Monday, February 06, 2012

Congressman Hoekstra Shots Himself in the Foot



Since I already posted about one of the two Super Bowl ads that everyone is talking about in Michigan, I figure I may as well comment about the other one. Congressman Pete Hoekstra released a commercial that even conservatives have attacked as racist, xenophobic, and just plain stupid.

Of course, that's not the biggest problem that Republicans should have with Congressman Hoekstra's ad. The fact of the matter is that this leaves him open to some devastating attacks.

All the Democrats will have to do when the general election draws closer is show voters the hundreds of press releases that Congressman Hoekstra sent out during his tenure in Washington, DC in which he bragged about all of the federal money that he brought back to his district. I suppose, after all, that he only has a problem with government spending when it is going to someone else.

If there's one thing that I've learned over the years it's that voters may not be happy about borrowing money from the Chinese, but they really, really don't like hypocrisy. This commercial simply reeks of it.
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