This ad is an illustration of what I have pointed out many times: the Left is trying to use Charlottesville as its Reichstag Fire moment, to demonize and destroy all opposition. That vehicular jihad attacks are far, far more common than “right-wing extremists” mowing anyone down doesn’t faze these propagandists in the least.
Gillespie added: “They [Northam campaign] don’t want to debate the issues, and instead of debating the issues, they just demonize, they vilify, they marginalize anyone who disagrees with them.”
That is not true just of the Ralph Northam campaign, but of the Left in general: instead of debating the issues, they just demonize, they vilify, they marginalize anyone who disagrees with them. And the American public, bombarded with this propaganda all day every day, has largely bought it. Many, many Americans take it for granted that to oppose jihad or support sane immigration policies is “Islamophobic.”
In reality, the very concept of “Islamophobia” is spurious — invented in order to intimidate people into fearing to oppose jihad terror. What happens when an ordinary American stands up and does so anyway? Find out in my new book Confessions of an Islamophobe, which is essentially the story of what happened to me when I called attention to jihad terror and Sharia oppression: instead of debating the issues, they just demonize, they vilify, they marginalize anyone who disagrees with them. Preorder your copy here now.
“Virginia gov race ad sparks outrage, portrays Gillespie supporter trying to mow down kids,” by Brooke Singman, Fox News, October 31, 2017:
Democratic candidate for Virginia governor Ralph Northam is not distancing himself from the controversial ad suggesting supporters of Republican candidate Ed Gillespie are seen as Confederates who attack minority children.
The new opposition ad titled “American Nightmare” was released Monday by Democratic group Latino Victory Fund (LVF) and is scheduled to run through Election Day. The opposition ad shows minority children seemingly being chased by a driver in a pickup truck, decked out with a Confederate flag, a “Gillespie for governor” bumper sticker and a “Don’t tread on me” license plate.
The driver makes his way toward the scared children who shout, “Run! Run! Run!” when they see the truck. The ad concludes with a scene of a Charlottesville-like rally, with a narrator asking: “Is this what Donald Trump and Ed Gillespie mean by the ‘American Dream?’”
Northam’s campaign told Fox News Tuesday that the ad was “not shocking” based on Gillespie’s campaign.
“Independent groups are denouncing Ed Gillespie because he has run the most divisive, fear-mongering campaign in modern history,” Northam campaign spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel said in a statement to Fox News. “It is not shocking that communities of color are scared of what his Trump-like policy positions mean for them.”
But Gillespie said the ad was “an attack on” his “supporters,” whom he calls “good decent hardworking Virginians who love their neighbors.”
“The fact is, whether you disagree with people or not, in Virginia, we respect civil discourse and this is a new low in politics here. It’s a sad day,” Gillespie said on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday. “I was glad when a couple of the Democratic members of our House Delegates yesterday condemned the ad, but outrageously my opponent has embraced it, and it reveals a disdain not just for more supporters but for all Virginians, frankly, who want to have a discussion about issues and policies in this election that I’ve been focused on.”
Gillespie added: “They [Northam campaign] don’t want to debate the issues, and instead of debating the issues, they just demonize, they vilify, they marginalize anyone who disagrees with them.”…