I’m shaking my head over this new NRA commercial that embodies the idea that truth is stranger than fiction – but wait, maybe it’s a parody….
The NRA recently released a video with a deep-voiced, ornately decorated cowboy-type old man (that happens to be country singer Charlie Daniels) who wheezes his way through 1 minute of gawd, guts, and glory in this commercial that’s designed to … well, I’m not exactly sure what its trying to do, other than prove to everybody around that old-aged white men are who they’re seeking to attract.
And even better, much of it is inexplicably filmed in infrared. Well, except the colorful Charlie, of course.
The NRA has been actively trying hard to court women (and African American women) for years, but this is a clear love-fest for Old White Man Uncle Grandpa and his brethren.
Take a look, and try not to giggle:
Or, if you like, go ahead and belt out a “Yeeeeeehaw!”
To the Eye-Atollahs Of Eye-ran and every turr-ist you enabled. Listen up. You mighta met our fresh-faced flower-child president and his weak-kneed, Ivy-League friends. (Editor’s note: Wait, first NRA and their ilk portrayed Obama as foreign and stupid, now Ivy-League? Ahem.)
But you haven’t met Am’urrca.
You haven’t met the heartland, where the people will defend this nation with their bloody, calloused bare hands … if that’s what it takes.
You haven’t met the steelworkers, and the hard-rock miners, or the swamp folks in Cajun country who can wrassle a full-grown gator out of the water. (Editor’s note: Well, the steelworkers and hard-rock miners have lost their jobs to China, Charlie … )
You haven’t met the farmers, the cowboys, the loggers, the truck drivers. You don’t know the mountain men who live off the land, or the brave cops who fight the good fight in the urban war zones.
No, you never met Am’urrca. And you oughta pray you never do. (Wheeze)
I’m the National Rifle Association Of Am’urrca. And I’m freedom’s safest place.