The 2020 election is shaping up to be the ugliest in modern history, with the candidates and their surrogates eschewing many of the formerly-accepted tenets of political decency in their quest for victory.
There are very real consequences to this sort of naked vitriol, and we’ve seen the effects of this political prejudice play out on the streets of our nation, in cities like Portland and Seattle.
Now, fueled by the turbo-hyperbole of the mainstream media, the campaigns are turning to the absurd and offensive themselves.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has used footage of Nazi dictator and mass murderer Adolf Hitler in a new campaign ad attacking President Donald Trump.
The video, released by the Biden/Harris campaign on Oct. 25, combines Biden’s stump speech about the Charlottesville riots in August 2017 with the song “Where Is the Love” by the Black Eyed Peas, also featuring vocalist Jennifer Hudson.
The effort appears to be an attempt to re-create will.i.am’s 2008 video, “Yes We Can,” which set a speech by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) to music.
Though the speech was delivered after Obama suffered a surprise loss in the New Hampshire primary, it had an electrifying effect on his campaign, inspiring activists to continue the fight.
One sequence in the video features archival footage of Adolf Hitler saluting a crowd in Nazi Germany. The crowd returns the infamous, chilling salute.
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