A bad idea whose time, unfortunately, seems to have come: GOP adman Vinny Manchillo has produced a commercial called “Republicans are People Too!” You will not be surprised to learn Manchillo is a former Mitt Romney media advisor. There’s something to put on your resume! It’s like saying you taught at the charm school that produced Alec Baldwin.
Anyway, watch the ad, then read this excellent Daily Caller response from my friend Michael Knowles: “Republicans Do NOT Drive Priuses!”
Poor strategy aside, the most nauseating characteristic of the commercial is its transparent disingenuousness.
“Republicans drive Priuses.”
“Republicans read the New York Times.”
“Republicans have feelings.”
For the record, Republicans do not drive Priuses. No self-respecting Republican would be caught dead in that wimpy monument to secular eschatology. In fact, the only arguably Republican hybrid automobile is the Lamborghini Countach — a hybrid in that it burns both gasoline and motor oil. Conservative satirist P.J. O’Rourke’s essay, “How to Drive Fast on Drugs While Getting Your Wing-Wang Squeezed and Not Spill Your Drink,” gives better insight into Republican driving habits than senseless cant about the Prius.
That’s not even the best part. Read the whole thing here. It’s definitely worth it.