Watch that and then read the Wikipedia entry for Guilt By Association.
So here's the NRCC strategy, employ a logical fallacy to try and discredit a democratic candidate. This means the advertisement is targeted at people with no capacity for critical thinking.
In other words, they're trying to mobilize their dumbshit constituency. If I was Braley, I would issue a press release saying the ads are dishonest, and challenge Mike Whalen to condemn them.
It is a logical fallacy to call all Republicans shitbags. But this Ad proves that our fine friends at the NRCC are a bunch of shitbags:
1. Only a shitbag would produce a campaign ad like that.
2. The people at the NRCC are a bunch of shitbags.
Oh, and another thing re Republican Shitbags: The NRCC's chairman? Tom Reynolds, Mark Foley's former chief of staff.
Maybe that's my fallacy of guilt by association, but Reynolds is up to his anus in the Mark Foley scandal, he's not just a bystander.