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BLACK MAN #1: "If you make a little mistake with one of your 'hos,' you'll want to dispose of that problem tout suite, no questions asked."

BLACK MAN #2: "That's too cold. I don't snuff my own seed."

BLACK MAN #1: "Maybe you do have a reason to vote Republican."

Holy mackerel! Republican issue ad woos black voters with modern versions of Amos 'n' Andy talking about knocked up "hos". Yo bettah votes fo' Kingfish!
posted by orthogonality (123 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Does anybody have any audio?
posted by klaruz at 8:48 AM on October 19, 2006


ut00b link?
posted by ernie at 8:50 AM on October 19, 2006


Hey, look on the bright side, at least it's a step up from Willie.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 8:50 AM on October 19, 2006


Well, that swung my vote.
posted by dead_ at 8:52 AM on October 19, 2006


Where's the ad?
posted by xammerboy at 8:53 AM on October 19, 2006


It took me four reads before I got it. So, basically, it's a racist pro-life appeal to pimps?
posted by owhydididoit at 8:56 AM on October 19, 2006


don't know if it is real or not... but _if_ so that should just about put the nail in this election. On the radio the other day they where talking about all the up-for-grab seats in Congress, and someone asked, are there any Democrat seats in contention, the answer, "no". So it's just a matter of how bad the republicans loose.
posted by edgeways at 8:56 AM on October 19, 2006


No ho gon' snuff mah shorty.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 8:58 AM on October 19, 2006


Ohh, it's about abortion!! I had to get click-thru to the NY Sun article to pick that up. I thought the Republicans were promising voters they would provide free contract killings of prostitues who offer poor service. (The sad thing being I wasn't surprised they would make this offer.)
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:59 AM on October 19, 2006


"Well, I didn't really like the ad either, but after Barbara Billingsley turned us down, we felt it was our best chance of really 'communicating' with the n- uh, I mean col- uh, y'know, those people."
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 9:00 AM on October 19, 2006


Brilliant! How many more offensive stereotypes can they fit into a campaign, I wonder...fried chicken, watermelon...Kwanzaa?

Is anyone in that country going to vote Republican this election?
posted by katiecat at 9:00 AM on October 19, 2006


"I don't snuff my own seed"

Birds do it,
bees do it,
even educated fleas do it.
Let's do it,
Lets eat our young.
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:01 AM on October 19, 2006 [3 favorites]


In looking for the video I noticed this (text) s also up at the Freeper site. It is interesting to read the comments in response... not so much this is "bad" as in offensive, but "bad" as in the language doesn't parse well.
I'm not going to link to it, you can find it quickly through google if you want, just thought it was interesting.
posted by edgeways at 9:06 AM on October 19, 2006


Here's one of the ads -- not the "ho" one, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2LQyhTpviQ
posted by TonyRobots at 9:08 AM on October 19, 2006


i'm in ur hos snuffin ur seed
posted by sonofsamiam at 9:09 AM on October 19, 2006 [5 favorites]


An additional gem, from the Sun article:

Another spot attempts to link Democrats to a white supremacist who served as a Republican in the Louisiana Legislature, David Duke.The ad makes reference to Duke's trip to Syria last year, where he spoke at an anti-war rally.

"I can understand why a Ku Klux Klan cracker like David Duke makes nice with the terrorists,"a male voice in the ad says. "What I want to know is why so many of the Democrat politicians I helped elect are on the same side of the Iraq war as David Duke."

posted by brain_drain at 9:10 AM on October 19, 2006


Saw this on FOX news the other day. They read a transcription of the commercial while displaying it as they read. My favorite bit is when they spelled 'tout suite' as the anglicized 'toot sweet'. It looks absolutely ridiculous spelled that way.
posted by lyam at 9:10 AM on October 19, 2006


"I don't snuff my own seed"... wait ---- isn't that suspiciously close to snacking on santorum?
posted by DenOfSizer at 9:11 AM on October 19, 2006


Why do I picture a fat sweaty white plutocrat in an ascot trying to impress by talking what he thinks is "ghetto" to his "homies"?
posted by orthogonality at 9:13 AM on October 19, 2006


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2LQyhTpviQ
posted by TonyRobots at 12:08 PM EST on October 19 [+] [!]

Wow. Is that real?
posted by juiceCake at 9:16 AM on October 19, 2006


Am I dreaming this? How can this be real?
posted by stinkycheese at 9:17 AM on October 19, 2006


Jinx.
posted by stinkycheese at 9:17 AM on October 19, 2006


Did this actually run anywhere? Cuz, wow. It looks like it was written by Dave Chappelle. I can't believe it's not a parody. I sincerely hope it runs though.
posted by Mister_A at 9:18 AM on October 19, 2006


Sounds like Democrats have bamboozled Blacks.
Giiiiirl, we need to do Tha' Walk.


Wtf? We live in the goddamn twilight zone if this is legitimate... wow. Someone, pinch me... preferably with a syringe loaded with LSD.
posted by prostyle at 9:18 AM on October 19, 2006


im in ur electorate bamboozlin ur blax
posted by Mister_A at 9:20 AM on October 19, 2006


Ah yes, the much coveted "Hustle & Flow" voting block. The new Republican slogan? "No matter where I treat my guest, they like my kitchen best."
posted by geoff. at 9:21 AM on October 19, 2006


Wow, that's just... wow.

This really isn't a joke? Honestly?

I figured that after the Katrina, the most insulting thing Republicans could do to black people was ignore them. Clearly I wasn't thinking big enough.
posted by quin at 9:24 AM on October 19, 2006


We live in the goddamn twilight zone if this is legitimate


It would seem so.
posted by padraigin at 9:24 AM on October 19, 2006


You got that pegged, DenOfSizer.
posted by davy at 9:27 AM on October 19, 2006


Satire is now officially dead. It died from laughing too hard and choking on it's own vomit.
posted by Skygazer at 9:28 AM on October 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


Great Googly Moogly.
posted by jonmc at 9:31 AM on October 19, 2006


This has nothing to do with wooing black voters, of course, it's meant to identify a pro-choice position, and therefore democrats generally, with the stereotype of black people that the creators of this believe is most repellent to other ethnic groups.

Look at the use of "tout suite." Do you think that's meant to take some of the heat out of the Katrina issue by identifying this monster with black New Orleanians, who, as we all know, have a French background?
posted by jamjam at 9:32 AM on October 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


forgive my ignorance, but isn't "toot suite" more like preppy slang? ... i've never heard anyone say that in real life ... including pimps and hos
posted by pyramid termite at 9:45 AM on October 19, 2006


Jamjam's got it.
posted by maryh at 9:45 AM on October 19, 2006


What in the fucking hell?
posted by blacklite at 9:46 AM on October 19, 2006


You can't make this stuff up. Unbelievable.

(I kind of like the thought of rich conservative guys wasting tons of money on advertising likely to have the opposite effect from what they intended.)
posted by caddis at 9:47 AM on October 19, 2006


Just wait until a ho takes you to the toot suite.
posted by found missing at 9:48 AM on October 19, 2006


Just wait until a ho takes you to the toot suite.

That's what got Marrion Barry.
posted by Alt F4 at 9:50 AM on October 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


I don't even know what to say.

I could say that the "Leave it to Beaver" shot at the end of Vernon whoever's campaign ad is a lot more telling than people probably realize - isn't it obvious that some people in this country would like to see us go right back to the 50s? No legal abortion or reliable birth control (other than total abstinence, of course), segregation, total faith in the government, no public acknowledgement of any lifestyle choices other than the 2.3 kids, dog, white picket fence. Only three heavily-regulated television channels, pornography kept in brown paper, behind the counter, where you can only get it if you know who and how to ask (and are wearing a trenchcoat, fedora and dark sunglasses). Women at home taking care of the spawn instead of (gasp!) having careers. No such thing as feminism, chicks have had the vote for a while, but everyone knows a real woman knows just how to influence her man to vote the right way, anyway.

The thing is, that genie is already out of the bottle (and the womb, and the closet), and he/she won't go back in.

I doubt this latest line of attack is going to work. My neighbor, an about-to-retire African-American lady who has worked in the federal government for most of her adult life, joked during a political discussion last week that if there isn't a MAJOR change from the midterms, and an even bigger one in 2008, she's going back to Africa. I think she'd be insulted by these ads, and frankly, so am I.

Save pimps' and hos' babies so they can grow up to vote Republican! Because those damn dirty lib'rals would have let your mommy and daddy kill you in the womb. Christ almighty.
posted by jennaratrix at 9:51 AM on October 19, 2006


Gah. r
posted by Alt F4 at 9:52 AM on October 19, 2006


IM IN YUR TOOT SUITE MISTAKING YUR HO
posted by found missing at 9:54 AM on October 19, 2006


jennaratrix: "..joked during a political discussion last week that if there isn't a MAJOR change from the midterms, and an even bigger one in 2008, she's going back to Africa."

Damned skippy. So am I, and I'm not even black!
posted by Skygazer at 9:59 AM on October 19, 2006


Is this one of those things where a republican group makes a fake ad and the lets it "slip" to the media, and everyone gets really upset about it, but then the republicans let everyone know it was a fake because how could republicans possibly be so dense as to make a real ad like that and then say it was probably created by liberals who wanted to portray republicans as really dense?

'Cause I don't see how anyone could've made that ad in all sincerity. I mean, I'm not black, so maybe this sort of ad really is effective, but I kind of think it's more insulting.
posted by Durhey at 10:02 AM on October 19, 2006


They must figure that post-Katrina, they've got nothing to lose.
posted by fungible at 10:05 AM on October 19, 2006


The democrats don't care about not snuffing black seed that's growing all up inside a ho.
posted by Astro Zombie at 10:06 AM on October 19, 2006


Seriously, this is just part of the republican family values platform.
posted by found missing at 10:10 AM on October 19, 2006


Just wait until a ho takes you to the toot suite.

Don't joke, my brother died that way.
posted by owenkun at 10:14 AM on October 19, 2006


they spelled 'tout suite' as the anglicized 'toot sweet'. It looks absolutely ridiculous spelled that way.



Now looky hee-ah....


It's not even "tout suite".

It's "toutes de suite".
posted by wfc123 at 10:17 AM on October 19, 2006


Seems like every day, I say un-fucking-believable (and yet unsurprising) when I hear about the latest Republican stuff.

However, their base thrives on fear. They need something really scary, as a relative told me last night, the democrats want to get out of Iraq, so the bombs can start falling over here and not over there. This comes from a college-educated man who is convinced Al Qaeda is a mortal threat to the future of the United States, and the Democrats want to hand things over to Osama.

So, one really scary Islamic-related thing... and the Repubs are right back where they were-- every other debacle be damned.
posted by cell divide at 10:18 AM on October 19, 2006


Durhey, could be, but the timing is awfully tight. That type of thing usually works best with a bunch of lead time for indivdual processing. Early and absentee voting has begun in many places already. Whne are the Republicans going to denounce the ad/s ? next Tuesdays marks 2 weeks to the general election, a bit late for subtile.
I think it is real, and may have more backlash than assist.
2 weeks, geeze, almost time to start holding your breath that nothing huge comes down the pipeline, and there again it'd be all timing, too close to the election and people vote their intial emotional reaction which could be negative, so the next 10 days are the most crutial.
posted by edgeways at 10:19 AM on October 19, 2006


I think you have all underestimated how convincing these ads can be. The fact is, the organizations who are promoting the have done their research - they wouldn't spend money on ads that were ineffective. Democrats need to have a backup plan (or maybe a blackup plan).
posted by matkline at 10:24 AM on October 19, 2006


Did anybody catch the Stevie Wonder harmonica in the background of those ads?

I smell a cease and desist order on the way.
posted by tkchrist at 10:34 AM on October 19, 2006


Toot Sweet
posted by spock at 10:35 AM on October 19, 2006


The ad is certainly not intended to win Blacks to the Republicans -- they put out token efforts, but the Republicans wrote off the Black population in 1968. It's plainly aimed at the people who think Blacks talk and act like that: white racists, who have been one of the Republican mainstays since the start of the "Southern Strategy."
posted by graymouser at 10:41 AM on October 19, 2006


Somewhere, a few months ago, a group of people sat in a room, heard this pitch and unanimously agreed, with nary a hint of irony: "Yes! What a great idea! We've found our ad! This'll bring'em over! Let's start filming tomorrow."

I very much would like to have observed this.
posted by kosem at 10:45 AM on October 19, 2006


What a fox paw.
posted by caddis at 10:46 AM on October 19, 2006


If anyone wants to hear this, go here, click on "Hear our Ads". The ad in question is number 17.
posted by shawnj at 10:47 AM on October 19, 2006


"The main thing that America's Pac is up to is it basically is challenging the thesis or the belief on the part of the Republican Party that they cannot attract the black vote," Mr. Cain said. He said similar advertisements run in 2004 helped boost President Bush's share of the black vote in Ohio to 16%, from 9% in 2000.

"We don't believe that was an accident," Mr. Cain said. The IRS filing indicates that the ads are running this year in 10 battleground states, including Ohio, New Mexico, and Nevada.

Mr. Cain, who once managed the Godfather's Pizza chain and ran unsuccessfully for the Senate from Georgia in 2004, said he was not troubled that Mr. Rooney, who is white, is funding ads using black voices who claim to speak on behalf of the black community."You don't have a lot of black billionaires who would want to fund something like this," he said.

...

A New York investment banker who gave $10,000 to America's Pac last month, Peter Flanigan, told the Sun that he found the language in some of the abortion-related ads "a little strong."

"If it were me, I wouldn't have put the abortion one in those words," Mr. Flanigan said, before adding, "It's not as if it's totally apart from fact."

Asked why he supports the group, Mr. Flanigan said, "I think it's unfortunate that some 90% of African Americans vote Democratic … Rooney has had some success in moving African-American votes."

...

Many of the ads with conservative social themes are sandwiched between hip-hop songs that convey blunt sexual messages. A spokesman for America's Pac, John Altevogt, said no stations have refused the ads, but a few asked for minor edits, such as the removal of the word "cracker" from the David Duke spot.
posted by taosbat at 10:48 AM on October 19, 2006


So instead of being a totally unsubtle attempt to woo black voters, it's a subtle reminder to racists that Republicans are still their party of choice? Devious!
posted by I Am Not a Lobster at 10:50 AM on October 19, 2006


"If you make a little mistake with one of your 'hos,' you'll want to dispose of that problem tout suite, no questions asked."

:-O


I thought the Republicans were promising voters they would provide free contract killings of prostitues who offer poor service. (The sad thing being I wasn't surprised they would make this offer.)

:-D
posted by darkstar at 10:52 AM on October 19, 2006


I have heard the "Giiiiirl, we need to do Tha' Walk" ad in the DC metro area. No shit--it's real.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:54 AM on October 19, 2006


Thanks, shawnj, I just had to hear that to fully grok it.
posted by taosbat at 10:54 AM on October 19, 2006


versions of Amos 'n' Andy talking

"Sapphi', dont' you be goin' down to no 'bortion clinic, you heah me? If'n you does, I gonna vote 'publican!"
posted by nofundy at 10:55 AM on October 19, 2006


I'd be SO upset if they spent my donations on commercials like that! They could have saved thousands on production if they'd just run the scripts from those ads in a text crawl over this Ms. Peachez video.
posted by eatyourlunch at 11:03 AM on October 19, 2006


The funny aspect of the David Duke reference is how he's already publicly stated that when it came to party politics he was "more comfortable with the Republican Party".
posted by clevershark at 11:04 AM on October 19, 2006


After listening to the ad (thanks shawnj) it sounds more to me like Black Republican man talking to White Democrat man (not two black men talking). Meanwhile the white democrat is painted as: Insulting to those who join the military, non-patriotic, adulterer, gambler (heading for the slot machines), and non-working (or independently wealthy?) and, as noticed, an assumed abortion advocate. Since he was not that low, apparently he qualifies to be welcomed for inclusion in the ranks of Republican voters.
posted by spock at 11:08 AM on October 19, 2006


wfc123 writes "It's not even 'tout suite'.

"It's 'toutes de suite'."


Not quite, but close. It's "tout de suite", although in pronounciation it does sound like "toot suite".
posted by clevershark at 11:11 AM on October 19, 2006


lyam writes "Saw this on FOX news the other day. They read a transcription of the commercial while displaying it as they read. My favorite bit is when they spelled 'tout suite' as the anglicized 'toot sweet'. It looks absolutely ridiculous spelled that way."

I think it has to do with Fox News not wanting to surrender to French :-)
posted by clevershark at 11:12 AM on October 19, 2006


I like how BLACK MAN #2 sounds like an anchorman or used car salesman.
posted by brundlefly at 11:13 AM on October 19, 2006


Don worry . . . da loiya Calhoun agonna be here in da mornin!

Sheeeeeeeesh!
posted by ahimsakid at 11:14 AM on October 19, 2006




Please allow me the luxury of re-iterating and parroting a rather large number of much more eloquent posts by saying:

WHAT IN THE FUCKING FUCK!?
posted by loquacious at 11:21 AM on October 19, 2006


Here's mine:

Republican:
Yo B, you votin' this year?

Democrat:
Hell yea, mothafucka. I'm votin' democrat. Gots to look out for mines.

Republican:
Why you goan vote for some Tom like that? They playin' you.

Democrat:
The democrats protect my rights to smoke crack and rob niggas.

Republican:
How you goan rob some niggas when the democrats take your 9 away?

Democrat:
Oh, snap. I ain't no fool. I'm votin' for Rick Santorum.

Santorum (V/O):
I'm Rick Santizzle, and I approve this motherfuckin' message.
posted by Mister_A at 11:23 AM on October 19, 2006 [13 favorites]


"He said similar advertisements run in 2004 helped boost President Bush's share of the black vote in Ohio to 16%, from 9% in 2000."

Yeah, it was the ads that did that. Not Diebold, not Blackwell and and his unobserved count behind a lockdown due to a 'terrorist threat' that was never substantiated. It was the ads.
posted by George_Spiggott at 11:24 AM on October 19, 2006


The interwebtron has failed me if they actually played this on Fox News and it's not on youtube yet.

College freshmen of the world, was there a midterm due today or something?
posted by abulafa at 11:28 AM on October 19, 2006


It isn’t on YouTube because it’s a radio ad. See shawnj’s post above.
posted by ijoshua at 12:08 PM on October 19, 2006


They have YouTube for radio now?
posted by sonofsamiam at 12:10 PM on October 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


Not to be outdone, the National Black Republican Association put out an ad claiming that Martin Luther King was a Republican.
posted by JackFlash at 12:10 PM on October 19, 2006


It isn’t on YouTube because it’s a radio ad.

Couldn't it be the soundtrack to some guy snorting a bucket of cinnamon or tasering his balls? What the hell did Google pay all that money for?
posted by Armitage Shanks at 12:12 PM on October 19, 2006


More information about the National Black Republican Association ad here. This is the ad TonyRobots found on youtube and MrMoonPie (and I) have heard in the DC area.
posted by peeedro at 12:16 PM on October 19, 2006


The ad can be put on youtube, all you have to do is set it to video, which was done for the "MLK was a republican" ad (which is totally false, and was actually decried by the black republican who was actually running)
posted by delmoi at 12:25 PM on October 19, 2006


Vote Republizzle! Bring your bros, bring your hos!
posted by clevershark at 12:28 PM on October 19, 2006


I would pay money to hear Santorum say "I'm Rick Santizzle, and I approve this motherfuckin' message."!

Hell I bet Savage would too.
posted by Talanvor at 12:40 PM on October 19, 2006


As an aside (in reference to the "Republicans have always looked out for us" ad on youtube), most people here are aware that the parties basically traded names mid-century. It's so sickening that they're blaming Democrats for something that they did, and are aware of the evilness of.

Can you imagine, writing "Democrats started the KKK", knowing that it was your party? Or that "Lincoln was a Republican"? Ok, I suppose it's possible that the writer of the ads wasn't aware of it, but it's still the kind of thing that makes you say "Dayam".
posted by hoborg at 12:58 PM on October 19, 2006


the GOP is gangsta. seriously. deal with it. they get away with crazy shit, and then some more, and no one can touch them.
posted by matteo at 1:12 PM on October 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


I'm looking forward to Ja Rule's upcoming album, Tout Suite, Ho! Seriously, can even old, rich, white men think anybody talks like this?
posted by aaronetc at 1:15 PM on October 19, 2006


(and the African American vote is lost anyway for them, after Katrina more than ever -- they might as well have some fun watching the liberals get pissed off at their making savage fun of the Negroes)

remember, this time not even Powell will vote for them. they only have Rice and Thomas at this point, it's two votes in a nation of 300,000,000 people

posted by matteo at 1:15 PM on October 19, 2006 [1 favorite]


the GOP is gangsta. seriously. deal with it. they get away with crazy shit, and then some more, and no one can touch them.

yet somehow they don't do so well wit' da fly bitchez
posted by jonmc at 1:27 PM on October 19, 2006


Black Man #2 sounds like a white man. I'm positive.

Anyway, I'm ot sure how they expect this to work... most minorities that I know of folks see jobs and health care as far greater priorities than abortion laws or protection from the so-called terrorists. Or the scourge of the liberal agenda.

But maybe this race card will work. All the GOP really needs to do is get more blacks and asians represented in Washington. ...I wish them the best of luck.
posted by Down10 at 1:29 PM on October 19, 2006


For what it's worth, shawnj's link only worked for me in IE, not Firefox. (Anybody else notice the heading "Advertisment Script"?)

Also, like spock said, the supercilious guy sounds ostentatiously white. (Which would of course increase the effectiveness of the ad, if you go by simple-minded racial politics.)
posted by languagehat at 1:33 PM on October 19, 2006


21st Century Blackface!

Of course. It was the only natural thing left to do.
posted by The God Complex at 1:36 PM on October 19, 2006


Anybody else notice the heading "Advertisment Script"?

Yep, it's a bunch of radio advertisments.
posted by peeedro at 1:55 PM on October 19, 2006


Why do we assume the men talking are black? Are we going to ignore the Herbert Kornfeld's of the world?
posted by Critical_Beatdown at 2:06 PM on October 19, 2006


Was referring to

Saw this on FOX news the other day. They read a transcription of the commercial while displaying it as they read. My favorite bit is when they spelled 'tout suite' as the anglicized 'toot sweet'. It looks absolutely ridiculous spelled that way.
posted by lyam at 9:10 AM PST on October 19 [+] [!]


Hence, video. I really wanted to see the Fox take on the ad.
posted by abulafa at 2:20 PM on October 19, 2006


after Katrina more than ever

Make sure you listen to the radio ad in the link about Katrina:

"Democrats call Hurricane Katrina 'A Republican Conspiracy.' But that's what they always say when they mess up."

Umm, Katrina? A Hurricane? Is a Conspiracy?
posted by yeti at 2:26 PM on October 19, 2006


Can you imagine, writing "Democrats started the KKK", knowing that it was your party? Or that "Lincoln was a Republican"? Ok, I suppose it's possible that the writer of the ads wasn't aware of it, but it's still the kind of thing that makes you say "Dayam".
posted by hoborg at 3:58 PM EST on October 19 [+] [!]

Democrats did start the KKK and Lincoln was a Republican; what's your point.
posted by caddis at 2:29 PM on October 19, 2006


oops, the thing from hoborg should have been in italics
posted by caddis at 2:29 PM on October 19, 2006


It's disingenuous, to say the least, to suggest that "democrats started the KKK." The implication is that the KKK is a part of the democratic party, which it is/was not. Historically, segregationist southerners voted democrat, mostly because of a little thing called the civil war, but the democratic party has no affiliation with the KKK.

It's a little bit like saying that republicans "started" modern hate groups whose membership is more likely to associate itself with the most reactionary and nativist elements of the contemporary republican party.

Yes, Lincoln was indeed a republican.
posted by Mister_A at 2:35 PM on October 19, 2006


yes, but he added "knowing it was your party." Also, the GOP frequently touts Lincoln as a member, you know "the party of Lincoln."
posted by caddis at 2:50 PM on October 19, 2006


Maybe I'm wrong, but I'm fairly certain that Black Man #2 (Dennis), in the ad was a white guy, making the ad slightly less racist, but still as stupid.

Also, the "advertisment" scripts have an awful lot of spelling errors in them. (Even the last sentence of the front page says "Please help us stay an ther air"

So I'm leaning away from "republican fake ad used to make republicans think democrats are making fake republican ads" and more towards "one small, poorly managed group writing and recording their own awful ads".
posted by Durhey at 2:53 PM on October 19, 2006


Oh and uhh: ")"

I'm one to talk, eh?
posted by Durhey at 2:53 PM on October 19, 2006


In 1952 the Solid South was Democratic (Wikipedia's using red for the Democratic candidate and blue for the Republican):



Things changed after President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, saying, "We have lost the South for a generation":


posted by kirkaracha at 3:00 PM on October 19, 2006


oops my mistake wfc123. I mispelled it. They deliberately used an anglicization which looks dumbed down.

My amusement remains intact.
posted by lyam at 3:02 PM on October 19, 2006


What jamjam said. See how so many people are confused by this? Exactly. This isn't a pro-GOP message, it's disinformation meant to try and get a certain sector of the American people to stay at home. Which is repugnant.
posted by bardic at 3:20 PM on October 19, 2006


GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — Orange County Republican leaders on Thursday called for the withdrawal of a GOP congressional candidate they believe sent a letter threatening Hispanic immigrant voters with arrest.

Tan D. Nguyen denied knowing anything about the letter in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press, but said he fired a campaign staffer who may have been responsible for it.

County Republican Chairman Scott Baugh, however, said that after speaking with state investigators and the company that distributed the mailer, he believes Nguyen had direct knowledge of "obnoxious and reprehensible" letter. He told the AP that the party's executive committee voted unanimously to Nguyen to drop out of the race against Democratic U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez...
posted by taosbat at 4:43 PM on October 19, 2006


Itinerant comment!!!
posted by found missing at 4:48 PM on October 19, 2006


yet somehow they don't do so well wit' da fly bitchez

but they seem to do ok with the young boys.
posted by blendor at 4:53 PM on October 19, 2006


Itinerant comment!!!
posted by found missing


Were you refering to my last comment? It's my third in the thread and I thought it would be a useful contrbution, how can that be itinerant?
posted by taosbat at 4:57 PM on October 19, 2006


Say brother, can I borrow your "Hey Soul Classic black base votes"?
Oh no my brother, you gots to buy your own.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:01 PM on October 19, 2006


Sorry; just seemed like it wandered over from here.
posted by found missing at 5:03 PM on October 19, 2006


I totally missed that thread...bummer...
posted by taosbat at 5:09 PM on October 19, 2006


But anyway, given all the convolutions in this thread about race and the intent/function of the radio ads, I thought the comment would be interesting.
posted by taosbat at 5:13 PM on October 19, 2006


Sometimes people have different threads going in different tabs and inadvertantly place a comment in the wrong one. My apologizes, since this is where you intended it. It is a damning incident to come from a member of the party of Lincoln.
posted by found missing at 5:22 PM on October 19, 2006


I haven't done that yet. I think whatever was left of the 'party of Lincoln' is now sitting sadly under a tattered banner in the Democrat's tent.
posted by taosbat at 6:03 PM on October 19, 2006


Indeed, taosbat. The facts that Lincoln was a Republican and that Democrats started the KKK have little bearing on the parties' current platforms. Republicans these days are supposed to be about, among other things, "states' rights", hardly a Lincoln plank.
posted by owhydididoit at 6:42 PM on October 19, 2006


Can we all get together sometime and work out a styleguide so we all know what's totally legit Ebonics and what's "a modern version of Amos'n'Andy"?
posted by booksandlibretti at 6:59 PM on October 19, 2006


sure.
the rule is- if you've seen someone say it on tv, it's old.
posted by Miles Long at 7:25 PM on October 19, 2006


owhydididoit, yes, everything has been turned topsy-turvy. This has become that, and that this. These theocractic fascisti have capitalized on a' that long enough.
posted by taosbat at 8:38 PM on October 19, 2006


If you haven't already, it's worth following peeedro's link, just for the headline

"Black GOP Groups Woo Mfume to Back Steele"

which I had to read several times until I realised that in the headline,

- "Groups" is a noun, not a verb
- "Woo" is a verb, not Mr. Mfume's first name
- "Back" is a verb, not an adjective

Read it my way, it's fun!
posted by backOfYourMind at 5:40 AM on October 20, 2006


Since most of the ads didn't get air time, FOX news provided the coverage free, with commentary from the authors and backers with no rebuttal. Here's the an analysis from media matters.

http://mediamatters.org/items/200610190005

posted by ameliajayne at 7:35 AM on October 20, 2006


First Jive Dude: Shit man, that honky mus' be messin' my old lady... got to be runnin' cold upside down his head. You know?

Second Jive Dude: Hey home, I can dig it. You know he ain't gonna lay no mo' big rap up on you man.

First Jive Dude: I say hey sky, s'other s'ay I wan say?
Second Jive Dude: UH...

First Jive Dude: Pray to J I get the same ol' same ol'.

Second Jive Dude: Eh. Yo knock yourself a pro slick, gray matter live performas down now take TCB'in man.

First Jive Dude: Hey, you know what they say... See a broad, to get that booty yak 'em.

First Jive Dude, Second Jive Dude: Leg 'er down 'n smack 'em yak 'em

First Jive Dude: Cold got to be. You know? Shiiiiit.
posted by electroboy at 10:13 AM on October 20, 2006


Pardon me. Does anyone here speak jive?
posted by brundlefly at 11:56 AM on October 20, 2006


These are astounding. Wait until I tell my parents that all that marching on Selma, and facing down the dogs wasn't because they were outraged by a system that systematically discriminated against a huge segment of our population..but was indeed because they were racist klan members.

Good christ, do the republicans just have no shame?
posted by dejah420 at 7:46 AM on October 21, 2006


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