Just saw the uproar created by Pete Hoekstra over his commercial featuring an Asian woman with broken English.
Take a look and then see my comments.
The first thing I would like to point out is that this woman is a fake!
Being a language student, an English teacher AND having lived for 5 years in Asia I recognize the following. Her English accent is too good to make simple grammatical mistakes as she has. She forgets to put the plural “s” on the word “get,” yet she remembers to put it on the word “jobs.” She is obviously not from China.
But that isn’t really the important point is it. Here is the important point that the mainstream didn’t mention.
People are angry because Pete Hoekstra is a fat idiot who most likely doesn’t hold a passport, has never been to China and is stirring up hatred of the Chinese.
Also, his message doesn’t hold true with the Republican party line. The Republicans should want to ship jobs to China as it means more profits for the corporations to whom they are beholden. As for borrowing money from China, Americans have a problem with credit cards and debt that China has graciously agreed to finance.
At least I was glad to see that the Republicans rebuked this ad. It is so out of character for them to take a stand for the minority. Where is Sarah Palin, Beck, Limbaugh and Bachmann on this one? Why are they not running to his defense?
Here is the real kicker. A lot of Chinese people speak English. I don’t see too many people in Michigan speaking Mandarin. Perhaps the Chinese just work harder to get ahead?
My advice to Pete “spenditnot, has no passport, never been out of the country, fatboy” Hoekstra is to learn Mandarin and bring Chinese businesses to Michigan.