Skip to comments.NRA ad campaign portrays Kerry as poodle ("That dog don't hunt.")
Posted on 09/29/2004 4:03:42 PM PDT by harrycarey
NRA ad campaign portrays Kerry as poodle
By LIZ SIDOTI ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry is portrayed as a sweater-wearing poodle with a pink bow in an upcoming advertising campaign by the National Rifle Association, mocking his attempts to portray himself as friendly to gun sports and saying, "That dog don't hunt."
"John Kerry says he supports sportsmen's rights. But his record says something else," the ads say.
Billboards and newspaper ads will run this week, followed by TV commercials, Chris W. Cox, the group's chief lobbyist, said Wednesday. The NRA also plans to emblazon the slogan and the poodle on mailings, hats and T-shirts.
The ad campaign, which the group says will cost several million dollars, is a play on the old saying that means something is so outrageous that it can't be true.
"We need to capture the attention of every gun owner and hunter in the country so they're not fooled by a photo op," Cox said.
Kerry, in appearances in states considered battlegrounds in the presidential race, portrays himself as friendly to hunters and other sportsmen and has gone skeet shooting and trap shooting in front of the media. He says he's been a hunter since age 12 and a gun owner who supports the Second Amendment.
However, the Massachusetts senator has voted in favor of gun control. Kerry supports requiring background checks at gun shows and supported extending the recently expired ban on assault-style weapons. He opposes granting gun makers immunity from civil lawsuits.
"It's amazing that the leadership of the NRA would attack a lifelong hunter," said Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton. "John Kerry has been hunting since he was a young boy. Anyone who tells you otherwise just isn't telling you the truth."
Kerry needs to stay on the porch.
West Virginia and Minnesota would be two very good places to invest these $$$ for the ads.
He voted to ban the .30-30. So if he says he supports hunting, he's a f'ing liar.
Kerry is infamous for his flip flops, but trying to portray himself as "pro 2nd ammendment" is an outright lie.
Well, I guess is does come down to how one reads the 2nd Ammendment. Kerry, et. al. have somehow convinced themselves that allowing people to possess militarily useless "hunting firearms" is to be for the 2nd Ammendment. This is nonsense of course.
In the 18th century, no one would have considered stopping citizens from owning a "squirl gun", etc.; even a despot. The 2nd Ammendment was written to ensure that military type firearms (in the 18th century that would be a musket which was useless for hunting) were available to citizens. The modern day equivalent of an 18th century musket would be an AR-15 rifle(civilian equivalent to a M-16). I doubt anyone would use an AR-15 for hunting (other than varmits like prairie dogs). Its purpose is military.
Kerry and his like do not want you or I to possess an AR-15.
It is not about hunting you idiot! It is about the second amendment and protecting our right to own guns and self protection from criminals and tyrants.
"It is not about hunting you idiot! It is about the second amendment and protecting our right to own guns and self protection from criminals and tyrants."
Amen to that. This is what I was trying to say, but took to long to say it.
"NRA ad campaign portrays Kerry as poodle"
That's dishonest. it is portraying a poodle in a Kerry sweater, not the candidate AS a poodle.
I would like to see Gander Mountain and Cabela's use their big billboards along the interstates
to let folks know about this...
That may very well have an impact on fence sitter sportsmen...
They make it sound like its a bad thing.
What is it exactly that you are trying to say?
Welcome to FR.
In the short time you have left here, would you like to support your statement on why it's not a 'bad thing'?
I plan to be volunteering at a pro-carry, pro-gun table at one of Minnesota's largest gun shows this weekend with some of these NRA-ILA flyers.
Is the face in the poodle really sKerry?
Must have been before BoTox and a shave.
He looks -- remarkably like my first husband, actually.
Get ready for more whining out of the Kerry camp for "Un-American" ads...
Poodles were once hunting dogs and France once had an army considered to be among the best in the world. How time have changed.
Are you referring to poodles or the French ?
>>>>"It's amazing that the leadership of the NRA would attack a lifelong hunter," said Kerry spokesman Chad Clanton.
So, being a lifelong hunter is a get out of jail free card that lets you vote for whatever anti hunting bill you want? They can't defend his voting record, so they try to change the subject.
Seems to me, you're question is exactly right for both breeds.
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