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Soy Barack Obama, y Apruebo Este Desastre

Barry has released yet another attack ad, after vowing to "take off the gloves." You might want to sit down for this one. It's in Spanish, obviously because everyone speaks Spanish, and certainly not because he's trying to reel in a particular demographic. The ad attempts to link McCain to Rush Limbaugh, takes Rush's words (as much as he irks me) out of context, and tries to paint John McCain as a racist. Watch.

If your internal translator is broken:
"They want us to forget the insults we’ve put up with...the intolerance...they made us feel marginalized in this country we love so much."

(Then, the ad shows two quotes from Rush Limbaugh, who is apparently a McCain spokesperson)

"Stupid and unskilled Mexicans"

"Shut up or get out!"

(The narrator continues)

"John McCain and his Republican friends have two faces. One that tells us lies to get our vote - and another, worse still, that continues the policies of George Bush that put special interests ahead of the working families. John McCain - more of the same Republican tricks."
First, get all the laughs out of your system before reading on. The sad truth is, if you're an illegal immigrant already in America and trying to attain citizenship without "going to the back of the line," Señor McCain is probably your best friend.

There are major problems linking McCain to Rush Limbaugh. If there was one issue on which the cigar-chomping blowhard differed with McCain, it was illegal immigration. Limbaugh also apparently doesn't particularly care for him. The Obama ad makes it seem like they go golfing on the weekends and have private jet races. Either way, Rush wasn't too happy, as was evidenced by an email written in response to the ad:
"Obama is now stoking racism in the country," Limbaugh wrote in an email. "Obama is a disgrace - he wants the public to think he is Mr. Nice Guy while his thugs are in Alaska looking for dirt on Palin and he runs race-baiting ads and lies about what he has done and what McCain has done."
At this point I'd like to remind you of the grand treatment immigrants to Mexico receive. Do you think Mexico has bilingual education? Bilingual ballots on election day? Do you think illegal immigrants to Mexico are entitled to welfare or food stamps? Do you think a third-world country like Mexico is going to let millions of people (skilled or otherwise) flood across its borders from somewhere like Guatemala?

Do you think Mexico would sit back and watch you avoid paying taxes while sending millions of Mexican pesos back to family members in your native country?

Do you really think you'd have the right to organize a political group and protest in the streets, waving the flag of your homeland, bad-mouthing Mexico's president, and showing contempt for the laws of the country you so badly want to make your home?

The answer, of course, is no.

And again, linking John McCain to something Rush Limbaugh said is like taking a Bill Maher or Joy Behar quote and trying to tie it to Obama. It would be just as unfair and irrelevant as what Barry did with this ad.

After all, if Obama wants to use talk show hosts as surrogates, are liberal talkers from the ever-sinking Air America up for grabs? Take this gem for example, from woman-of-the-left Randi Rhodes, in which she makes the backhanded claim that Sarah Palin will abuse your children:

In addition to accusing Sarahcuda of being at best a latent child molester, Randi has also claimed that John McCain was treated like a "prince" by his captors in Vietnam. Yet somehow, you'll go on believing that conservatives are the ones who spew "hate speech."

Update: Limbaugh has penned an editorial in the Wall Street Journal today accusing Obama of exploiting racial tensions and resorting to "segregationist" fear-mongering. It's worth reading, but here's an excerpt:

The malignant aspect of this is that Mr. Obama and his advisers know exactly what they are doing. They had to listen to both monologues or read the transcripts. They then had to pick the particular excerpts they used in order to create a commercial of distortions. Their hoped-for result is to inflame racial tensions. In doing this, Mr. Obama and his advisers have demonstrated a pernicious contempt for American society.

We've made much racial progress in this country. Any candidate who employs the tactics of the old segregationists is unworthy of the presidency.

Eh, he's right.

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