Video: The greatest political ad ever

posted at 4:48 pm on May 19, 2010 by Allahpundit

In case yesterday’s Beck interview wasn’t proof that Petersonmania has been loosed upon the land, consider this the clincher. I’m hoping against hope that new and even more over-the-top ads are on the way, but that’s unlikely, isn’t it? He already made his mega-splash with the first one, and since he’s running for ag commissioner, his budget’s probably thin. Why spend precious campaign dollars on new spots that’ll achieve little except … entertaining millions of fun-starved political junkies?

Speaking of fun-starved, the guy who wrote the original ad has an interesting Breitbart-ian view of what’s wrong with conservatism today:

Ehlinger himself is a rare breed: a conservative-minded filmmaker. Or, more accurately, a libertarian one. He blames the scarcity of his kind on the conservative movement, who conceded the tug-of-war over pop culture decades ago. “To their utter loss,” he adds with a scoff.

“I sincerely believe the reason why conservatives lost in such a dramatic way to Obama,” Ehlinger explains, “and why they lost the congressional elections with Mark Foley, is because they pretty much gave up on art.”…

Nevertheless, Ehlinger insists he’s not out to change the world with his film work or his radio show, but rather to raise the bar on political conversation.

“I would like to see a higher caliber of discussion than what you get from talk radio,” he says. “Limbaugh and Hannity and all these guys—Hannity, especially, is not a deep thinker. I admire them for what they’ve achieved, but I’d like to see libertarianism be better represented.”

He’s out to “raise the bar” with ads showing a guy on a horse in a cowboy hat brandishing a Winchester? Whatever works, I guess. Content warning.


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This is a direct criticism.

Why are you avoiding the election results?

Is it due to the fact that it’s obvious that the mainstream GOP is toast?

Second, where CAN I really go to discuss politics of the day?

This blog is out of touch at this point.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM

Yeah!

Inanemergencydial on May 19, 2010 at 4:51 PM

I like the pop gun!

Cybergeezer on May 19, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Yeah. What he said. ‘cepping I means it.

KMC1 on May 19, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Give me your vote for Ag Commissioner, or I’ll shoot you in the god damn head!

ROFL…priceless.

epluribusunum on May 19, 2010 at 4:54 PM

That was funny….

jeffn21 on May 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM

I see an Eminem remix….”The Real Dale Peterson”.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on May 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM

ROFL. Perfect.

El_Terrible on May 19, 2010 at 4:55 PM

the horse doesn’t appear to be lame but the rest of it is

JohnBissell on May 19, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Purdy funny….except (1) there are no Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in Alabama (they have Hardees), and (2) the (818) area code on the sign on the corral gives away the San Fernando Valley, CA location for the shoot (as does the palm trees swaying behind the horse, although you can find palm trees on the Gulf Coast of Alabama).

The Peterson ad is great! Straight talk, to the point, is so refreshing from a politico….

rhbandsp on May 19, 2010 at 4:57 PM

This is a direct criticism.

Why are you avoiding the election results?

Is it due to the fact that it’s obvious that the mainstream GOP is toast?

Second, where CAN I really go to discuss politics of the day?

This blog is out of touch at this point.

AnninCA on May 19, 2010 at 3:03 PM
Yeah!

Inanemergencydial on May 19, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Isn’t Ann herself out of touch? I mean, shouldn’t she be AnninTX by now?

rhbandsp on May 19, 2010 at 4:59 PM

It’s pretty funny, except…

Peterson was already so over-the-top and blunt that this parody isn’t that great. It would be like trying to make fun of William Shatner for singing tonelessly. It’s just what he does, and he knows he does, so a mocking of him for it doesn’t quite work.

Much like this. The problem is that Peterson would probably quote a large portion of this ad (you can guess the couple of lines he’d leave out), only would be serious.

But it’s still kind of funny.

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 5:00 PM

rhbandsp on May 19, 2010 at 4:59 PM

She’s threatened to leave before. yawn.

search4truth on May 19, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I still get chills when he cracks out the gun in the original ad. I love it.

amerpundit on May 19, 2010 at 5:02 PM

Loved it. :)

Bee on May 19, 2010 at 5:04 PM

“but it wasnt him speakin it was me!!!!”

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 5:05 PM

One Thumb Up,and 2*Stars!

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 5:05 PM

Uh he wants to raise the bar with stuff like this?

terryannonline on May 19, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Jan Brewer from AZ is on Hannity right now!!
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canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM

I feel like we’re getting closer and closer to a Yosemite Sam cartoon.

Meric1837 on May 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM

LMAO!
BTW-I can tell the guy must be a little light in the loafers.
That hat is baaaaaddd!
Yuck.

Gotta see Peterson’s ad yet.
But being the object of a parody means you’re getting the word out!

Badger40 on May 19, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Why spend precious campaign dollars on new spots that’ll achieve little except … entertaining millions of fun-starved political junkies?

Well he knows how to viral.

the_nile on May 19, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Inanemergencydial on May 19, 2010 at 4:51 PM

Wouldn’t Ed’s second post “The Muddled Message of Yesterday’s
Election” be the place to go?

Cindy Munford on May 19, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Jeans really cost $80? Not the ones I buy.

SouthernGent on May 19, 2010 at 5:10 PM

terryannonline on May 19, 2010 at 5:06 PM

You think he should have gone with more blondes?

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 5:12 PM

I would not think that the GA Ag Commission has a small budget. Here in Louisiana that is the largest budget in the state outside of Health.

That was a really dumb comment to make without knowing the breakdown.

Kermit on May 19, 2010 at 5:13 PM

WHY?!! They don’t give a RIIIIIIIP about Dale Peterson!

Christien on May 19, 2010 at 5:13 PM

You think he should have gone with more blondes?

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Having women in bikinis run around in a commercial for your radio show doesn’t really smell of “raising the bar” for me.

terryannonline on May 19, 2010 at 5:14 PM

I vote “Die.”

Django on May 19, 2010 at 5:14 PM

The ironic cowboy hat and failure to get a toy Winchester Model 94 ruins it. :(

Christien on May 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM

i love the original though

“WAI?

THUGS N CRIMINALS!”

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 5:17 PM

The Mr. Ed part was pretty good.

Ted Torgerson on May 19, 2010 at 5:18 PM

It isn’t funny at all. So die it is

LeeSeneca on May 19, 2010 at 5:20 PM

I want to do an Alaska/Palin version. :P

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Having women in bikinis run around in a commercial for your radio show doesn’t really smell of “raising the bar” for me.

terryannonline on May 19, 2010 at 5:14 PM

It is too late for this one…the communists got her.

Inanemergencydial on May 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

The Ag budget is around $50 Million. However, Ag would like affect a much larger geographical area since it likely includes forestry and Agribusiness (which does include some chemical plants.

It certainly affects more of this nation than urbanites want to believe.

Kermit on May 19, 2010 at 5:23 PM

This is just more “people not from LA, NY, or (metro area) are dumb hick a-holes, ha, ha” from the usual suspects. Dull.

Django on May 19, 2010 at 5:24 PM

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Speaking of a Palin version… from Dale Peterson’s website:

http://www.dalepeterson2010.com/gunscamouflagelace.html

Seems awfully familiar, eh? ;-)

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 5:27 PM

I have a feeling this won’t be the last parody.

JellyToast on May 19, 2010 at 5:27 PM

That’s not a “tribute”. They’re mocking him.

ButterflyDragon on May 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM

I want to do an Alaska/Palin version. :P

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

Needs mama grizzlies……….and more cowbell.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on May 19, 2010 at 5:34 PM

I’m voting for Franklin (the horse) not the horse’s ***.

MainelyRight on May 19, 2010 at 5:35 PM

I feel like we’re getting closer and closer to a Yosemite Sam cartoon.

Meric1837 on May 19, 2010 at 5:07 PM

I’d vote for Yosemite Sam. At least he sticks to his guns. Even when he’s shooting them at the floor fast enough to lift him into the air.

hawksruleva on May 19, 2010 at 5:39 PM

THATS FIVE BII’YUN!

blatantblue on May 19, 2010 at 5:43 PM

I want to do an Alaska/Palin version. :P

upinak on May 19, 2010 at 5:21 PM

upinak:)
=====================================================

Sarah Palin Rifle Training

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn7UzxXv8p4&feature=related

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Ehlinger himself is a rare breed: a conservative-minded filmmaker. Or, more accurately, a libertarian one. He blames the scarcity of his kind on the conservative movement, who conceded the tug-of-war over pop culture decades ago. “To their utter loss,” he adds with a scoff.

This is such a load of crap. Libertarian filmmakers run the show in Hollywood. It’s the idiot liberal films that always flop.

John the Libertarian on May 19, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I would not think that the GA Ag Commission has a small budget. Here in Louisiana that is the largest budget in the state outside of Health.

That was a really dumb comment to make without knowing the breakdown.

Kermit on May 19, 2010 at 5:13 PM

AP’s not talking about the budget of the Commission, but of the candidate. Here’s the quote:

since he’s running for ag commissioner, his budget’s probably thin. Why spend precious campaign dollars on new spots

Dead Hand Control on May 19, 2010 at 5:57 PM

“…more lead in your diet…”

Ha!

Zorro on May 19, 2010 at 6:01 PM

The real Peterson’s better than that too.

Mark30339 on May 19, 2010 at 6:13 PM

Stoopid.

Vigilante on May 19, 2010 at 6:32 PM

He’s running for Ag commissioner of Burbank?

JammieWearingFool on May 19, 2010 at 6:38 PM

Yawn. The original ad is beyond parody, especially for hit-or-miss outfits like FOD.

“Funny or Die” usually picks “Die”.

Lehosh on May 19, 2010 at 7:01 PM

Leave it to you ALLA to run crap like this.This is really stupid.

thmcbb on May 19, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Jeans really cost $80? Not the ones I buy.

SouthernGent on May 19, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Big and tall sizes?

Dr. ZhivBlago on May 19, 2010 at 7:10 PM

Judging from the 818 area code, this was filmed in The Valley

No wonder it sucked.

The Ugly American on May 19, 2010 at 7:19 PM

Okay…Griffith Park

Close enough.

The Ugly American on May 19, 2010 at 7:23 PM

ZzzzzzZ

Waste of bandwith

Norwegian on May 19, 2010 at 7:25 PM

or die. Isn’t the 818 firmly inside of Libtardia?

cobrakai99 on May 19, 2010 at 7:34 PM

Hmmmmmmm.

Lame left-coast comedian attempts to mimic somebody from ‘Bama.

The toy rifle defines him best.

What’s the matter Allah, run out of anti-Palin material to post?

[Yeah, like that would ever happen . . . ]

CPT. Charles on May 19, 2010 at 7:40 PM

It was lame when it was in the headlines and its still lame.

Kronos on May 19, 2010 at 7:45 PM

We knew the left would have a field day with that ad. But the people that matter are the center. As long as they believe a southern straight-talking cowboy is for real, it will work.

keep the change on May 19, 2010 at 7:52 PM

$20.00 and a pack of smokes becomes the coin of the realm.

That guy had me rolling.

TheSitRep on May 19, 2010 at 8:04 PM

Having seen the real ad I didn’t think this was all that funny. Ok, it wasn’t funny. However, I do believe the guy when he said he’d given a hand job before.

TugboatPhil on May 19, 2010 at 8:27 PM

That’s not a Winchester!! Jeez!1

exhelodrvr on May 19, 2010 at 8:49 PM

Speaking of a Palin version… from Dale Peterson’s website:

http://www.dalepeterson2010.com/gunscamouflagelace.html

Seems awfully familiar, eh? ;-)

Abby Adams on May 19, 2010 at 5:27 PM

How the hell did he get Piper in there? :D

ProudPalinFan on May 19, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Sarah Palin Rifle Training

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yn7UzxXv8p4&feature=related

canopfor on May 19, 2010 at 5:46 PM

Dang I watched that twice, friggin’ AWESOME!

ProudPalinFan on May 19, 2010 at 9:07 PM

That’s not a “tribute”. They’re mocking him.

ButterflyDragon on May 19, 2010 at 5:33 PM

My reaction also. Proven by the area code.

Purdy funny….except (1) there are no Jack-in-the-Box restaurants in Alabama (they have Hardees), and (2) the (818) area code on the sign on the corral gives away the San Fernando Valley, CA location for the shoot (as does the palm trees swaying behind the horse, although you can find palm trees on the Gulf Coast of Alabama).

The Peterson ad is great! Straight talk, to the point, is so refreshing from a politico….

rhbandsp on May 19, 2010 at 4:57 PM

The real, original Peterson ad was great. This was nothing but sarcasm. Typical left reaction ’cause they have nothing real to offer.

IrishEyes on May 19, 2010 at 10:47 PM

It seemed more like a Saturday Night Live parody against Peterson, but I had a good laugh at it anyway.

listens2glenn on May 19, 2010 at 10:58 PM

That’s not a cowboy hat. That’s the hat Rachel Ray would wear on a show from Dallas.

Just AP’s speed to tout Dale P. and then to mock him.

rcl on May 19, 2010 at 11:04 PM

I live in Alabama and find this amusing .
This IDIOT lives in California and has a CAP GUN
If he only knew that MOST males here have guns , real guns and not just one .
How about he keeps his hope , change and illegal immigrants in California and continue to bankrupt his state .
Does anyone else wonder if this grown man hangs around a PONY RIDE facility for er uhh dubious reasons ( after all he did admit he gave a GUY a hand job for 20 bucks )?
I wonder what the fall out will be for the

Griffith Park Horse Rentals

480 W Riverside Dr
Burbank, CA 91506

Maybe this clown should come to bama and find out about 4wd trucks and ” them old boys raised on shotguns ”
LOL
Heck most women here could give him a ” good ole country boy *** whooping ”
Just another sign that liberals are desperate .
PS we dont buy our power from Arizona LOL
(818) 840-8401

ELMO Q on May 20, 2010 at 11:10 AM

OH I FORGOT
It is illegal in CALIFORNIA to own a toy or cap gun that has a BLACK BARREL
I wonder if this clown realizes he not only broke the law but has provided video evidence ?
Surely they will not prosecute
HE may get buy on the ” theatre / film exclusion ”
HMM I would think the gun grabbers would be all over this except he is making fun of hillbillies in BAMA
Looking for that ACTUAL LAW now

ELMO Q on May 20, 2010 at 11:43 AM

http://law.justia.com/california/codes/pen/12550-12556.html

Plenty of loop holes but I bet if he was mocking BOXER , then the cops galore would be investigating this guy
HMM I wonder if RUSH or Hannity are on this
LOL

ELMO Q on May 20, 2010 at 11:47 AM