Everybody's favorite Nanny-in-Chief, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has finally hit the airwaves with his new gun control commercials.
When you watch the commercial, I think you have to appreciate just how bad these ads are when Slate.com has this to say about them:
In one ad, a man holding a shotgun is wearing plaid flannel and a camouflage cap. He sits on the tailgate of a pickup truck while children play behind him. He says, "I support comprehensive background checks so criminals and the dangerously mentally ill can’t buy guns."
The message reflects coordination: frame background checks as a way to protect the public from criminals and the mentally ill, not an attempt to infringe on the rights of innocent law-abiding citizens. But the "hunter" in the ad is a little too stylized, and the spot has rightly been lampooned by conservative commentators for breaking a few basic gun safety rules. (The man points his gun while children play nearby and he has his finger on the actual trigger). "It’s like what a person from Manhattan thinks a hunter looks like," said one Democratic strategist.
That's right, even Democrat strategists say the ads are terrible. But, there's more - this is only the first in a series of ads so we get to make even more fun of how Bloomberg wastes his money. YEAH!