Race baiting unleashed!:
Republican candidate airs racially charged ‘Debbie Spenditnow’ ad- Raw Story
First Read – Hoekstra under fire for racially tinged ad in MI Senate race – MSNBC
Hoekstra defends racially-charged Super Bowl ad – CBS
Pete Hoekstra Runs Disgusting Racist Ad During Super Bowl – Alternet
Behold the Most Racist Political Ad of the Year (So Far) – Mother Jones
Superbowl Special! My Nominee for Most Revolting Ad – The Atlantic
OVER the TOP:
“The imagery in the ad is no different than the folks who had to put black-faced paint on and tap dance.
The Asian woman speaking in this video would be no different than him having a black person speaking in slave dialect.”
-Rev. Charles Williams (King Solomon Baptist Church, Detroit)
Et tu Hot Air?
“The team is describing it as satire, but there’s absolutely no way this doesn’t just fan the flames and come off as racist.” –Hot Air
Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden was unavailable for comment.
Notice how they all zeroed in on what they perceive as racism, and not the political message itself.
“Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow.Â Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spenditnow.”
PortrayingÂ a Chinese woman living in China, as a how a Chinese woman living in China is likely to be, is somehow racist. Clue; many Chinese in China if they were to try and speak English, would speak broken English, and ride bicycles. Shocking I know! And surprise, surprise, rice paddiesÂ can be found all over China. Crazy huh?
I suppose the actress speaking flawless English, while cruising along on a snappy Vespa past lush vineyards would of been more appropriate. Unrealistic, butÂ race card playing progs would probably approve. [Insert heavy sarcasm]
Hoekstra responds to the charges of xenophobia:
Hoekstra said the ad, which was filmed in California and featured an actress whose parents are 100% Chinese, was only insensitive to Debbie Stabenow, whom he called “Debbie Spend-it-now.”
“The Chinese benefit from the recklessness of U.S. spending. It doesn’t criticize the Chinese at all,” he said.
Since the actress is 100% Chinese and does not mind, why should I? Why should anyone?
The hypersensitive, identity politics crowd has become tiresome and have overstayed their welcome.
OK..umm..even is she were sporting a straw hat…and affecting a Chinese accent, how is that racist?
My China-born, naturalized American SiL wears a straw hat while gardening because it’s very effective in keeping the sun off and is comparatively cooler than a cotton floppy hat.
She still has a strong Chinese accent. And she sometimes likes to ride her bicycle.
Should I tell her to knock all that stereotypical crap off?
beedubya on February 5, 2012 at 8:03 PM
What I find highly offensive is, that if the actress’ parents would have been livingÂ in China when expecting their daughter, odds are that the lovely actress would have been forcibly aborted.
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