07 February 2012

Update on the very racist Hoekstra (R) ad...

Remember this ad? I reported about it just yesterday.

Since then, two developments, both worth mentioning:

Twist number 1 in the tale of Hoekstra in Asia-baiting land:

Asian-American Elected GOPer Turns On Hoekstra After Ad | TPM2012

"Washtenaw County, Michigan Commissioner Alicia Ping (R) says she was leaning toward endorsing former Rep. Pete Hoekstra in the Republican primary for Senate. But that’s all over now. On Monday, Ping donated money to Clark Durant, Hoekstra’s longshot rival in the primary. She told me she’d publicly endorse him if Durant asks her to.

Why the change of heart? Hoekstra’s controversial Super Bowl ad, which the Chinese-American Ping called “demeaning”, is a part of it. But it was more Hokestra’s refusal to acknowledge that he’d made a mistake running the ad that really lost him Ping’s support.

If he didn’t know it was racist on some level, then shame on him,” Ping told me in a phone interview Monday night. “He didn’t apologize or say ‘maybe it was over the top’ or anything. He said, ‘I stand by what I believe in’ and, ‘the liberals are just making a bigger thing out of it.’ Well that’s not the case at all. It’s offensive and it’s racist. It’s demeaning to the Asian-American population."


Just to remind: Ms. Ping is a REPUBLICAN, not a Democrat. At least for now.

Twist number 2 in the tale of Hoekstra in Asia-baiting land.

An astute internetter checked out the html code behind Hoekstras site and found out that the woman used in the ad is described as "yellowgirl".

Probably not the best thing to do if you are claiming your are not a racist...

Here the tweet from this internetter, Derek DeVries:

And here the link to see the code yourself.

But just to be safe, I also made a screensave:

Not only is Hoekstra racist, he is really, really stupid.

Feel free to tweet your pleasure or displeasure out to Mr. Hoekstra here.

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