Friday, September 16, 2016

Kander's New Ad Leaves Blunt Firing Blanks

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

Jason Kander, Missouri's current Secretary of State and the man poised to drive Ol' Roy Blunt away from his money trough in the United States Senate, is out with a new thirty-second television spot that is unlike any other political advertisement in the current election cycle.  The ad features Kander standing at a table in what appears to be a warehouse.  The Senate candidate is blindfolded and assembling a rifle as he talks about his experiences fighting in the war in Afghanistan.

Dailykos describes the Kander ad this way:

Kander is shown blindfolded as he notes that Republican Sen. Roy Blunt has been attacking him on guns. As Kander assembles a rifle while still blindfolded, he describes how, while serving in Afghanistan, he "volunteered to be an extra gun in a convoy of unarmored SUVs." And after saying that he voted to protect gun rights in the legislature, Kander also notes that he "believes in background checks, so that terrorists can't get their hands on one of these." After Kander finishes putting his rifle together, he concludes, "I approve this message because I'd like to see Sen. Blunt do this."

Roy Blunt is a life-long politician and the patriarch of a family of lobbyists.  In addition to attacking Kander as being weak on gun issues, Blunt also employs the standard Republican cheap shot of calling his opponent a "liberal."  The old senator is quickly learning, however, that name-calling may not be enough to save his job.  Jason Kander is one tough hombre - and this new ad makes that very clear.

Roy Blunt, a man who avoided the draft and wallows in contributions from special interests - including the gun lobby - versus Jason Kander, a man who volunteered to fight for his country and knows more about guns, even blindfolded, than his opponent ever will.   Mr. Blunt has gone to Washington to take care of himself and his family.  Jason Kander will go there to take care of the rest of us.

See this great political advertisement at:   And then share it with friends!


Steam said...

It is a good ad, but unto itself, it doesn't mean he will be any strong supporter of gun rights. There are plenty of soldiers in the United Kingdom's military forces I am sure who could do the same type of thing yet who support the strong gun control laws of the UK. Military service, combat experience, and skill with firearms has little to do with whether one supports gun rights.

Pa Rock's Ramble said...

Hey Steam,

Thanks for your input. My own thought on the matter is that blind allegiance to the NRA does more to enable criminals and terrorists than it does to defend gun rights of average Americans. We are in desperate need of responsible gun laws in this country, laws that would keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, domestic abusers, felons, and people who would pose a threat to our survival as a democracy. Thorough background checks and firearms safety training should be prerequisites for owning a gun. Unfortunately my state, Missouri, is moving away from these common sense measures.