If it's using hyperbole, it's fiction with maybe a kernel of truth. Hardly anything is all or nothing, but each side has to portray it that way to try to spin it so it makes the other guy look bad and the person supported by the ad look sainted.
I wish people would get over the idea that someone, by affiliation with a certain political party, is either all bad or all good. Each candidate should be judged on the issues, ALL issues, not just a few hot-button topics. And I wish voters would look beyond the ads and do some research to get to the truth. Most of all, I wish all the news channels political opinion channels would quit racheting up the rhetoric for ratings. IMO, they've done more to pull this country apart than just about any other group of people on the planet, including the politicians themselves.
Voters also need to demand, when a candidate makes a statement about doing something, they also come out with a plan how to pay for whatever they promise, such as more money for education or fixing our infrastructure. Anything less is completely meaningless.
I've been seeing ads about the budget fight for a while now.
Voters need to wise up, too. Here's reality: Cutting taxes equals cutting programs. Adding or increasing existing programs equals raising taxes. Anyone who says otherwise is lying or clueless. Efficient government is an oxymoron and that's another reality.
Dang I hate elections.