "conservativesnow.com," which has a link to the ad. That page, by the way, claims that Sheriff Arpaio found "indisputable evidence" that Mr. Obama's birth certificate is fraudulent.
This website (and the TV ad) claim to be promoted by something called the "Conservative Majority Fund."
If you google "Conservative Majority Fund," there are many recent posts commenting on this new ad campaign. But I couldn't find anybody who claims to know who is behind this. Is this another Koch brothers astroturf racket?
Incidentally, I don't see any reason not to give the links. They're easily findable. And it's not like they care about pageviews.
This is really dirty politics. I'd like to see this PAC exposed.
I also question their sanity in running an ad like that in Maryland. (Correct me if I'm wrong, but I assume CNN and other cable news shows have different ads in different regional and local markets, not just one big national set.)