Comes from Quaker:
Over-the-top negaitive campaign ads have become the standard locally and nationally in inter- and intra-party contests. Imagine for a moment if Delta, Air Tran, and American advertised that way, highlighting, over-emphasizing, and, yes, lying about each other’s poor safety record, discourteous staff, crowded cabins, lost luggage, delays, cancellations, and overbooking. Imagine if their ads were produced like political ads, with horrific scenes of crashes with bodies and luggage scattered about, snarling flight attendants, passengers resembling laying hens in stacked cages – well, you get the picture. Certainly the public perception of the entire industry would be entirely and dramatically negative. Most people would be afraid to fly at all. That is what politicians’ use of negative ads has done to public service. They have smeared each other with mud to the point that no one has any respect at all for any of them, winners or losers. An that’s sad, because some of them really do want to serve and improve things.
It’s why political consultants need to be the first ones up against the wall when the revolution comes. After their bosses. And the lawyers.