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5/25/2020

New Political Camp Ads From Trump and Biden Camps

Filed under: General — Dana @ 4:05 pm



[guest post by Dana]

Obviously Joe Biden served the Trump campaign some serious red meat with his “you ain’t black” foot-in-mouth moment last Friday, and as a result, they produced a new campaign ad. Here is “Does Joe Biden Take Black People for Granted?”:

Although it’s just a :31 second spot, the ad says pointedly gets the message across: Biden shot his mouth off, and whether he intended to say that he was the self-assigned arbiter of blackness or not, that’s what he did, and the appearance of black Trump supporters in the spot sends the message to viewers that they alone will decide who is black, not some old white guy in his basement. I think the brevity of the ad works to its advantage. It’s uncluttered, the point is easily made, and there is no question about whether Biden actually said such a thing. Although it would be understandable to question it BECAUSE WHO SAYS SOMETHING LIKE THAT!

The Trump campaign store is also selling #YouAin’tBlack T-Shirts:

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Black Voices for Trump also parlayed Biden’s gaffe into a brief ad that gets straight to the point. Here’s “You Ain’t Black”:

Joe Biden’s campaign released a new ad as well. It’s a brief but powerful ad that shows footage of Trump golfing this past weekend interspersed with shots of health care workers and a counter tallying the number of Covid-19 deaths to date:

I like this ad because it’s uncluttered as well, and not clumsy and overpopulated with data (like his previous ad). It’s to the point, says a lot in a short period of time, and the side-by-side shots of Trump golfing as people die will hit home with Americans. You should know that Trump defended his decision to golf this weekend, by blaming, well, uh, I’m not exactly sure who… but someone!

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Trump’s tweet defending his decision to golf came after Joe Biden criticized him for golfing, and for his lack of leadership in everything:

Anyway, there you have it. Two old white guys duking it out on Twitter and in campaign ads. Obviously, being the best and the brightest is not a prerequisite for the presidency.

–Dana

47 Responses to “New Political Camp Ads From Trump and Biden Camps”

  1. Ugh.

    Dana (0feb77)

  2. Most of the Biden ads haven’t been great. This one is really good.

    The first Trump ad is well produced. The second one, not so much.

    I think the Trump ads are misreading their intended audience though. I suspect a certain percentage of the black population will nod at Biden’s statement and go “Yep, truth.” and the rest aren’t going to switch from Biden to Trump over it. And who is going to wear that merch? If you are a white person you certainly shouldn’t and there aren’t that many African Americans who are strong Trump supporters. The ad might peal off a small percentage of young AA Bernie voters (young Bernie voters don’t tend to actually vote anyway) but they certainly aren’t going to buy the merch. IDK, seems like a bad strat. I think this is one of those cases where they should have stood back and let the Biden campaign stab itself in the foot.

    Nic (896fdf)

  3. Trump wins this round of ads.
    The more Trump golfs, the better it is for America. It means he’s spending more time holding a club or steering his golf car and less time on his tweety phone. The more time he’s on the course, the less time he has to make bone-stupid decisions that can hurt real Americans.

    Paul Montagu (b3f51b)

  4. So the word is out that Biden has poor control over his words. And indeed he’s betrayed what we generally suspect of older white democrat politicians. They are using black voters rather than listening to them.

    Still, if the MAGA hat clan who were literally endorsed by the KKK (but I repeat myself) think they can convince black voters they are there to protect them from democrats, El Oh El. Like Nic says, most black voters will actually agree with the idea. The ad is more likely to sway far lefty white voters than black voters, who obviously will not be turning out for Trump after years of being told they should be grateful to Trump for their jobs.

    The funny thing is, these two guys accusing eachother of being incompetent, insincere, and worse, are probably both right.

    Biden can lose the election, but Trump already lost it first if Biden can just stay out of his own way.

    Dustin (d59cff)

  5. Meanwhile Trump, while not wearing a mask at Ford Motors a few days ago, decided to praise eugenics supporter and America’s best known anti-Semite, Henry Ford, for his “good bloodlines”.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2020/05/22/trump-criticized-praising-bloodlines-henry-ford-anti-semite/5242361002/

    Kishnevi (54fe57)

  6. #3, that is pretty close to what I said about Obama’s golfing for 8 years. Keep his mind on drive, pitch, chip and put and off screwing up the country.

    Gary Hoffman (2a3a16)

  7. Biden can lose the election, but Trump already lost it first if Biden can just stay out of his own way.

    As we’ve already seen, neither Biden nor Trump can stay out of their own way. Biden is not as visible as Trump, and so he doesn’t have as much opportunity to publicly screw-up, but when he does, it’s usually pretty spectacular.

    Dana (0feb77)

  8. Well said, Dana. It’s dangerous to play mudslinging with a guy who brags about worse stuff than anybody accuses him of. Trump can lose yet he can’t be beaten.

    Dustin (d59cff)

  9. Why do you people think it even matters who wins?

    Gryph (08c844)

  10. Aesthetics. I can’t stand the sight or sound of Trump and his mob. Even the First Lady looks ugly to me when she’s with him.

    nk (1d9030)

  11. Poor President Trump.

    Everybody is so mean to him.

    Dave (1bb933)

  12. Trump Misspells Name of Marine Reservist Dem Rep, Insults Him as ‘American Fraud,’ Lies About Him Voting for Pelosi as Speaker
    On Memorial Day, President Donald Trump attacked Democratic Congressman and U.S. Marine reserve officer Conor Lamb (PA) in a Tweet, endorsing his Republican opponent, while misspelling Lamb’s last name, insulting him as an “American fraud,” and falsely claiming he voted for Nancy Pelosi to be House Speaker in 2019.

    …….. But in endorsing the GOP candidate for Pennsylvania’s 17th district — who is a former wounded Infantry officer — as an “American Hero,” the commander-in-chief couldn’t resist blaming another member of the armed forces who happens to be a Democrat. Trump also baselessly claimed Lamb would somehow help to “kill” the Second Amendment and displayed his anger about Lamb’s two votes to impeach him last December.

    …….. Lamb pledged not to vote for Pelosi as Speaker if his party regained the majority. A promise that, contrary to Trump’s false claims, Lamb fulfilled in early 2019, when he was one of 15 Democrats to voted someone else to head the Democratic House caucus.
    ……….

    Rip Murdock (32617c)

  13. Top Republican yanks endorsement of House candidate who made offensive social media posts

    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is rescinding his endorsement of GOP congressional candidate Ted Howze after POLITICO uncovered dozens of derogatory social media posts from his accounts.
    …….
    Howze, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Josh Harder in a central California battleground district, has been hemorrhaging official support since POLITICO published two stories detailing a trove of inflammatory social media posts, which he claims he did not author and were shared on his accounts by other, unnamed individuals.
    ……
    And he lashed out at national and local media reporting on his posts. “They’re trying to half-deal in this truth to try to make a bigger deal out of this,” he said in the video. “Bottom line is this: We work our tails off, we keep raising money, come September we’ll be fine.”
    …….
    The posts appeared over the course of several years and on Facebook and Twitter. Howze signed one of them and tagged family members in others. Some posts refer to the Islamic Prophet Muhammad as a rapist and a pedophile. Others accused prominent Democrats of murder and mocked the survivor of the Parkland school shooting.
    ……..

    Link to original article.

    Rip Murdock (32617c)

  14. The records of this year’s campaign will have to be destroyed, for the mental health of the nation. Failing that, we need a third Stooge. Who can play Moe?

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  15. Why do you people think it even matters who wins?

    In one word, judges.
    However, Trump doesn’t have the character or fitness for the job, and Biden is too craven to the liberal progressive wing of his party so, like with 2016, both candidates will be bad for America in their own special ways, which is why it’s another protest vote for me because of both parties’ pathetic dysfunction.

    Paul Montagu (b3f51b)

  16. Although, in some despair, I wonder if anyone is going to focus on the policies these two promote rather than focus on the gaffes. It’s almost as if it’s an intentional slight-of-hand to keep people focused on buffoonery while the Left plans a midnight revolution.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  17. So far, Biden has announced moving the top tax bracket back up to 39.6% (with the SALT deduction still gone), making large capital gains (like the once-in-a-lifetime windfalls you get in the tech world) taxable as regular income, and applying the 12.8% FICA taxes to incomes over $400,000. Put this all together with CA’s 13% income tax and you get a top marginal tax rate of 65%, the highest since 1980. The capital gains rate is the highest since 1961, when it was lowered to 35%.

    And he’s just getting started.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  18. In short, Biden and his party will throttle the capitalist system in this country with taxes and regulations, and blame the “slow recovery” on Trump and the pandemic, just as Obama did the same with “W’s” recession (caused largely by the Democrat Congress forcing banks to make silly loans).

    OF course, the GOP is to blame, having let itself come under control of the mindless fukkwits Yahoos who think their F.U. President and his acting out is worth everything it costs. News at 11: It will cost quite a lot.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  19. Dustin (d59cff) — 5/25/2020 @ 5:29 pm

    The funny thing is, these two guys accusing each other of being incompetent, insincere, and worse, are probably both right.

    They;re both meaningless cheap shots.

    That, to someone buying ads, can sound like they might be giving good arguments.

    But that’s all the campaign consultants know how to make. That, and outright lies.

    Sammy Finkelman (45c255)

  20. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Speaker_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives_election

    Representatives voting for someone other than their party’s speaker nominee were:[33]

    ….■ Conor Lamb of Pennsylvania voted for Joe Kennedy III;

    Donald Trump made he assumption that in the final vote all Democrats voted for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House because that’s how you determine what party somebody belongs to, after all.

    Not quite.

    Donald Trump either didn’t remember this semi-fight or its details or never knew. Most likely didn’t understand what went on, and so forgot.

    Sammy Finkelman (45c255)

  21. And he’s just getting started.

    Do you suppose the GOP won’t be able to hold onto 41 seats in the senate?

    Dave (1bb933)

  22. The most happy black person in america about joe biden’s comments you ain’t black is stacy abrams. If groper joe doesn’t pick a black woman it will be worst the hillary clinton picking timmy kaine because she hated obama for beating her in 2008.

    asset (6ec9b3)

  23. @22 The American memory is short. I don’t know that we can predict whether this has any effect or not.

    Nic (896fdf)

  24. Do you suppose the GOP won’t be able to hold onto 41 seats in the senate?

    The moment the Dems have both houses and the Oval Office, they will kill what’s left of the filibuster and ram their programs through. The only reason that the GOP didn’t do it was that they didn’t want to hand that power to Trump and could find excuses to avoid it.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  25. The irony of Trump is that, even if I wanted every last one of this policy desires to become law (whatever those might be), I know that he doesn’t have the wit to use the incredible power he has. Out of an armory of fantastic weapons all he chooses to use are clubs, and singss them poorly at that. He is even an incompetent liar. Bill Clinton must laugh his ass off every time he loads up the news.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  26. *swings

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  27. The American memory is short.

    I’d bet that less than 70% of the voters know who was president before Obama.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  28. This may not be an ad, but I would love to take part in – Rugged Individualists beat the snot out of greedy lawyers and take the country back.

    mg (8cbc69)

  29. with Ratcliffe confirmed by the senate creeps, Trump should make him FBI director send Wray to eskimoe land and reappoint Grenell acting DNI, plus Grenell has a winning smile.

    mg (8cbc69)

  30. Why do you people think it even matters who wins?

    Gryph (08c844) — 5/25/2020 @ 6:39 pm

    Good question.

    They;re both meaningless cheap shots.

    That, to someone buying ads, can sound like they might be giving good arguments.

    But that’s all the campaign consultants know how to make. That, and outright lies.

    Sammy Finkelman (45c255) — 5/25/2020 @ 8:44 pm

    It is, unfortunately, sound strategy. The more outraged party will win this election, because it’s all about turnout.

    I’d bet that less than 70% of the voters know who was president before Obama.

    Kevin M (ab1c11) — 5/26/2020 @ 12:00 am

    LOL. And F%^#

    Dustin (d59cff)

  31. https://townhall.com/columnists/tednoel/2020/05/26/the-brilliant-ones-are-baffled-n2569425
    Where are the mountains of dead bodies we were promised?
    This country has become hoax central. Someone must pay for being so fricking wrong all the time. hoax after hoax after hoax. Lets rumble, fellas.

    mg (8cbc69)

  32. Where are the mountains of dead bodies we were promised?

    ask not whom your country can kill for you, but whom you can kill for your country, mr. mg

    goodness only knows mr. president donald trump is doing his best

    100,000 dead bodies in under three months is nothing to sneeze at

    with another 1,000 guaranteed every day for the the rest of the year

    and he has a plan to raise it to a million two weeks after the republican national convention, if those democrat left-wing hoax governors don’t stymie him

    and you will be so happy, believe me, and you will love him more than ever, believe me

    just you wait and see, believe me

    nk (1d9030)

  33. Why do you people think it even matters who wins?

    Gryph (08c844) — 5/25/2020 @ 6:39 pm

    Limited government, Corruption, and fiscal discipline.

    Trump is destroying the already weakened concept of limited government.
    While Corrupt, Biden is less corrupt than Trump.
    Democrats don’t care about fiscal discipline and the GOP only cares when a Dem is in the white house, so another term of Trump will just continue the growth of our debt.

    I think that Biden would be slightly better.

    Time123 (ae9d89)

  34. The irony of Trump is that, even if I wanted every last one of this policy desires to become law (whatever those might be), I know that he doesn’t have the wit to use the incredible power he has. Out of an armory of fantastic weapons all he chooses to use are clubs, and singss them poorly at that. He is even an incompetent liar. Bill Clinton must laugh his ass off every time he loads up the news.

    Kevin M (ab1c11) — 5/25/2020 @ 11:58 pm

    Imagine what a Democrat that good at being boring would do with these new norms.

    Time123 (ae9d89)

  35. This may not be an ad, but I would love to take part in – Rugged Individualists beat the snot out of greedy lawyers and take the country back.

    rugged individualists do not take part in anything

    they just go ahead and do things

    individually

    the ones who are clear on the concept

    nk (1d9030)

  36. 33. Nobody is “slightly” better than anyone else in today’s body politic. The only difference is which party apparatus gets to preside over the decline.

    Gryph (08c844)

  37. This country has become hoax central. Someone must pay for being so fricking wrong all the time. hoax after hoax after hoax. Lets rumble, fellas.

    Did Anybody’s rumble along with the Jets, or only egged them on?

    nk (1d9030)

  38. The moment the Dems have both houses and the Oval Office, they will kill what’s left of the filibuster and ram their programs through.

    A bipartisan super-majority of about 2/3’s of the senate is on record as opposing the elimination of the filibuster for legislation.

    And if the Dems do take the senate, it will not be a majority of any size, meaning even one or two dissenters could torpedo the effort.

    Dave (1bb933)

  39. nothing says rugged individualist like wearing a cult leaders campaign slogan on your hat

    Dave (1bb933)

  40. For better or worse, Biden will take the huge majority of African-American voters. no matter what. If he has the full support of Obama campaigning for him, he will do better with them than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. Every 4 years, the GOP pretends it can win some group of minority voters , or marginally improve the percentage. But it never happens.

    Better idea; appeal to middle and working class typical white people. Which is how Trump carried Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.

    Bugg (024e40)

  41. “ Rugged Individualists beat the snot out of greedy lawyers and take the country back.”

    – mg

    The sexual excitement practically jumps off the screen. I recommend a cold shower.

    Leviticus (b3a900)

  42. COLD shower. And no thinking about the “Rugged Individualists” while you’re in there, either.

    Leviticus (b3a900)

  43. Obviously, being the best and the brightest is not a prerequisite for the presidency.

    When was it ever? Besides, the so-called “The best and the brightest” got us into our messes over the years…

    Horatio (60b005)

  44. About time the nastiest and the laziest who can’t even be bothered to listen to intelligence briefings let alone read them, got us into our worst one in 75 years, too, eh?

    nk (1d9030)

  45. And Xi smiled.

    beer ‘n pretzels (97c894)

  46. pussy hats for all

    mg (8cbc69)

  47. Yeah, two old white guys jus’ fighting. Nothing but two peas in a pod. If only we have a real President, like Yeb! or Hillary. Sigh.

    rcocean (846d30)


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