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Not just M.I.A.: Super Bowl political ad using Asian woman decried (Pete Hoekstra)
LA Times ^ | 02/06/2012

Posted on 02/06/2012 1:47:01 PM PST by Responsibility2nd

It wasn’t just rapper M.I.A. who got into hot water for her actions during the Super Bowl. Republican senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra stirred the pot with a political ad that featured an Asian woman speaking broken English, sparking immediate protests from Democrats and civil rights groups.

During the halftime show, M.I.A. made an obscene gesture, extending her middle finger. Both the NFL and NBC, which broadcast the show, have apologized for the offense.

Hoekstra's campaign ad was broadcast only in Michigan, where the former congressman and unsuccessful gubernatorial candidate is seeking the GOP nomination to run against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat seeking her third term. Hoekstra, a conservative, is seen as ahead in the three-way primary battle for his party's nod.

The 30-second ad, filmed in California, begins with the sound of a gong accompanying the Asian woman as she rides her bicycle on a path lined by rice paddies. She stops pedaling, smiles into the camera, then breaks into broken English.

“Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spends so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spenditnow,” she says.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: petehoekstra



1 posted on 02/06/2012 1:47:07 PM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkQAalcsg5E


2 posted on 02/06/2012 1:54:33 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Liberals really hate it when the truth is thrown at them, especially when the tactics used are the same kind they use to blast republicans.

Let’s see, who was it that created that “medicare” commercial with the little old lady being thrown off a cliff, which was a lie about republicans trying to cut benefits? That medicare ad was a complete fabrication, while the ad using the Asian lady was complete truth.


3 posted on 02/06/2012 1:54:33 PM PST by adorno
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thank You Pete Hoekstra for making a political ad that tells the truth!


4 posted on 02/06/2012 1:55:03 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We+now+live+in+an+era+where+accuracy+gets+you+attacked.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 1:57:32 PM PST by library user
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To: Red_Devil 232
Ooooops!

I meant to say. Tanks Pete Hostla making political ad tells the tluth!

6 posted on 02/06/2012 2:00:07 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t see the problem. The Asian girl had no problem making it.

I guess they just can’t handle the truth. Was listening to Mark Steyn today, filling in for Rush, and he was talking about how China said “they weren’t going to buy Europe”, or something of that nature.

Mark said 30 years ago that would have been scoffed at. Today? Not so much.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 2:00:41 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Her english was fine...certainly better than a lot of teenagers and urban gangbanger wannabes.
8 posted on 02/06/2012 2:02:38 PM PST by crazyhorse691 (Obama is just the symptom of what is destroying the U.S.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If you can't counter the message, counter the messenger.

If you can't counter the message or the messenger, blow up the stage and the auditorium.

Should have been one of Alinsky's rules, but he wasn't as smart as I am. Not that that's saying much.

9 posted on 02/06/2012 2:03:18 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The democrats are acting like rattler poked with a sharp stick. That ad must have struck where it hurts. I hope Hoekstra will not take it off. It is an effective ad!


10 posted on 02/06/2012 2:05:13 PM PST by entropy12 (Islam is intolerant of every other religion. Western countries are finally learning this.)
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To: Sybeck1
Republican senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra stirred the pot with a political ad that featured an Asian woman speaking broken English

Absolutely false. I've seen the ad and the woman speaks flawless English with hardly ANY accent at all. All this false outrage is beyond tedious.

Don't like it? Don't vote for Pete. But then, they weren't going to anyway.

11 posted on 02/06/2012 2:08:32 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Do all He commands. Receive all He promises.)
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To: Sybeck1

bttt


12 posted on 02/06/2012 2:12:18 PM PST by petercooper (The one difference between Obama & Romney: Obama is only half white.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Watched the ad ...

ROFL!!!!

Leftist bastids are howling because THEY CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!

13 posted on 02/06/2012 2:12:56 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I don’t think is was racist, but it didn’t seem very authentic, as the actress came across as a Chinese-American living in the U.S., not an actual Chinese citizen.

The broken English probably seemed more offensive because she was obviously fluent in English.


14 posted on 02/06/2012 2:14:04 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Responsibility2nd

Nice ad! Better thant most of the superbowl ads.

The reason the dems are howling is the ad STINGS. LOL, Debbie SpendItNow!

I hope he keeps runiing it!


15 posted on 02/06/2012 2:15:20 PM PST by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: Responsibility2nd
M.I.A. made an obscene gesture,

In a lame attempt to garner additional publicity....any publicity.

16 posted on 02/06/2012 2:18:40 PM PST by GSWarrior (I don't like half the folks I love.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Aside from saying “get” for “gets”, this woman’s grammar is correct.

Which puts her in the 95th percentile of what you see on TV.


17 posted on 02/06/2012 2:20:43 PM PST by Haiku Guy (As soon as Romney / Is not "inevitable" / He drops like a stone)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Saw it a couple of times today...GREAT commercial! They’re just upset because it’s TRUE.

Goodbye Spend-a-lot!


18 posted on 02/06/2012 2:45:54 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

AND Hoekstra is refusing to apologize, I applaud him, finally, someone with a pair!


19 posted on 02/06/2012 2:53:10 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

20 posted on 02/06/2012 2:53:10 PM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Dems the party of butt ugly white women who hate hot Asian chicks for being women.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 3:06:35 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: NoGrayZone
The critics are racist and culturally xenophobic as the Chinese language has no articles.

The scene with the girl on the bike seemed to be set in rural China; we're lucky she spoke English as well as she did.

The 'rats just didn't like the message.

22 posted on 02/06/2012 3:37:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Responsibility2nd

The ad would have been more effective if she spoke Chinese and had English subtitles. I don’t know who the hell advises republican politicians, but they are complete idioits.


23 posted on 02/06/2012 3:40:16 PM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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24 posted on 02/06/2012 3:41:04 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; ...

The actress sounds American.


25 posted on 02/06/2012 5:19:41 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

So rather than film an ad in Michigan employing local actors and film crews, he chose to outsource his ad about the threat to Michigan workers to California?


26 posted on 02/06/2012 6:20:47 PM PST by nc28205
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To: grellis; Darren McCarty; cripplecreek; Quantum

Michigan ping


27 posted on 02/06/2012 6:51:47 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Paladin2
The 'rats just didn't like the message.

That's it.
28 posted on 02/06/2012 6:57:28 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: hoosiermama
Goodbye Spend-a-lot!

That's spend-a-rot to you and me.
29 posted on 02/06/2012 6:59:19 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
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30 posted on 02/07/2012 6:06:09 AM PST by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; grellis; Impy; InterceptPoint; Darren McCarty; PGalt; sergeantdave; cyclotic; ...
It's amazing how thin the lefties' skin is when they are subjected to clever and legitimate criticism.

It's kind of obvious that the "controversial" figure in the ad is a young Chinese-American actress who is playing the role of (Communist) Chinese lady riding a bicycle in China. Her English is unaccented, much better than what one would expect from the person she is playing.

The Asian-American spokesperson quoted by the L. A. Slimes should be happy that this young Chinese-American woman has an opportunity for a prominent, if brief, role where she can get noticed by a wide Super Bowl audience, rather than quibble over an ungrammatical word or two in the script.

"Debbie Spenditnow": not a bad nickname.

31 posted on 02/07/2012 12:25:01 PM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Responsibility2nd

That was a great ad.
The racists all cried “Racism’.


32 posted on 02/07/2012 3:10:48 PM PST by westmichman ( God said: "They cry 'peace! peace!' but there is no peace. Jeremiah 6:14)
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To: justiceseeker93

And again I ask, why outsource the ad to CA? Couldn’t they have filmed a “Chinese” factory owner at a Michigan location using Michigan based actors and film crews?


33 posted on 02/07/2012 4:43:02 PM PST by nc28205
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To: justiceseeker93; grellis; Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93,


34 posted on 02/07/2012 7:11:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: nc28205
I wonder about that myself.

I'm voting for Peter. Peter Konetchy. He's less consultant driven.

35 posted on 02/07/2012 9:05:23 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Anybody but Romney or Obama)
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