Sunday, July 21, 2013
Let the pandering begin!
What can be said about this Photoshop nightmare? Too many layers of stuff here. The American flag, the Statue of Liberty, an Ellis Island ledger and not one, but two shots of the Queensboro Bridge. We're laying it on a bit thick here. On top of all that, a Vallone with some kind of blotchy skin condition, slicked back hair and his shirt open, revealing a gold chain. Is this what turns on Hispanic voters? I don't think so.
And here's a photo of him actually talking to them, too! Somehow I doubt that this conversation resulted in them telling him that their number one concern was funding for the Vallone Scholarship, but that's the first bullet point under "what matters to our immigrant communities."
It seems to me that immigrants aren't so much concerned with what the Borough President can do about immigration reform (which is nothing) as they are with making sure their kids get into the local school and that the neighborhood is clean, quiet and safe. Just like what the native population wants. And why the focus on keeping people labeled as "immigrants?" Immigrants don't vote. American citizens vote. Once they are naturalized, most non-natives I have come in contact with say, "I am an American," not "I am an immigrant." If you're sending this out to voters, they are American citizens.
7 more weeks of this crap...