Let’s be clear…Pat Davis’s anti-NRA commercial was very effective. The Albuquerque city councilman and former cop is in a six-way race for the Democrat nomination to run for an open House seat that’s being vacated by Democrat Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham.
It’s tough to rise above the crowd and be heard in a cattle call primary like that. So as we reported over the weekend, Davis (“Our Progressive Champion For Congress“) and his brain trust came up with a 15-second commercial in which the first words out of his mouth are “[email protected] the NRA.”
We certainly noticed, as did lots of other news outlets. And it got Davis an invite from Tucker Carlson for a ritual beating which he was only too happy to accept.
When Davis was inevitably criticized for resorting to the four-letter fusillade, he deftly wondered at the priorities of people who are more outraged over the language he uses than they are about pictures of dead children at Newtown and Parkland. Smooth.
Carlson then got into the weeds over a claim Davis made in another commercial that a bump-fire stock-equipped AR could get off 150 rounds during the span of the 15-second spot.
Whatever. Mission accomplished. A no-name local pol has now made national news and a lot more people in New Mexico’s first congressional district have heard of him than had last week. Welcome to the new normal.