Bad Deeds for 2-6-2012

Texas Attorney General Misleads on Redistricting “Deal” – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced he had reached agreement on most parts of the Texas redistricting maps with most of the parties involved. However, the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the NAACP, the “Davis” plaintiffs, and the Texas Democratic Party have said they have not agreed to any deal with Abbott, All of these groups are parties to the lawsuit against the maps drawn by the Republican-dominated legislature. Apparently, Abbott does not know the meaning of the word “most.”

Karl Rove Offended by American Success – In a Chrysler ad aired during the Super Bowl Sunday, touting the resurgence of the American auto industry, Clint Eastwood declared that it’s “halftime in America and our second half’s about to begin.” “I was, frankly, offended by it,” said Karl Rove on Fox News Monday.

Republican Runs Racist Ad – Republican Peter Hoekstra’s campaign for a U.S. Senate seat hit a new low on Super Bowl Sunday, when it began airing a racially charged ad, complete with an Asian-American actress speaking in broken English. The advertisement, which will continue to run in Michigan for two weeks after the Super Bowl, features an Asian-American woman with a conical straw hat riding a bicycle through a rice paddy. “Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good,” the actress says. “You borrow more and more from us. We take your jobs.” The ad draws on some of the most common and harmful stereotypes of Chinese people to make its point. And below is what you see if you look at their source code:

“Yellow girl” to refer to a Chinese woman?

Tell Hoekstra to stop running the advertisement immediately and to apologize for perpetuating racist stereotypes.





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Texas A&M Aggie, Retired aerospace engineer, former union member, Vietnam vet, Demcratic Party organizer, husband and father.

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