Remember the racist commercial released by Pete Hoekstra of Michigan during the Superbowl?
According to ABC News, that commercial didn’t exactly have the intended effect on the electorate Hoekstra was hoping for.
The racially insensitive campaign ad that ignited an onslaught of criticism against Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra has inspired a flood of fundraising for his chief rival, incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.
Within hours after the Hoekstra ad aired during the Super Bowl Feb. 5, featuring an Asian girl commending “Debbie Spend-It-Now” in broken English for shipping U.S. jobs to China, Stabenow launched a money “bomb” in response to what she called the “shocking” and “nasty” ad.
As of Friday, Stabenow’s money “bomb” had brought in $155,720, about $11,000 more than Hoekstra spent on the ad attacking her.
Woops! It’s good to know that there are areas of the country where blatant racism doesn’t pay off.
Hoekstra’s website associated with the commercial, which was arguably even more offensive than the commercial was, has been taken down.
Also – both sides aren’t the same, contrary to what Chuck Todd would have you believe.