Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Definition of Insanity

Apparently the right-wingers of real-murrica didn't learn from the 2008 campaign when they unsuccessfully tried to scare white-murrica into voting against black-Muslim-terrorist Hussein Obama.

If you lived in a swing state at the time, you must remember all those soft-money ads trying to convince you that then 7-year-old Barry was in cahoots with evil terrah-master Bill Ayers.

Well, since those tactics were a great success epic fail, why not give them another shot?

Losing the presidency wasn't enough, so the wingers have now taken on trying to lose the hispanic vote for a generation.  Fine by me.


Anonymous said...

What the hell is this referring to? I don't understand.

ShamRockNRoll said...

1.) How sad/ridiculous/hilarious this ad is.
2.) The absurdity of the far right attempting these failed tactics yet again.
3.) The additional absurdity/comedy of how the far right insists on repeatedly marginalizing the fastest growing voting demographic in the country by allowing its base to demonize hispanics (or anyone non-white for that matter)

"Batman" said...

Don't know what the ad refers's a pretty poor ad. But it does not "demonize" Hispanics...the word that is meant to scare people in that ad is "terrorists," not "Puerto Rican"

ShamRockNRoll said...

Actually it's both. This really shouldn't require an explanation, as we saw the same type of thing in the general election, which is what I was making fun of. Surely you're aware that there's a large portion of the rightwing base that is incredibly xenophobic. That's why some members of the right have been playing the "Puerto Rican" thing out so much, along with the "wise Latina" comment. This ad isn't aimed towards average, rational individuals of either party. It's aimed towards the xenophobe (read: Pat Buchanan) types, who are a reliable fundraising/activist base for the GOP.

"Batman" said...

There are right-wing xenophobes, but I would not consider this ad their doing. As for the "wise Latina" comment, Sen Graham and others were upstet that Judge Sotomayor and implied that her being a minority and a woman made her more qualified for a Supreme Court spot.

And it's not like the Dems don't have shady activists and fundraisers either, i.e. Bill Ayers, who was mentioned earlier in this post

ShamRockNRoll said...

To not consider this ad the "doing" of rightwing xenophobes is missing the point. They were the target audience.

This post has nothing to do about Dem activists/fundraisers, and suggesting that Bill Ayers is some major fundraiser or face of the party in general is just plain incorrect. Most people in our generation didn't even know who the hell he was until morons on the right tried to make it a campaign issue that Obama had some minimal contact with a guy that committed crimes when the president was in elementary school.

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ShamRockNRoll said...

And Sotomayor's comment did not imply that, except to those who were looking for something to use as ammunition for the race issue.

And the "others" you included with Senator Graham include the likes of Jeff Sessions, a notorious bigot who once found it humorous to express his amiable sentiments for the Ku Klux Klan.