Let's Be Offended
Submitted By Todd on May 2nd at 8:44am
the offensive clip. I couldn't find it either, but apparently it's the shot of President Obama sitting at a table with some other leaders. Word is, the others are in the Hispanic Congressional Congress.
“It’s disrespectful to the hard-working Latinos across the nation, serving in every sector of our economy and on our military’s front lines,” Velazquez’s statement continued. “The CHC demands an apology from the Minority Leader for this insensitivity and that the video be removed immediately.”I wish the video would be removed as well, but my reasons are different. I think it's a lousy ad - no power in creating the emotional response intended, and it doesn't make a convincing argument that Obama has made the nation weaker. That argument can easily be made in a forceful way.
“Republicans are once again resorting to fear tactics because they have no new ideas or constructive policies to offer,” Katie Grant, spokesman for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), told The Hill. “The American people have already rejected their politics of fear, and this will be no different. Democrats are providing real change and real solutions, which is exactly what the American people expect and deserve from their leaders.”But the ad, made by Congressman Boehner and displayed on his webpage, is designed to stoke the base, not educate the star-struck masses.