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NRA Targets Obama-Biden in Ongoing Ad Buy (playing in CO, NM, and PA )
WaPo ^ | September 23, 2008 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 09/23/2008 7:37:18 PM PDT by Red Steel

The National Rifle Association is likely to spend "in the eight figure range" on radio and television advertisements in the next 42 days as part of its efforts to deter undecided voters from voting for Barack Obama, according to an NRA spokesman. The group will air a series of ads starring group members that openly question Obama's commitment to protecting gun rights. Ads will air on radio stations and during local cable television ad breaks in Colorado and New Mexico through Oct. 5 and in Pennsylvania through Sept. 28, with plans to expand to other battleground states in the coming weeks.

One ad stars former Marine and Iraq war veteran Kurt Rusch. "Like all the guys I fought with in Iraq, I was honored to defend my country and our freedom. But when I got back stateside, I learned that Barack Obama opposes my right to own a handgun for self-defense. It's ridiculous," Rusch says in the spot, adding later in it: "There's no way I'm voting for a president" who would take away "the freedoms that I fought for, that my friends died to defend."

Another ad, called "Hunter", stars Kurt's father, Karl Rusch. "I gotta tell you, with the high cost of gas and just about everything else, we're all feeling pinched," Rusch says. "And now I learn that Barack Obama supports a huge new tax on my guns and ammo."

"Where is this guy from?" Rusch later asks. "He's probably never been hunting a day in his life." He concludes: "You don't have to be bitter to know Barack Obama isn't the kind of change we need."

(Excerpt) Read more at voices.washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Colorado; US: New Mexico; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; electionads; gunvote; nra; obama; obamabiden

1 posted on 09/23/2008 7:37:18 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
Looks like a good ad.

Lets get in playing in Michigan and Virginia as well.

2 posted on 09/23/2008 7:39:21 PM PDT by comebacknewt
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To: Red Steel

I saw this ad this evening. WOW!!!! It’s terrific. I hope they can show it often here in PA.

It’s a winner for McCain.


3 posted on 09/23/2008 7:42:07 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarahnoia will destroy ya!)
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To: Red Steel

Good. My dues are paying off.


4 posted on 09/23/2008 7:46:59 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Red Steel

just cool!


5 posted on 09/23/2008 7:47:22 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Red Steel

In the next few days, the NY Times and MSNBC will declare the NRA is “dishonest” and “distorting” Obama’s record.


6 posted on 09/23/2008 7:47:39 PM PDT by yongin (Don't get mad at MSM smears. Do GOTV work for Palin)
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To: Red Steel

The NRA Ads:

Way of Life - Obama TV Ad

http://www.gunbanobama.com/default.aspx?NavGuid=5b2961fd-7987-4cbf-9555-388b8fe4fb8c&ID=1284255&ArchiveGuid=430d7335-d158-44f5-aab6-bb7d1226f3fa

Veteran - Obama TV Ad

http://www.gunbanobama.com/default.aspx?NavGuid=5b2961fd-7987-4cbf-9555-388b8fe4fb8c&ID=1284268&ArchiveGuid=430d7335-d158-44f5-aab6-bb7d1226f3fa

Hunter — Obama TV ad

http://www.gunbanobama.com/default.aspx?NavGuid=5b2961fd-7987-4cbf-9555-388b8fe4fb8c&ID=1284273&ArchiveGuid=430d7335-d158-44f5-aab6-bb7d1226f3fa

Pennsylvania Values - Joe Biden TV Ad

http://www.gunbanobama.com/default.aspx?NavGuid=5b2961fd-7987-4cbf-9555-388b8fe4fb8c&ID=1284073&ArchiveGuid=430d7335-d158-44f5-aab6-bb7d1226f3fa


7 posted on 09/23/2008 7:48:02 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

Excellent use of my donation dollars. :)


8 posted on 09/23/2008 7:49:13 PM PDT by Amazon7 (FR is my homepage.)
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To: yongin

How racist is it to have a blond guy in their ad, I mean come on!


9 posted on 09/23/2008 7:51:01 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: Red Steel

Someone needs to spend a lot of money on investigating and prosecuting voter fraud. IMO, Obama’s Marxist army will do anything to cheat in this election.


10 posted on 09/23/2008 7:52:36 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: comebacknewt

Ehh. that one is good, this one is the best out of the bunch:

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

I did not know that “bitter clingers” had a video component, and to be honest, it pisses me off, this arrogant SOB...


11 posted on 09/23/2008 7:56:26 PM PDT by padre35 (Sarah Palin is the one we've been waiting for..Rom 10.10..)
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To: Palladin

I agree, all the ads are great! GO MCCAIN/PALIN!


12 posted on 09/23/2008 7:58:16 PM PDT by seekthetruth
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To: Red Steel

Get ‘em....

Lock, stock and two smoking barrels!


13 posted on 09/23/2008 7:59:34 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Red Steel

Those are very good. Just ordinary, down to earth Americans - far smarter and grounded than any of the “educated” snobs Obama falsely thinks make America tick.


14 posted on 09/23/2008 7:59:36 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Red Steel

Some of the PA coverage will bleed over into the PRNJ, a state where the Second Amendment is close to being a fond memory.


15 posted on 09/23/2008 7:59:54 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Tom Manion USMC '08!!)
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To: Red Steel
The NRA “targeting” a candidate (in the headline) always seems designed to sound unusually menacing.
16 posted on 09/23/2008 8:04:06 PM PDT by jpf
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To: pissant
Good. My dues are paying off.

Big ditto.

Molon labe, Barack Hussein, you loathsome liar and jive talking thug.


17 posted on 09/23/2008 8:11:33 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: comebacknewt; Palladin; pissant
These ads are funded by your generous donations to the NRA-PVF: "Political Victory Fund":
See


18 posted on 09/23/2008 8:17:59 PM PDT by Redbob (W.W.J.B.D. - "What Would Jack Bauer Do?")
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To: Red Steel
It's about time the NRA 'stepped up to the plate' on Hussein and Biden!!!

They just have kept a much, MUCH too low of a profile up until now...

it's time for them to hit, and hit hard before it's too late on those two gun-grabbing, liberal nut-cases!

19 posted on 09/23/2008 8:29:21 PM PDT by stockstrader (VOTE DEMOCRATIC--it's so much easier than thinking.)
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To: stockstrader

It’s much more effective now, only 7 weeks from Election Day.

Why waste ammo?

“Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes.”


20 posted on 09/23/2008 8:32:56 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarahnoia will destroy ya!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Re: Your “Come and Get Them” graphic...

I wonder how Jews would feel regarding the uprising at Treblinka, or the Warsaw Ghetto uprising... Two of the all to few attempts of Jews during WWII to defend themselves...

Neither ended well for the Jews, but dammit, they didn’t die like lambs to the slaughter. And both put the hurt on the German war effort. If I am ever put in a position of certain death quietly, or certain death, but taking a bunch of the bastards with me, I hope that I will do their memory justice.

Mark


21 posted on 09/23/2008 8:36:00 PM PDT by MarkL (Al Gore: The Greenhouse Gasbag! (heard on Bob Brinker's Money Talk))
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To: All

The only problem I have with this ad is it points at white men. The polls are pretty clear that white men who would notice such an ad are already in McCain’s column.

Perhaps women shooters should have been in the ad, talking to other women shooters and extrapolating it to home defense of family. There are votes to be found in that category.


22 posted on 09/23/2008 8:37:25 PM PDT by Owen
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To: MarkL

The Second Amendment is a true Womens Right and Minority Right issue!


23 posted on 09/23/2008 8:42:40 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Red Steel

Looks like I will have to send the NRA another donation.


24 posted on 09/23/2008 8:47:09 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Owen
The only problem I have with this ad is it points at white men. The polls are pretty clear that white men who would notice such an ad are already in McCain’s column.

No they're not. This ad is aimed at union members in places like Pennsylvania and Ohio, the majority of whom normally vote Democrat.

25 posted on 09/23/2008 9:10:31 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Owen
The only problem I have with this ad is it points at white men. The polls are pretty clear that white men who would notice such an ad are already in McCain’s column. Perhaps women shooters should have been in the ad, talking to other women shooters and extrapolating it to home defense of family. There are votes to be found in that category.

Or,how about some with african americans talking about how it was racists who originally enacted gun control laws to preclude them from protecting their families and themselves.
26 posted on 09/23/2008 9:21:43 PM PDT by rickomatic
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To: Red Steel
I have a lot of fun with this shirt -


27 posted on 09/23/2008 10:31:01 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (No trees were killed in sending this message but a lot of electrons were terribly agitated)
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To: Red Steel
This is why we couldn't afford a candidate like Giuliani or Romney. Do you think the NRA would be spending "eight figures" to support them?

Uh, no.

McCain isn't the best, but he's head and shoulders above Obama on 2A.
28 posted on 09/23/2008 10:37:34 PM PDT by Antoninus (Ignore the polls. They're meant to shape public opinion, not measure it.)
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To: Red Steel

The NRA called our household (in PA)yesterday to make sure we were registered to vote. The week before the RNC had sent out absentee ballot requests to us.


29 posted on 09/24/2008 4:29:39 AM PDT by finnsheep
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To: Fresh Wind

I hope I see some of them in NYC.


30 posted on 09/24/2008 7:29:31 AM PDT by wastedyears (Now sadly living in the DPRNYC [Brooklyn])
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To: Red Steel

Megyn Kelly had Burton from the Obama campaign on this morning to refute this ad, if he could. He completely denied that Obama had ever come out against handgun possession, and started trying to attack Fox for playing the ad.

Megyn SHREDDED him, I mean absolutely dismantled him. Of course, she had the facts right in front of her, and she didn’t take any sheist from him about it.


31 posted on 09/24/2008 7:35:07 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The left are at the KIDS TABLE throwing turkey giblets!!! (Dennis Miller))
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To: Red Steel

Megyn Kelly had Burton from the Obama campaign on this morning to refute this ad, if he could. He completely denied that Obama had ever come out against handgun possession, and started trying to attack Fox for playing the ad.

Megyn SHREDDED him, I mean absolutely dismantled him. Of course, she had the facts right in front of her, and she didn’t take any sheist from him about it.


32 posted on 09/24/2008 7:35:20 AM PDT by JustaCowgirl (The left are at the KIDS TABLE throwing turkey giblets!!! (Dennis Miller))
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