Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) has what might be the most amazing ad that a Republican has ever put out on illegal immigration -- featuring a gang of shady Mexicans sneaking through a fence, being greeted by a welcome sign in both English and Spanish, an oversized novelty check giving them "a lot of taxpayer money," and a limousine to ride them off in style. And of course, all of it is blamed on Vitter's Democratic opponent, Rep. Charlie Melancon.
"Charlie Melancon. Thanks to him we might as well put out a welcome sign for illegal aliens," the announcer says. "Melancon voted to make it easier for illegals to get taxpayer funded benefits, and actual welfare checks. Melancon even voted against allowing police to arrest illegals. Thanks to Charlie Melancon, it's no wonder illegals keep coming, and coming..."
It does seem odd that a demographic known for doing menial labor at below the legal minimum wage would get a ride in a limo. Also, it should be noted that among the crowds of Americans being taken advantage of by the illegal immigrants in the ad -- taxpayers, police, that old-fashioned Louisiana marching band -- all but one
of them are white.
The TPM Poll Average
puts Vitter ahead by 47.6%-34.6%.