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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Check Out this Awesome Spoof of Bob Corker's Harold Ford Ad: "Congressman, Call Me"


We all know how dirty politicians have been playing as the clock winds down towards Tuesday's critical midterm elections. One ad in particular, the shamelessly racist attack ad produced by Tennessee Repug Bob Corker in his hotly contested Senate race against Rep. Harold Ford Jr., has been parodied by co-creators Dan Rosen and Kevin Rooney, friends of our friend Emily out in Los Angeles (Emily's in the ad). It's a riot, and dead on. It's called "Congressman, Call Me". Check it out. It's been getting a ton of hits on YouTube, and I'm told it's going to be featured some time Wednesday on CNN.

18 Comments:

  • At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Dems hate the military said…

    "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

    - John Kerry (D)
    2004 Democratic Candidate for President

     
  • At 9:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    " ... but, you see he was Presdient BEFORE he got us stuck in Iraq, so studying hard doesn't matter if you've got a power machine behind you to fix elections and spread lies."

    - Messenger of Truth
    2006 Election - Democrats Must Win

     
  • At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To the above: This is about the Tennessee senate race.

    I read where the election in Tennessee is all about Harold Ford Jr. and in the rest of the country it's all about the Iraq War.

    I have been going back and forth with a right winger in Tennessee and he just doesn't get it. He does not see how the senate race is being played out as all about race.

    In 2006 we are still talking about race. Tell me again how the south has changed. The whole country is watching. The right winger told be the Tennessee senate race is none of my business since I live in a state 500 miles away. I told him that it is my business because it could mean who controls the sentate. I watched the debates between Corker and Ford and anyone with a brain could see that Ford is more qualifed for the job. Corker will just be another rubber stamp for the horrible Bush policies.

     
  • At 10:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How is it that the South is known as the Bible Belt and yet those religious people can hate people of another race? What kind of Christianity is that? Did they never sing that child's hymn in Sunday School where tolerance *acceptance/regard/love) is supposed to be taught? It goes: "Red or yellow, black or white, they are precious in his sight. Jesus LOVES the little children of the world." That means they would be loved as adults, I would think. That's so basic to Christianity but I'm not shocked by 9:49's comments about his contact in TN. I know people there, too, and of course it's about race. The Bible Belt is a very strange place - They certainly don't practice what's taught by Christianity. Glad I don't live there but I am fearful that they have the power to prevent our democracy from working as it should.

     
  • At 12:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    8:51 am, get a dose of reality! Education is everything! Just ask a high school drop out stuck at McDonalds or a kid from an area where the factories have closed. Choices? More education/skills training or the military or low level work.

    Kerry said nothing wrong. The truth can hurt and the GOP doesn't like the truth getting out, let alone facing it!!!

     
  • At 3:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    8:51 dares to voice the truth. Not only that, many of the soldiers enlisted to get financial help with further education. Their families couldn't send them to college. There's even a TV ad pushing the educational lure as a reason to enlist. Although that was not what Kerry was saying.

     
  • At 4:51 PM, Anonymous Dems will raise your taxes said…

    "You know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

    - John Kerry (D)
    2004 Democratic Candidate for President

     
  • At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Unfortunately Republicans do not appreciate education or they would not resent spending money on good schools for our citizens. If they loved learning, they would show an interest in educating themselves and also want to learn how to think clearly. They probably sincerely think Kerry was bashing the soldiers in Iraq because the Republicans just don't seem to be able to reason clearly. But they know how to make money and keep it. Cheating is a skill too, I guess.

     
  • At 1:11 PM, Anonymous sick-of-anons said…

    "Those weapons of mass destruction gotta be somewhere"
    "Nope. No weapons over there."
    "Maybe under here."

    -George W. Bush (R)
    March 24, 2004, joking at the Radio and TV Correspondents dinner about the reason 585 Americans were already dead in Iraq and why 2300 more and counting are dead today.

     
  • At 12:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'd really like to know how the Christians in TN, a state in the Bible Belt, could be so full of racial hatred that they'd sacrifice the checks and balances needed in our democracy in order to prevent a black man from becoming senator from their state. Is it that those Christians do not believe the words of Jesus? Is is that they don't believe we're all the children of God? Don't they believe we're all created equal in the "image and likeness of God"? How do they justify calling themselves Christians?n What values are they so proud of? I'm a white teenager from another state and I'm really confused.

     
  • At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    well, congratulations to all the southern bigots. Harold Ford is trailing and the predictions are he will not be elected because he's an African American. Hatred and stupidity have prevailed over goodwill and reason. Corker's only experience is he was a local mayor. That's not the kind of background we need in Congress. The people of TN are voting for their own selfish comfort zone.

     
  • At 5:18 PM, Anonymous HPH said…

    I am fed-up with self-interested white and black democrates so willing to exploit race to the disadvantage of the masses. Call me stupid if you will, but as a black female, having earned a couple of degrees, passed a couple of state bars, grew-up in what I called a sixties flop house as my home was always inhabited by various and sundry people in Houston to sit-in or protest, I found the ad funny. Now , as I see it Mr. Ford injected race in the USA Today story and propensity for women of his caucasoid ancestry is grounded in truth. See pictures on Thaddus Matthews. com.

    I am feed-up with black politicians yelling racism when their true character catches up to them. Further,as a life-lond democrate, I voted for a republician for the first time in my life. I had the democratic deal that got Rosalind Kurita to drop out- she would have won.

     
  • At 7:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hpht Rant on if you must. But there are those who are saying the ad was racist and it has had its evil effect on the TN racists. Of course, believe what you will. So what if his "prosensity for women of his causasoid ancestry" is a fact? It has no meaning in the context of an election. Add what is your point about being so successful. With what must be your abilities, you should have succeeded. What's your point? You're like the other Republicans. Unclear, despite your training.

     
  • At 7:21 AM, Anonymous HPH said…

    Point was, unlike you and the "Ford" like politicians, there is a significant minority if not majority, all be us silent, who are able to read, write and think. We make assessments of individuals based on their character and not as docile sheep.

    "What would you call someone who appeared at a Black History Month celebration and then proceeded to dismiss Black people? You would call that person United States Representative Harold Ford, Jr. The good Congressman accepted an invitation to speak at a Black History Month program at Lane College in Tennessee. But as we already know from his previous machinations, Mr. Ford did not disappoint in displaying the ignorance, opportunism, and self-hatred that has become customary for DLC Black Democrats who promote reaction under the guise of advocating for change."
    Blackcommentators.com


    Stop your racist ways by defining individuals race that don't precieve or consider themselves of that race. Black people in this country still face many obsticles because of race and we don't need America being insensitive to that issue because selfish individuals of defective want a national spotlight irrespective of the collateral harm it causes to real black people.

     
  • At 9:46 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    hph == What does your long quotation "What would you ..." mean? I have no idea what Ford did to "not disappoint in displaying ignorance ..." Are we to believe the accusations without any reference to facts.? And, the whole point about the attack by Republicans with the racist ad is that they are being racists and not - to use what's now a cliche - "color blind." Race should not be a factor. Can't you see you're on the side of the Democrats? We, as you, insist on leaving race and gender out of considration when electing someone to represent us. That doesn't seem to be the thinking of voters in TN.

     
  • At 11:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    MY OBSERVATION HERE DOESN'T SPEAK TO THIS PARTICULAR ARTICLE, BUT IT'S ELECTION DAY AND SINCE THERE ARE STATES WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING ON GAY MARRIAGE, I WANT TO TO POINT OUT:

    REPUBLICANS HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH HOMOSEXUALITY AS LONG AS PROMISCUOUS SEX AND EVEN SEXUAL ABUSE OF CHILDREN IS PRACTICED. HOWEVER, THE REPUBLICANS ARE WILDLY AGAINST PERMITTING THOSE HOMOSEXUALS WHO SINCERELY LOVE EACH OTHER AND WANT TO MAKE A PUBLIC AND LEGAL COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER AND TO A MONOGEMOUS RELATIONSHIP FROM DOING SO. THE REPUBOICANS WISH TO DENY THEM THAT STATUS SINCE IN THE REPUBLICAN SYSTEM OF VALUES IT WOULD BE SINFUL. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE A WARPED CONCEPT OF VALUES AND THIS SHOULD BE THOUGHT THROUGH BY ALL VOTERS.

    THIS WARPED VIEW OF VALUES BY THE REPUBLICANS IS NOT UNLIKE THEIR BEING AGAINST ABORTION BUT HAVING NO PROBLEM WITH KILLING FERTILITY CLINIC EMBRYOS.

     
  • At 4:20 PM, Anonymous Dan Tolbert said…

    Please see my last 2-3 cooments in Posting area about death of Adrienne Shelly....please.

     
  • At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    http://g-hoddie.com/seevideo.html

    check out out this mockumentary about middl-east that pokes fun at everyting from religious bias to pop culture to mass media to sexual bias and more

     

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