Playing the Slavery Card Against Harry Reid
Floyd Brown, the man behind the 1988 Willie Horton ad (and now a conservative activist who’s on the board of the American Conservative Union) unleashes probably the strangest ad you’ll see hitting Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Keying off a brag that Reid made in one of his own ads — that he used his power to help casino tycoon James Murren build Las Vegas’s city center — Brown attacks Murren’s partner, Dubai’s prince Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, for using “slave labor” to build his city. The claim is sourced to CBS News and Human Rights Watch, but it could just be a vehicle to show voters the very Arabic visage of Al Maktoum.
“Slave labor in Dubai. Union labor in Las Vegas. And both the slave bosses and the union bosses want Harry Reid re-elected!”