Thursday, August 04, 2016

THERE'LL ALWAYS BE A GOP

Donald Trump is doing real damage to the Republican Party, but as long as anyone in America challenges white men on their desire to do whatever they feel like doing without restraint, regulation, or criticism, the GOP will still exist, and still have a solid base of support.

For instance, as long as any of us demand any gun regulations whatsoever, it will be possible to win an election in red America with ads like this one:



And this one:



That's Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL who just won the Missouri Republican gubernatorial primary. Pretty much all he does in these ads is shoot off many rounds of ammunition. Yee-haw! Suck it, gun-grabbers!

I found this at Gawker, where the headline, in reference to the first ad, is "GOP Gubernatorial Candidate's Latest Ad Is Just Him Shooting a Machine Gun for 20 Seconds." I was actually surprised that the ad wasn't just shooting spot -- it has a typical political-spot voiceover, with the usual talk about the evil "Democrat machine" and the horrors inflicted by governments spending money on stuff.

Maybe what the headline led me to imagine is still a bit avant-garde for the GOP. But I'm guessing that won't be true for long -- eventually, ads like this will just show a candidate shooting, with no words, no music, just gunfire. At the end the candidate will smile at the camera and say, "I'm Joe Blow, and I approve this message," accompanied by one last blast. What more will need to be said?

9 comments:

Ray said...

Yes well those Mentally Ill need a place like the GOP to go to act out their delusional side.

Victor said...

I guess guns are conservative God's compensation for having a small dick, and an even tinier mind.

Joey Blau said...

Hmmpf! Joe Blow is very common and plain. I am sophisticated and special.

KenRight said...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Missouri


Plenty of restraint in Missouri.
You must, in deracinated cosmpolitan haze, have it confused with Vermont.

Bob Muir said...

one could - I don't have time but you could do a Tom Joad style speech 'whenever they try to take away your extender magazines i'll be there, whenever they make you bake a cake for gays, I'll be there, whenever they are say you can't claim she was asking for it, i'll be there."

Frank Wilhoit said...

Did you start to say, "we know who he means to shoot"?

No, it is worse than that; we know who he means to let his followers shoot.

W. Hackwhacker said...

There's a "low caliber" or "small bore" joke to be made somewhere in there...

Ebon Krieg said...

Not to be a prude, but the belief must be attacked, not the person. I still believe education is the solution. We (education, I am a teacher) have failed because of many directives (federal) coming from every direction (local).Complying with directives takes the initiative away from the classroom.

There are many outstanding teachers in this world.

There is much to learn.

Steve said...

When you absolutely, positively got to kill every motherfucker in the room...