Friday, September 19, 2008

Bringing Us Together - By Stoking Racial Tensions

Rush Limbaugh has ripped Obama for stoking racial tensions with a Spanish language ad that accuses of McCain being a racist just like Limbaugh with identical views on immigration. [Pause for Rush fans to pick themselves up off the floor and stop laughing.] Rush is fully capable of defending himself and does very well in his WSJ opinion piece. I had to give a couple great quotes from Rush:

"...Barack Obama -- the supposedly postpartisan, postracial candidate of hope and change -- has gone where few modern candidates have gone before."

"Their hoped-for result is to inflame racial tensions. In doing this, Mr. Obama and his advisers have demonstrated a pernicious contempt for American society."

However, I noticed another angle in the transcript of this ad (from Hot Air):

“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.”

Notice how the ad conflates those, presumably of Mexican origin, who were born here with those who "came to work and achieve" after BREAKING THE LAW. (Props to Dean at BwD for repeatedly pointing out media idiocy on this meme.) Then, with these two groups rhetorically one happy family, the punch line is "Let's not be fooled... Vote for a change." Obama's campaign is knowingly encouraging illegal immigrants to vote for him. Further, he is condoning illegal immigration. If Team McCain could get some message discipline going, they could hammer Obama for almost a week for this crap. Bilbray won that special election in 2006 after Francine Busby got caught on tape apparently saying to an immigrant without papers, "You can all help--you don't need papers for voting, you don't need to be a registered voter to help." This turned what was thought to be a close election into a blow out (and not for Busby).

Also, Obama aspires to hold the highest office in the land, whose oath of office requires not just respect for, but active defense of the constitution. That same constitution calls on the Executive Branch to enforce the laws of this nation passed by the Congress. But words only mean what The One wants them to mean.

H/T: Hot Air



Road Dawg said...

Another McCain missed opportunity. How many times have you had emails regarding the immigration issue, "press 1 for english" rants. The fact he has a commercial in spanish should be promoted for backlash.

B-Daddy said...

I think this one can still be used. After all, Obama can hardly retract the commercial.