7 Surprisingly Insensitive Political Ads

Thursday, February 9 by

Spike Maynard



What I don’t get here is the need to gild the lily with the stereotypical “China-man” pics and the music. I know the American public may not be the smartest lot, but most of us know where China is and what that country is about. You don’t need to bombard us with pictures of fortune cookies to open our eyes.

I don’t know where I stand on letting people build windmills in China. I know I’m pro-Dutch windmills, but China? I’m just not sure. I’d have to ascertain whether or not they still have our spy plane. If they do, I say NO WINDMILLS. If they have given it back, I say YES WINDMILLS.

So it’s kind of a gray area for me, unlike Spike Maynard.

David Vitter



Charlie Melancon has cut a hole in the border’s chain link fence so that Mexicans may walk through, already looking like extras from Stand and Deliver. And David Vitter thinks that’s pretty shitty. David Vitter is anti-throwing-ironic-welcoming-parties-for-illegals and anti-them-riding-around-in-OUR-limousines.

And this commercial claims that Charlie Melancon passed some sort of ordinance keeping police from arresting illegal immigrants. Dammit Melancon! You’re coddling illegals!

Dan Fanelli



We’ve discussed this ad before on Screen Junkies. Dan Fanelli LOVES racial profiling! He thinks that if we focus on the Middle Eastern folks, no more planes will explode, which is comforting. He also thinks really oddly-shaped white men don’t look like terrorists. I mean, I don’t either, but now that this commercial has aired, who do you think the terrorists would recruit to blow up a cruise ship or football stadium? That’s right. Oddly-shaped white people.

That said, Dan Fanelli’s body is more or less a regular shape (and thoroughly unspectacular) so even if you disagree with his profiling, you have to admit, he’s no terrorist.

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