Republican Congressional candidate Dan Sebring running an ad considered to be racist? Say it ain’t so!

Moore’s GOP challenger, Dan Sebring, is the man behind the controversial ad. In the ad, Sebring presents a clip of Moore from a prior speech.

“Scott Walker, you gotta go, baby,” Moore said in the clip. “ ‘Cause we don’t want you no more.”

Sebring follows the clip by saying, “Many people in Glendale, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside and Brown Deer remain unaware that as a result of redistricting, they’re now represented by Gwen Moore.”

In response to Sebring’s ad, Wisconsin Democratic Party spokesman Grame Zielinksi called the ad sexist, racist and “unworthy of a race for the Congress or any political race.”

Explaining why he used the clips of Moore that he did, Sebring said the clips were chosen because the comments made by Moore in the clips were made while she was at a rally in Milwaukee instead of in Washington D.C. doing her job, but any reasonable person who listens to the ad knows full well what its intent is if it’s taken in the context of who Dan Sebring is and who his ad is trying to reach.

After all, let’s not forget that Dan Sebring is the same candidate who in 2009 made a point to note he is a Mayflower descendent when he announced his candidacy against Rep. Moore.

Sebring’s decision to use clips of Rep. Moore sounding as “black” as possible in a radio ad targeting voters in Glendale, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside and Brown Deer – communities whose populations are on average 86% white – certainly seems like no accident.

The fact that Dan Sebring has resorted to running this kind of ad with just under a month to go before election day shows how desperate he is, and I’m willing to bet that once the votes are counted Rep. Moore will handily defeat Sebring yet again, and I can only hope Sebring will finally come to realize that his brand of right-wing extremism is out of step with the vast majority of residents in the Fourth Congressional district.

If you’d like to hear Sebring’s ad for yourself, you can listen here.

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18 Responses to Dan Sebring runs radio ad labeled racist

  1. yoSAMite says:

    I’d say Rep Moore sounds more out of control then black. Her voice cuts were done in public not with some hidden mic. Grame Zielinksi is the last person to talking about integrity when it comes to political reportage.

  2. Paul from Fox Valley says:

    Pretty think skin – I’d say that this is a case of SEEKING racism or sexism when really it’s a pretty tame ad. In my view, there are a lot of reasons to be critical of Rep. Moore – it’s a pretty deep ocean….

  3. Paul from Fox Valley says:

    Sorry, I meant “thin skin”….

  4. “…targeting voters in Glendale, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside and Brown Deer – communities whose populations are on average 86% white – certainly seems like no accident.”

    Regardless of the sound bites used, the key issue is his targetting the north shore suburbs in the manner that he does. Of course the sound bites were selected to paint Rep. Moore in an unflattering light…but that’s SOP in campaigns and not surprising…but the rest of the ad was certainly intended to bring race into the mix. And that too isn’t so surprising after the nonsense we heard during the primaries this past summer.

  5. forgotmyscreenname says:

    I suppose any criticism of Rep. Moore would be deemed racist.

  6. Mike Tatertot says:

    Pretty soon it will be considered racist to point out anything black people say or do. Obama can’t pass a budget? Must be a racist criticism. Gwen Moore sounding like a complete nut screaming and yelling? Of course, that is racism. It really is becoming a joke. But then again, so are Democrats in this state.

  7. I wouldn’t expect you to find anything racist in the ad.

  8. Bob C says:

    I suppose it wasn’t racist to have African American sounding women in an ad for food stamps either. You can’t have it both ways…..if it’s racist in one i would think it would HAVE to be in the other.

  9. applsfan says:

    This ad isn’t racist. Gwen Moore is an idiot regardless of her race. Listen to that psycho in that sound clip. If I remember correctly, didn’t Howard Dean get essentially run out of a democratic primary race for sounding much more tame and sensible than Gwen Moore does in that clip? Regardless of her skin color, I don’t wnat anyone who is that psychotic representing me. It’s embarrassing. Everyone should be embarrassed that this is the person who represents us in Washington.

    • Rich says:

      Is she your representative? If she is, I supposed you could be entitled to that opinion. If she isn’t, then what do you care?

      As for me, Jim Sensenbrenner is my representative, and I am embarrassed that somebody that psychotic represents my district in Congress.

  10. Jason says:

    Right wing extremism? Are you for real? SO, I guess Moore’s loud mouthed, embarrassing tactics for the Anti Walker protests were extreme? I live in the district in question, and Moore DOES NOT have our best interests in mind. Dan runs and owns his own shop, so he knows what its like to work hard. I don’t think that Moore has put in an honest day’s work in her entire life.
    And as far as racist? Come on. That has become the battle cry for the extremists on the Left for when anyone dissagrees with their views.

    • PaulfromFoxValley says:

      Jason, you are a wise and honorable man!

      I too am represented by Rep. Moore and am not happy about it. I will be voting for Mr. Sebring. I’ve sent him some money and I proudly have a yard sign of his on my front lawn. I realize that he probably has about 0% chance of winning, but I still consider it my duty to support him fully.

  11. In the 4th District and AFL-CIO member says:

    You may want to check your stats – Brown Deer is 59% white, not 86%…it’s probably one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the county. http://www.city-data.com/city/Brown-Deer-Wisconsin.html.

    If you’re going to post stats, look up your sources. You, like every other extreme democrat, like to regurgitate information that has holes. Why don’t you try to actually look at Gwen for who she is and get someone in that A.) responds to us as constituents, B.) actually gives a crap about the people of the district, and C.) actually has to work to get elected. I haven’t seen her lift a finger to run, except to sign the checks our unions provide. This guy seems to be working, knocking on doors and getting out to meet the people – heck I don’t remember her doing that 8 years ago when first running. And from a local standpoint, Milwaukee ranks nationally in the top 3 in Maternal Mortality rates…but she gave $10million to Turkey or Hungary (one of those countries) for the same problem. I would rather see my tax dollars back at work here, not some half-baked eastern european country.

    As an AFL-CIO member, I’m encouraging others to vote against her. After hearing this ad, it was sad to listen to her rant and rave. Then doing a google search on some of her speeches, I’ve come to realize this is pretty common for her. Why should we support her? Because she has a (D) after her name on the ballot? C’mon, really? That’s blind voting. If she cares about workers, why hasn’t she written a single bill – including anything that would have to do with repealing NAFTA or CAFTA – which both destroyed jobs in this state and sent them away. What is she doing to bring jobs back from China? I’ve seen in Texas where companies are bringing customer support positions back. Might only pay $14-16 an hour, but would you rather call an American for Tech Support or some Chinese guy who doesn’t care? So you don’t agree with all of his positions, like abortion, which shouldn’t be a government call anyway, but do you want more of the same? Like the United Way billboards say, “nothing changes if nothing changes”.

    She was doing an interview on WMCS and they asked her about blue collar jobs and she said (and I’m paraphrasing), “…those jobs are gone forever”. If she has OUR interests in mind, then she would be working her butt off to bring those or other like jobs to the area. If she’s doing such a great job, why did the black, inner city unemployment rate go from 42% to 50% since we put her there 8 years ago.

    Zach, think about these things because I would rather have someone with a tax bill (a separate post of yours) and payment plan, than someone who sits in DC, collecting $175,000 and not listening to the voters. And by the way, do a lookup of dear Gwen… she has been in foreclosure, sued by We-Energies and a couple of credit cards. So don’t start throwing a tax bills and payment plans when Gwen has been in court MANY times for not paying bills. You need to look at EVERYTHING for both candidates before trashing someone – it is apparent you’re a follower of Graeme Z and “following the crowd”.

    • Here’s what I wrote: “voters in Glendale, Shorewood, Whitefish Bay, Fox Point, Bayside and Brown Deer – communities whose populations are on average 86% white”

      Notice I wrote “whose populations are on average 86% white” not that Brown Deer’s population is 86% white. Reading comprehension is your friend, especially if you’re going to try to attack me for not getting my facts straight.

      As to the rest of your comments about Gwen, it’s no secret I’m not a huge fan of hers, but in my opinion Dan Sebring wouldn’t be much of an improvement. Hell, the guy’s health care “plan” consists of “changing the tax code to allow medical professionals to voluntarily care for the uninsured and write off the cost.” I know fifth graders who could write a better health care reform plan than Dan Sebring.

  12. Come on Now says:

    WOW, I think Grame Zielinski is racist and sexist for even suggesting that the Dan is that. As we used to say as kids….Takes one to know one!
    Get a backbone! There is nothing in the ad that points to racist. It points to a lunitic that is now in my district and needless to say I won’t be voting for her! God help us!

  13. Come on Now says:

    WOW, I think Grame Zielinski is racist and sexist for even suggesting that the Dan is that. As we used to say as kids….Takes one to know one!
    Get a backbone! There is nothing in the ad that points to racist. It points to a lunatic that is now in my district and needless to say I won’t be voting for her! God help us!

  14. Bigkraccka says:

    Unless we get eminum , we never will replace Moore with a white guy. Moore could drop f bombs and still keep her seat. Hint!! Get a better black opponent to go against her.

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