Monday, June 14, 2010

Ads of the Damned: Rick Barber, "Gather Your Armies"

Jesus, this is just awful:

Yet another entry from the Alabama orgy of eye-catching campaign ads. I honestly have no idea how these kinds of aggressive testosterone-laden ads play down there -- if what's his nuts can't win with the same approach, then who knows? -- but this spot just grows more psychotic as it barrels along. Anger is not very flattering.

It's one thing to be angry at something and another thing to demonstrate that anger is going to be the guiding philosophy of one's governing principle. This ad does the latter.

MORE: Dave Weigle on just how ridiculous this ad is.

EVEN MORE: via the Atlantic Wire:
NBC's Mark Murray is flabbergasted: "Rick Barber -- a Tea Party Republican competing in a congressional run-off down in Alabama -- is airing the first TV ad this reporter can remember that advocates taking up arms against the United States."

1 comment:

Ordinary Jill said...

I'm glad Weigle brought up the Whiskey Rebellion. The modern Tea Partiers seem to have never heard of it (or at least have no idea how closely it resembles their modern tax-protesting militia fantasies).