In the not so distant past Republicans were appalled when the NAACP ran disgusting racist ads against George W. Bush.
The NAACP ran a disgusting ad in the 2000 election accusing George W. Bush of racism. Over black and white video of a pickup truck dragging a chain, the daughter of Texas dragging death victim James Byrd declares, “So when Gov. George W. Bush refused to sign hate crimes legislation, it was like my father was killed all over again.”
The ad shows a pickup truck dragging chains.
Conservatives at the time were outraged at the racial tone of the ad.
Here’s the transcript.
Renee Mullins: I’m Renee Mullins. My father was James Byrd, Jr.
I still have nightmares thinking about him, the day three men chained him behind their pickup truck and dragged him three miles over pavement.
I can see skin being torn away from his body.
I can hear him gasping for air.
I can feel the tears in his eyes, the struggle of his brain as images of his life painfully bang through his head as the links of a heavy chain clinched around his ankles dragging him bump by bump until he was decapitated. [pause]
On June 7, 1998 this happened to my father, all because he was black. I went to Governor George W. Bush and begged him to help pass a hate crimes bill.
He just told me no.
I’m doing this commercial to ask you to call Governor Bush at 512-X and tell him to introduce a hate crimes bill in Texas.
Let him know that our community won’t be dragged down by hate crimes.
Male Voice: Funded by Americans for Equality, a project of the NAACP National Voter Fund.
Fast forward to 2016– Today the Marco Rubio PAC is running ads linking Donald Trump to the KKK in Missouri and Florida.
Will ANY CONSERVATIVES Condemn this ad today?