The Democratic National Committee communications director Mo Elleithee wouldn’t answer questions as to whether the sensitizing of political ads displaying racial images was acceptable.
Across the South East, in states such as Georgia, Arkansas, and North Carolina, Dems are distributing these kinds of fliers and ads asking voters if they really want another Trayvon or Ferguson.
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“Is using the issue of race like that to drive turnout, is that appropriate?” asked MSNBC host Craig Melvin.
Elleithee started to answer very vaguely, talking about outreach, when Melvin cut him off, asking him again if those specific examples were appropriate.
“Look, do I think it’s appropriate to constantly remind people how important it is to vote, how important it is to make your voice heard, how important it is to remain engaged?” Elleithee responded. “And how if you don’t, you lose your voice? Absolutely, I think that’s important…”
Melvin responded by asking if there was a way that could be done without displaying the images of dead black teenagers.
“There are a lot of important issues in the community that we are out there talking about. The DNC is running ads, radio ads around the country, reminding people of the need to get behind the economic agenda that we’ve been pushing. There are a lot of different mechanisms we’re using out there. But the fundamental point is that it is absolutely critical that if you do not vote, you lose your voice,” he dodged.
So Republican votes are going to allow for another Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown?
Dems who have done nothing for blacks in 6 yrs are using race ads intended to stoke racial strife with images of Ferguson & Trayvon. SAD
— RussVet (@RussVet1) October 31, 2014
— Steve Crowley (@DrWhoWhereRU) October 22, 2014
“Republican’s want to scare you. BTW, here are ads saying a second #Ferguson and lynchings will happen if you don’t vote Democrat.”
— ن Miké Ramoné ن (@ThePantau) October 21, 2014
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h/t Daily Caller
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