Screen Junkies » campaign ads http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 7 Surprisingly Insensitive Political Ads http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/7-surprisingly-insensitive-political-ads/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/7-surprisingly-insensitive-political-ads/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 20:08:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=244983 Because you don't want to spend all day being sensitive to people, do you?

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Pete Hoekstra, a Michigan senate candidate, has made quite a name for himself since his campaign ad aired on Super Bowl sunday (not nationally, of course). It’s not making news because he’s a lovable underdog, or he’s got an innovative way of looking at job creation or whatever else Michigan senators worry about. No, this ad stands out because it’s very, very racist.

I could describe how it’s racist, but that’s sort of like describing why a joke is funny. It’s better if you just see for yourself.

See? It’s racist! And more importantly, it’s a pretty stupid ad.

Well, for all the hell that Pete Hoekstra is catching, and it’s a lot, he’s not alone when it comes to leveraging racial stereotypes and insensitivity to get elected to office.

Yeah, it seems counterproductive to me too, but what do I know?

Tim James



Tim James thinks the best way to save money is to give all those driver’s license exams in English. All those other languages are bullshit in Alabama. Alabamans speak English. It just makes sense to him.

(stares pensively at ground, looks up)

“Does it to you?”

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