Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Bob Corker's Struggle with the Truth

He lies.

They're boldfaced.

More: hamdems.org, Tennessee Guerilla Women, and AmericaBlog:
Well that's interesting. Bob Corker, who is a Republican running for Senator from Tennessee, says that the Republican National Committee - that would be the Republican party in Washington, DC - is refusing to stop running a racist TV ad that they're broadcasting in Tennessee. When pressed by CNN's Wolf Blitzer as to whether he has called anyone at the RNC or the White House to demand that the ad be taken down, Corker couldn't answer the question.

Bottom line, he's not trying very hard to get the racist ad off of TV. (Or, it's as he says - the Republican Party leadership is refusing to stop running a racist ad because it believes racism wins white votes, and I suppose on that account they're immoral but correct.) How hard is it to get the head of the Republican party to stop running a racist ad in your state that you, the Republican Senate candidate, feel is hurting your race? It's not difficult at all.

Corker is lying.

Josh Marshall has the racist ad, an analysis of it, and he exposes how the RNC is now lying about it simply has no power to pull down its own ad.

So much for that Republican outreach to the black community. I guess, in the end, the Republicans figured that you can get a lot more white voters with racism than you can black voters with civil rights. Disgusting.

Here is how Josh describes the ad:
The ad, in case you aren't familiar with it, is a cartoonish spot which might be subtitled, 'Harold Ford is an uppity negro who does the wild thing with white women.'
But, should we be suprised by Corker's gutter tactics? This is, after all, the party of the Southern Strategy and Macaca, and Bob Corker is eager to become their newest yapping poodle.


josiah said...

racist? the ad is many things, but claiming the ad is racist is as dirty as if the ad were racist itself.

But hey, that's politics no?

alice said...

A lot of people think Bob Corker's ads are racist.


Even if you don't follow the link, you can still note Ford's salient point:

Congressman Ford was asked about Corker's racist ads. He took the high ground and talked about issues. When pressed by Chris Matthews, Ford made an excellent point. He noted that Corker has said that he asked for the ads to be pulled. Ford was a little skeptical about that, but said that if Corker can't even get a despicable RNC ad pulled from TV, what makes anyone think he will be able to accomplish anything in the United States Senate?