Nevada Republican congressional candidate runs xenophobic ad
Mark Amodei, a Republican candidate for Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District, is running a xenophobic, fear-mongering ad showing Chinese soldiers marching in Washington D.C.
Female narrator speaking English with a supposedly “Chinese” accent:
“Once upon a time, America became its own worst enemy. With all their borrowed money right now, they kept spending out of control. Their President Obama just kept raising the debt limit and their independence became a new dependence. As their debt grew, our fortune grew and that is how our great empire rose again.”
Mark Amodei speaking to camera:
“It’s not too late to start this nightmare. I’m Mark Amodei and I approve this message because as your Congressman I will never vote to raise Obama’s debt limit and risk our independence.”
Watch the ad:
Amodei’s racist, scapegoating attacks conveniently ignore the real culprits of the high U.S. debt: Republicans who voted to hand out gratuitous tax breaks to millionaires while fighting two simultaneous wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Bush tax breaks would add $3.3 trillion to the national debt in 10 years and the two wars have cost the U.S. more than $1.4 trillion since 2001. How’s that for fiscal responsibility?
- YouTube video of Amodei’s ad
- Republican candidate Mark Amodei’s campaign website
- WhatTheFolly.com: Equal opportunity xenophobe
- Democratic candidate Kate Marshall’s campaign website
- RJG.com: Amodei defends Chinese troop marching on Washington ad
- Congressional Research Service: The Cost of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Other Global War on Terror Operations Since 9/11 report released March 2011 (PDF)
- Senate roll call votes on H.R. 1836 (Bush tax cuts of 2001)
- House roll call votes on H.R. 1836 (Bush tax cuts of 2001)
- Senate roll cate votes on H.R. 2 (Bush tax cuts of 2003)
- House roll call votes on H.R. 2 (Bush tax cuts of 2003)
- Pew Charitable Trust: Decision time: the fiscal effects of extending the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts (PDF)
- Call Mark Amodei at 775-882-6500 and see how much he values your input.