I can’t post it any larger, so if you can’t see what it says, it reads, “Warning If Brown Can’t Stop It A Browning Can.” Beside it was the text, “Sign the petition calling on Congressional Republicans to denounce bigoted Tea Party attacks.“
I clicked on the ad to see what kind of nut job was advocating murder, and it took me to the DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE website. This is a clickable link that will take you to the same place on their website to which the Facebook ad takes you. The text there reads, “After being addressed by Republican Leader John Boehner and Rep. Joe “You Lie” Wilson, Tea Party extremists launched a series of bigoted attacks at House Democrats. Reports from the protest include claims of shouting disgusting racial epithets at civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis and terrible homophobic derogatory language at Rep. Barney Frank — as well as going so far to actually spit on a member of Congress. Call on Congressional Republicans to denounce tea party extremists’ bigoted attacks.”
Now while I absolutely do not condone racism, racial slurs, any similar personal attacks, and certainly not spitting on any of our elected officials, the DCCC has really crossed the line on this one. There is absolutely no way anyone can justify the DCCC’s ad. A side note here: apparently it was OK for our troops to get spit on as they returned home from Vietnam. You never heard any condemnation from the press nor do I remember any politician of the day publicly condemning it.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch. Lest you think that the DCCC is an independent organization, and the Democrats do not have anything to do with this, click HERE to go to the DCCC’s “About Us” page. The opening statement is, “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House.” As you read on, you will see that in 2008, Speaker Pelosi announced that Representative Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, would be chairman of the DCCC, and Assistant to the Speaker for the 2009-10 election cycle. Official enough for you?