Friday, October 27, 2006

playing the race card

There's a pretty heated Senate race going on in Tennessee, where it's possible that the South could elect their first black senator since Reconstruction. Amazing, right?

Anyway, there are some people out there who are sinking pretty low in order to insure that Ford doesn't win. The RNC put together a television commercial that's generating quite a bit of controversy. Check out the commercial and the corresponding article here.



The Bird Man said...

This ad is ridiculous. It is, among other things, absolutely racist. I have spent a little bit of time in Tennesse, there is still a huge racial divide and deep racial tensions, even in a big city like Memphis. It may not have been intentional. We've all made jokes in the didn't come out sounding the way we'd intended, and I could see people in DC and New York, where racism is not the same problem that it is in the deep south, doing this unintentionally. Regardless, this ad should be pulled. I realize that political ads are not bastions of honesty and truth, they all bend the truth and misrepresent facts, but this add is out and out making shit up. It is atrocious. Ford has no intention of hand the North Korea issue over to Canada. That chick is no way hot enough to be a playmate. It is so stupid I can't believe it gets me this up set.

tuckergurl said...

I have been dying to see this ad! Yeah, it's pretty racist. It's as bad as I thought it would be. I love how long it took for them to pull the ad. The Republicans are just desperate now. I mean, these are the same people who are trying to get you to focus on the fact that Foley was molested by his priest. Um, that's unfortunate but that does not change what he did!

I do have to say, on an unrelated point, that Ford is kind of a sucky candidate. I don't care that he is a Democrat and black. He gets on my nerves. But hey, I don't live in Tennessee. What does my opinion mean.

There was talk a while back that Ford should run for President but we all know why that was happening. If Barack can run, I guess any black candidate can run. Geez! Our country has so far to go in terms of race relations. It makes me sad.iyesatu

tuckergurl said...

oh, take off iyesatu at the end of my comment. i thought my computer had uploaded my comment but it had not and i was in the middle of writing something else! thanks.