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California Republican Tim Donnelly releases one of the strangest ads ever (Marķa Conchita Alonso)
Salon ^ | January 16, 2014 | Elias Isquith, assistant editor

Posted on 01/19/2014 6:39:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

California Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly almost certainly won’t succeed in his quest to become the Golden State’s governor, but give him this much: He’s made what’ll probably be the most bizarre political ad of the 2014 cycle.

Donnelly’s three-minute Web ad, titled “The People United,” is strange in a few ways. For one thing, Donnelly apparently decided that the best way to win back California’s Latino community — whom he has no doubt thoroughly alienated with his Minuteman vigilantism — is to have Cuban-born actress and singer María Conchita Alonso join him in the ad, translating (and sometimes reinterpreting) whatever he says into Spanish. This leads to a few weird moments, like when Alonso challenges Donnelly’s contention that his wife is the sexiest woman in California, or when she implies that he has big testicles — “big ones,” as she puts it.

The next most puzzling aspect of the ad is the incoherent smorgasbord of policies Donnelly says he’ll push if he becomes governor. Donnelly’s promise to put “a gun in every Californian’s gun safe” is to be expected from a Tea Party-backed politician; but what’s with his argument that McDonald’s workers in the state should get $20 per hour because “we’re Californians”? Raising the minimum wage (assuming that’s what Donnelly means) isn’t exactly the best way to keep government “out of our businesses,” as Donnelly demands.

In any event, Donnelly’s ad leaves the viewer with more than a little to chew on — and, quite likely, a deep, and abiding relief that this strange man will never find himself sitting in the governor’s chair.

Watch the whole thing below:

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)


TOPICS: California; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: california; gop; hispanics; hollywood; immigration; teaparty
Which got her fired from a play.
1 posted on 01/19/2014 6:39:04 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Preparing between the lines, it must be effective.


2 posted on 01/19/2014 6:44:12 AM PST by LS ('Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually.' Hendrix)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wish him and her the best.

Someone needs to stand up and take Jerry Brown on....


3 posted on 01/19/2014 6:49:12 AM PST by Nextrush (AFFORDABLE CARE ACT=HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY BAILOUT ACT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

she’s the actress who was recently fired? sheesh...


4 posted on 01/19/2014 7:08:41 AM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: latina4dubya

Yes.

Latina Actress Under Fire For Endorsing A Tea Party Immigration Hardliner For California Governor
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3112567/posts


5 posted on 01/19/2014 7:10:33 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s a clever ad.


6 posted on 01/19/2014 7:36:48 AM PST by alnick
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Tim’s a bit off the wall.

In California, it means he’s a real contender.

I mean...mad Jerry Brown? Tim’s boring and normal compared to him...


7 posted on 01/19/2014 7:57:07 AM PST by Regulator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That ad is hilarious! I am currently visiting in California and despair at what has become. I think that if I still lived here, I just might support this guy.


8 posted on 01/19/2014 8:14:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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That ad is hilarious! I am currently visiting in California and despair at what has become. I think that if I still lived here, I just might support this guy.


9 posted on 01/19/2014 8:14:32 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s my rep.


10 posted on 01/19/2014 8:18:08 AM PST by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is far from thecstrangest political ad of 2014. Has Salon not witnessed the disturbing telethon for Obamacare with Richard Simmons twerking?


11 posted on 01/19/2014 11:02:33 AM PST by Organic Panic
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That’s a great ad. No wonder salon finds it strange.


12 posted on 01/19/2014 3:52:58 PM PST by RKBA Democrat (Having some small say in who gets to hold the whip doesn't make you any less a slave.)
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