Twitter Stunned By Dana Loesch’s New NRA Ad: ‘This Is Just Straight Fascism Now’
— NRATV (@NRATV) October 20, 2017
“We are witnesses to the most ruthless attack on a president…”
exclaims Conservative political commentator and generally terrifying person Dana Loesch in a new Twitter video ad by the National Rifle Association.
The unflinching, nearly unblinking delivery of Dana’s hyperbole in the video is introduced by an ominous sub-frequency and intercut with clips of the various ‘enemies’ and ‘saboteurs’ of the President and by Dana’s/the NRA’s logic, America. The thing that’s seemingly implied in the video is that gun-owners and NRA members are the last line of defense for America’s most sacred institutions and more importantly—of course—the Trump presidency.
Despite scaring the pants off of most rational observers, Dana concludes the video with the ironic slogan, “We are the National Rifle Association of America, and we are Freedom’s safest place.” Right…
Naturally, “Blue-Check Twitter” reacted with the best 140-character responses that the internet can offer:
the message is fascistic but i honesty can’t get pass the extremely bad copy and loesch’s stilted reading https://t.co/355n5JZAnj
— Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) October 20, 2017
This is just straight fascism now. I don’t even think it’s twitter hyperbole to say that. Violent rhetoric, authoritarian, anti-American. https://t.co/j4Nue5qrlP
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) October 20, 2017
Credit where due. This new NRA spot didn’t threaten to fist anyone.
— Colby Hall (@colbyhall) October 20, 2017
The NRA is a political organization whose enemy is America as a whole. https://t.co/FlXB2JJvpP
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) October 20, 2017
Lincoln, JFK, McKinley & Garfield were all shot and killed — but media being mean to Trump is definitely most ruthless attack on a president https://t.co/mrDwmLqquy
— Caleb Ecarma (@calebecarma) October 20, 2017
Um, NRA says that I will “perish in the political flames” b/c I oppose Trump?
Yeah, they’re not inciting violence at all. Nope. Not at all. https://t.co/xcLh1XtbLi
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) October 20, 2017
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) October 20, 2017
Again, won’t RT b/c its hate propaganda — but there’s a new NRA ad filled with fire and calls to fight for the president. Subtle.
— Molly McKew (@MollyMcKew) October 20, 2017
There’s no mention of rifles or gun rights in this ad. This is basically the NRA acknowledging that they’re a white supremacist lobby org https://t.co/8r4njMN4Q1
— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) October 20, 2017
seriously…how delusional are you?
Lincoln & JFK were KILLED.
— Mike Wickett (@mikewickett) October 20, 2017
— Bradley P. Moss, Esq (@BradMossEsq) October 20, 2017
If the NRA’s goal was to creep out “Blue-Checks” and non-NRA members, they succeeded. Well done Dana!
This is an opinion piece. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.