Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

Steamboat Veterans for Truth and the 1864 Presidential Campaign

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on September 6, 2012

Several bloggers have noted these videos individually, but Corey flags a whole set of them at FlackCheck.org. Who says you can’t critique the excesses of modern campaigning and be funny at the same time?

Here’s one exposing the Homestead Act of 1862 as “wealth redistribution”:

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  1. theravenspoke said, on September 6, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Can’t wait for the GOP to push repeal of the Morrill Acts

  2. Brad said, on September 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I just knew Little Mac couldn’t be trusted! 🙂

  3. Jeff Bell said, on September 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    It occurs to me that the veracity of these “campaign ads” is roughly equal to the ones I’ve been watching about the upcoming Presidential election.

  4. Buck Buchanan said, on September 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I almost lost a contact lens from crying as I laughed…and realizing it is what we will see tonight during the football game on NFL Network!

    • Andy Hall said, on September 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      I don’t live in a swing state, politically, so we don’t get bombarded by as many of these — although the runoff contest between Ted Cruz and David Dewhurst for Senate was pretty awful, both in tone and volume of ads.


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