That could be fun. Which one? I think they should ban the Paulite one, as St. Paul was a lackey of the heathen Roman Empire. The Hellenistic Gnostic Bible should be mandatory reading across the entire Bible Belt. :) Oh, and since there's all that pressure to teach Creationism, I think it should be required that all six Genesis stories should be taught with equal weight.
(Well, it would distract them for a while. Between the apoplexy, threats of Civil War, and the occasional heart attack, most of the Extreme Right would be paralyzed on the political front for years.)
On a more serious note, I'm not 100% convinced this "advert" is real. It could be - let's face it, there's a lot of very stupid people in the world - but it's too far removed in time from most of these issues.
Nobody thinks about the "Pledge" fiasco these days. That's past, done with, forgotten. At least for the most part. Religious extremists are much more concerned with the "Gay Marriage" stuff (which, fair enough, is mentioned) and the Fight Against The Heathen Muslim Skum - well, according to the DoD, anyway. :)
The Bush Records were at least plausable. The President has repeatedly failed to account for significant portions of time, and records do keep turning up - even after all records have supposedly been found or accounted for. Also, it should be remembered that they're not proven fakes, they're merely not proven genuine with some definite questions raised.
If I were a neo-"Liberal" (as if Americans knew what a Liberal was, anyway!) and keen on inciting as many apathetic "liberals" to vote as possible, then I'd probably produce some kind of crappy, over-the-top propoganda piece that looked like it was for "the other side", but was so extreme even they couldn't stomach it.
(It has to be that strong, or you risk actually appealing to the "wrong crowd". You've gotta turn that lot off, whilst making it look as though it would to anyone on the outside. That way, you put the fear of God - or, more accurately, the fear of the US becoming an extremist hard-right-wing nationalistic theocracy in a month and a bit.)
Now, if this was France, I wouldn't be so sure. Le Penn and his National Front party are about as extreme as you can get. Trust me on this - the National Front makes the "Aryan Nation" look like a bunch of schoolkids. (The origin is much the same, only the National Front - as the name suggests - is also savagely nationalistic. The idea that they might run an advert that no sane person would believe (or even comprehend) in an effort to mobilise supporters is very believable.
The scary thing is, in France they often get 15-20% of the vote, sometimes more. They have effective control over some areas. Picture "Aryan Nation" representitives as Governers of a couple of States and with a decent fraction of the Senate.
America has some really scary extremists - well, one of them lives in the White House! - but it seems unlikely they would invest in something that could backfire badly. They got pretty badly burned with that "Moral Majority" stuff, and that probably still stings. They're probably no cleaner now than then, and they would be unlikely to risk some "liberal" Investigative Journalist poking around. Not in an election this close (in time and in votes).
If this had been earlier - closer to the time of the incidents, possibly around the time that Kerry was playing up his Vietnam heroism, though probably during the time all the Democratic candidates were slugging it out - yeah, I could accept it as likely. Neoconservatives grabbing media attention from the Democrats, spiking their selection process, and confusing the issues... Yeah, that would probably have worked very effectively. We certainly wouldn't be in such a close race now.
The timing is just all wrong. At least, to be effective. It could be that Neoconservatives really are that stupid. In which case, Democrat or Liberal sympathisers in the Bible Belt need to fight this with ridicule and shame - the two weapons the Neoconservatives are most vulnerable to, as those are the weapons with which they have been disciplined all their life.
Ridicule should not attack their message. That would just annoy them. Ridicule should attack key people that Neoconservatives look to as role-models. Same with the shame. All it would take is for a couple of good scandals to break out, over some idolized figure, and the Extreme Right will not be able to form a cohesive voting bloc.
That's the secret behind their tactics, and the tactics of any other spin-doctor. Break your opponent's power to form a voting bloc, and give your own supporters an issue to solidify around, giving you a voting bloc of your own.
This is not about democracy (which doesn't exist in the US anyway) - this is about how large a bloc you can build, and how small a bloc your opponent has left.
Of course, such tactics would largely die off, if America switched to a Proportional Representation system of Government. Why? Because nobody would have a bloc large enough to threaten anyone else. Power would be much more evenly distributed. In consequence, the objective becomes that of building a consensus, rather than destroying an opponent.
Naturally, as America favours competition over cooperation, the US will stick with the two parties beating each other (and the nation) to death with spiked clubs. Argument wins power, agreement threatens it. So there's absolutely no incentive to play nice, or even by the rules.