Sick of the Ads Yet?

By Loudoun Insider

This is such a lame post, but I just have to say that I AM SO SICK OF ALL THE POLITICAL ADS!!! I am not exactly addicted to TV, but it is usually on in the house all the time and the volume and repetitive nature of the political ads is way past saturation level. I can’t wait for this to be over.


  • Citizen Tom says:

    I have the solution. Do not watch TV. Are you going to miss anything? No. If you have any children, will they benefit? Yes.

    The only thing you will have to do is find something else to do with your time (some do find that to be a struggle), but you will definitely not have to wait for “it” to be over.

  • Fauquier Dan says:

    What is amazing is that any thinking person would allow anything they see or hear in any of these ads to influence their decision. When I hear people talking about these ads as if they have actually learned some vital information from them it makes me want to scream.

    That being said, I still retain my faith in democracy. And I thank God for TiVo so I don’t have to suffer through so many of these ludicrous things.

  • NoVA Scout says:

    Tom and Dan raise good points. I have another one that can be used alone or in conjunction with their approaches. If you see a really nasty ad that stretches the truth offensively, don’t vote for that candidate. If the voters sent a message that they will punish campaigns that go negative as a tactic, the consultants will trim their sails to the prevailing winds. Right now the ethic is that negative is good, particularly in close races, and that it will at least depress the vote for the other guy. If the voters provide evidence to the contrary, things will improve.

  • A Moderate Voice says:


    For obvious reasons I don’t like the ads, however they remind that I live in a country where democracy is alive and well.

    On Nov 8th some of us will be happy others will be upset, but there will be no riots, no death squads for speaking out, people won’t suspiciously disappear etc.

    With freedom of speech comes crappie ads and sometimes out right lies. But I would not trade the freedoms we have for anything.

    So buck up my friend.

    This is America and for all its warts and scars I would not want to be anywhere else!

  • anon says:

    That’s as lame as people who complain about too many political signs. Sure they junk up the roads and the airwaves, but the problem is how else can we knock people over the head to get out and vote? Not enough people pay attention so it requires more and more air time and signs to be printed.

    Don’t blame the politicians, blame the apathy.

  • Dean Settle says:

    Amen, Anon.
    Our last two turnouts county-wide have been an embarassment. 15% of the districts are making choices for all of the residents of those districts. Then the lackies are fast to complain abot the choices that got made in their absence.
    Go figure.

  • Another Moderate Republican says:

    Invading my home via TV ads and cluttering the highways on which I drive is not giving me a warm and fuzzy feeling about going to the polls. Thank God for The Cooking Channel! Wednesday can’t come soon enough for this gal!

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