In 2000 Los Angeles launched a program to "train reformed gang members and other members of high-crime communities to prevent gang violence." L.A. City Council member and Democratic congressional candidate Janice Hahn supported this effort. She is now the target of an exceptionally ugly ad by the conservative Turn Right USA.
Give me your cash, bitch, so we can shoot up the street.
Give me your cash, bitch, so we can buy some more heat.
Give me your cash, ho, so we can get out of the bin.
Give me your cash, ho, because we're back in again.
The ad isn't just offensive and incredibly vulgar, according to Think Progress it is also misleading, if not downright wrong.
The "gang intervention specialist" program that Hahn supported is part of a wildly successful decade-long effort to reduce crime in Los Angeles. Indeed, L.A.'s violent rate was nearly cut in half after its most recent peak in 2000. And the city's crime rate is currently at a 50 year low, despite the pressures of a massive economic downturn.Through a spokesman, Hahn's opponent denounced the ad: "The Internet video in question is inappropriate, highly offensive and has no connection whatsoever to the Craig Huey campaign."
UPDATE: This proves the ad is not a parady and provides some background.
The treasurer of a new "super PAC" which released what has been called the most offensive political advertisement in history is considering disassociating himself with Turn Right USA because he "just can't approve" of an ad featuring an actress portraying a pole-dancer in booty shorts standing in for a Democrat running for Congress.NOTE: Here are two links to TRUSA, one titled Janice Hahn for Congress.
Janice Hahn (D, Los Angeles City Council) increased gang violence by using taxpayer money to hire gang members! They were supposed to be “gang intervention specialists”. Instead they continued their robbing, stealing, raping and murdering, all the while laughing behind Janice’s back!
To make matters worse, when two police officers arrested some of Janice’s “gang intervention specialists,” Hahn bailed the criminals out of jail and applied pressure to get the police officers fired from their jobs!
Help us STOP Janice Hahn before she is elected to Congress, goes to Washington D.C. and makes things worse! We don’t need an idiot like Janice Hahn in Congress. Congress has enough gang-bangers already!Brian G., the lone commenter, offers up this little pearl of wisdom:
Hey, good for you guys! Finally some conservatives with some testicular fortitude! I see the commie-lib-Soros outlets already foaming at the mouth. I thought it was Hillary-uos…not a thing offensive, except for the real life Janice Hahn..LOLIn a press release they respond "to Janice Hahn Campaign’s silly FEC complaint."
MORE INFO on who's behind this ad on PoliticsPlus.