Cindy Hyde-Smith: The Bob Uecker of lynchings

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Many people who are older than me will remember when legendary baseball announcer Bob Uecker was featured in a Miller Lite commercial back in the 1980’s, which was before I was born, and insisted that he “must be in the front row” at a baseball game. For copyright reasons, I can’t share video of the actual ad, as I’m not sure if Fair Use guidelines would apply to a non-political ad being posted in a clearly political blog post.

Well, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS), who is running against Mike Espy in a special runoff election on November 27 of this year, absurdly thinks the Bob Uecker approach works well with lynchings as well:

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That “joke” from Hyde-Smith was not funny and was extremely racist. From 1882 to 1968, more lynchings took place in Mississippi than any other state in the country. It’s inherently clear that Hyde-Smith is trying to use racism to get elected to the remainder of a U.S. Senate term, and that is absolutely unacceptable. What is even more disgusting is that Hyde-Smith is defending her disgusting remarks.

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