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Proviso Probe

Friday, March 10, 2006

ETHNICITY, is the attack on Harold Ford, Jr. racist?

The National Republican Senatorial Committee has attacked Harold Ford, Jr., the presumed Democratic nominee in Tennessee, as liking to live the good life on a website called, "Fancy Ford".

What is the purpose of this advertisement? Who is the target audience? What is the message the GOP is hoping to sell? Is the attack racist? How so?

3 Comments:

  • The attack on Ford (TN) may be racist, but what the GOP is saying is valid and I’m not surprise he is being attacked. I haven’t looked at the voting records lately, but I suspect, Ford must have deviated from supporting the Republicans on key issues. He is one of six members of the CBC that have deviated from their long-standing consensus. The rest are: Artur Davis (AL), David Scott (GA), Sanford Bishop (GA), Albert Wynn (MD), and William Jefferson (LA). All but Jefferson are members of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) and/or the Blue Dog Coalition, vehicles for corporate funding and intrigue in the Democratic Party.

    According to the latest data I found from Techpolitics, Ford ranked second in campaign contributions among Black House members ($1,344,398) right behind Charles Rangel ($1,446,027). Although Ford voting record in the past was not as bad as Scott (GA), he must have deviated somewhat from voting with the Republicans on key issues for them to be attacking him in this manner. The amount of money he has received is old news. This goes to show, if you can be bought, when they get tired or have no use for you, they will discard you like old clothes.

    By Blogger Cynthia, at 12:12 PM, March 12, 2006  

  • Visit Cynthia's blog to see her discussion of Ford's conservative voting record.

    By Blogger Carl Nyberg, at 8:25 AM, March 13, 2006  

  • Cynthia stated, "The amount of money he has received is old news. This goes to show, if you can be bought, when they get tired or have no use for you, they will discard you like old clothes." Does this apply to Proviso candidates also?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:15 PM, March 13, 2006  

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