There comes a point where a dog whistle is no longer a dog whistle. This ad from Mark Oxner, a Republican running for the new 27th congressional district in central Florida, portrays our first black president as the captain of a slave ship filled with white child slaves. That’s right. A slave ship filled with white slaves. No need to mention that the commercial is filled with lies, it’s pretense speaks for itself.
The blatant racial overtones on this ad may appeal to the conservative whites in northwest Florida (the Redneck Riviera) and in parts of Central Florida but it’s thinly veiled racism should make the people who think it’s “awesome” feel ashamed of themselves. Who thinks it’s awesome? Check YouTube. Mark Oxner for Congress has set comments to approve only and guess what? They are only approving comments from people that agree with the ad.
An ad with President Obama at the helm of a slave ship filled with white child slaves? Even artsy Republicans are Racists.