The attached Washington Post article includes a one minute video commercial showing a pick up truck waving a Confederate Flag and hosting an Ed Gillespie bumper sticker chasing four minority youths down the street. At what point do we as liberals and progressives and Democrats say enough is enough? Why do we have to stoop as low as those we oppose with our advertising and promotions and campaigns?
This ad is in support of Democrat Ralph Northam for governor of Virginia. Mr. Northam is running against Republican Ed Gillespie. Now I realize that Mr. Northam’s campaign didn’t run this ad but he has not condemned it either. And yes, he has also been the target of similar ads from groups supporting Mr. Gillespie.
But when is enough enough? When can we finally crawl out of the mud and actually run on our goals and principles and experience and vision for America (and in this case Virginia)? Is this really how we want to win? Apparently there are enough dog whistles to go around…and they are all being made in America.