Can you please get your political scene together? Please? The rest of us are counting on you. We cringed when you let a Holocaust denier who celebrates Hitler's birthday run unopposed by any other Republican for a congressional seat. But we assumed it was a flub, a blip on the radar, maybe all the other Republicans were sick that day?
Then we heard about Jeanne Ives. Our first question was "Who?" so we checked Getty for images to use in this article, and they didn't have any, sooo...
Off to Twitter we went to see what we could learn about Ives before we judged anything we read about her. We had heard she put out a video spot that was just terribly offensive and hatefully mocking to a wide variety of people, but we refused to pass judgment until we saw it ourselves. Things could be taken out of context, right? Turns out, no. No, not really.
It's as bad as we heard. We hate giving it more views, but it's important to share. So take some cleansing breaths cause here we go.
Yeah, we know. The video made its way to Twitter, where people had some pretty strong opinions on it, and on Ives.
This is absolutely disgusting and unacceptable, racially bigoted and demeaning offensive attack ad. Another reason Jeanne Ives is un electable in an Illinois general election. Ask what those elected officials who endorse her think???— Sean M Morrison 🇺🇸 (@SeanMMorrison) February 2, 2018
Have you folks seen the new Jeanne Ives campaign ad? We refuse to share it here. Despicable, racist, degrading. She should be ashamed.— Flip the 6th IL (@FlipThe6thIL) February 3, 2018
Put in the simplest terms, lots of people are like:
But there are actually people who think this ad is great:
They don't seem to mind that Ives is taking donations from out-and-proud racists. Or retweeting them. Or later trying to hide those things.
So, we have to ask, what is going on over there, Illinois? Why are such blatantly hateful people getting nods all over the place? And don't sit there and tell us it's just local government and nobody is actually supporting.
We have the receipts: