Politics Is a Black Man Fucking Your Wife?
posted by October 26 at 14:35 PMon
Man, I’ve gotta say, I think the racist anti-Harold Ford ad is irreparable for the GOP. Particularly given RNC chair Ken Mehlman’s tone deaf response. Mehlman said he understands the public reaction to the ad, but he hopes people will respect his racism too. Classic GOP: He insinuates that critics aren’t being tolerant of his party’s right to be intolerant.
Mehlman didn’t literally say people should respect his racism, but check out his quote in today’s NYT.
Critics asserted that the advertisement was a clear effort to play to racial stereotypes and fears…[The NAACP] said the spot took aim at the sensitivities many Americans still have about interracial dating..
“I will tell you that when I looked at the ad, that was not my reaction,” Mehlman said. “I hear and respect people who had a different reaction, and I hope they respect me too.”
Respect that the RNC ran a commerical that spliced the original gene of racism (“they’re after our ladies”) into the campaign? Sorry, but no, I don’t respect you. The opposite, in fact.
It’s despicable. And well, it turns out, everybody knows it.
God, what haters…still.