“created to show how Gillespie has “eagerly embraced racism and xenophobia”
A new ad for the Virginia governor race shows a man in a truck with a Gillespie sticker and Confederate flag on it, chasing minority children who are running for their lives. Gillespie is the Republican candidate.
What’s being implied in the ad is clear. The driver of the truck is a white Republican man who is trying to kill minority children by running them down.
This screen cap from the ad shows the back of the truck chasing the children. Note the Confederate flag, Gillespie sticker and “Don’t Tread on Me” license plate.
Allahpundit of Hot Air provides some background on the meaning:
As noted on Friday, Gillespie’s advertising lately has taken a turn towards focusing on crime, including and especially MS-13 and sanctuary cities, and the culture-war hot button of removing Confederate statues. The liberal response to that is double-pronged: (1) scream “scaremongering!” (2) scaremonger the hell out of the race themselves by comparing Gillespie repeatedly to a white nationalist tiki-torcher.
Jack Heretik of the Washington Free Beacon has more:
Latino Victory Fund president Cristóbal J. Alex said the ad, which will also air in Spanish, was created to show how Gillespie has “eagerly embraced racism and xenophobia.”
“In a desperate attempt to become Virginia’s next governor, Ed Gillespie has eagerly embraced racism and xenophobia. We refuse to stand by as bullies like Gillespie slander our families, call us ‘thugs’ and ‘criminals,’ and portray hard-working immigrants as a national security threat,” Alex said, according to BlueVirginia. “Ed Gillespie has made it abundantly clear what he thinks of Latinos and immigrants, so on Election Day, our community will make it clear how we feel about him.”
This is not the first time Virginia Democrats have suggested Gillespie and President Donald Trump are tied to white supremacists. Virginia Democrats and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam have attempted to make such a connection in prior ads.
The video is positively vile and divisive. Watch it below:
Here are a few Twitter reactions:
Less than two weeks ago Obama was campaigning for Northam in the name of “rejecting the politics of fear.” Now Northam allies run this ad: https://t.co/2ZEQ6dre1i
— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) October 30, 2017
Group’s ad depicts pickup truck with Gillespie sticker chasing and trying to run down kids. Don’t ever lecture about “divisiveness” again. https://t.co/Fxyu65T9Qj
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) October 30, 2017
I know politics is absolutely insane rn but I still can’t believe this ad got made. https://t.co/3Dwx7YsFID
— Jason (@CounterMoonbat) October 30, 2017
They may have just won the election for Gillespie with this ad. https://t.co/J5oKxtWlFA
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) October 30, 2017
The Real Clear Politics average of polls, gives Democrat candidate Ralph Northam a +3 advantage.
The election is on November 7th.
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