Just days after the Latino Victory Fund let loose with a hate ad that depicted Ed Gillespie running down brown children in a Confederate flag waving pickup truck, LVFPAC is once again lashing out with another effort to depict Gillespie and Trump alongside Nazi and Confederate flags.
News of this comes as embattled Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ralph Northam flip-flopped on sanctuary cities, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
[I]n an interview Wednesday with the Norfolk TV station WAVY, Northam said for the first time that, under certain circumstances, he would sign a bill similar to the one he voted against this year, a vote that spawned a wave of ominous ads from the Gillespie campaign linking Northam to the Latino gang MS-13.
“If that bill comes to by desk … I sure will. I’ve always been opposed to sanctuary cities. He knows that,” Northam said of Gillespie, whose MS-13-themed ads have been blasted by critics as racially tinged.
In short, he would have signed the bill that he voted against earlier this year.
The kicker of course is that Northam’s motivations to vote the way he did have gone woefully under reported in the media. One should take Northam at his word that he opposes sanctuary cities, but his motives for voting against the measure were entirely rooted in political opportunism, as Democratic challenger Tom Perriello was breathing down his neck and would have turned it into a campaign issue within an already divided progressive base.
With Soros-backed LVF PAC refusing to back down from its rhetoric (even after the Manhattan terrorist attacks), one really has to wonder how bad Northam’s internal polling has to be at this rate.
UPDATE: Added bonus? The LVF ad omitted the Eastern Shore. You know… where Northam comes from?
Democrats seem to have a real problem with omissions and deletions these days.