Monday, September 22, 2008

NRA coming at ya....

It' an effective ad for whom it is aimed. I am sure that those on the east and west coasts will be appalled at the hunting cap, the long hair, and the Church (ok, I'm kidding about the church...kinda). They will say to their friends that this is a "redneck." And then they will roll their eyes.

But the truth of the matter is that there are as many of these "rednecks" as there are the east/west coast snobs. I grew up around these kind of guys. They are rough around the edges, but as nice as the day is long. They will spend all day helping you haul wood. They are the salt of the earth and they work hard.

To those who look down their nose at people like this, I say maybe they aren't like you, but that doesn't mean you are better than they are. In fact, in many ways they understand things that you will never understand. You call yourselves environmentalists, but they understand the land in ways you never can. They have lived on the land, made a living from the land. They have hunted and fished and understand nature and all that it gives us.

You don't need an ivy league education to get mother earth, you only have to live and work with her.

It's called country living and I've been there and it was the best time of my life.

The elitists will snort at this ad, but the Americans who live this every day without a cinnamon mocha latte in the morning and an arugula salad for dinner. They will get this.

And they will vote.

via HotAir