A lot of fear mongering……..little substance..Typical GOP
It looks like the Republicans are up to their same old tricks, as Election Day nears. There was one ad that particularly caught my attention, and it was the attack ad aimed at Congressman Nick Rahall(D-WV). Below is the ad in its entirety:
The West Virginia Conservative Foundation was responsible for this ad. Wouldn’t you know though, that the WVCF was actually founded by the current West Virginia Republican Party chairmen Mike Stuart.
Its truly sad when Republicans continue to use racial politics to achieve their ends. We have seen this tactic used a countless number of times, from former NC Senator Jessie Helm’s ads, to the spots put up to smear Tennesssee Congressman Harold Ford Jr. in his quest for the Senate seat a few years ago.
When you analyze the clip, please pay attention to how little in substance the announcer provides. They focus on the fact that Rahall was the chair of Arab Americans for Obama. I didn’t know that working with Arab Americans was something to be reviled, or off limits. Oh, I forgot……linking someone to Arab Americans plays on the racial stereotypes and anger that many in our country have these days. It’s pathetic and shameful that Republicans would stoop to this level. I can’t say I’m surprised, though.