Skip to comments.Wash. state congressional candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad
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."
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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...
Someone ought to tell him - “be careful what you wish for.”
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.
He appears to be hispanic so there’s nothing to see here.
The vast majority of Democrats are “irresponsible and offensive”. What’s new??
He looks suspiciously White-Hispanic to me.
I’d hoped for a more spectacular impact. Looks like he barely winged its butt with one pellet.
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.
the fool couldn't even do a snapshot, and with all that time it took to aim, it hit it in the azz???
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.