Sunday, October 17, 2010

Video: Angle tells Hispanic kids “I’m not sure those are Latinos” in her ad (!), says really about northern border (!!)

By Jon Ralston

If this isn't Sharron Angle, the great revisionist historian, in a nutshell, I'm not sure what is.

In the video clip, you not only can see the GOP U.S. Senate nominee telling a group of Hispanic children at Rancho High School that images of Latinos in her ad that are clearly Latinos may not be. Indeed, the images in the ad are of Hispanics in Mexico, as The Washington Post and others have pointed out. And it is no mystery what race they are, as she claims.

Getty Images has made a copyright claim on the image used in the ad, so hard to find a link. But the image is here, and there is no mystery:

Could these be Hispanics?

But then she takes it far -- even for her -- by talking about how the real problem is the northern border! Yes, she says it. Listen and watch. So maybe those threatening kids are about to cross the Ambassador Bridge into Detroit for a tryout with the Red Wings?

New Angle campaign slogan: If you say it, people may believe it....

Here's the transcript if you can't make out all the words:

Question: Why is it that in all of your commercials you have the image of Latinos? What do you see when you hear, and I quote, “illegal aliens?”

Angle: I think that you’re misinterpreting those commercials. I’m not sure that those are Latinos in that commercial. What it is, is a fence and there are people coming across that fence. What we know is that our northern border is where the terrorists came through. That’s the most porous border that we have. We cannot allow terrorists; we cannot allow anyone to come across our border if we don’t know why they’re coming. So we have to secure all of our borders and that’s what that was about, is border security. Not just our southern border, but our coastal border and our northern border.

The story was first reported by the AP's Cristina Silva:

AP story

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