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The Republican Tale of Two Commercials

Mitchell, Lincoln A.

The author states that Republican reaction to a commercial by Chrysler was a result of misreading the commercial. The author also criticizes a commercial by Pete Hoekstra, a Republican Senate candidate in Michigan. The author writes, "Together these two commercials, and the reactions to them, demonstrate how the Republicans have backed themselves into an angry, insensitive and cynical corner. The optimism which came naturally to Reagan, through which whose presidency I lived and for whom I am no apologist, has no place in the angry Republican Party of the 21st Century. Instead, the Republicans find themselves disagreeing and yelling foul at a commercial urging Americans to keep fighting and never give up while being reduced to making fun of names and accents in their campaigns."

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May 2, 2012
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