Sharon Angle Demagoguery Knows No Limits
Basically, she’s a politician, so you know that she’s going to lie and promise you things in exchange for your vote. Textbook demagogue.
The thing that really bothers me, is the ad that they ran encouraging Hispanic voters to not vote. While telling Hispanics to not vote with one side of her mouth, with the other side of the trap she calls her mouth, she’s telling Anglos to vote for her before the Hispanics take over.
Typical tea party bull.
It’s not like Harry Reid is any kind of angel or any kind of friend of Hispanic voters to begin with. Let’s not forget his previous positions on immigration.
Anyway, here’s one of the misleading, deceptive, fear mongering ads endorsed by Angle:
Conveniently, she neglects to mention that part of the reason that Nevada families are struggling is due to failed Bush era economic policies and the truly voodoo economics of the housing bubble.
I guess that’s the fault of illegal immigrants as well.
A very sneaky ad plays on Hispanics anger that immigration reform was not enacted in the first two years of Obama`s Administration. This ad was produced by Latinos for Reform and directed by Robert de Posada, who represents the miniscule portion of Hispanics included in the Republican Party. By urging Latinos to not vote, the end result will be a victory for Sharron Angle. The text of the ad is this:
This November we need to send a message to all politicians: If they didn’t keep their promise on immigration reform, then they can`t count on our vote “Don’t vote this November. This is the only way to send them a clear message: You can no longer take us for granted. Don`t vote. “
Another ad had to be pulled because of a copyright infringement. This is the Thanks, Pal ad which shows 3 Hispanic males with the words Illegal Aliens plastered across their image. It turns out that this photo, taken by British photographer Chris Floyd, was actually a picture of Mexicans in Mexico. The photo was lifted by Angle`s crew and used to incite racial hatred for Latinos. The men were actually farmers from south Mexico.
The ad At Your Expense plays on Anglo fears of an illegal alien take over, by showing some men sneaking past a fence. Several lies are told about Harry Reid, such as that he would give tax breaks and Social Security benefits to illegal aliens and grant them special college tuition rates. This is a lie, Harry Reid never voted for this or advocated this. Reid does support the Dream Act, which offers a pathway to amnesty for those already residing in the U.S.
Most offensive of all, or perhaps the stupidest words (and there are lots of them) coming out of Sharron Angle`s mouth, were what she said to some Hispanic students at Rancho High School, which is near Las Vegas. Some of you look a little more Asian to me, “ Angle said casually, as if this would be reassuring to this group of Latino students. That is, it may be a plus if they appear to be a little bit more Asian. This is clearly a racist slip of the tongue, and I hope it costs Angle the election.