Tag: Pete Hoekstra

Pete Hoekstra continues to embarrass his state and his country as Netherlands media shames him

Pete Hoekstra continues to embarrass his state and his country as Netherlands media shames him

Following on the heels of an encounter with a reporter in the Netherlands where he gaslighted the reporter twice in the span of a couple of minutes, former Michigan legislator Pete Hoekstra held a press conference and things went decidedly “not well”. Hoeksta, the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, confronted this time not by just one reporter but multiple reporters, […]

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Pete “Yellow Girl” Hoekstra finds a new way to embarrass America: Gaslighting a reporter twice in one interview

Pete “Yellow Girl” Hoekstra finds a new way to embarrass America: Gaslighting a reporter twice in one interview

Wait, what…? People in Michigan won’t soon forget the man who arguably ran the most incompetent Senate campaign in our fine state’s history. His “Yellow Girl” Superbowl ad tanked his already lackluster campaign and then Hoekstra spent the next nine months digging the hole he was in deeper and deeper. In pure Trumpian fashion, Hoekstra has now ascended to the […]

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UPDATED: Pete Hoekstra gets and deserves no respect – down by 16 pts & Super PAC money gone

UPDATED: Pete Hoekstra gets and deserves no respect – down by 16 pts & Super PAC money gone

“We feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of Senate races.” There’s been a lot of talk about “The Stench” surrounding Mitt Romney’s campaign. Pete Hoekstra’s campaign is in such a bad way, nobody is really even talking about it anymore. A campaign official actually told The Nation, “We feel like the Rodney Dangerfield of Senate races.” There’s good reason for that: […]

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Pete Hoekstra to women: I don’t want your vote, says Lilly Ledbetter Act “shouldn’t be the law”

Pete Hoekstra to women: I don’t want your vote, says Lilly Ledbetter Act “shouldn’t be the law”

Now we KNOW who will be Michigan’s Senator after November 2012

Pete Hoekstra, he of the catastrophic “Yellow Girl” anti-China campaign ad that all but destroyed any chance he had of competing against Senator Debbie Stabenow in November, has now sealed his fate. How? By pretty much guaranteeing that he won’t get any women to vote for him.

During a campaign stop yesterday, he was asked about the Lilly Ledbetter Act, the law that allows women to sue companies if they pay men more than women for the same job. Hoekstra responded that it shouldn’t be the law.

I’m not kidding…

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The Death of a Campaign: Pete Hoekstra continues to pay for his racist campaign ad

The Death of a Campaign: Pete Hoekstra continues to pay for his racist campaign ad

Karma’s a bitch, eh, buddy? Pete Hoekstra’s “Debbie Spenditnow” Superbowl ad is the gift that keeps on giving. To Democrats. Poll results over the past few weeks show Hoekstra sinking like a rock: Image/data from Talking Points Memo Polltracker This week, he got more good tragic news for his campaign: among registered voters, Stabenow now leads Hoekstra 53% to 32%. […]

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Pete Hoeksta’s “Yellow Girl” apologizes

Pete Hoeksta’s “Yellow Girl” apologizes

Now let that be a lesson to you The 21-year old actress that was in Pete Hoekstra’s racist campaign ad, described in his now-defunct website’s code as “Yellow Girl” (which their web team disingenously/laughingly describes as “a typo”), has apologized. Via the Angry Asian Man blog: The 21-year-old actress just released the following statement on her Facebook page expressing regret […]

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Pete Hoekstra pays for his racist ad, Debbie Stabenow now up by 14 points

Karma IS a bitch This makes me smile: Debbie Stabenow’s taken her biggest lead yet in 4 polls of the Michigan Senate race PPP has conducted dating back to December of 2010. She now leads Pete Hoekstra by 14 points, 51-37, and has an even wider 17 point advantage over Clark Durant at 50-33. In 3 previous polls Stabenow led […]

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Pete Hoekstra pulls racist website down, Debbie Stabenow raises over $150K from it

Debbie Stabenow: 1, Pete Hoekstra: 0 After the devastating news coverage of the past week over the racist ad and website put up by Pete Hoekstra, he has now redirected the Chinese-themed www.debbiespenditnow.com to his own website www.petespenditnot.com. The YouTube video is still up, however, with over a million views. Comments and ratings are still turned off for the very […]

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Setting the record straight about Pete Hoekstra’s racist and inaccurate ad

Lies, damn lies. Take your pick. The racist ad by Senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra was not just racist. It is based on a complete lie. Here’s what is said in his ad by a woman who is clearly faking her Asian accent in what Hoekstra is calling “satire”: “Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spend so much American money. […]

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Pete Hoekstra gets the Funny or Die treatment

PeteisARACIST.com Heh, heh… Controversial Racist Pete Hoekstra Ad – watch more funny videos

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Rev. Charles Williams II & clergy call for Quicken Loans to denounce racist Hoekstra ad

The fallout continues Good to see the civil rights leaders and clergy of Michigan getting involved with decrying the racist ad put out on Sunday by Pete Hoekstra. The Rev. Charles Williams II and a coalition of clergy members are asking Hoekstra campaign contributor Quicken Loans to denounce the commercial and ask Hoekstra to pull it. Here’s their press release: […]

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