I’m gonna work hard to get elected, go to Washington, and have his back. I’m gonna help him pass a conservative agenda that’s good for all of America.
Here’s what we’re gonna do: We’re gonna protect the God-given rights to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment. We’re gonna protect the sanctity of life, and we’re gonna work to strengthen and secure the southern border.
I will never be for sale to the highest bidder. Never. You can’t buy me and you can’t buy my vote.
My name is Darren Duncan and you better believe I approve this message.
“God-given rights to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment. We’re gonna protect the sanctity of life” Yup, hit the high points: God, Guns and Family. Meh ad, C+. They could at least find someone who is under the age of 70 to nod knowingly. You know, diversity.
- Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Feb 25, 20 @ 10:21 am:
As the son of a minister, I spent 17 years going to Sunday School and church three times a week. For some reason I don’t recall hearing about God wanting us all to have guns.
“You gotta know the territory” is a famous line in the musical The Music Man. This ad is that. Grade B for knowing the territory. I have no idea how it plays when measured against his R primary opponents in this election.
Not the Bible, it’s a reference to the Declaration of Independence:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,…===
Give the ad a B-. It hits the high points for a primary in the District. It still could have been better because it does nothing to set him apart from the other candidates running in the same primary. If they all just have the same talking points there is nothing to distinguish one from another. Needs to make himself stand above the crowd not in the middle of it.
Also, adding to what 47th Ward pointed out for those bashing the God given right:
“The right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”
It was worded that way to emphasize the belief of the founders that the rights of Man are endowed by their Creator, not by Government. It does not state that the Government shall grant that Right, but instead that the Government shall not infringe upon that Right.
With that said, I also dont think that stating in your ad ” God-given rights to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment” is much more than more pandering.
47th–Nope didnt forget that part was just pointing out the second part since thats what was being attacked.
“A well regulated Militia” has been defined as “comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense. ” check US v Miller from 1939, or this: https://reason.com/2019/11/03/what-is-a-well-regulated-militia-anyway/
===Jesus mentioned having a sword for self defense.===
Gun nuts always trot out this passage, ignoring that Jesus was making a larger theological point about his coming death. Also, just a few hours later, Jesus told Peter to put away his sword, “for all that live by the sword will perish by the sword.” But the gun nuts ignore that too.
Probably rates an A-/B+. Sad that this is the only message that resonates. The message from the Republican party is becoming increasingly dark and pessimistic. What’s next for his district when people are done being old and angry?
40 points up, show the poll-there are over 50% undecided in the last published poll and Miller is up 40 In a four way primary? She might very well be up but be honest please. Actually it was nice to see an ad without the normal eastern bloc self righteous tone- give it an A-; too bad the money may not be there to widely distribute
The United States Senate has his back. That’s the ball game, including judges. This POTUS needs little now.
=== I’m gonna work hard to get elected, go to Washington, and have his back. I’m gonna help him pass a conservative agenda that’s good for all of America.===
Friend, you will be replacing an already Trumpkin vote, it’s not like you’re flipping a seat, lol
=== Here’s what we’re gonna do: We’re gonna protect the God-given rights to bear arms in the 2nd Amendment===
Biblically speaking, there’s no right to bear arms that the constitution decided to add, via amendment, to appease religion. Foolish folks decide that biblically the constitution needs to protect the 2nd amendment. There are smarter answers. This isn’t one of them.
=== We’re gonna protect the sanctity of life, and we’re gonna work to strengthen and secure the southern border.===
Sanctity of life, while ripping lives of children from parents or allowing children to incriminate parents?
See you in church.
=== I will never be for sale to the highest bidder. Never. You can’t buy me and you can’t buy my vote.===
Lemmings don’t need to be bought, they’re lemmings, it’s in their nature to follow whatever it may be, even if it means falling off a cliff.
===… you better believe I approve this message.===
A mouth-breathing disclaimer of this silliness.
It’s a B-… the smartly foolish will like it, the Trumpkins will cheer it.
It’s a tad simple and bland and not helping name ID… so no A… no B either.
It’s underwhelmingly appropriate for its audience.
I’m not sure what your definition of liberal is but I take it to mean that anybody that disagrees with you falls into that category. Quite a few commentators here make decisions on facts not political affiliations or purity tests.
Abortions have been in a steady state of decline for years now, net immigration as well. And you can have any many guns as you want. The only thing slowing you down is a bit of paperwork. But where I live you’ve got to complete paperwork to remove a tree so it’s hardly a burden. In fact if these were the issues upon which we measured political success I would say mission accomplished.
Now is it too much to ask to focus on some real problems that effect our daily lives?