Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hey DSCC remember this guy?

Yesterday, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee started an advertising campaign called "Secure." The ad, intended to highlight the failures of the Bush administration, compares undocumented immigrants to terrorist Osama Bin Ladan, Korean madman Kim Jong-Il, and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The ad relies upon racism and cultural stereotypes to insinuate that undocumented immigrants are as great a threat as terrorism or nuclear war.

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Just in case you've forgotten, I'll remind you:

Beginning on September 21, 1988, the Americans for Bush arm of the National Security Political Action Committee, began running a campaign ad entitled "Weekend Passes," using the Horton case to attack Dukakis. The ad was produced by media consultant Larry McCarthy, who had previously worked for Roger Ailes. After clearing the ad with television stations, McCarthy went back and added a menacing mug shot of Horton, who is African-American. He called the image "every suburban mother's greatest fear." The ad was run as an independent expenditure, separate from the Bush campaign, which claimed, as is legally required, not to have had any role in its production.


Now can you please explain how this:

Is any different from this:

ad was removed from YouTube this morning, but reposted again on the DSCC website this afternoon

At what point does your desire to defeat your enemies make you just as bad as they are? At what point do you become what it is you despise most in them?

Right now I believe.

PS: For the record, most of the undocumented look more like this:

BUT you know what their kids, friends and supporters look like? ..... THIS:

Think about that one come November.

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