Skip to comments.California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly defends ad
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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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!
The guy wants to bring jobs back, and they’re complaining?
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.
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
I could’nt have said it better myself! You are 100% correct.
One of my favorite and greatest argument with a liberal happened weeks ago when she called me a racist.
“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?”
Many Peeps in these daze of DNA analysis are 'tarded.
Just about anytime that a conservative says or does anything it is reflexively deemed as racist.
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.
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?"
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
Its sign of intellectual stupidity when Leftists pull out the racist card. Laugh at them, that’ll drive leftists crazy.
“I am more multicultural than any professor of multiculturalism in any university I have ever been associated with”
yes, you are sir LOL
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.
But the truth of the matter is, I left California a few months ago. I love life now, away from the “left coast”
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.
Good luck M17. I’ll be following soon :)
Thanks. I wonder if you will go as far as I did? This week, we go visit The Island Garden City of Samal.
progressive cancer is stronger than skin color in people that think that skin color means everything in the world.
I think the ad is “bizarre and ridiculous.” If anyone wants to call me any names over that, fine.
I agree... This is just more GOP stupidity.
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!”
I live in CA, it ain't bizarre here.
Is that his wife?