Stupid Party

Republicans Are People Too, Or So They Say

For the lack of a better term, I’m just going to say this is pathetic.

Republicans have launched a campaign to remind the world that they are people, too, and a party that needs to remind you that they’re people may have a problem that goes beyond branding.

‘We’re people, too’ seems like exactly the kind of thing an invasion force of lizard people would say.

  • Draxiar

    If you have to have an ad reminding the masses that “we’re people too” what the fuck does that tell you about your rotten means, methods, and message? Get a goddamn clue! Oh, and I would be surprised if all the people they featured were confirmed Republicans.

    • Badgerite

      If past practice holds true, I’m guessing they used actors. They always do.
      Like the couple in the ads about Healthcare back during the Clinton presidency.

      • muselet

        More likely they’re stock photos.

        Poke around Shutterstock or one of the other stock photo agencies and I’ll bet you’d find every one of those Proud Republicans Doing Stuff Normal Human Beings Do.

        –alopecia

        • Badgerite

          LOL. How bad is it when you have to remind people that you might be human? Sheesh.

  • Axomamma

    It’s almost as if they hired Christine O’Donnell to write them an ad campaign.

  • aynwrong

    I don’t think too many people would be surprised to discover that any Republican does Any of those things. The problem is that the GOP, the conservative movement and conservative media have spent at bare minimum the last 30 or 40 years doing everything in their power to convince Americans that caring about those those things are foolish.
    This commercial seems as though it is at direct odds (in some ways) with the modern GOP. Ai wouldn’t be surprised at all if Rush Limbaugh, et all tomorrow denounce this ad.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Interestingly it didn’t say “Republicans… believe in equal rights”.

    Or “… are fiscally responsible.”
    Or ” … support the right to vote.”
    Or “… believe people should get medical care.”
    Or “… are not witches.”
    Or…

  • Nefercat

    Stupefyingly awful. Thank you republicans for clarifying just how many stereotypes you hold of Democrats.

    Also if they want us to believe that republicans are people, they should not have told us that corporations are people. No takesie backsies. One or the other, derples.

    • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

      Nailed it!
      Well said Nefercat.

  • Mike_Norris

    I was compelled to ask, “What the fuck is that?” in trying to decipher a meaning. At any rate, I don’t believe a goddamn word of it.

  • muselet

    Commenter and moderator “Publishermike” at TPM had some suggestions for more slogans:

    I disenfranchise the African American vote. #ImARepublican
    I don’t think everyone deserves health care. #ImARepublican
    My party will soon be demographically insignificant. #ImARepublican
    My last president went to war for no reason #ImARepublican
    I can’t win an election unless I cheat #ImARepublican

    And please don’t insult lizard people. It makes them very cross.

    –alopecia

    • Dennis Collins

      … and we gots tats. I wonder if they’re the type that wash off like the little kids get?

  • GrafZeppelin127

    I’m at a total loss as to what the purpose or goal of this ad could possibly be.

    The ad is saying, basically, that Republicans do all these regular things that “people” do, and implies, I guess, somehow, that the viewer might be surprised, or even interested, to know that.

    So …. what? Seriously, I don’t get it. It’s not as bad as the guy in the squirrel suit stalking Hillary Clinton, but …. ????????????????????

    • muselet

      TPM:

      Vinny Minchillo, who worked on ads for Romney’s presidential campaign, told The New Republic that the video and its accompanying campaign — which includes a website and a hashtag #ImARepublican — was intended to help put an end to the partisan vitriol he feels is directed at his party.

      “On social media, I’ve been called every name in the book. It’s become socially acceptable to talk about Republicans in the most evil terms possible and that doesn’t seem right,” he said. “We wanted to do this to really remind people that Republicans are friends, neighbors and do things that maybe you wouldn’t expect them to do.”

      In other words, “Republicans are people, too, you miserable, unpatriotic, race-baiting, welfare-queen–enabling, America-hating, pro-death, fag-loving LIEberals, so stop calling us names!

      –alopecia