Ad plays on Sinophobia, “Yellow Peril” memes


Okay, it was inevitable that the deepening trade imbalance with China would inspire political hit ads, but this one from Citizens Against Government Waste manages to combine classic “Yellow Peril” themes [cynical smiles, leering, arrogance, conspiracy] with the Neocon anti-tax message, all in the service of an outfit which has relied heavily on the largess of Big Tobacco, Big Oil, and Big Healthcare.

Given the timing, the ad is clearly intended to benefit the GOP in next Tuesday’s election, where races are already heavily inflamed by xenophobia. Call it one more leering, cynical, conspiratorial-minded effort by the very rich to capture what’s left of a dying economy.

We’d say shame on them, but they’re obviously shameless.

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