Obama Race-Baiting

by Sal on September 18, 2008

in Election 2008,Politics

The Obama team has sunk to a new low with their latest ad targeted towards Hispanics.  This ad, in Spanish, is being aired on Spanish-language TV in Nevada and Colorado — two swing states.  The ad reads as follows: 

“They want us to forget the insults we’ve put up with, the intolerance,” the television ad’s announcer says in Spanish as a picture of Rush Limbaugh appears onscreen with quotes of him saying, “Mexicans are stupid and unqualified” and “Shut your mouth or get out.”

“They made us feel marginalized in a country we love so much,” the ad continues. “John McCain and his Republican friends have two faces. One that says lies just to get our vote and another, even worse, that continues the failed policies of George Bush that put special interests ahead of working families.”

The companion radio ad uses the same script as above and then continues:

“Don’t forget that John McCain abandoned us rather than confront the leaders of the Republican Party. Many of us were born here, and others came to work and achieve a better life for their families — not to commit crimes or drain the system , like many of John McCain’s friends claim. Let’s not be fooled by political tricks from John McCain and the Republicans. Vote so they respect us. Vote for a change.”

First, the very idea that McCain and Rush are on the same page in the immigration debate is laughable on its face.  McCain was one of the architects of the Immigration amnesty bill, and Limbaugh one of its fiercest critics.  Second, Limbaugh’s quotes were completely taken out of context, taken from topics that had nothing to do with how they were portrayed in this ad. 

This is race-baiting at its worse.  Barack Obama should be ashamed of himself, and apologize to both Rush Limbaugh and John McCain.

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