You know, we spend a lot of time ragging on Republicans, but a new ad produced by former Romney Strategist Vinny Minchillo wants us to consider that they are people, too — as opposed to satellite dishes or aardvarks.
“On social media, I’ve been called every name in the book,” Minchillo told New Republic. “It’s become socially acceptable to talk about Republicans in the most evil terms possible and that doesn’t seem right. We wanted to do this to really remind people that Republicans are friends, neighbors and do things that maybe you wouldn’t expect them to do.”
“People, I’m afraid, think that Republicans spend their days huddling over a boiling cauldron throwing in locks of Ronald Reagan’s hair,” he said. “We thought let’s get out there and show who Republicans really are: regular folks interested in making the world a better place.”
Obviously, they don’t all hover over a cauldron throwing in locks of Ronnie’s hair. That would be insane — There’s only so much of that precious and non-renewable resource available. Minchillo wants everyone to understand that Republicans come in all shapes, sizes, and colors (except rainbow, of course).
The ad reminds us that Republicans are people, too — just terrible ones. After all, when an entire ad campaign has to be concocted to inform people that those who subscribe to the GOP’s mindset are human, something’s up.
The ad is accompanied by a hashtag, #IAmARepublican — one that was quickly and hilariously hijacked.
Apparently, in addition to being people, Republicans are also stock photos, as a Redditor discovered.
For instance, if she looks familiar…
…Then you may have visited the Toigo Foundation’s homepage…
Why, you can license him from istockphoto.com.
While she is perhaps the most honest representation of the GOP, her visage also ironically appears on the Inclusion Institute’s homepage.
Stock photos are people too. Remember that the next time you chide the GOP for attempting to deny equal rights to African-Americans, LGBT individuals, Hispanics, women, or any other group. You might hurt their fee-fees.