What's Your Instinct: Sen. Jim DeMint Gets Ad Targeting His Homophobia Pulled (Video)
Written by Instinct Staff |
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
|Tags: sen. jim demint, homophobic, anti-semitism, anti-gay, political ad, south carolina, republican|
What do you think about this recently pulled ad opposing homophobic Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)?
The question it seemingly intends to raise is: "Why is Senator DeMint's anti-gay sentiment acceptable?"
He's advocating that gay individuals should not be allowed to be teachers.
The ad raises this question by drawing a parallel between anti-gay sentiment and rhetoric versus anti-Semitic sentiment and rhetoric.
Watch after the jump.
What if Sen. Jim DeMint said Jews should not teach in public schools?
DeMint is arguing that the ad falsely implies that he's anti-Semitic.
Is that what's being conveyed here?
And as ThinkProgress notes, isn't DeMint just further proving the ad's point? That while being anti-Semitic is clearly frowned upon, being anti-gay is acceptable?
What's your Instinct?