Why must these racist Democrats prey on the fears of white liberals?
This isn’t the latest advertisement against Love, who would be the first black Republican woman in Congress, that seems to have racial undertones. An ad from Center Forward, a PAC associated with the Blue Dog Democrats, is running in Love’s district and claims the Saratoga Springs mayor is soft on crime because she cut budgets for police protective wear. “Mia Love’s record?” the voiceover says. “Skyrocketing crime, putting police and us at risk.” The ad shows a b-roll of police tape and a scared woman looking out her window. The ad then shows a black and white photo of Love.
Contrast that with the original photo of Love at the link. Surely they’ll come up with some mealy-mouted excuse. Probably will blame the printer.
Then here’s their video:
Accusing a Republican of being soft on crime is laughable, but this shows the desperation since Love has surged to a huge lead in the latest poll.
There don’t appear to be any other ads in this cycle accusing Republican House candidates of being soft on crime, and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has not yet responded to a phone call. National Republican Congresional Committee spokesman Paul Lindsay emailed a comment.
“Democrats are so afraid of Mia Love’s candidacy that they are willing to stoop to these shameful and troubling tactics,” Lindsay said. “What’s even more troubling is the lack of outrage from Jim Matheson and his friends on the left.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Democrats have drawn attention to a minority Republican’s race. In 2003, when Bobby Jindal was first running for governor of Louisiana against Democrat Kathleen Blanco, Blanco’s campaign ran an ad that many deemed racist.
No real surprise considering the Democratic Party was the home of Jim Crow and the KKK.