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TX: Bexar County Democratic Ad Brands Tea Party As ‘Radical Terrorists’

A Spanish advertisement released by the Bexar County Democratic Party  launched on Univision last Thursday, implying that tea party Republicans are no different from radical Islamic ISIS terrorists.

Gilbert Garcia reported for the San Antonio Express-News that fear is often the biggest motivator in politics:

“Manuel Medina understands this, too. That’s why the Bexar County Democratic Party chairman launched a new Spanish-language ad last Thursday on Univision, implying that tea party Republicans rank up there with ISIS as the organization most likely to behead us in our sleep.

The Univision airtime was bankrolled (to the tune of $25,000) by personal-injury attorney Thomas J. Henry, who has also made a big splash in the Bexar County district attorney race by donating more than $1.2 million to Democratic candidate Nico LaHood.

The Univision ad begins by showing the United States and Mexican flags waving next to each other, with a narrator saying, “These two flags represent friendship, liberty, opportunity and justice.”

That image is quickly replaced by the tea party’s “Don’t Tread on Me” banner.

This flag, the narrator warns us, is “muy peligrosa” (very dangerous).

“It’s the flag of the tea party Republicans. They are radical terrorists and they want to take matters into their own hands, affecting our children and families with violence and firearms on the border and in our cities.”

That accusation is accompanied by photos of Texas militia members in camouflage uniforms and a worried woman holding tight to her child.”

The Texas Federation of Hispanic Republicans swiftly condemned the advertisement in a statement, and posted its full translation on their Facebook page.

Bretibart Texas reported, “Former State Representative Aaron Peña, who left the Democratic Party several years ago to become a Republican, was appalled by the ad, telling Breitbart Texas that it represented the “race-baiting and fear-mongering that Democrats are doing all over the country,” noting that the Democrats frequently ran ads with more extreme messages in Spanish than in English, as was the case here.”

Featured photo courtesy of baldeagleindustries.com

Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson is a native Texan and graduated from Texas A&M University in 2011. She is a passionate advocate for government transparency, limited government and conservative principles. In her spare time she likes to blog about national security and counter-terrorism strategy, and she hopes to obtain her master’s degree in International Affairs. Her work has been featured by The Wall Street Journal, The Blaze, Fox News, and Life News. You can follow her on Twitter at @aggielt11

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