The latest celebrity ad explains how people living abroad can and should vote in this election (see below). Conspicuously absent is one of the largest populations of Americans living abroad — the military. The ad encourages Democrats living abroad to . . . wait for it . . . vote Democrat (although we don’t learn that until the very end of the ad). Military personnel and their families have historically voted overwhelmingly Republican while roughly 13% of enlisted and 9% of officers registered Democrat. Simply stated, it wouldn’t help the Democrats’ cause if the military voted in record numbers.
As John McCain has pointed out recently, the American public is not stupid. In fact, we are sick of celebrities attempting to force-feed their liberal agenda down our throats (no doubt for our own collective well being). Thinly veiled contempt for our men and women in uniform is nothing new for Democrats (See John Murtha re: Haditha Marines) so I cannot say I’m surprised. Fortunately, the American public is smarter than these pampered, over-indulged celebrities give us credit for. We Americans can do without some A to D list actor, musician, or “TV personality” spoon feeding us leftist gruel. I’m all filled up here Mr. Diddy, thank you anyway.
So, how do conservative Americans combat the seemingly non-stop liberal recruitment campaign which has now spread to Germany, England and France? Perhaps we should appeal to the military demographic and start a “get out the military vote” campaign with an ad exactly like Paltrow’s sans the faux-smile and arrogance. Perhaps we can create an ad with a more attractive an infinitely more reasonable conservative female like Angie Harmon. Let the ad read something like this, “You’ve honored this country, now let us honor you. Vote Republican. Vote McCain. Vote from Abroad.”