Skip to comments."Experts" Say GOP Ad Featuring Cop Killer Unfair [semi-satire]
Posted on 11/02/2018 4:10:34 PM PDT by John Semmens
The unveiling of a new GOP TV ad featuring Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant who was convicted of killing two California deputies in 2014, was declared "unfair" by what the media described as numerous "experts."
Arizona State University professor Kim Fridkin called it a "scare tactic. Just because some immigrants are murderers doesn't mean we shouldn't let them in. After all, some native born Americans are murderers. Does this mean we should kick them out? I think we ought to pay heed to the wisdom of Forrest Gump. A caravan of immigrants is like a box of chocolatesyou never know what you're going to get."
Mo Elleithee, executive director of Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service, labeled the ad "racist. By showing a Latino in such a negative light the ad is unfairly pointing out something that was beyond his control. Mr. Bracamontes is not responsible for being born outside US borders. He is not responsible for the laws the deputies were trying to enforce when he killed them. He is being pilloried for openly expressing his ambition to kill more cops, while his honesty about his feelings is ignored. This is probably one of the lowest blows I've ever encountered in a political ad."
Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Az) called the ad "sickening. Republicans everywhere should denounce it. Trying to blame the open borders policies that I, and many other Republicans, have supported for the crimes committed by the people these policies have let enter the country is no way to bring us together as a nation. The consensus that prevailed during the Obama years is being fractured by Trump's pig-headed insistence on enforcing the laws currently on the books."
ABC News political analyst Matt Dowd agreed with Flake, saying that "by callously trying to turn criminals and victims against one another, Trump has foolishly thrown away that hard-won consensus to 'look the other way' on the whole illegal immigration issue. It's no wonder Democrats have been so uncivil in their words and deeds since this man took office."
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made a bid to contrast this negative Republican message with her own positive one in which she pledged "to smash the reactionary forces that seek to deny American citizens the full benefits of socialism. The white supremacists that want to deny people like Bracamontes the opportunity for a better life must not be allowed to prevail. We must unite all the other races against the whites, knock them out of power, and send them to the back of the line as President Obama urged us to do back in 2009."
CNN's Don Lemon argued that "the ad is fundamentally misleading because it is white men who pose the greatest danger to public safety. If Trump were really serious about crime he would be advocating for bans of white men from public spaces instead of scapegoating immigrants who are only committing crimes to support themselves and their families."
Former Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev) insists that the ad "has everything backwards. It's immigrants like Mr. Bracamontes that are the life's blood of this country. They bring cultural enrichment and energy to this countryenergy that we sorely need considering how vain and idle most of the individuals born in America are."
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I am of the opinion that President Trump should order that the 2018 tax form include the following opions:
1) Pay the higher tax rate of either President Trump’s tax plan or the Obama tax plan.
2) Allow the option to volunteer to house illegal aliens providing room and board to the alien for one year and receive a $500 tax deduction.
“...by callously trying to turn criminals and victims against one another...”
This quote literally made me LOL
I like that idea of letting people choose which tax form they want to fill out! Where the rubber meets the road...
Callously turning criminals and victims against one another. I love it. I’m stealing that.
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