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Posted on Oct 26, 2006
Jungle Drums

Just how racist can Bob Corker get? The GOP Senate candidate has produced a radio ad that features African-sounding jungle drums at every mention of his opponent, Rep. Harold Ford, who is black.

  • Earlier: The RNC runs an anti-Ford TV ad that plays on sex-related racism

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    Okay, so Election Central has just obtained a radio ad which you’ve got to hear: It actually has what sounds like tom-tom drums playing in the background every time the ad talks about Dem Harold Ford, Jr. The ad—which says it was paid for by the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Bob Corker—can be heard right here. When the ad mentions Corker, the music soars and no tom-toms are audible. Throughout the entire minute-long ad, you hear the rumble of tom-toms every time Ford is mentioned. This ad, keep in mind, quotes Bob Corker himself as having “approved” the message—meaning it wasn’t the work of the Republican National Committee, as in the case of the recent “bimbo” TV ad which drew charges of racism. More after the jump.



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    By Megan, November 10, 2006 at 3:03 pm Link to this comment
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    My question is…...........
    Why didn’t the Republicans stop this deplorable ad?
    Who did the ad play to?  Racists!  Only a racist would
    accept an ad such this.  Senator Maclain made a
    statement that ads like this should be againt the law.
    Yet not one Republican stopped it, not a one.
    Corker should be treated as a pariah in the senate,
    by both parties. I saw on the news where Corker
    told Mr. Ford he didn’t have anything to do with the
    ad.  Hellooooooooooooooooo.  He could have
    stopped it at any given time.  To think anyone
    in our great country would go back to the civil
    rights era and condone this is totally unbelievable.
    I hold the Republican Party responsible for this.
    The media came out and spoke against it.
    Someone is responsible.  Shame on them!
    Stand up and take responsiblity those who paid
    for the ad.  We have yet to learn who is responsible
    since Corker, (who I refuse to address as Senator)
    disclaims any knowledge of such an action.
    Those of you who saw the ad and still voted for
    the Corker of all, need to take a class in
    sensiblity training.
    I hope you can live with your vote.

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    By j baldoni, October 26, 2006 at 2:36 pm Link to this comment
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    lets give corker a mock lynching to the tune of the drums

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    By Sportin' Life, October 26, 2006 at 2:04 pm Link to this comment
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    Of course this kind of racism is beneath contempt, but remind me again why I’m supposed to get all worked up.  This is Harold Ford, right, who has made gratuitous gay-bashing and gay-baiting part of his campaign strategy?

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