Bil Browning

Big Bad John

Filed By Bil Browning | June 25, 2008 7:00 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: Big Bad John, funny videos, John Cornyn, political advertising, re-election videos


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This re-election video from Texas Senator John Cornyn's campaign is straight from the you-can't-make-this-shit-up files. Seriously? Would you want to be known as Big Bad John when you're a politician? Did they realize the song was about a murderer who redeems himself? Maybe Cornyn thinks of himself as a "black hat." And which states are the "lesser states?" I'd like to see him explain that on the Senate floor!


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Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | June 25, 2008 8:52 AM

Bil, I loved it! So the SOB got brought in to office of fear hysteria following 9-11 and the dumbass comes up with this? Still, it is Texas, and any stupid thing is possible. LBJ figured he had given away Texas and the south to the Repubs for at least two generations when he signed the voting rights act in "64" so it is time for a return to sanity.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | June 25, 2008 9:22 AM

Bil, I loved it! So the SOB got brought in to office of fear hysteria following 9-11 and the dumbass comes up with this? Still, it is Texas, and any stupid thing is possible. LBJ figured he had given away Texas and the south to the Repubs for at least two generations when he signed the voting rights act in "64" so it is time for a return to sanity.

I have to agree with Cornyn, the way Texas and the USA has been run makes me sick too. 2008 is the death of Republican corporate criminals and the moronic mentality of cowboys from Texas.

I'm voting for Rick Noriega for US Senator from TX.

Man, I could go for some big bad john right now....

Well, that's what you do when you are an incumbent, and you have a poor record to run for re-election on: you make an ad that says little, but plants a vivid image in peoples' minds. It evoked the Wild West, ranching (can Cornyn actually ride a horse, does he actually ranch?) mentioned beer and God (I think Texans worship both equally, in general), and oozed character. Cornyn needed to get character oozed on him to have a chance, because a more pedestrian, more anonymous Senator you will not find anywhere outside of Kentucky (Alzheimer Jim Bunning) The image in that ad is going to resonate with a lot of Texans, despite the fact that Cornyn hasn't done anything good for anyone who wasn't a crony while in the Senate, least of all Texas.

Noriega can beat him, however. He'll have to play heavily on his military background - Texans will respond favorably to that, for certain - and have to beat Cornyn up hard for his lack of action in the Senate, as well as Cornyn's lockstep support for Bush. I wish him well. For 30 years now, Republicans have done their level best to run a great state into the ground.