Obama’s First Radio Ad Targeting Black Americans Sounds Like a 70s Blaxploitation Soundtrack


If Mitt Romney were to make this, or anyone other than Obama, it would be decried as racist and stereotyping:

The 60-second ad, entitled “We’ve Got Your Back,” appeals to black voters’ nostalgia about the election of the nation’s first African-American president, calling for those voters to stand with the president again in November.

“Four years ago we made history,” a male announcer says. “Now it’s time to move forward and finish what we started together. We have to show the President we have his back.” The spot is inter-cut with audio from President Obama’s speeches, touching on familiar political and campaign themes.

The spot also has what Weasel Zippers calls, a music “Reminiscent of a blaxploitation soundtrack from the 1970s.”

Here’s the ad, complete with photos:

Isn’t this stereotyping? Are there any black conservatives out there that take offense to this? Or is it just comical to you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658557697 Loren DiGiorgi

    Meanwhile, back in post-racial America….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314671468 Tracey Elizabeth Shaw

    Wow that was awful….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003117727727 Robert McCormick

    We can’t afford another 4 years of this creep!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314671468 Tracey Elizabeth Shaw

    I was waiting for the theme song of “shaft” to start….ah yeah LOL ;)

    • Pam Kuhn

      I was thinking the same think, Tracey!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1436052986 Mark Swain

    WOW! That was so bad…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=532112439 Bill Smith

    But… But… That would be… …RACIST!

    Yes, I went there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000278111043 Valerie Mundy Fowler

    Hahaha…I have the erge to scream…SSSSOOOUUUULL TTTTRRRAAAINNN! lol What a slap in the face to Black America, I sure hope they are smart enough to see his game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586895264 Joe Egan

    From one of Mitt Romney’s “prophets”, Brigham Young: “Why are so many of the inhabitants of the earth cursed with a sin of blackness? It comes in consequence of their fathers rejecting the power of the Holy Priesthood, and the law of God. They will go down to death.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000278111043 Valerie Mundy Fowler

    Where is the Vietnam girl dancer….lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314671468 Tracey Elizabeth Shaw

    ha ha ha ha Valerie, I just spit my coffee out at your comment….sssssssooooouuuulllllll Train!! OMG :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1104286965 Kathy Kelley Merrill

    OMG! Is this for REAL??? This is disgraceful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1570275100 Rosemary De Leeuw Bolton

    I will be voting for Mitt Romney
    Oblamer and the progressives are dividing and deriding our citizens!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1058414350 Helen F. Meissner

    This is incredible. Sad how a particular group or demographic is being played to their detriment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387462698 Janet Eaton

    Here we go…. Ugh …

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1408898409 Stephen Fincher

    I will vote Mitt Romney Obama needs to be in jail but people here are fritend to do the right thing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000099353532 Tim Martin

    He is showing his true colors again. If you listen to his “promises” in that ad, .you can see that he talks a lot, but accomplishes nothing. Hopefully, the people he is trying to target will be just as offended by the stereotyping as I was!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1458094296 Frank Danforth

    Ignorant….anyone really doubt were his roots are from?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691561595 Roni Pritchett Sisk

    Typical. Hopefully everybody, including black americans, has wised up will vote intelligently and not for color. History has been made…now let’s move on and take care of business.