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Radio ad in Maryland accuses Dems of launching KKK, 'bamboozling' blacks

How pathetic. The Black Republican Freedom Fund, the political action arm of the National Black Republican Association (NBRA), has sponsored a radio ad so mind-blowingly stupid and inaccurate that U.S. Senate candidate Michael Steele turned on his brothers-in-arms and told them to pull the ad. (Raw Story):

The 60-second advertisement is shaped as a casual conversation between two African-American women, with one explaining to the other how Democrats have “bamboozled” blacks into believing that their party has done more for the civil rights movement than the Republican Party.

The character named “Tina” claims that Democrats “passed those Black Codes and Jim Crow laws,” “started the Ku Klux Klan,” and “released those vicious dogs and fire hoses on blacks.”

According to the “Tina” character, “Democrats have talked the talk, but Republicans have walked the walk.”

“Girl, it’s time for us to do the walk,” the women say together at the end. “Y’know it, girl.”

Whenever you talk about these black Republican outfits, you have to wonder whether it’s a shell org, with a few token negroes up front and the puppet strings are being jerked by The Man as necessary (look at the infamous Project 21, with its curiously pale “head” David Almasi).

The A.P. also notes that the NBRA “describes itself on its Web site as ‘a resource for the black community on Republican ideals'” but “does not say how many members it has.”

Last year, it was reported that half of the newly formed group’s board of directors resigned, at the same time that the Bush Administration was taking heat for the federal response after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans.

Sounds like they are on a roll. From the sound of this, the only freedom going on The Black Republican Freedom Fund is the freedom from sanity.

The Steele campaign is gasping for air on this one.

Shakes Sis has much to say; Steve (who’s quoted in the article) picks apart the ad, point by point.

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