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  •  "Lhota Badgers New Yorkers With Ridiculous, Racist (10+ / 0-)

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    Joe Lhota’s in trouble, everyone. There’s a little more than two weeks left til voting day. He’s 40 points behind in the polls. He has a distinct lack of telegenic children with iconic hair. His policy book is 1/4 pictures and includes sentences like “Diversify the New York City economy” and “Raise people out of poverty by creating a larger, more productive middle class” and “Empower and uplift teachers.”

    He looks like a badger. He debates like a badger with a lisp, managing to simultaneously convey complete emotional distance from what he’s talking about and deep confusion that undermines his central message of competence.

    If things keep going the way they’re going, Joe Lhota is not going to be Mayor of New York. Joe Lhota needs a game changer. A game changer like a dramatic commercial.Unfortunately, Joe Lhota’s attempt at a game changer is one of the more ridiculous – and racist – pieces of advertising since a Swiss election poster featured three white sheep kicking a black sheep off the Swiss flag.

    Take a look-see:

    http://nyulocal.com/...

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition." Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 01:38:36 PM PDT

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    •  Excellent NYU Local article on that really vile ad (4+ / 0-)

      I'm stunned at the blatantness of the racism in the last image.  Man, is that ugly.  

      THe end of the article says it all:

      He watched that…thing, and when it was over, he didn’t say “What in God’s name were you thinking, and whoever thought of this is fired now.” Instead, he said, “I’m Joe Lhota, and I approve this message.”

      --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

      by Fiona West on Tue Oct 22, 2013 at 05:55:27 PM PDT

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      •  And in last night's debate, (2+ / 0-)
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        he had the chutzpah to get bent out of shape when de Balasio told the truth, calling the ad "race baiting".

        With the Decision Points Theater, the George W. Bush Presidential Library becomes the very first Presidential Library to feature a Fiction Section.

        by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 02:25:45 AM PDT

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        •  Good for Balasio. (0+ / 0-)

          --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

          by Fiona West on Wed Oct 23, 2013 at 08:52:57 PM PDT

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