Racist Arkansas campaign ad has some MN funding

The guy is right; there really are no words.

The fact that almost every reasonable person who listens to an ad in support of an Arkansas Republican congressman’s re-election thinks it’s fake offers at least a glimpse of hope that there are still people who realize the problem with it.

It’s not fake.

The congressman condemned the ad.

Vernon Robinson, the treasurer of Black Americans for the President’s Agenda, told NBC News on Thursday he disagreed with the characterization that the ad featured racist stereotypes.

Robinson is a failed North Carolina congressional candidate with some experience in racial tropes. He once called himself “the black Jesse Helms.”

The largest donors to the PAC are mostly wealthy, white Republicans in Florida. One exception is donor Chaska Hall Reitz, of Roseville, according to OpenSecrets.org. Reitz donated $1,000 last month.

More political ad news: Faith leaders denounce Wardlow mailers attacking Keith Ellison (Star Tribune)

  • MrE85

    “Robinson is a failed North Carolina congressional candidate…”

    Robinson is a failed everything.

  • Barton

    literally slapped my forehead upon hearing that…. AFTER I picked my jaw up off the floor.

  • That’s…something all right…

  • Ralphy


  • The Resistance

    You could have left out any mention of party affiliation from this post and we all could have guessed which one it was. The dog whistles have turned into bullhorns and every Republican who doesn’t speak out against the rampant racism within their party is complicit in that racism.

  • chlost

    How does Vernon Robinson think white NC voters who agree with his ad would vote for a black guy?
    Although the French Hill ad is portraying the views as coming from Black women, the attitudes of fearing for their families if Democrats are elected is a mainstream view in my area of Minnesota-in the 6thCD (remember Michelle Bachmann?). It should not be surprising to anyone that there would be a Minnesota supporter of this ad.

  • lindblomeagles

    Does the phrase “Win At All Cost” mean anything?

  • AmiSchwab

    donnie done opened the door and lookie what all comes out. god’s country has gone full blown racist.

  • Paid for by “Black Americans for the President’s Agenda”. Um, right.