James Fallows wrote about a local Michigan Super Bowl commercial on his blog in The Atlantic yesterday. Some hack politician named Pete Hoekstra is running for his old seat in Congress against a Democratic opponent named Debbie Stabenow. He not so cleverly renames her “Debbie Spend-it-now” and tries to blame her for lost Michigan manufacturing jobs with his horribly revolting ad, filmed in California and created by Fred Davis, the same guy who did the pathetic Christine O’Donnell’s “I’m Not a Witch” and Carly Fiorina’s bizarre “Demon Sheep” ads.
Not only is it racist, it’s fake. The girl obviously speaks English as her primary language and rather than having a Chinese accent, she sounds like a cartoon Chinese character from the ’40s. I’m married to a Chinese accent so I know what it sounds like, and this ain’t even close.
“Your economy get very weak, ours get very good. We take your job.”