POLITICS
10/19/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

GOP, Rush Limbaugh Upset By Obama Spanish Ad

A Republican congressman and supporter of John McCain called a Spanish television ad from the Obama campaign "offensive and dishonest" Thursday, and said the Democratic nominee owes the Latino community an apology.

"It is offensive and dishonest for Barack Obama to lie about John McCain's record on immigration and years of support for the Hispanic community, when it was Barack Obama himself who voted for 'poison pill' amendments that killed the effort at immigration reform. Instead of making false ads with baseless attacks, Barack Obama should be apologizing to the Latino community," Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart said in statement released by the McCain campaign.

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Limbaugh also took issue with the ad, telling the Politico it had taken his past statements -- one of which is 15 years old -- out of context and was an attempt at "race baiting."

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