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19th Jun '16 8:43:25 PM SeanMurrayI
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* After listening to all their constituents and checking all the polls, Kenny King and Rhett Titus decided to throw their name in the hat(aka Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH tag wars) and announcing their campaign to make wrestling great again in 2016, even if it kills them.
19th Jun '16 8:10:46 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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* After listening to all their constituents and checking all the polls, Kenny King and Rhett Titus decided to throw their name in the hat(aka Wrestling/{{R|ingOfHonor}}OH tag wars) and announcing their campaign to make wrestling great again in 2016, even if it kills them.
25th May '16 7:25:51 PM SeanMurrayI
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25th May '16 7:24:41 PM SeanMurrayI
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25th May '16 7:24:17 PM SeanMurrayI
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* Florida Governor Rick Scott was heckled in a coffee shop, with said heckling going viral on YouTube. Scott replied in the only way a Floridian governor could: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwRx8-Hjlk0 He released an attack ad against said heckler]], who, for the record, was not running for any office, nor (as he claimed in his ad) receiving public assistance, [[EvilIsPetty simply because her rant went viral]].
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* Florida Governor Rick Scott was heckled in a coffee shop, with said heckling going viral on YouTube. Scott replied in the only way a Floridian governor could: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwRx8-Hjlk0 He released an attack ad against said heckler]], who, for the record, was not running for any office, nor (as he claimed in his ad) receiving public assistance, [[EvilIsPetty simply because her rant went viral]].
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25th May '16 6:11:39 PM dmcreif
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* Parodied by Website/CollegeHumor in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-_JhRJ0tWA If the Other Party Wins]]", which parodies both American political parties' ads. If Obama wins, according to Republicans, we will all live in a FreeLoveFuture with pansexual potsmoking children, where flags are burned, minorities are given scholarships to Yale straight out of grade school, terrorists and illegal immigrants will run rampant, and worse. If [=McCain=] wins, according to Democrats, Walmart will get its own country, the U.S. becomes a theocracy where children are taught that Jesus wrote the Constitution, homosexuals are jailed,children are drafted straight out of elementary school and encouraged to play with assault rifles, global warming has run rampant, and people are punished for any small insult to the U.S.

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* Parodied by Website/CollegeHumor in "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-_JhRJ0tWA If the Other Party Wins]]", which parodies both American political parties' ads. If Obama wins, according to Republicans, we will all live in a FreeLoveFuture with pansexual potsmoking children, where flags are burned, minorities are given scholarships to Yale straight out of grade school, terrorists and illegal immigrants will run rampant, and worse. If [=McCain=] wins, according to Democrats, Walmart will get its own country, the U.S. becomes a theocracy where children are taught that Jesus wrote the Constitution, homosexuals are jailed,children jailed, children are drafted straight out of elementary school and encouraged to play with assault rifles, global warming has run rampant, and people are punished for any small insult to the U.S.


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* Florida Governor Rick Scott was heckled in a coffee shop, with said heckling going viral on YouTube. Scott replied in the only way a Floridian governor could: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwRx8-Hjlk0 He released an attack ad against said heckler]], who, for the record, was not running for any office, nor (as he claimed in his ad) receiving public assistance, [[EvilIsPetty simply because her rant went viral]].
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11th May '16 5:21:54 PM dmcreif
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* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', after criticizing the attack ads in the 2014 Senate race in Kentucky between Mitch [=McConnell=] and Allison Lundergan Grimes, John declares that "there is no way things are going to better until we collectively hit rock bottom" - so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDAa4lWQn8M he decides to make the worst attack ads imaginable]], using the full creative license that a premium cable network like HBO provides him. In the ad for [=McConnell=], Grimes is shown slaughtering coal miners with a chainsaw. In the ad for Grimes, [=McConnell=] is represented by [[FanDisservice an old, white, wrinkled]] [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]].

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* In ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', after criticizing the attack ads in the 2014 Senate race in Kentucky between Mitch [=McConnell=] and Allison Lundergan Grimes, John declares that "there is no way things are going to better until we collectively hit rock bottom" - so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDAa4lWQn8M he decides to make the worst attack ads imaginable]], using the full creative license that a premium cable network like HBO provides him. In the ad for [=McConnell=], Grimes is shown [[ChainsawGood slaughtering coal miners with a chainsaw.chainsaw]]. In the ad for Grimes, [=McConnell=] is represented by [[FanDisservice an old, white, wrinkled]] [[MaleFrontalNudity penis]].
24th Mar '16 5:36:32 PM maxwellsilver
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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Last year, Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins has purchased a Sports Utility Vehicle. Three months later there have been two separate incidences of hit-and-runs by unidentified [=SUVs=] in his area. [[FalseCause Is Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins to blame?]] [[AppealToFear Can you afford that chance?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren Can your children?]] ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, a candidate who has never committed vehicular homicide!

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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Last year, Democratic Candidate Micheal Michael Rebbins has purchased a Sports Utility Vehicle. Three months later there have been two separate incidences of hit-and-runs by unidentified [=SUVs=] in his area. [[FalseCause Is Democratic Candidate Micheal Michael Rebbins to blame?]] [[AppealToFear blame? Can you afford that chance?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren chance? Can your children?]] children? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, a candidate who has never committed vehicular homicide!



-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins has never publicly stated his opinion on child pornography. [[FalseDichotomy Is it because he's hiding something?]] [[AdHominem Would you want a child pornographer voting on this nation's laws?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren Would you trust your children's future to someone like that?]] ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, who is committed to locking up child pornographers!

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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Michael Rebbins has never publicly stated his opinion on child pornography. [[FalseDichotomy Is it because he's hiding something?]] [[AdHominem something? Would you want a child pornographer voting on this nation's laws?]] [[ThinkOfTheChildren laws? Would you trust your children's future to someone like that?]] that? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote Republican Senator Robert Thorne, who is committed to locking up child pornographers!



-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins recently sued Senator Robert Thorne for [[MaliciousSlander accusing Rebbins of being a murderous child pornographer.]] [[RefugeInAudacity But Rebbins had previously said he was against clogging up courts with]] [[FrivolousLawsuit frivolous lawsuits]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic Wouldn't this make him a hypocrite?]] [[AdHominem Would you want a hypocrite as your next Congressman?]] [[RunningGag Would you want your children to become hypocrites?]] ''[upbeat music]'' Vote for Republican Senator Robert Thorne! A candidate ''not'' accused of being a murderous child pornographer!

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-->'''Announcer''': ''[sinister music]'' Democratic Candidate Micheal Rebbins recently sued Senator Robert Thorne for [[MaliciousSlander accusing Rebbins of being a murderous child pornographer.]] [[RefugeInAudacity pornographer. But Rebbins had previously said he was against clogging up courts with]] [[FrivolousLawsuit frivolous lawsuits]]. [[InsaneTrollLogic with {{frivolous lawsuit}}s. Wouldn't this make him a hypocrite?]] [[AdHominem hypocrite? Would you want a hypocrite as your next Congressman?]] [[RunningGag Congressman? Would you want your children to become hypocrites?]] hypocrites? ''[upbeat music]'' Vote for Republican Senator Robert Thorne! A candidate ''not'' accused of being a murderous child pornographer!
11th Jan '16 10:00:47 PM zero5889
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** One of the missions in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories Liberty City Stories]]'' has Toni Cipriani driving around Staunton Island in a campaign van doing this.
-->"O'Donovan supports compulsory buggery!"
** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'', John Hunter (Democratic) and Michael Graves (Republican), candidates for governor of the state surrounding Liberty City, take out surreal attack ads accusing each other of some of the most bizarre things imaginable, from the plausible (Hunter opposed private ordnance, while Graves opposed moves to repeal amendments preventing full-scale espionage on suspected terrorists) to the outlandish (Hunter wanted [=CCTVs=] installed in bedrooms to fine masturbators, as well as transfer funds from schools to drug addicts, while Graves wanted to raise taxes for free condoms in schools) and even the outright AdHominem (Hunter is a bald man with erectile dysfunction, while Graves [[DraftDodging shirked from]] UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and is a pedophile with a morally reprehensible wife). Both also end up becoming NotSoDifferent from each other by accusations of advocating underage sex, supporting a retreat from TheWarOnTerror, and fiscal conservatism.
** ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' continues this tradition with Jock Cranley and Sue Murry, gubernatorial candidates for San Andreas and extreme stereotypes of the right and left wing, respectively. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYVKJcmNKQU Cranley's ad]] has him calling Murry a shrew and giving her [[{{Demonization}} demon horns]] and GlowingEyesOfDoom, while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exknc0JoAAI Murry's ad]] calls Cranley a drug-addled, apparently brain-damaged dunce. Strangely, this is a case where both sides' mud-slinging is actually ''completely true''. Cranley's appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]] paints him as a total dumbass whose campaign is composed entirely of [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-addled posturing]] focusing on his past as a HollywoodActionHero and stuntman, with him openly insulting just about everybody (with shades of Mitt Romney's "47%" remarks) and showing no understanding of the issues. Murry is no better, with her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio WCTR]] painting an image of a [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad hyper-PC]], big-government, nanny-state elitist who "knows what's best" for everyone (being a former schoolteacher and all).

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** One of the missions in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories Liberty City Stories]]'' has Toni Cipriani driving around Staunton Island on behalf of mayoral candidate Donald Love in a campaign van doing this.
-->"O'Donovan supports compulsory buggery!"
accusing his opponent O'Donovan of various misdeeds.
** In ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV GTA IV]]'', John Hunter (Democratic) and Michael Graves (Republican), candidates for governor of the state surrounding Liberty City, take out surreal attack ads accusing each other of some of the most bizarre things imaginable, from the plausible (Hunter opposed private ordnance, while Graves opposed moves to repeal amendments preventing full-scale espionage on suspected terrorists) to the outlandish (Hunter wanted [=CCTVs=] installed in bedrooms to fine masturbators, as well as transfer funds from schools to drug addicts, while Graves wanted to raise taxes for free condoms in schools) and even the outright AdHominem (Hunter is a bald man with erectile dysfunction, while Graves [[DraftDodging shirked from]] UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar and is a pedophile with a morally reprehensible wife). Both also end up becoming NotSoDifferent from each other by accusations of advocating underage sex, supporting a retreat from TheWarOnTerror, and fiscal conservatism.
** ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV GTA V]]'' continues this tradition with Jock Cranley and Sue Murry, gubernatorial candidates for San Andreas and extreme stereotypes of the right and left wing, respectively. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYVKJcmNKQU Cranley's ad]] has him calling ad calls Murry a shrew and (and giving her [[{{Demonization}} demon horns]] and GlowingEyesOfDoom, GlowingEyesOfDoom), while [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exknc0JoAAI Murry's ad]] ad in turn calls Cranley a drug-addled, apparently brain-damaged dunce. Strangely, this is a case where both sides' mud-slinging is actually ''completely true''. true'', as evidenced on their appearances on [[Radio/GTARadio the in-game radio]]. Cranley's appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio Blaine County Talk Radio]] BCTR paints him as a total dumbass whose campaign is composed entirely of [[TestosteronePoisoning testosterone-addled posturing]] focusing on his past as a HollywoodActionHero and stuntman, with him openly insulting just about everybody (with shades of Mitt Romney's "47%" remarks) and showing no understanding of the issues. Murry is no better, with as her appearance on [[Radio/GTARadio WCTR]] painting an image of WCTR guesting reveals her to be a [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad hyper-PC]], big-government, nanny-state elitist who "knows what's best" for everyone (being a former schoolteacher and all).
14th Nov '15 11:32:37 PM JMQwilleran
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* In ''Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'', it's mentioned that Zaphod Beeblebrox became president only after surviving his opponent Humma Kavula's vicious "Don't Vote for Stupid" campaign. Kavula would later claim Beeblebrox only won because people thought they were voting for the "Universe's Worst-Dressed Sentient Being."
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