Racist political ad?

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  1. eflatminor
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    This ad is being run in Florida against Allen West. Regardless of what you might think of Representative West's policies, I wonder who else finds this ad horribly racist. I am the only one? Maybe it's just me...so I'm looking for feedback.

    Shock Video: Liberal Ad Depicts Allen West Punching Out White Women | MRCTV

    I can't image if this were turned around and the ad was about a Black Democrat punching out white women, that every Progressive/Liberal wouldn't be SCREAMING racism...no?
     
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    It depends on your point of view if it was a Republican ad portraying Obama hitting a white woman it would be called racist in a minute because it is a Democrat ad showing a black Republican hitting a white women it will be ignored or rationalized. This is typical but hardly new.
     
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    It sure seems that way to me...but it's just so blatant, so clearly racists...to me anyway...that I can't imagine how anyone could defend it. But, I've been wrong before, so I'm putting it out there for comment. Maybe I'm missing something...
     
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    Before even watching I'll say that the ad is likely brewing with racist undertones due to the fact that it's an ad against West.
    Democrats HATE "coloreds" who don't keep in line and they seem to have not problem illustrating that fact.
     
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    Nah it is not Racist. Classless, Dishonest and Vile... For sure but not Racist.

    However you are 100% correct that if a Republican ran this same add about a Black Democrat it would be called Racist by the Left and the Media.
     
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    Not racist only because its run by Democratics. People forget they ran the KKK Tuskegee experiments and held up the civil right bill for 7 years oh and LBJ likely had both mlk and Malcolm X whacked

    Now if it were a Republican ad...
     
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    However one describes it, I can't image anyone on the Left not going absolutely ape shit if the tables were turned. Perhaps someone on the Left will chime in with an argument to the contrary. I'd love to hear it.
     
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    I don't know if it's racist, but I do know that we've reached a point where this campaign has become a daily embarrassment, and there's still plenty of time left to go.

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    Whenever a repub sees racism...its involves Allen West
     
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    Well...I'm not a Republican. But that's beside the point. I'm not defending or supporting Representative West either. The question is do you or do you not consider this ad racist or otherwise offensive? If not, that's fine, but would you feel the same way if the tables were turned and a similar ad showed a Black Dem punching white women?
     

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