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Old 10-31-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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I can't be the only one whose mailbox is full of political ads which go from the mailbox into recycle without a glance. AFA TV ads, the MUTE button gets a workout. I am sick and tired of the mudslinging and BS. If I want to know about a candidate I will research them on my own, not listen to the ridiculous promises made on TV. IMO these mailings and ads are a huge waste of money.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:15 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Pretty much.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:24 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I can't be the only one whose mailbox is full of political ads which go from the mailbox into recycle without a glance. AFA TV ads, the MUTE button gets a workout. I am sick and tired of the mudslinging and BS. If I want to know about a candidate I will research them on my own, not listen to the ridiculous promises made on TV. IMO these mailings and ads are a huge waste of money.
I wonder why statewide republicans waste their money on ads, mailers, etc when they are destined to win in a state like Texas.
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Old 10-31-2014, 09:27 PM
 
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I can't be the only one whose mailbox is full of political ads which go from the mailbox into recycle without a glance. AFA TV ads, the MUTE button gets a workout. I am sick and tired of the mudslinging and BS. If I want to know about a candidate I will research them on my own, not listen to the ridiculous promises made on TV. IMO these mailings and ads are a huge waste of money.
Yep, I don't even look at them. They go right in the trash. I'm sick of the robo calls too.
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Old 11-01-2014, 02:13 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I can't be the only one whose mailbox is full of political ads which go from the mailbox into recycle without a glance. AFA TV ads, the MUTE button gets a workout. I am sick and tired of the mudslinging and BS. If I want to know about a candidate I will research them on my own, not listen to the ridiculous promises made on TV. IMO these mailings and ads are a huge waste of money.
The mailboxes at my apartment complex are in a central kiosk with a trash can. None of my political snail mail even comes into my home. I throw it out there unopened.

I get a ton of political e-mail, too. Today I got one from the NRCC practically saying it would be my fault if the GOP lost because A, B, C, X. Y and Z (insert Republican names here) sent me mail that I didn't respond to with a donation. It's the first time I responded with a message of my own. It was this:

"Maybe it will give the Party something to think about the next time they treat conservatives (not just the ones who say they are to get elected) like they have Ebola."
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Old 11-01-2014, 04:24 AM
 
Location: New England
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My recycle bin is full. As for email, I've never received a political one.
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Old 11-01-2014, 06:18 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I wonder why statewide republicans waste their money on ads, mailers, etc when they are destined to win in a state like Texas.
If they didn't the tide might turn. without ads name recognition wouldn't be as important. I do think we will see a time when political ads will change, especially with technology what it is, but right now it is still a necessary evil.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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If they didn't the tide might turn. without ads name recognition wouldn't be as important. I do think we will see a time when political ads will change, especially with technology what it is, but right now it is still a necessary evil.
Even in Texas??? Poor Wendy Davis. ;(
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:06 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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I can't be the only one whose mailbox is full of political ads which go from the mailbox into recycle without a glance. AFA TV ads, the MUTE button gets a workout. I am sick and tired of the mudslinging and BS. If I want to know about a candidate I will research them on my own, not listen to the ridiculous promises made on TV. IMO these mailings and ads are a huge waste of money.
They aren't a waste of money. Those things actually work.
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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I can't be the only one whose mailbox is full of political ads which go from the mailbox into recycle without a glance. AFA TV ads, the MUTE button gets a workout. I am sick and tired of the mudslinging and BS. If I want to know about a candidate I will research them on my own, not listen to the ridiculous promises made on TV. IMO these mailings and ads are a huge waste of money.
So you'll research them on your own. Bully for you. I doubt more than about 1% of the population is that committed. How am I supposed to know who's running without ads telling me they're running?
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