The GOP’s New And Subtly Racist Anti-Obama Attack Ad Will Scare You To Death
Or maybe not. At the very least, the latest ad from the Republican National Committee is designed to scare the pants off nearsighted, mouth-breathing ignoramuses who are utterly clueless about what’s happening in the world and whether President Obama is legitimately to blame for all of it. And just in time for Halloween.
The ad begins with a first-person-point-of-view shot of a guy reading his iPad and watching television. Doomsday headlines zip into frame:
“ISIS GAINING GROUND”
“TERRORISTS COMMITTING MASS MURDER”
On the guy’s iPad we see am actual news headline from CBS This Morning: “ISIS gaining ground despite U.S. airstrikes.” On the television, we see a headline from CNN: “ISIS advances put U.S. allies ‘against a wall.'” Of course while all of these terrible things are happening 6,000 miles away in the Middle East, notice how the guy with the iPad is kicked back, legs crossed, while wearing comfy slippers in a spiffy upper-middle-class living room watching an expensive handheld device and a flatscreen television hooked up to what appears to be DirectTV and a Blu-ray player. Yes, life in America is real shithole isn’t it? Thanks, Obama.
The narration and scary headlines continue.
“Ebola inside the U.S.”
Do we really need to talk through this one again? How is this Obama’s fault exactly? It doesn’t matter, of course, because it all fits within the patina of a Summer blockbuster disaster movie with the ultimate message: this is what happens when you elect a lazy, shiftless (read that: black) president — it’s a Zombie Apocalypse whenever a hoops-shooting Chicago gangsta’ occupies the White House even though pretty much the exact same events would’ve happened (Ebola, ISIS, terrorists murdering people) if Mitt Romney had been elected in 2012.
By the way, just in case you think I’m exaggerating the racism angle… CONTINUE READING