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Most Racist Political Campaign Ads 2010
This list is in no particular order:
Once considered a maverick, John McCain is now a shadowy and shriveling figure who completely abandoned all his principles for re-election. As the ad says below, he is “one of us” as opposed to “one of them” people who want to hurt Americans by doing their jobs at next to no pay and intentionally causing accidents on the road. Right.
Speak English only. And then there was GOP candidate for Governor Tim James whose biggest concern is that driver’s licenses are in 12 different exams even though eliminating that would most likely lead to a loss of funds from the federal government for the state of Alabama:
This spoof video on Tim James in response is a must-watch.
When gays, immigrants and Muslims are not enough to scare people into voting GOP, lets turn to China! There’s some ads floating around but the most strikingly racial one is from Spike Maynard, hoping to unseat Rep Nick Rahall in West Virgina. His ad uses stereotypical Chinese music and images of the “made in China” label on clothes and toys to denote how the Chinese are taking over.
Sharron Angle almost wins with some really vivid and stark portrayals of white people as good and brown people as bad.
First anti-immigrant ad:
Notice how the people suffering due to “illegal immigration” are all white while the alleged “illegal aliens” are all brown people sneaking alongside a fence, denoting the porous border. Nice angle.
The next one gets worse with Angle running a high Willie Horton fever:
Yes, we get it, brown people are scary especially when standing around in trios. But now the children of undocumented immigrants are demonized and treated as a threat to white college graduates. The “stock photo” used comes from a David Vitter campaign and it is actually a picture of Mexican nationals who are not even undocumented.
And of course, David Vitter is not giving up on his attacks on immigrants anytime soon even though his opponent and him practically share the same views on illegal immigration.
And the winner is … (drumroll please)
I don’t know Dan Fanelli. Most of us are more terrorized by white guys in ties. Do you need to see the ads again?