Republican Plans Will Cut More Jobs

By Jesse Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times - October 26, 2010

The flood of TV ads funded increasingly by secret special interests pollutes our TVs. Attack ads, snarky quotes that attract attention, poisonous mailings that arrive at the last minute, "push" telephone calls designed to mislead -- all have become staples of America's befouled election process. Not surprisingly, many get disgusted with the whole thing.

But that is often the point. Last week in Nevada, national attention went to an ad by a front group run by a Republican operative that advised Latinos: "Don't vote." Many attack ads are designed purposefully to turn voters off and suppress turnout.

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