Divine Intervention

Greenfield: Think Progress has a link to a new kind of political ad. Created by Stop 42, a Colorado group opposed to a initiative that would increase the minimum wage annually in that state, it features Moses begging for divine intervention to stop the amendment from being written into the state constitution. God’s response: “When inflation and recession come, it will be a catastrophe!…We can’t let the people make this mistake. Go. Spread the word. Vote no on 42!” Forget the obvious church-state and anti-working class issues here — let’s just hope this isn’t the start of a horrible new trend in political advertising.