Did you know Republicans drive Priuses, and recycle, and some of them even use Macs? Well, it's true. At least, it's true if the new ad designed to make Republicans seem less like bigoted fetus worshiping assholes is accurate. Which it isn't. Obviously. Just talk to one of them yourself, if you have doubts.
This ad campaign seeks to redefine a political party's tarnished public image. I mean, why else would you produce an ad to convince people that Republicans are actual humans, and not the hateful corporate whore, science denying fundamentalist flat Earthers whose motto might as well be "I, Me, Mine"?
Why do Republicans feel the need to convince us of their basic humanity with feel good videos like this?
Perhaps it's because they realize most people hear the word "Republican" and automatically think of old, angry, white bigots.
If you think that's a harsh assessment, maybe you should look at footage from the last couple of GOP conventions, or any televised coverage of a Republican campaign event, just to check out the "diversity" on display. Or listen to their candidates discuss domestic issues in dog whistle code words designed to appeal to a rightwing redneck base that gives no quarter to any candidate who doesn't toe the xenophobic, homophobic, isolationist, pro-life, pro-military, anti-science line.
So they roll out an ad campaign to soften their image, completely missing the irony of faux inclusion of the very types of people their un-elected spokespeople constantly belittle and bash. If you've ever listened to Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity in a full gasbag rant, you'll hear lots of derogatory comments about those Prius drivin', recyclin', Mac usin' libtards and their Starbucks lattes. But now they want us to believe some Republicans fit that same profile. As if they're almost, well, human. Like any of us.
Not hateful assholes at all. Just regular people.
Until you talk to them, anyway.