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55 Responses to Is The Political Campaign Ad Racist, I-A-B?

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm
    Link: Is The Political Campaign Ad Racist, I-A-B? - Last night during the Super Bowl, Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra aired this commercial. What do you think, I-A-B?
  2. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm
    Well, it`s not necessarily racist so much as it is conservative fear-mongering. Kind of entertaining considering how any fiscal conservative would tell you you`re an idiot for not using cheap chinese labour for production of your products.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    It`s not racist, it`s stupid.
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    maddux32 Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Why would this be racist?
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 2:12 pm
    She doesn`t even look Chinese.
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    LemonTarte Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    OMG this is so stupid. That`s honestly more offensive than the racism.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    It`s like the girl knew they wanted to be racist, and deliberately did a half-assed attempt at a racist Chinese accent.
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    ByOwlPost Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    wow..
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    cant be racist if its true
  10. Profile photo of ElMustache
    ElMustache Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm
    Holy crap.. That just happened. A gong, rice patties, bad engrish... All it was missing was some kung fu, and it would have completed a cadre of asian mockery.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    Wow she`s sexy!! I`M IN LOVE!!!! AGAIN!!
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    Not racist.
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    bliznik Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    This isn`t true. Most Chinese people in China have WAY better English than most Americans. (I can`t say the same for the poorer Asian countries without much school funding)
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 3:45 pm
    I often wonder, do American politicians ever tell you their policies? Because every advert I`ve ever seen is either a smear campaign or some bizarre rant delivered in a forest. I can`t imagine British politicians even taking their tie off, let alone doing these strange commercials.
    Not saying our people are perfect, but they just don`t do this stuff.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    February 6, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    The message isn`t racist. The idea that the candidate is forwarding isn`t racist. The broken English stereotypical portrayal by the female Chinese narrator *is* racist. To deny that is to be ignorant of what racism is.

    Now, if we want to discuss whether or not the candidates slanted, ignorant claims are correct or not, that`s a whole other issue.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    February 6, 2012 at 3:52 pm
    I find it funny that there are three recommendations at the end of his video for boys high school wrestling videos. I think he has what it takes to be a Republican Senator.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    "This isn`t true. Most Chinese people in China have WAY better English than most Americans."

    BS- I have been to China several times. You are just full of crap.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    Fear-mongering targeted at those who haven`t taken classes in macroeconomics. BTW: China`s economic forecast isn`t much better than America`s. The saddest part of this ad is that it will utterly work. America is the modern Rome... First we overextend ourselves globally, then compensate for the lack of funds by cutting education. The undereducated masses find scapegoats and replace knowledgeable politicians with home-spun provincial hacks who decry "elitists." We had a good run; not as long as the English or Romans, but a good run nonetheless.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm
    What exactly is the implication here...that Democrats are shipping our rice-growing and bike-riding jobs overseas? Wouldn`t setting this in the dormitories of Foxconn be more appropriate?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    February 6, 2012 at 5:17 pm
    "This isn`t true. Most Chinese people in China have WAY better English than most Americans."

    Not true.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 6, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    It`s not racist. It`s worse than racist. He`s praying on the stupid.
    The ad implies that if elected, he`ll stop spending money on SSI, Medicaid, public assistance programs, and education. This will in turn bring jobs back to the U.S.

    Only the very stupid will believe that.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    er... `preying`
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    bigkkm Male 50-59
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    February 6, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    Racist and stupid. And bringing shame to our fair state.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    LOL

    Politicians
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    elkingo Male 30-39
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    February 6, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    Gerry -- he isn`t implying he will stop spending on SSI, Medicaid, public assistance programs, or education. He is implying he will stop spending money on imports.

    Not really racist, just ignorant.
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    der tuk arr jobbsss!
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    Notice he didn`t attack the corporations that moved overseas where they "created" all those jobs. But that would violate GOP talking points.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    February 6, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Why did this get a four, what`s wrong with you people?
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    February 6, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    King of the Twits.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 3:23 am
    she was hot, no wonder usa wants to give her a lot of money...
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 5:17 am
    I feel aroused.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2012 at 5:32 am
    @som-tam

    I want to giver her more than money!
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    ChainsawNbud Male 50-59
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    February 7, 2012 at 5:36 am
    I see nothing racist about this. Show me that there isn`t one single (hot) chinese girl who ever rode a bicycle through a rice paddy on her way to the factory where she makes $5 a day assembling crap to be sold at Dollar Tree and I`ll change my mind. Oh yes, and ugly old politicians suck.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 6:22 am
    I get the point but I think its demagoguery.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 6:23 am
    Most Chinese people in China have WAY better English than most Americans

    TRUE NOT!
    TRUE NOT!
    TRUE NOT!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10732 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 6:25 am
    The ad implies that if elected, he`ll stop spending money on SSI, Medicaid, public assistance programs, and education. This will in turn bring jobs back to the U.S.

    Not so much but it will save us a lot of money.
  37. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2012 at 6:34 am
    Most Chinese people in China have WAY better English than most Americans
    True, although there are technically more english-speaking people in China than in the US.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2012 at 8:54 am
    where she makes $5 a day assembling crap to be sold at Dollar Tree

    I would gladly pay her $10 a day to be my concubine!!!
  39. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2012 at 8:57 am
    @McGovern: Degree of conviction experiment: Would you vote democrat if you were able to get it on with your dream asian girl?
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 9:51 am
    Racist as drat.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2012 at 10:13 am
    @patchgrabber

    Of course I`m not set to one party because I can see they`re equally full of s**t.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    February 7, 2012 at 10:24 am
    Pete`s a moron. He`s a politician though, so that`s a given.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm
    Let`s see -

    Anyone from rural regions of China, if they had the opportunity to learn English at all, would probably do so in a broken fashion such as this.

    Females who ride bicycles (despite the obvious actor portrayal) exist in China

    ATTRACTIVE rural females who ride bicycles may exist, to a lesser extent, in China

    People who look Chinese would probably be the best choice for representing a member of the Chinese population, and yes, do also actually exist in China.

    Ambient music involving dulcimers and pentatonic scales, which are commonly associated with Chinese culture, do also, yes, actually exist in China.

    The combination of these elements embodied in an individual satirically expressing their gratitude for the increasing availability of jobs in their country which may have once been filled by members of the American citizenry? For the purposes of an anti-outsourcing message to the American public? What do you want, Fancy?
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    Should they have hired a black guy?

    (oh wait - Asians aren`t allowed to portray them either..)
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    February 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Why on Earth would this be racist? Having a person who is, as far as I can see, quite possibly Chinese representing a character who is, by necessity in the story line, Chinese.

    I can see how it might be nationalist, but anyone who thinks this is racist has no idea what racism is.
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    botfly Male 50-59
    616 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 4:58 pm
    you people really need to buy a dictionary.....or at least the app. you have absolutely no idea what the definition of a racist is. you just use the word whenever you see something that doesn`t appear politically correct to your sadly misdirected intellects. ignorance is not a virtue. i could go on, but i`m a little tired from working for a living today. you should try it, it`s way more rewarding than living off of entitlements Gerry.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    February 7, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    CHINA IS NOT DOING GOOD. There GDP per capita is like half of mexico. The vast majority of people are dirt poor except some people in the cities. If it was that good, people would be moving to China. China takes some of our jobs but they are the cheap labor jobs which leaves the better jobs in America.
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    MattyP Male 18-29
    197 posts
    February 7, 2012 at 9:06 pm
    Hey thanks to Debbie, China is learning english so well they need to force their accents and bad grammar. Good for them! Reelect Debbie!
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    varnsen Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2012 at 12:03 am
    At first I thought, clumsily cliched. But the "me take-a your jobs" turned it racist bound.
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    February 8, 2012 at 12:17 am
    Right varnsen - `cause Broken Engrish is a racial trait! People are born with it - fascinating.
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    varnsen Male 30-39
    36 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 4:03 am
    Re. Suicism:
    It`s not the "broken Engrish" dude - `tis the coupling of `stereotypical foreign-types` with `domestic employment issues` that`s the problem.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    February 8, 2012 at 7:53 am

    A french guy with a french accent while speaking english is not racist... so why is an chinese chick with a chinese accent "racist"?

    I bet if I tried to speak Cantonese I`d have a horrible accent.

    As for the jobs thing, they DID go overseas to India and China and other nations. Once again "fact" is called racism in politics.

    As for the candidates implication that his reduced spending would somehow cure those problems, Well that`s a Pie Crust Promise - easily made, easily broken.
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    varnsen Male 30-39
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    February 8, 2012 at 8:58 am
    "As for the jobs thing, they DID go overseas to India and China and other nations. Once again "fact" is called racism in politics."

    It`s a fact that wealthy business interests moved the jobs overseas to increase their own wealth, NOT that foreign people took them. Big difference.

    I just think it`s racist that foreign people are, once again, the only representatives of this dynamic.
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    Lardcarcass Male 40-49
    254 posts
    February 8, 2012 at 5:36 pm
    We spend a lot of time bitching about politicians and how they are failing at bringing jobs to hard workin` `Muricans, and crying about how the big bad one percenters drated up the banks and sent all our jobs overseas. However, we don`t spend much time talking about one of the main features that made America great in the first place. (Yes, I said America`s great. My opinion. No apologies.) We didn`t become awesome by needing someone else to babysit us. We dreamt poo up and got others to join us in various endevours. Our generation doesn`t need to worry about the politicians or the one percenters, we just need to remember we got a pair of balls, and get out there and chase dreams.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    February 10, 2012 at 1:07 pm
    zing...

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