Is This the Most Racist, Sexist Political Video Ever?

Janice Hahn, a Democrat for Congress in California's 36th District, is presently running in a special election against a staunch Republican named Craig Huey. Obviously the liberal Dem and her opponent have a lot to disagree with -- she's a pretty across-the-board civil rights advocate while her adversary is a Tea Party hardliner. But Turn Right USA, a conservative group supporting Huey, has a specific beef --  her alleged support of a gang intervention task force in Los Angeles -- and has flowed money into making a highly offensive video that targets it by fake-glorifying guns, money and strippers. Remarkably, the video spoofs Miami rap group the Splack Pack's booty bass hit "Shake that Ass." Even more remarkably... that's the Splack Pack doing the rework in the video. Watch:



The video has caused an outrage for playing on conservatives' apparent racist fears, yet its producer -- Ladd Ehrlinger Jr -- seems to think of himself as some kind of rogue comedian/renegade, Sarah Palin style. On his blog:

I didn't kill anyone. I didn't even enable anyone to kill anyone. And... oh yeah: suck it! The ad's funny. It makes me laugh. So if, for some reason, it's pulled by youTube, a thousand will be launched in its place all over Algorez' Internetz. Because you're only drawing more attention to your past of supporting criminals, Janice, and forcing policemen out of their jobs for doing their duty. So there you go. Claim victimhood all you like, but how many people were victimized by your coddling? There's a reason Mayor Villaraigosa took the program away from you. He's a Democrat. So are you. Think about it.

Sounds dubious... on the part of Ehrlinger. Even more dubious: are the Splack Pack really that desperate for money?

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at June 15, 2011, 5:08am

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