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Thruxtonbill
02-07-2012, 07:01 PM
...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrbdXUWryXk&feature=related

Kosher
02-07-2012, 07:22 PM
Because it plays on stereotypes. Look, I'm not a Stabenow fan, but this was in very bad taste. It was a cheap and tasteless, but apparently effective stunt by a little known candidate that otherwise would have little to say for himself.

Gas Man
02-07-2012, 09:52 PM
This is the second time I have heard of this guy. First time was that the Michigan Credit Union League supports him as the last I heard but that was last year or so.

I agree Kosher it is kinda tasteless but it has enough wow factor to help him. People are mad and upset at the status quo, somebody has step out into the spotlight.

Thruxtonbill
02-08-2012, 08:43 AM
Because it plays on stereotypes. Look, I'm not a Stabenow fan, but this was in very bad taste. Maybe but the analogy that you might as well of had black people picking cotton makes no sense to me. Would it of been better if they had a Chinese man in a suit? I think this country has become so thin skinned and sensitive, I'm sick of it.

Nobody
02-08-2012, 11:40 PM
Would it of been better if they had a Chinese man in a suit? I think this country has become so thin skinned and sensitive, I'm sick of it.

I agree that the US has gotten awefully thin skined over the years.

And yeah, it would have been better if a fair well spoken Chinese guy in a suit was thanking "debbie spenditnow", preferably infront of what ever industry the shlub running for office is bitching about her sending over there. Basicly the way the guy went about things all he's really done is piss off a large chunk of people and muted his message. Uber-patriots and the more racist fringes will love the add though. Myself, I don't care. Any turd that wants the office is either nuts, naive, or just plane greedy/power hungry. But that's my 'sunny' view on politics in general..

Gas Man
02-09-2012, 10:13 AM
The Lovely PC world we live in.

Mad Dog
02-09-2012, 10:57 AM
I agree that the US has gotten awefully thin skined over the years.

Yup, look at any home security commercial and you always have a middle aged white guy as the perp.
Try it with a black or hispanic and see how long it lasts. So they don't commit any crimes? The only thick skinned left in this country
are the whites. Take a look at what happened to 12 firefighters here in buffalo. If they had been a minority
this story would have gone national. So did you guys in Mi. hear about this?
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP04023604baf3440a85ba5c7e7737c035.html

Kosher
02-09-2012, 12:24 PM
I guess my problem with it is that it was unsophisticated and classless.

Thruxtonbill
02-09-2012, 03:42 PM
I guess my problem with it is that it was unsophisticated and classless.
That's politics. It's become a joke, really. I'm so sick of career politicians. I've leaned more to the right for most of my life but, when I see and hear Mitt Romney I wanna puke. The guy is so out of touch(as most are) with real Americans.

RedneckMedic
02-09-2012, 09:59 PM
http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/webkit-fake-url://7E155837-5049-48D3-A29B-D4D3F95FB9A4/chinese-restaurant-buffet.jpg
http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/webkit-fake-url://087FF4A2-B629-4FE3-976E-EFB2108FF8C9/2587l.jpg

http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/webkit-fake-url://FBF4D73F-F349-49F3-854E-09B9D7C1481F/wickedwok.jpg