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The Curmudgeon Video of the Week: A New Low in Political Campaign Advertising

We’ve all come to expect the worst from television political ads, but this time, The Curmudgeon thinks he may have found the absolute worst:  a new ad from Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, the man who, back in 2009, famously declared that his foremost political objective was to make Barack Obama a one-term president.

Not “fix the economy.”  Not “get us out of Iraq and Afghanistan.”  Not “make this country a better place to live.”

So maybe The Curmudgeon shouldn’t be as appalled as he is by this ad, which in his mind is the most disgusting, repulsive, reprehensible piece of political advertising he’s ever seen.  In fact, it’s so bad, crosses so far over the line, that the only reason The Curmudgeon didn’t post it in this space when he first saw it was that he was certain it was a hoax and spent the next two weeks checking out multiple sources to verify its provenance.

But maybe he shouldn’t be surprised.  After all, we ARE talking about Mitch McConnell, and it’s probably not possible to get any lower politically than Mitch McConnell.

Judge for yourself here.