Rove's Obama Attack Ad: Subliminal Racism

Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke says Mitt Romney and Karl Rove are a couple of uncool tools.

Karl Rove's super PAC, American Crossroads, has issued a 46-second political ad attacking President Barack Obama for being too cool. This is a sneaky way of saying the commander in chief is too black to be in charge. The offensive spot, endorsed by Republican Party candidate Mitt Romney, employs a slow R&B beat and a deep baritone voiceover saying, "Ooooh, yeeaah." It's followed by a montage of Obama dancing with Ellen Degeneres, slow-jamming the news with the Roots on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, calling Kanye West a jackass, and singing an Al Green tune. "Four years ago, America elected the biggest celebrity in the world," the narrator intones, "and America got one cool president."

It's a subliminal message calling Obama a jive turkey.

There is nothing wrong with the leader of the free world being a smooth operator. The public wants a president who invites Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and their United Nations of kids to spend a weekend at the White House. The people like a president who is down with Jay-Z and who can calmly off Osama bin Laden when he gets the chance.

Ronald Reagan was a cool cat, even when he was getting grilled during the Iran-Contra scandal. But you don't hear Romney or Rove talking shit about the Gipper's Hollywood swagger when he was in the White House. The ad concludes that "after four years of a celebrity president, one in two recent college grads are jobless or unemployed, 85 percent are moving back in with their parents, and student loan debt exceeds $1 trillion."

Romney and Rove have some nerve thinking Obama's coolness will alienate young voters. They get excited about Obama because he is not some stuck-up corporate-raider-turned-career-politician. In fact, not too many Americans can relate to a rich white guy with a Swiss bank account.

Romney accuses Obama of being an elitist celebrity, but I bet he couldn't name three of the biggest rappers without Googling them. That's how you know who is the true elitist. Romney is so out of touch that even die-hard Tea Party members don't want to vote for him.

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Twainmast
Twainmast

Excellent & fun...great wriiting; reminds me of HUnter S. THompson when he was firing his best gonzo fast balls. Keep it working!!"

kirkslade
kirkslade

In typical ghetto fashion, Luke is yet another loser leader for the blacks. There are many black lawyers, and professional business people. Instead they follow Al Sharpton: In 1963, Sharpton's father left his wife to have a relationship with Al Sharpton's half-sister. Ada Sharpton took a job as a maid, but her income was so low that the family qualified for welfare.Sharpton graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, and attended Brooklyn College, dropping out after two years in 1975. They also follow Jesse Jackson:Jackson was born Jesse Louis Burns in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns, a 16-year-old single mother. His biological father, Noah Louis Robinson, a former professional boxer and a prominent figure in the community, was married to another woman when Jesse was born. He was not involved in his son's life. Jackson transferred to North Carolina A&T located in Greensboro, North Carolina. There are differing accounts for the reasons behind this transfer. Jackson claims that the change was based on the school's racial biases which included his being unable to play as a quarterback despite being a star quarterback at his high school. ESPN.com suggests that claims of racial discrimination on the football team may be exaggerated because Illinois's starting quarterback that year was an African American, although it does not mention factors besides the quarterback's race which may have contributed to this perception (such as team dynamics or interpersonal interactions with other players on the team).Following his graduation from A&T, Jackson attended the Chicago Theological Seminary with the intent of becoming a minister, but dropped out in 1966. Now they follow Luke: Who has five children from previous relationships. All three love to play the race card, and all three are filled with failures. PLEASE GET ME AN EDUCATED AFRICAN AMERICAN THAT IS LOGICAL AND WOULD MAKE A GREAT LEADER. Lastly, Luke is gutless.

BadDude1
BadDude1

Romney is trying hard to get this the usa back up or will drown if obama stay another four yrs.

Ray
Ray

I'd tell you to grow the f$$$ up-but that's not in your business plan is it Lukester ?

SOBE50
SOBE50

THAT"S IT !

I forgot all about that blast from the past ... but you've got it ! ... or should I say ... you live it !

You are right ... OBAMA is a JIVE TURKEY ... and who would know better than our own

Uncle Luke ... the very definition of a JIVE TURKEY ...

Don't worry Luke if OBAMA can bring his act to the WHITE HOUSE there's still hope

that Miami's own JIVE TURKEY will make it to CITY HALL !

johnnyboz
johnnyboz

BS your liberal crap is not going to work this time. The only racist is you for bringing this crap up

jones'
jones'

Nothing about Rove is subliminal and that would be especially true about his racism.

MARK
MARK

the youth like the PREZ becouse they all have this mentalaity that there owed something instead of getting like us old people 35 on up did and that is by working our ass's off dont care what race you are nor what music you listen to but if you have to have help buying food or insurance for the kids then i dont think that you should be driving a lexus, caddy, or rolling with 22in rims on a car that aint worth $500 and yes it should be mandatory that all people on any form of public assistance have to take monthly DRUG tests agen race dont matter and this from a ex con 13 years 7 months behind the fence but i have been working since i got out in 1996 becouse i applied myself and instilled into my kids that if you want something then work for it dont expect it to be handed to you

boboadobo
boboadobo

it was a great ad! the message is that we need a leader not sonme guy who rubs elbows with A listers! try again!

Domingo Pacheco
Domingo Pacheco

I SURE DONT CARE FOR HIM AND FOR THESE CALL LEADER AT THE WHITE HOUSE ALL HE KNOWS TO DO IS SEND HIS LITTLE WIFE ON TRIPS AT THE TAX PAYERS MONEY AND HE GETS TO SPEND AND PUT THESE SO CALL COUNTRY IN THE HOLE DEEPER THATN WHAT WE ARE SO HE NEEDS TO GET OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND PUT SOMEONE ELSE IN THERE THAT WILL BRING AMERICA BACK THE WAY IT WAS DONT CARE WHO DOES IT BUT THESE SO CALL CHIEF HAS TO LEAVE THE WHITE HOUSE .

tim3500
tim3500

I get more comments on my posts at Yahoo in a couple of hours than Luke gets in a week,and he is on Yahoos home page.LOL

Great_1
Great_1

Evil Republican scum.

MILPEM
MILPEM

ya if u dont vote for a black man its because your racist. we whities voted him in, and after 3.5 yrs this guy is worst than JIMMY. black white orange who cares. He sucks as president. were dying out here. This pres is hurting every race exspecially blacks, the young, the middle class. we all now can hurt equally.. hurray... no obumer in 12

SOBE50
SOBE50

THAT"S IT !

I forgot all about that term from the past ... but you've got it ! ... or should I say ... you live it !

You are right ... OBAMA is a JIVE TURKEY ... and who would know better than our own

Uncle Luke ... the very definition of a JIVE TURKEY ...

Don't worry Luke if OBAMA can bring his act to the WHITE HOUSE there's still hope

that Miami's own JIVE TURKEY will make it to CITY HALL !

seep
seep

Luther Campbell has the best English grammar skills of anybody at this newspaper.

chipowski
chipowski

I don't know any rappers. I don't watch reality television. I do know that Luther's article by claiming that Rove's ad about "cool" is subliminally racist, also implies that only blacks can be "cool" and therefore is itself racist. I believe the real question is whether Obama's actions have been presidential, and that is a question that should be decided by the voters.

Mr Wiseguy
Mr Wiseguy

You are widely generalizing. A very ageist view. I am 36, Have a job that puts me in the top 5% and I can't wait to vote for a decent, smart and thinking man like Obama over a lying, America-hating bully that is Romney

Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson

You might where that hate comes from. Also the the Obama's pay for a lot of their own trips. Check out the New York Times piece on that.

Mr Wiseguy
Mr Wiseguy

You are atwo-faced hypocrit. This guy has taken far fewer vacations than Bush did yet I bet not one word came out of your mouth against Bush.

boboadobo
boboadobo

do not take the race bait, racism is an old and tired smoke screen!

chipowski
chipowski

Mr. Wiseguy, post your facts concerning Romney being a liar. I would also like to see your facts concerning Romney being a bully. And no cheating, you can't use the Washington Post story about bullying because Lauber's family has stated it is factually incorrect. So Mr. Wiseguy, give us the facts!

chipowski
chipowski

Mr Wiseguy, post your facts concerning Bush taking more vacations that Obama.

Christopher Anderson
Christopher Anderson

Thank you Mr Wise. It's funny how short our memories are when it comes to the family that was in the white house about five years back. We just had that long primary, and don't think G Dub was mentioned once. It was like never happened.

 
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