It’s become kind of an article of faith nowadays: If you see someone running for senate as an “Independent Conservative,” it’s because they’re too far into the insane right wing to make it past the Republican primaries. And you can bet, that’s saying something. Especially in Louisiana.
In his ad, Rob Maness ticks all of the Tea Party whack-job boxes; Joni Ernst should sue for trademark infringement. While Ernst pulls up on a Harley, Maness arrives in a dirty pickup. Joni’s wearing boots, Maness is wearing boots WITH AMERICAN FLAGS ON THEM! Snazzy local-drunk-dive-quality house-band music? Check. Homespun backstory? You know it! Prominent NRA badges on the ride? Oh, hell yes.
Maness even taps into Joni’s love for over-the-top imagery in terms of violence toward laws. Joni promised to “shoot Obamacare.” Maness says:
“As Louisiana’s senator, I’ll always put Louisiana over Washington, and I’ll make Obamacare roadkill.”
It’s even got the same “Ford/Harley commercial produced by community college film students” vibe to it.
Also, Maness wants you to know that his truck needs a tuneup, and that
“Washington can’t fix our problems any more than it can our trucks.”
Good point. Washington can’t fix our trucks. BUT…quick question, Rob. According to the dash shot at 0:02, your 2012 Platinum Edition King Cab Ford only has 81,500 miles on it; so its “tuneups” and repairs are still covered under the standard 10Y/100K powertrain warranty.
Isn’t expecting Henry Ford to provide for your truck’s healthcare just a LITTLE BIT socialist?