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California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly defends ad
cnn.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Maria Santana

Posted on 01/21/2014 9:47:11 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

California Republican gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly took to CNN's Spanish-language airwaves recently to deny accusations that a campaign ad he shot with Cuban-Venezuelan actress Maria Conchita Alonso is racist.

The candidate, who is also a state assemblyman, touted his Filipina wife as evidence that he's not prejudiced.

"If I am a racist, I'm not a very good one," Donnelly said Thursday on CNN en Español's "Directo USA" show. "I must have gone to the wrong school where you learn how to be a racist because I married a woman with dark skin. As a matter of fact, her skin's darker than Maria Conchita's."

Alonso agreed, saying, "Tim is married to a Filipina. His daughter-in-law is Mexican. He is not a racist and neither am I, as we are now being accused."

The three-minute video, released January 13 on YouTube, has come under fire by some Latinos and Latino groups.

In the video, Alonso cradles a small, sweater-clad lapdog she calls Tequila as she translates, and oftentimes reinterprets, Donnelly's views on a wide range of issues.

At one point, Alonso makes a somewhat crude allusion to Donnelly's boldness.

In the ad, Donnelly says, "I want a gun in every Californians gun safe. I want the government out of our business and our bedroom. I want to bring the film industry back where she belongs, Hollywood." To which Alonso responds, "Los tiene bien grandes y esta enojado" meaning, "He has really big ones, and he's angry."

The candidate said the exchanges are meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but to some Latinos, who have taken to Twitter to express their outrage, the spot comes across as bizarre and ridiculous and as a stereotypical attempt to connect with Latino voters.

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TOPICS: US: California
KEYWORDS: ads; ca2014; donnelly

1 posted on 01/21/2014 9:47:11 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Is there now some kind of racist witch trial out in California?

HOW DARE A WHITE MAN APPEAR WITH A HISPANIC LADY! THAT’S RACIST!!!!!! SEGREGATE THEM!


2 posted on 01/21/2014 9:48:47 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The guy wants to bring jobs back, and they’re complaining?


3 posted on 01/21/2014 9:55:11 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Now that the democrats have taken prior drug use off the table for campaign mudslinging with the community organizer, the race card will be standard procedure.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 10:01:04 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: wastedyears

Its California, the ones here with all the power are the illegal aliens..they run the show here, them and SEIU of course..of course they don’t want jobs in California, they want drivers licenses, and welfare, and food stamps, and whatever other Govt goodies they can get their grubby little hands on


5 posted on 01/21/2014 10:06:56 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I could’nt have said it better myself! You are 100% correct.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 10:29:43 PM PST by entropy12 (Great republics wither when more people figure out they can get free stuff by electing socialists.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

One of my favorite and greatest argument with a liberal happened weeks ago when she called me a racist.

My retort?

“My brother is married to a Filipina. One of my best friends is a Filipino dude. Now my question is...how many non-white friends, in-laws and relatives do YOU have?”


7 posted on 01/21/2014 10:34:04 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We need to have a discussion of race vs. skin color.
8 posted on 01/21/2014 10:34:58 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe
We need to have a discussion of race vs. skin color.

Many Peeps in these daze of DNA analysis are 'tarded.

9 posted on 01/21/2014 10:35:19 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just about anytime that a conservative says or does anything it is reflexively deemed as racist.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 10:49:09 PM PST by Republican1795.
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Just spoke with a friend who got an email from a certain Latina involved in this fracas.

She’s upbeat and really didn’t want the other people involved in the show hurt.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 11:02:43 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: max americana
“My brother is married to a Filipina. One of my best friends is a Filipino dude. Now my question is...how many non-white friends, in-laws and relatives do YOU have?"

My woman is also a Filipina. I love her dark skin. On the other hand, I have grown weary of scum bags calling me a racist, so I just say "whatever. What are you going to do about it?"

12 posted on 01/21/2014 11:12:11 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: max americana

The hard left say it doesn’t matter
You hang with the uncle Tom’s

That is what they tell me
I have a Chinese wife
My kids are 1/2 Chinese
I lived in China for 15 years

I am more multicultural than any professor of multiculturalism in any university I have ever been associated with


13 posted on 01/21/2014 11:12:29 PM PST by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Its sign of intellectual stupidity when Leftists pull out the racist card. Laugh at them, that’ll drive leftists crazy.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 11:22:49 PM PST by RginTN
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To: Fai Mao

“I am more multicultural than any professor of multiculturalism in any university I have ever been associated with”

yes, you are sir LOL


15 posted on 01/21/2014 11:28:12 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Mark17

True.


16 posted on 01/21/2014 11:30:41 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Pathetic lack of preparation by the Republican.

It’s 2014, he’s running for governor of the largest Democrat state in the country, and he has NO IDEA how to defend himself.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 11:36:29 PM PST by zeestephen
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To: max americana

But the truth of the matter is, I left California a few months ago. I love life now, away from the “left coast”


18 posted on 01/21/2014 11:38:02 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Hey Sarah! couldn’t agree more & I’m 3rd generation Mexican-American. But, other than a few liberal family members, most despise the breed that are here today. It’s the lowest among low that are sneaking across the borders & the cities here in CA are paying the price. But they don’t care..all they see are votes. It’s disgusting.
My grandfather, if he were still alive today, would be the loudest opponent to the blatant pandering that Obummer & crew are attempting today. Even more outrageous is Boehner & crew.


19 posted on 01/21/2014 11:38:49 PM PST by rainee (Her)
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To: Mark17

Good luck M17. I’ll be following soon :)


20 posted on 01/22/2014 12:15:28 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: max americana

Thanks. I wonder if you will go as far as I did? This week, we go visit The Island Garden City of Samal.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 12:34:10 AM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

progressive cancer is stronger than skin color in people that think that skin color means everything in the world.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 3:15:45 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I think the ad is “bizarre and ridiculous.” If anyone wants to call me any names over that, fine.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 4:47:42 AM PST by Tax-chick (What did you think would happen?)
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To: Tax-chick

I agree... This is just more GOP stupidity.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 4:58:17 AM PST by paul544
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To: paul544

Maybe we’re just not the target audience. There could be California voters who say, “Angry man who’s proud of his testicles? That’s my Governor!”


25 posted on 01/22/2014 5:23:02 AM PST by Tax-chick (What did you think would happen?)
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To: Tax-chick
"I think the ad is “bizarre and ridiculous.” If anyone wants to call me any names over that, fine.

I live in CA, it ain't bizarre here.

26 posted on 03/17/2014 11:16:29 AM PDT by celmak
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To: Tailgunner Joe

27 posted on 03/17/2014 11:19:49 AM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: nascarnation

Is that his wife?


28 posted on 03/17/2014 11:28:17 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: US_MilitaryRules
No, the pic I posted is Maria Alonso, the actress in the advert. p> Here is his wife, quite an attractive lady also:


29 posted on 03/17/2014 11:31:49 AM PDT by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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