It’s officially a thing. Democrats running for office this fall in red states are firing guns in their campaign commercials to give the deplorables back home a level of confidence that they won’t be coming for their firearms. That includes former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen who’s running for the US Senate against Marsha Blackburn and busts some clays in this video:
Real independence and not party politics — that’s what’s right for Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/BmyyvJGL2e
— Phil Bredesen (@PhilBredesen) September 19, 2018
Bredesen wants Volunteer State voters to know he ain’t like them other gun-grabbin’ Democrats. But anyone who’s watched politics for more than five minutes knows that if Bredesen’s elected, he’ll dutifully fall in line behind Senate Dem Leader Chucky Schumer and vote the party line on any gun control measure that comes up for a vote.
In the commercial, Bredesen made sure to say that, “…as governor, I had an A rating from the NRA.” Notice his use of the past tense. While that may be true, good ol’ Phil neglects to mention that Fairfax now assigns him a D rating. And they’re not happy about the Clintonian language in the ad.
@PhilBredesen It’s not 2002, you’re not governor and you’re not A-rated by the NRA. Its 2018, you have earned a D rating for turning your back on self-defense and supporting the Hillary/Schumer/Bloomberg gun control agenda. @VoteMarsha is a 2A champion. You’re not. #stoplying pic.twitter.com/Wi0ORRmQTv
— Chris Cox (@ChrisCoxNRA) September 20, 2018
The NRA officially endorsed Blackburn this week. Don’t look for Bredesen to issue a clarification any time soon.