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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.”
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
Tags: Bexar County, elections, midterm elections, Spanish media, Tea Party
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