DuVal’s photoshopped image outrages many


An Arizona democrat candidate for governor has waded into the murky waters of racial politics last week, when he released a photo of himself with his face darkened to look more Hispanic. Fred DuVal, the presumed nominee for his the Democrat Party, said he wanted to show republicans that he’s a “good sport.”

DuVal’s unusual explanation stems from the fact that his darkened face picture was created in response to GOP operatives who labeled him “The World’s Most Uninteresting Man” playing off the imaginary Latino character; “The Most Interesting Man in the World,” in Dos Equis commercials played by Jonathan Goldsmith, in which he speaks with a voice inspired by his deceased friend and famous actor, Fernando Lamas.

According to the Arizona GOP, “DuVal digitally morphed himself to resemble the person pictured here, put the doctored image out on Twitter and hand-delivered a printed copy to the AZGOP. Painful attempts at humor, especially with racial overtones, usually backfire on candidates.”

The Yellow Sheet spun the behavior for DuVal writing that he “had some fun with the Arizona Republican Party and Graham today, responding to the party’s decree that he is the “most uninteresting man in the world” with some cerveza-based humor of his own.” According to the Yellow Sheet, David DuVal, “the Dem gubernatorial hopeful’s brother, delivered a case of Dos Equis to Graham and AZGOP Executive Director Chad Heywood, along with a thank-you card for giving the Dem hopeful’s campaign a fundraising boost.”

Reportedly, democrats responded to DuVal’s racist prank by donating more than $11,000, according to campaign spokeswoman Leslie Sonnenklar.

In a press release, DuVal said he was “flattered” that the republicans would start targeting him so long before the election, and that rather than attack in response, he wanted to show them that he’s a “good sport.”

Conservative Latinos and Americans of African descent are not laughing however, they say that DuVal and his fellow democrats have a history of using race and racial divisions to raise funds on the backs of the very people their boycotts and other political stunts have hurt.

Rudy Pena, a Latino democrat, said his take was that it “reeks of a move by an insignificant org, heavily under the influence of both the left and the consumption of “Tequila”. Do they deem this to be an effective form of outreach to the Latino/Hispanic community? The extreme determination to find an apparently acceptable means (to at least one Anglo) to pander through ridicule is at best an indication that desperation may be setting in for the DNC’s handpicked candidate. Either that, or an unhealthy, out of touch cockiness has found itself to be quite comfortable at the expense of an entire group of minorities. Which is it?”

“What would be more curious (and an invitation to transparency) in this sobriety lacking, stereotypical attempt at winning favor with a presumed alcohol induced community,” Pena challenged, “would be the revelation as to who in what leadership positions from the democrat left, determined this depiction to be a proper means to address an important voting bloc in upcoming elections. But rather than stooping to the level of liberal-progressive ideology and implying racial bigotry, I will employ a higher standard and recognize it as an authentic lapse in critical judgment.”

“I don’t care how desperate for media coverage and attention you are; a gubernatorial campaign is no place for a racially motivated minstrel show,” said Yolanda Weinberger, a historian and contributor to the Arizona Daily Independent. “I cannot believe that my Latino brothers and sisters–even those with good senses of humor–would encourage this type of activity when we need substance to make informed voting decisions. The Democratic Party should be ashamed to monetarily reward such behavior.”

Jose Borrajero, of the Arizona Latino Republican Association said, “As a Latino, I was not offended at all by the allusion to the Dos Equis commercial guy. It was a very stupid prank by someone who wants to be taken seriously as a gubernatorial candidate. But one must admit, it was amusing. What is not funny is that the Democrat party has become the party of economic oppression of Latinos and other “minorities”. Unlike the Democrat policies of the JFK era, current democrat policies are specifically designed to keep Latinos and others dependent on government programs, in a state of permanent financial slavery.” Borrajero emphasized that his group was not offended by the picture but offended by the democrats’ practices, he continued. “They do this by promoting a victim mentality among minorities, encouraging class and ethnic warfare, and maintaining a constant exchange of votes for free stuff. This extreme government dependency tends to keep Latinos from achieving their full potential, and obtaining economic freedom.”

“We should be focusing our attention on this rather than the silly pranks of silly candidates,” concluded Borrajero.

One republican operative who asked not to be identified said, “This is the kind of thing you might think was funny but would never do… unless you started drinking too many Dos Equis.”

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Updated 8/5/2013

19 Comments on "DuVal’s photoshopped image outrages many"

  1. Truly the party of race… And it really shows content of character. Can’t vote for the NEW brown guy.

      • hummm You can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license,but not for entering the country illegally—-you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses—–but I don’t know what to think now????? You have to show your identification to board an airplane,cash a check,buy liquor,or check out a library book and rent a video,but not to vote for who runs the government???? Oh yeh! Your kids have to have permission to go on a field trip take asprin when in school but not for an abortion??? hmmmm.

  2. Dems have a bag of tricks that they have no qualms using to capture votes. Especially to fool and bribe minority voters rewarding said voters with freebies meant to keep them down. Shameful!

  3. Colt Cassidy | August 4, 2013 at 6:57 am |

    Continued idiocy by Democrat-liberals who are enamored with Hollywood & Madison Avenue, and receive all of their political news from Comedy Central.

  4. White democrats are the most racist people around. Bar none!

  5. SilverTones | August 4, 2013 at 7:35 am |

    Sorry DuVal…your surname hints that you’re likely of French or French-Canadian derivation, not of Spanish, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, El Salvadoran, Guatemalan, or anything else “Latino”. This is a completely cynical attempt to use race as a way to garner “brownie points”.

  6. Adds a whole new understanding to the meaning of “Drink Responsibly my friends” doesn’t it?

  7. Tired Taxpayer | August 4, 2013 at 8:14 am |

    Comment in the Daily caller by one of their readers.

    “I don’t always vote for Marxists in costumes. But when I do, I prefer race-pandering Demmunists. Stay classy, my friends.”

    Unfortunately Arizona Politicians continue to provide amusement for the Nation.

    • Wayne B (rain) | August 4, 2013 at 10:01 am |

      I don’t see the big deal; as a Democrat his political stance is idiotic but the poster was just a joke. Of course, that leads to funnier jokes against him like the Daily Caller commenter but again; he’s a Democrat.

  8. Veronica L. Valentino | August 4, 2013 at 12:34 pm |

    It is troublesome that DuVal thinks such humor is appropriate even before he gets into an elected office. However, considering some of the other choices which have been elected or running for office characters such as Wiener, Filner, and Spitzer, Sanford (SC), etc., one couldn’t expect much better, now could you?

    I find it disheartening that the likes of the aforementioned are the ilk of those for whom the public may or have voted. What has happened to my country? Beam me up, Jesus, please!

  9. His pigmentation should wash off if he’d quit swimming in the cesspool. Send the loser to the showers!

  10. his name isn’t Carlos Danger is it?

  11. Wow, just like Mitt Romney did when he was interviewed by Univision.

  12. But GSP – Mitt’s dad was from Mexico – had a home there, still have family ties there, this was not a gimick – just because he’s not tan enough for your view to change does not change what Mitt has seen of, knows of, is of.. Mexico.
    Big difference

  13. Stay Stupid my voters..

  14. The Dems are clearly showing their true colors once again. I hope the American people wake up and realize the historical record that Democrats have had over the last hundred years. The Republicans are often tied to the KKK and the opposition to the Civil Rights Movement, when in reality, the KKK was a Democrat creation and truly exposed the segregationists and Dixiecrats of that era. A simple google search will expose LBJ’s affiliations before being president. Uh oh…

    • Can you say Gov. Wallace – LBJ – heck the entire south was democrat segregationists and that was not that long ago in the late 60’s – how short a memory that voter block has

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