The National Republican Senatorial Committee released a video today that was meant to knock an incumbent Democratic senator over his business’ history of outsourcing jobs to Mexico in contrast to his previous criticisms over outsourcing.
And how did they go about hitting this lawmaker for his hypocrisy? By sending a mariachi band to one of his campaign events. Yes, you read that right.
The video shows Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) leaving the event and getting on his campaign bus — Donnelly is up for re-election next year — while the band played outside the building the event was held. Meanwhile, we also see voters looking on, with some dancing to the music.
The Republican National Committee currently has a section on its web page devoted to “Mexico Joe,” highlighting his supposed hypocrisy on the subject of outsourcing.
So, how did this video play on social media? Here’s a sample:
NRSC got a mariachi band to play as Donnelly (D-IN) launches re-election bid. If there's a non-racist point to this, please enlighten me https://t.co/ouriIojcrf
— Jessica Schulberg (@jessicaschulb) August 23, 2017
Roy Moore in AL, Kelli Ward in AZ, NRSC hires mariachi band IN, VA GOP neoconfed. It isn't just Trump. This is what the party is becoming.
— Jay Cobb (@JayWCobb) August 23, 2017
— Jorge_Silva (@Jorge_Silva) August 23, 2017
Between this and the NRSC mariachi video, banner day for messaging self-owns. https://t.co/DUD2S5g3AJ
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 23, 2017
the NRSC paid for a mariachi band to play music at Joe Donnelly because subtext is text now https://t.co/aWT1woYRpI
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) August 23, 2017
VA GOP going Lost Cause on twitter, NRSC deploying a Mariachi Band. Party message is becoming Trumpier despite dissent from individual pols. https://t.co/fi7mo1mJvm
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) August 23, 2017
Watch the clip above, via the NRSC’s YouTube page.
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