Video: Beware the Political Insidersaurus

posted at 9:30 am on September 2, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Are Beltway insiders dinosaurs? Lots of Tea Party activists think so, and so does Eric Wargotz, running for the GOP nomination in Maryland to run against Barbara Mikulski for the US Senate. Like many other candidates in this cycle, Wargotz wants to differentiate himself with creativity in his web ads. This actually works pretty well to get Wargotz attention in a crowded field, and it’s not just Mikulski who gets depicted as an insular dinosaur; Harry Reid transforms into a T-Rex, and Nancy Pelosi becomes a pteradactyl, complete with screeching. Wargotz dons a nature adventurer costume and the narration uses a distinct down-under, Crocodile Hunter accent:

With any luck, Political Insidersauruses will be a species in serious decline after the midterms, and Maryland could be a state that rethinks its Democratic representation in both chambers of Congress.


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We need a conservative meteor to knock the insidersauruses into extinction.

On another note, I like the creativity in a lot of these ads.

darwin on September 2, 2010 at 9:34 AM

They need to evolve ;)

abobo on September 2, 2010 at 9:35 AM

That front page pic is highly disturbing. Young children should be warned.

JP1986UM on September 2, 2010 at 9:35 AM

Cheese alert. ;)

Bee on September 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM

That was actually good.

carbon_footprint on September 2, 2010 at 9:36 AM

Very infantile but I would most likely vote for him considering the incompetentition (new word).

Shy Guy on September 2, 2010 at 9:37 AM

That would make the Tea Party a very large asteroid headed for Washington Pangaea.

Mojave Mark on September 2, 2010 at 9:44 AM

Harry Reid transforms into a T-Rex, and Nancy Pelosi becomes a pteradactyl, complete with screeching.

Even though they’ve been extinct for tens of millions of years, T-Rexs & pteradactyls object.

rbj on September 2, 2010 at 9:45 AM

The simpleminded are simply amused and if this is played often enough it will get their attention. It is short and to the point unlike the 2 minute web ads that never are seen by those who need to see them. I say run this thing until the tires fall off.

darwin-t on September 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Made me smile.

ElectricPhase on September 2, 2010 at 9:47 AM

Did they use sound effects or just record Pelosi for the screeching?

flytier on September 2, 2010 at 9:49 AM

Not that the good people of ‘The Free State’ (so named for the first ever acceptance of Roman Catholic believers) would ever toss the Little-ist Senator out, but this IS a good pol-ad!

SeniorD on September 2, 2010 at 9:57 AM

Did they use sound effects or just record Pelosi for the screeching?

flytier on September 2, 2010 at 9:49 AM

How exactly does a botox-a-soarus fly?

Rovin on September 2, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Maryland could be a state that rethinks its Democratic representation in both chambers of Congress

I sure hope so Ed. But basically there are “two Marylands”.
Out here in Western MD we are overwhelmingly conservative, but the “other Maryland” (the 30+ mile radius surrounding DC) kills us practically every election.

garry on September 2, 2010 at 10:04 AM

Funny commercial, too bad he’s running in Maryland, since its a deep blue state that will never elect a Republican Senator.

Lance Murdock on September 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM

This is going to be interestsing. We moved from Maryland because of that 30 mile radiius. We lived within it for over 30 years. We’ve been in VA for almost 15 years and found the political climate much more to our liking even though we have two of the most unintelligent senators ever. We know that they will be gone by next election.
Maryland has a problem. Is this the year to solve it? I certainly hope so.

BetseyRoss on September 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Funny commercial, too bad he’s running in Maryland, since its a deep blue state that will never elect a Republican Senator.

Lance Murdock on September 2, 2010 at 10:15 AM

Never say never, as this isn’t a normal election year.

teke184 on September 2, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Awesome ad it should go national and include the incumbant Repubs that could not find the Cojones to vote against Kagan, a far leftwing academic with no qualifications for SCOTUS!

McCain needs to be in their alas I guess that race is over sadly for the US of A come on AZ you can do better!

dhunter on September 2, 2010 at 10:23 AM

STUCK IN A BLUE STATE !!!!
The stupid people here in Maryland would vote for Charles Manson if he were on the ticket, as long as he is a democrat.
Here is hoping for a better outcome !

RUReadingthis on September 2, 2010 at 10:26 AM

Let’s put a stop to Jurassic Pork.

faraway on September 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM

Umm…that’s a British accent…not Australian.

But the “adventurer” thing is cute.
I wish him luck!

Lockstein13 on September 2, 2010 at 10:42 AM

Good ad. Should have made Pelosi a raptor.

Maybe some of the dim dems will wake up and vote for the better person for a change, not just the same old ticket no matter who is running. Pathetic.

katieanne on September 2, 2010 at 11:36 AM

Good ad! These insidersauri (is that correct Latin?) have been political dead-ends for years. I say help them all to extinction. May their political careers rest in peace.

hachiban on September 2, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Let’s put a stop to Jurassic Pork.

faraway on September 2, 2010 at 10:28 AM

ROFL!! That’s a good one!

capejasmine on September 2, 2010 at 12:54 PM

This is really pretty simple to understand. For at least a decade the base of the republican party has been demanding their elected folk and party leaders do one thing and those elected folk and party leaders have extended us the middle finger. We said no amnesty, stop the spending, build the wall. The elites said no. OK, in 2006 and 2008 the voters fired many, many more ‘moderates’, ‘mavericks’, and RINOs, than conservatives. This created an opportunity for the base…fire the folk left who refuse to do as their base demands…and it is working. Note the corollary…party enthusiasm. No more RINOs means many more Republicans in office.

JIMV on September 2, 2010 at 1:05 PM

STUCK IN A BLUE STATE !!!!
The stupid people here in Maryland would vote for Charles Manson if he were on the ticket, as long as he is a democrat.
Here is hoping for a better outcome !

RUReadingthis on September 2, 2010 at 10:26 AM

We Illinois conservatives-all 10 of us-know exactly how you feel.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 2, 2010 at 1:15 PM

Kinda gives me hope that people in Maryland regain consciousness prior to November.

oldleprechaun on September 2, 2010 at 2:38 PM

As a basically disenfranchised Marylander, I’d like to support a guy like this, but he seems to be a birther.

Attila (Pillage Idiot) on September 2, 2010 at 3:16 PM

This orrible eliminationist rhetoric is an obvious call for political violence! He wants here extict! He is calling for Sen. Mikulski death!

/sarc

Random Numbers (Brian Epps) on September 2, 2010 at 5:09 PM