Monday, February 8, 2021

(I)t’s not hard to see why the ad is going over like a lead balloon

The Messenger Is Known For Hating Republicans ...As one Twitter user put it, “That’s all I could think of, the whole spot. Being preached to by someone who doesn’t respect my views who relishes in suppressing them, having the nerve to pretend to be ‘my community’ and declare unity. They have no idea how transparently cynical the whole thing came across.” ...The Argument For Unity Was Not Made Well “The middle has been a hard place to get to lately,” Springsteen said at the beginning of the ad. The end features the text, “To The ReUnited States Of America.” What made the United States divided until recently, the viewer might ask. Why, according to Jeep, is the country reunited now? For 74 million Trump-voting Americans who lived through four years of epithets and refusal by elites such as Springsteen to treat the president of the United States as legitimate, it’s not hard to see why the ad is going over like a lead balloon. One reason the middle has been a hard place to get to is because of wealthy and powerful people like Springsteen spewing hatred toward Republican presidents and their voters dating back to the 1980s. AND THEN THERE'S THIS: