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The closer we get to November, the more political commercials we get. I heard one on the radio today for Sean Mahoney, running for congress.

Now, living where we are, it’s extremely common for us to get ads for other states — the station I was listening to covers VT, ME, NH, MA. Of course, the commercial didn’t say where the douchebag they were talking about was running for Congress, but as it turns out it’s NH. The commercial also never mentioned the word “Republican”, though that was telegraphed clearly enough. Why? Because the entire commercial was him going on and on about how awesome the new anti-Mexican Arizona law is and how he’ll protect us (lily white NH) from the invading hordes of Mexicans planning to race up from “the border” and, I dunno, rape and pillage or something.

I love how he called it “the border” and it was clear he meant the one down south, never once commenting on the fact that NH does actually have an international border of its own. But, you know, Canadians. No one cares about them.

It was one of the more offensive political ads I’ve heard recently. I’m sad that he’s not running in my district so I can vote against him! Jackass. Instead I probably get to vote against Charles Bass, a pro-choice Republican more liberal than half of the Democrats in Congress. Gah.


  1. Elana:

    Actually, I’m not sure of the details, but migrant workers make their way into Canada for their later harvests and then come back through the US when winter hits. I know there have been stings in Maine because Carl says he’s seen them. He’d probably be able to give you more info. I know I’ve heard of stings along the VT border too.

    They don’t care about the Canadians, but apparently Mexican and S. American immigrants use Canada as an entry point too.

    (August 27th, 2010 at 4:07 am)
  2. Elana:

    To add, the stupidity of the whole immigration thing is ridiculous but I probably didn’t have to say that. Of course, I have Hudak runnning here. I birther who put a picture of Obama as a Muslim on his front door during the ’08 election.

    (August 27th, 2010 at 4:08 am)
  3. K:

    If he was talking about them coming in from Canada though, that would be one thing. Offensive, but at least relevant. But the whole commercial was about Arizona, and building the wall between the US and Mexico, and changing the 14th amendment.

    The guy is a nutcase.

    (August 27th, 2010 at 2:49 pm)
  4. J:

    I had to look this guy up. Looks like he never made it out of the primaries.

    (November 11th, 2010 at 7:55 pm)