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Actress in controversial ad for Pete Hoekstra’s (Michigan) Senate campaign is ‘deeply sorry’
The Cutline ^ | February 16, 2012 | Dylan Stableford

Posted on 02/17/2012 3:53:29 AM PST by no dems

An Asian-American actress who starred in the controversial ad produced by Michigan Republican Pete Hoekstra's U.S. Senate campaign has apologized for her participation.

"I am deeply sorry for any pain that the character I portrayed brought to my communities," Lisa Chan, the actress, wrote in a statement on her Facebook page; this role is not in any way representative of who I am."

The ad, which ran statewide during the Super Bowl, features a young Asian woman riding a bike through a field of rice paddies and speaking broken English while thanking Hoekstra's opponent, Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow, for her "reckless spending."

"Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow," the woman says. "Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spenditnow."

"It is very disturbing that Mr. Hoekstra's campaign chose to use harmful negative stereotypes that intrinsically encourage anti-Asian sentiment,"the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote group said in a statement.

On Monday, Hoekstra defended the commercial. "Clearly China is one of many countries benefiting from our irresponsible spending," Hoekstra told Detroit's WJR-AM. "To highlight that is absolutely appropriate." A message left by Yahoo News at Stabenow's D.C. office was not immediately returned.

On Facebook, Hoekstra added: "[Those] trying to make this an issue of race demonstrates their total ignorance of job creation policies." During a conference call with reporters later Monday, Hoekstra continued to stand by the ad.

"We knew we were taking an aggressive approach on this, but this is a time when the people of Michigan and across the country are fed up with the spending," he told reporters. "It hits Debbie smack dab between the eyes where she is vulnerable with the voters of Michigan."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hoekstra; stabenow
Whaddya think FReepers? I'm glad Pete is standing by the ad. Pete is no wuss like most Pubbies who would cave and quiver and apologize over something like this. Debbie Stabenow is a despicable U.S. Senator and needs to be defeated. Hang tough Congressman Hoekstra. Finally a Republican with some 'nads.
1 posted on 02/17/2012 3:53:37 AM PST by no dems
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To: no dems

Did you cash the check, honey? Then quit whining.


2 posted on 02/17/2012 3:57:27 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: no dems

So solly.

Would you like to be paid in cash or check?


3 posted on 02/17/2012 3:58:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: no dems

The Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote group can go pound sand.

The ad spoke truth and they are squealing like stuck pigs!


4 posted on 02/17/2012 4:01:40 AM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: no dems
Trained seals.
Stop apologizing dammit. The ad has much truth.

STOP APOLOGIZING

America. First.

5 posted on 02/17/2012 4:02:14 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: no dems

it’s not an issue of race. It’s a China issue. wow, most of those in china are chinese..........amazing


6 posted on 02/17/2012 4:04:13 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: no dems

Why is it that Asians in America who are family oriented, hard workers, usually not dependent on Govt handouts seem to always favor the rotten Dem party who promote the exact opposite. Maddening isn’t it.


7 posted on 02/17/2012 4:07:11 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: no dems
"It is very disturbing that Mr. Hoekstra's campaign chose to use harmful negative stereotypes that intrinsically encourage anti-Asian sentiment,"the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote group said in a statement.

Corrected copy:

"It is very disturbing that Mr. Hoekstra's campaign chose to tell the truth about the democrats that intrinsically encourage voters to support Republicans,"the Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote group said in a statement. We're assured that Lisa Chan will never get another job in Hollywood thanks to the blacklisting of conservatives and comrades who make "mistakes" such as this in supporting the evil Republicans.

8 posted on 02/17/2012 4:08:06 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: yldstrk

China is race.

Foreigners cannot immigrate to China, unless they are of the Chinese race - in which case they are welcomed.

Truth, is truth.

China is all about race.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 4:08:45 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("The door is open" PALIN 2012)
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To: no dems

Were I Pete, I would perfunctorily apologize “to anyone who may have been offended” and then go on to re-emphasize in the strongest terms possible the point the ad was making. He should use the publicity to his advantage.

As to the Asian woman, she probably got a lot of pressure from her elders. Understandable. But, the facts are the facts: both about our relationship with China and the way most Chinese speak English. Tough.


10 posted on 02/17/2012 4:12:45 AM PST by hampdenkid
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To: All

To correc her quote, she’s “DeepRy Sorry”


11 posted on 02/17/2012 4:24:13 AM PST by PizzaTheHut
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To: yldstrk

Really.

“How DARE you portray Chinese people as Chinese! That’s stereotyping! You racist, horrible Republicans! Don’t you all know we should all be one big, happy country, without borders! Then we can have a global tax! Many of them! And everyone can live PEACEFULLY and happily among the flowers... um, except you evil Republicans, who will be torn to pieces and locked up and retrained for your own good until you learn how to get along with your fellow human beings and show proper respect to the planet!”

Ah, liberals. Gotta love ‘em.

Oh, wait. NO WE DON’T. :-)


12 posted on 02/17/2012 4:26:03 AM PST by Pravious
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To: tflabo

Yellow Guilt

;->)


13 posted on 02/17/2012 4:28:02 AM PST by Blado (Obama's brain is a coprolite from the Late Soviet Era)
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To: no dems

Will she then give her acting fee money back which she recieved for this job, or donate it to a charity??!. Crickets...


14 posted on 02/17/2012 4:32:39 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (Santorum is worth a good second look, my friends. Why is it the media and White House hate him so?)
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To: no dems

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Vote group promotes racism.


15 posted on 02/17/2012 4:49:08 AM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: tflabo

“Why is it that Asians in America who are family oriented, hard workers, usually not dependent on Govt handouts seem to always favor the rotten Dem party who promote the exact opposite. Maddening isn’t it.”

Because the DING DONGS that run the party have NO CLUE how to reach them, and the Dems are excellent in using immigration as a club for beating on Republicans.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 5:07:46 AM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Santorum will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: no dems

If it gains him votes and money, it was a good idea. If it costs him votes and money, it was a bad idea.

I personally agree with the message.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 5:44:02 AM PST by Harlan1196
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To: no dems
Whaddya think FReepers? I'm glad Pete is standing by the ad. Pete is no wuss like most Pubbies who would cave and quiver and apologize over something like this. Debbie Stabenow is a despicable U.S. Senator and needs to be defeated. Hang tough Congressman Hoekstra. Finally a Republican with some 'nads. Hoekstra is more responsible for the mess we have with China than Stabenow is...

Last time I voted for Hoekstra he campaigned against allowing China into the WTO...As quick as little George put his support for China into the WTO, Hoekstra flip-flopped and rode in on George's coat tails...

We wouldn't have this trouble with China had not Hoekstra and his cronies moved China into the WTO...

Hoekstra, go away...

18 posted on 02/17/2012 5:48:52 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: PizzaTheHut

Does this mean they were praying the lace card?


19 posted on 02/17/2012 5:51:09 AM PST by Wombat Ark
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To: PizzaTheHut
To correc her quote, she’s “DeepRy Sorry”

I speak Chinese...That would be DeepRy SoLLy..

20 posted on 02/17/2012 5:51:33 AM PST by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: Iscool

She need more discipRine...


21 posted on 02/17/2012 7:16:55 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: Iscool

Didn’t know that. So, you’re voting for Little Debbie? Just curious.


22 posted on 02/17/2012 7:43:03 AM PST by no dems (Rick Santorum: The only viable alternative to Obama that we have left.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Ref. your Post #5: I’m not sure I understand what you’re saying. I’m not apologizing for anything. I say screw Little Debbie and the actress.


23 posted on 02/17/2012 7:53:41 AM PST by no dems (Rick Santorum: The only viable alternative to Obama that we have left.)
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To: PizzaTheHut

To correc her quote, she’s “DeepRy Sorry”
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I really did LOL at that.


24 posted on 02/17/2012 7:57:06 AM PST by no dems (Rick Santorum: The only viable alternative to Obama that we have left.)
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To: Pravious

Liberals are the kind of people that if you were to rescue them from a burning building they’ll complain you should have knocked first. Knock and they’ll complain you should have just rushed right in.


25 posted on 02/17/2012 9:26:45 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I love that line!


26 posted on 02/17/2012 9:30:05 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68

Thanks. Here’s another one. Conservatism vs. Liberalism: Conservatism is Mom and Dad and the nice home in the suburbs. Liberalism is when Mom and Dad go away for the week-end and the kids are in charge.(I think you know what happens next)


27 posted on 02/17/2012 9:43:24 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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