Via the Shark Tank and the Blaze. The cliched boxing metaphor and cartoonish animation make it seem more cornball to me than sinister, but read this piece from a few days ago to get a sense of the sort of racially-tinged insanity West has to deal with from his Democratic colleagues in the House. Go figure that he might assume the worst about an ad cooked up by a PAC funded by his opponent’s father. The statement:
Allen West responds: “I spent my life in uniform fighting for our great nation and protecting all Americans. The ad being run against me by my opponent’s family depicting violence against women and senior citizens is reprehensible. It plays on stereotypes and fear to divide Americans, and it cheapens the very real and tragic occurrences of violence against women and seniors. The American people are suffering from crushing debt, horrific tax and regulatory policies, and epic unemployment. This classless ad shows a lack of regard for the issues plaguing our nation. This ad reflects the sad state of politics in our Republic with those who seek to destroy a person’s character to cover for their lack of intellectual ability and integrity.”
When the left perceives racism in a righty ad, it’s the subject of the ad and his political allies who get to decide what the offender’s actual intent was. Does West get the benefit of the same standard or do the rules conveniently change for him?