Democrats outraged by Republican use of Democrat tactic

By now, you may have heard the outrageous outrage from democrats about this ad from Pete Hoekstra, who is running for Senate in Michigan.

It features an Asian actress speaking in broken English, thanking Hoekstra’s democratic opponent for borrowing so much money from China, and helping their economy.  As you might predict, democrats were very upset, claiming Hoekstra is using stereotypical images and sounds to play on the fears of xenophobic Americans.  (You know, the ones clinging to their God and guns.)

 

The outrageous outrage may have peaked on the Larry O’Donnell show where he criticized the ad as an example of racial stereotyping, xenophobia, and nativism. He then called on members of SAG and AFTRA (actors unions) to pledge to turn down work on commercials like this. (Leave it to someone on MSNBC to believe that if the union doesn’t do it, no one else will.)

 

What Larry didn’t mention, was this campaign against Pat Toomey by the DSCC—the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee---waaaayyyy back in 2010.  While trying to claim that Toomey cared more about Chinese jobs than American ones, the Democrats utilize both the classic “GONG!” and the oh-so-clever “fortune cookie.” (You have to admire the crunching cookie sound effect.)

I wrote about these ads at the time:

One of the funniest parts of both ads is that the main charge seems to be that Toomey voted to give normal trade status to China.  When? 5/24/2000..as summarized by the New York Times in an article entitled:

THE CHINA TRADE VOTE: A CLINTON TRIUMPH

 

Of course, the charges in the two sets of ads are slightly different.  Hoekstra is criticizing his opponent for spending too much.  The democrats were criticizing Toomey for being happy about China modernizing their economy…and therefore not starving their people to death quite as often…or something.

 

But, the truth about both sets of commercials is that they are…dumb.  There is no reason to add-in gong sound effects, fortune cookie crunches, and/or broken English to make a point about China.  Hoekstra is probably a fine candidate, though I don’t know anything about him, but this is a bit of an overreach.

 

On the plus side, we at least now know how this sarcastic statement turned out (from that same blog in 2010):

(Surely, if a republican were to run an ad about China with a gong and the crunch of a fortune cookie, no one would protest.)

While there's a good argument to be made that this is a weak approach from Hoekstra, democrats simply have no moral ground to make it. It's as laughable as a Kardashian/Obama lecture on frugality.

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



As Glenn explains in this clip, the Obama administration's "7 Pillars of Color Revolution" are all playing out – just weeks before President Donald Trump takes on Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the November election.

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