Unique Demographics

Max Blumenthal:
Last night, I decided to check in on some right-wing AM talk radio. As soon as I flipped the dial to 790 AM, an ad for the California National Guard blared through my speakers. The ad featured actors playing new enlistees explaining why they signed up. One of them, a brawny-sounding guy, stated, "I joined to engage and destroy the enemies of the United States in close combat."

In close combat? Who is the National Guard trying to appeal to? Skinheads?

The ad was followed by a commercial for Cialis and then, for a plumbing company with plumbers "of the highest moral character." That sequence must have been appealing for the impotent skinhead afraid the plumber will fuck his stay-at-home wife while he's out bayonetting members of the Mahdi army.

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