The DCCC is calling this the most racist republican ad. ever (that takes some doing)and they are calling on the leaders of the republiclown party to denounce the ad. Good luck with that....wait, I take that back; it seems that the ad. was denounced by the republican in this particular race.
“The Internet video in question is inappropriate, highly offensive and has no connection whatsoever to the Craig Huey campaign,” said Huey spokesman Jimmy Camp.
He said that the campaign doesn't know the makers, and described them as "very fringe."
OK, score one point for common decency. But where are the other republiclowns? Where are the black republiclowns who live under that "big tent" of theirs? Why the silence from them? Do they not find this stuff offensive?
"The DCCC calls it "offensive and sexist" but they're missing the entire racist dogwhistle aspect of the ad. It certainly is sexist and offensive, but the whole point of it is to activate race-based fears of black men who are out to get your white women ... and oh by the way, of Barack Obama ... and, by association, all the rest of those Democrats, too. This one makes the "Harold, call me" ad from 2008 look innocent.
Republicans intend to scare white people so much they'll check their brains at the door to the voting booth -- just forget everything else and vote your race.
Odious, ugly, despicable -- empty the dictionary on this one. Post-racial nation my ass, these people are just like cornered animals. They see their hold on authority slipping away and will do literally anything, no matter how vile, to hold on just a little longer." [Source]
My friend mooncat over at the Left In Alabama blog is outraged and rightfully so, but this is an uphill battle against the forces of wingnut evil. They are too content in their bigotry to care what a bunch of progressive bloggers think about them. They have no shame.Besides, they have a very powerful news network as a platform to show off their racism and ignorance. What could be better than that?
I will leave you with the words of Mark Karlin (a white man) from Buzzflash.com:
"Fox "News" sears the red-hot poker of racism into the heart of white Americans who emotionally need a scapegoat for the nation's economic collapse - and the erosion of the US Empire.
If some people wonder why racism still has such a strong appeal, remember that the poor and merchant-class whites of the Confederacy were as racist as the plantation owners. Having slaves to look down upon as sub-human creatures allowed even the poorest of white sharecroppers and indentured servants to feel a privileged psychological sense of social position in comparison to blacks." [Source]
I couldn't have said it better myself.