This ad from the National Rifle Association‘s “You Haven’t Met America” campaign featuring Charlie Daniels addressing the “Ayatollahs of Iran” has gone viral. Go ahead and spend the 60 seconds and watch it. You will not be disappointed.
My favorite part is about the “swamp folks from Cajun country who can wrestle a full-grown gator out of the water.” These gator wrestlers and their Heartland fellow travelers, the truck drivers and hard rock miners and cops patrolling the urban war zones–wait, is that “real America” or is it just occupied by real Americans?–are contrasted with our “fresh-faced flower child president and his weak-kneed Ivy League friends,” whom the Ayatollahs (and don’t forget, the “terrorists” they “enable”) have met.
I’d like to give props here to old Charlie for using “Fresh-faced Flower Child” to describe Obama. Usually they go straight to describing Obama as some combination of Kenyan/Muslim/Anti-colonialist. To call him a straight up Hippie is funny. I mean, he won’t even use the words “Islamic Terrorist.” So of course he’s a hippie.
Charlie Daniels’ most famous song is “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” and that’s too bad. Because “Long Haired Country Boy” is a better song. Sure it’s kinda of libertarian and doesn’t have a lot of nice things to say about the Government, but what it mainly is about is partying. “I get stoned in the morning,” Charlie sings, “I get drunk in the afternoon.” My dad used to sing this song and play it on his guitar when I was a kid, and so every time I hear it I get a little nostalgic.
Anyway, this NRA add really does make him sound “crazy as a loon.” And also, I don’t think the Ayatollahs of Iran will even see it. Maybe some of the terrorists they enable will see it, but they’re more like to be all, “What the f*ck is this dude even talking about?” Especially since the places they’re most likely to attack are big liberal cities like New York or Washington DC.
Anyway, cleanse your palate of that ridiculous NRA ad with some “Long Haired Country Boy,” by “Funky” Charlie Daniels.