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Wash. state congressional candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad
KOMO.com ^ | 7/13/14 | AP

Posted on 07/13/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT by hoagy62

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) - A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington on Saturday removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped piñata with a shotgun.

The Tri-City Herald reported that the advertisement for Estakio Beltran generated a lot of criticism after it was posted last week, including from a group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Arizona Democrat who survived a gunshot wound to the head in 2011.

"Mr. Beltran's ad showing him shooting a stuffed elephant - the longtime symbol of the Republican Party - is irresponsible and offensive," said the statement from Americans for Responsible Solutions. "This kind of misguided imagery and rhetoric on both sides of the political spectrum just furthers the lack of balance in our nation's debate about guns."

(Excerpt) Read more at komonews.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: banglist; democrat; elephant; estakiobeltran; shotgun
A DEMOCRAT doing this? And aiming at an elephant-shaped pinata?

What the hell was he thinking? WAS he thinking? Given the abhorrence of Dems to guns, what made him decide on this? (An innate desire to shoot Republicans?)

Here's a link to the campaign ad in question without going to the story...

Estakio Beltran Campaign Ad

1 posted on 07/13/2014 8:24:14 AM PDT by hoagy62
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To: hoagy62

He’s projecting...

Someone ought to tell him - “be careful what you wish for.”


2 posted on 07/13/2014 8:26:33 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: hoagy62
I don't know why he scrapped this ad.

It just proves what's in his heart.

While they accuse us of being hateful and violent towards those we disagree with, it is thy who are filled with hate towards their political opponents and wish to kill them.

By the way, the RAT mascot IS a jackass, not a donkey.

3 posted on 07/13/2014 8:29:44 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: hoagy62
The real issue is that is a piñata. That makes him a racist and his actions need to be reviewed by Eric Holder to see if there are any hate crimes involved.
4 posted on 07/13/2014 8:30:24 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

He appears to be hispanic so there’s nothing to see here.


5 posted on 07/13/2014 8:35:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: hoagy62

The vast majority of Democrats are “irresponsible and offensive”. What’s new??


6 posted on 07/13/2014 8:42:59 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: cripplecreek
Ahh, but is he Hispanic or is he white-Hispanic? He may be clean and articulate, but is he authentically Hispanic? We have to remember to get at the nuances of the situation.
7 posted on 07/13/2014 8:43:05 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

He looks suspiciously White-Hispanic to me.


8 posted on 07/13/2014 8:57:48 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: hoagy62

I’d hoped for a more spectacular impact. Looks like he barely winged its butt with one pellet.

Disappointing.


9 posted on 07/13/2014 9:00:12 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: hoagy62

Lousy shot.


10 posted on 07/13/2014 9:25:30 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Some days you're the windshield, and some days you're the bug.)
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To: hoagy62

A Rep. primary candidate (former Redskin!) gave away a few guns as part of his campaign.
This turkey is trying to get some ink by doing something with a gun.

Beltran has a snowball’s chance as it is.


11 posted on 07/13/2014 9:37:07 AM PDT by alpo (What would Selco do?)
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wonder who the little faggot borrowed the shotgun from?

the fool couldn't even do a snapshot, and with all that time it took to aim, it hit it in the azz???

feh...

12 posted on 07/13/2014 10:38:03 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: hoagy62

I’d ask the editors of KOMO to remove the word “conservative” for central WA if they wont (and they dont) use “liberal” for the west side. They probably agree, poor things, have to suffer out there in redneckland.


13 posted on 07/13/2014 11:04:06 AM PDT by clbiel (Islamophobia: The irrational fear of being decapitated)
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