Offended! 6 racist, sexist, and downright ridiculous political ads

A political commercial in California has been deemed the ‘most racist ad ever.’ We look back at even more offensive political ads and see history repeating itself.

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OK, maybe it’s not the question on your tongue, but the ad is burning up news sites this week, with a host of them suggesting that filmmaker Ladd Ehlinger Jr.’s ad targeting congressional candidate Janice Hahn is possibly a new low for political ads.

Here’s the NSFW ad:

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That video is so tasteless it manages to give political ads a bad name—many of which didn’t need help in the first place.

Here are a few other ads that raised eyebrows for their offensive nature:

‘Send a mensch to Congress.’

Ehlinger is actually a multiple offender when it comes to tasteless, stupid, or downright ridiculous ads. Take this one from long-shot congressional candidate Dan Adler:

Equally bizarre were Adler’s “He gets s**t done” commercials.

All Arab people look like terrorists, right?

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