Boxer campaign hires day laborers to protest Carly Fiorina

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A video has been uploaded to YouTube in late September is finally being given the media attention it deserves.

Fox News has shined some light on it. Of course you couldn't expect MSNBC or CNN to cover something that would portray their fellow liberals negatively.Here's the Fox News article.

According to that video, made by Derek Broes on September 29th prior to a Boxer - Fiorina debate, two day laborers are holding a sign critical of Republican Senatorial candidate Carly Fiorina. 



                  




Here's the catch: the sign was made by the Boxer campaign and the two laborers, one of which claims that he can't speak English, say they were promised to be paid by the Boxer campaign for their "services". If a picture is worth a thousand words, this video is worth ten times that. 

This is borderline exploitation. Here the Boxer campaign is offering money to those who would do anything to earn a dollar and who are likely in the U.S. illegally to hold a sign they can't get anyone else to hold. Is that a sign of how few supporters Barbara Boxer has in her camp? 

This reminds me of an article I came across earlier this month about a casting call for people to attend a Barack Obama event in Washington, D.C on October 13. At least that's a step up from enlisting (and paying) day laborers to support you. 

The worst part about it is that at least one of them doesn't even understand the content written on the sign he is holding, as he claims to not speak English. It is fair to assume that the ability to say one can't speak English doesn't demonstrate one's knowledge of English beyond that. I don't know Spanish beyond counting 1-10 but I can, if I needed to, say "No hablo EspaƱol".

Here's a key of advice, Barb. Maybe if your signs were more truthful, you wouldn't have trouble finding some of the constituents you represent and want to vote for you to hold them - and you wouldn't have to pay illegal immigrant day laborers.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with marriage?

Barbara Boxer is one of the 14 Senators who voted against the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 and we are targeting her this election as she is a strong supporter of same-sex marriage while her opponent, Carly Fiorina, is a strong advocate for preserving marriage between a man and a woman.

JT said...

So you're not targeting someone because of anything other than their stance on same-sex marriage? Here we go again with the apples to lard balls comparisons. If they're for same-sex marriage, they must be bad for the rest of the human population, therefore don't vote for them. Louis, your logical thought process must have been short-circuited at birth.

Had I listed other reasons to oppose Barbara Boxer you'd ask: What does this have to do with marriage? Oh wait, someone did ask that.

Therefore, my answer was tailored to link this article to the issue of marriage.

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