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"A number of ads during the Super Bowl Sunday night focused on the good things about Detroit and the auto industry. But the worst commercial of the day, aimed at Michigan voters, didn’t make the national airwaves.

"The ad shown above for Republican state senatorial candidate Peter Hoekstra hinged its attack on incumbent Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on Orientalism. The actress, playing a “Chinese national,” says:

Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spend so much American money. You borrow more and more from us. Your economy get very weak. Ours get very good. We take your jobs. Thank you, Debbie Spenditnow.

"The commercial, slated to run for two weeks, pointed viewers to its own website, of course, covered in a matching decor, with the video displayed front-and-center. The only mention of any of Stabenow’s policies comes at the very bottom of the page."

Arturo digs into the xenophobia and anti-Chinese racism in this political ad at the R today.

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    The only good thing I can say is that, when I checked this morning, the Free Press’s comments section was filled with...
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    Political no-no: say that the public doesn’t understand something. I mean, regardless of anything else (and there is...
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    Bronzedragon: Even more disgusting? Hoekstra is standing by the commercial and saying that people who are offended don’t...
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    ginger—gal: Wow. I cringed when I found out this guy would be airing an attack ad during the Super Bowl, but I had no...
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    ginger—gal: I saw the website, and it was possibly the most offensive ad campaign I’ve ever seen. Debbie Stabenow is...
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    Oh, fuck no. Pete Hoekstra is one of the biggest pieces of shit this state has ever turned out. Really, he’s a...
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