So says Tad Devine, Democratic strategist extrodinaire.
Democratic strategist Tad Devine, an adviser to the Al Gore and John Kerry presidential campaigns, accused Mitt Romney’s campaign of invoking the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright in a recent ad.
Devine said Wednesday that he was “shocked” to see what he believed was imagery of an African-American church in an ad released Tuesday by Romney’s campaign team and airing in New Hampshire. The ad, Romney’s first of the campaign, is “clearly an attempt to bring back Rev. Wright and race,” Devine tweeted.
In the ad, a series of images including those of a foreclosed home and empty businesses flash by as text criticizes President Obama’s economic record. But at two points, the imagery cuts to well-dressed African-American women walking down a large hallway, and pans over a predominantly black audience.
“It appears to be a congregation of African-American people,” Devine told The Hill. “In the first scene there are no white people at all, in the second … it is all African Americans except possibly one person, [whose race] you can’t really tell.”
Wonder where he was when NBC used video of race riots in the 60’s to defame the Alabama legislators and governor?
On the November 14 Rock Center on NBC, correspondent Kate Snow savaged Alabama’s new immigration law, touting left-wing historian Wayne Flynt comparing it to the racism of the 1960s: “This is just mean-spirited. This is – this is finding the most vulnerable people within a society….it’s like the blacks in 1963 who could not vote in Alabama.”
Never mind. That was rhetorical.