Posted on May 11, 2018

Tom Steyer Mother’s Day Ad: All Young Republicans Are Charlottesville White Nationalists

Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media, May 10, 2018

NextGen America, the brainchild of billionaire leftist donor Tom Steyer, launched a Mother’s Day ad against Republicans, warning mothers against the party as if it were a hateful, destructive pathology preying upon their children.

At the climax of the ad, a distressed mother refers to the white nationalist rioters in Charlottesville, Va., last year as her son’s “college buddies.”

“I started noticing some issues with him, maybe in middle school,” the mother begins. “The stealing started out small, a few dollars here and there. Not from me, oddly enough, but from less fortunate kids.”

“He was never afraid to talk with girls, but things never really worked out for some reason,” the mother continues, {snip}

The mother recalls, “I worried when he want to college, but he came home often. I guess he never really learned how to do his own laundry.” At that point, the video displays a laundry basket with a prominent “Trump” t-shirt.

Then comes the last straw: “It wasn’t until I met his college buddies that I realized it might be too late,” the mother says, with a photo of her son marching with a tiki torch in a scene clearly evocative of the Charlottesville riots.

“Only a mother can catch the signs early. This Mother’s Day, talk to your child about the GOP,” the mom in the ad concludes. “I wish I had.”

This offensive ad portrays the Republican Party as a gateway drug to white nationalism. {snip}


Finally, many Republicans have rightly condemned the white nationalism displayed last year in Charlottesville. Even so, Democrats used the riots to tar Virginia governor candidate Ed Gillespie, even though Gillespie immediately condemned the Charlottesville riots.

Steyer’s Mother’s Day ad suggests that Democrats will continue to attack Republicans as Charlottesville-style white nationalists, no matter how false that attack is. {snip}