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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Fishwrap

Black Like Me


How do you win an election in an inner city Democratic area?  Don't tell anyone that you're white. Don't knock it, Dave Wilson pulled it off.
KHOU HOUSTON -- Dave Wilson chuckles as he talks about his unorthodox political campaign. 
"I'd always said it was a long shot," Wilson says. "No, I didn't expect to win." 
Still, he figured he'd have fun running, because he was fed up with what he called "all the shenanigans" at the Houston Community College System. As a conservative white Republican running in a district whose voters are overwhelmingly black Democrats, the odds seemed overwhelmingly against him. 
Then he came up with an idea, an advertising strategy that his opponent found "disgusting." If a white guy didn't have a chance in a mostly African-American district, Wilson would lead voters to think he's black.
(Fox News) Wilson’s campaign website includes several photos of black people and his own biography -- which notes him having a son who served in Afghanistan, but does not appear to include a picture of Wilson. 
Wilson also aired a radio ad featuring two (inner city) "neighborhood" women discussing Wilson's political merits.
Keeping Pace with Politically Correct Terms 

The student government at the University of California, Berkeley has censured use of the term, “illegal immigrant.”
(Fox News) The resolution passed by UC Berkeley’s student government reportedly characterized the phrase as, “racially charged,” and added, “No human being is illegal . . . ‘Foreign nationals,’ ‘undocumented immigrants,’ ‘immigrants without papers’ and ‘immigrants seeking status’ are examples of terms we can use that do not dehumanize people.”
I can't help but believe that the terms, "alien" and "wetback" are still OK to use since UC Berkeley has not banned their use.

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8 comments:

  1. LOL, love it, he played their own game against them and won... :-) And yes I know IARPA...

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    1. The game and better mousetraps - from Miley's parts to Wilson's lack of skin color and the IARPA mission.

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  2. MIley is going for the gold. Just like Wilson. Hooray to both.

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    1. With Miley it's intentional. Wilson just never thought that he'd get away with it - but thanks to overwhelming racist values, he did.

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  3. I saw that story on Wilson, I thought it was great...the great part was that his opponents said it was dishonest and disgusting. Once again, they are REFLECTING - they are the racists - why can't a white male Republican use black people in his ads? Why can't a white male Republican use black actors to be talk about his values? Do black or Democrat ads feature only real voters?

    We have seen it time and time again, from Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, Howard Stern, Sean Hannity, etc., many voters have no clue about the ideas behind a candidate, they vote for party, or race, or popularity...

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    1. Wilson is the poster child for the racist nature of many inner city black voters -- something that is impossibly politically incorrect to discuss.

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  4. I love the Dave Wilson story. Hoist by their own racist petard. :-D

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