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  1. #1 Rep. Allen West says ad plays on racial stereotypes; NAACP disagrees 
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    STUART — Conservative black U.S. Rep. Allen West, R-Palm Beach Gardens, says an ad that depicts him punching white women plays on racial stereotypes and would make liberals “apoplectic” if a Republican ran it against a black Democrat.

    While Sarah Palin and Herman Cain joined the West campaign in ratcheting up criticism of the ad on Friday, an NAACP official said he didn’t find the 30-second spot to be racially offensive. And the campaign of West’s main Democratic rival defended the ad’s content while denying any involvement in its creation.

    The controversy centers on an ad by American Sunrise, a PAC that is largely financed by the father of Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy. The ad blasts West’s stances on seniors, women’s health and tax issues by showing a cartoonish likeness of West in boxing gloves slugging an elderly woman and a younger woman who are white and punching a black family and grabbing the family’s cash.

    “Think if the Republican Party or some conservative PAC ran a picture of a black Democrat politician or congressman punching white women and white seniors. I’m sure that MSNBC, NBC and the Huffington Post and everyone would be going apoplectic right now,” West said on Fox News.

    West, one of only two black Republicans in Congress, said “different rules” apply to black conservatives.

    “You know, where’s the outrage from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and the NAACP about this? They’re not going to say anything because they’re nothing but an effective wing of the Democrat Party whatsoever and they have effectively kept them well placed so that they can continue to have a black electorate voting bloc,” West said.
    NAACP Washington Bureau Director Hilary O. Shelton, the organization’s chief federal lobbyist, said he watched the ad three or four times.

    “It is a typical campaign ad,” said Shelton. “I don’t see it playing on stereotypes.”

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    Well, there you have it. The NAACP says we have free reign to produce ads about black Democrats showing them hitting white women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubie View Post
    Well, there you have it. The NAACP says we have free reign to produce ads about black Democrats showing them hitting white women.
    I believe it would be interesting to see the reaction from the left and the NAACP if the exact same commercial were to be reworked and made into an anti-Obama ad.
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    West’s main Democratic rival defended the ad’s content while denying any involvement in its creation.

    Seems to be a running theme with the left doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Seems to be a running theme with the left doesn't it?
    It's consistent with the Obama campaign meme of "You didn't make that."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorn View Post
    I believe it would be interesting to see the reaction from the left and the NAACP if the exact same commercial were to be reworked and made into an anti-Obama ad.
    LOL i would pay real money to see that happen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    LOL i would pay real money to see that happen
    Remember: it's only racist when the target is a democrat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubie View Post
    Well, there you have it. The NAACP says we have free reign to produce ads about black Democrats showing them hitting white women.
    Maybe it's ok now to show White doctors aborting Black babies???
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    What's laughable is the cartoon West "punching a black family and grabbing the family’s cash." Whoever made that ad is willfully ignorant to say West would do that when Obama IS doing that. Cash grabbing is a democrat thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gina View Post
    What's laughable is the cartoon West "punching a black family and grabbing the family’s cash." Whoever made that ad is willfully ignorant to say West would do that when Obama IS doing that. Cash grabbing is a democrat thing.
    No no, see, what he is snatching away from them is their Obama money. Understand?
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