Most political campaign ads are low-budget, hypocritical, and full of strong symbolism. This makes many of them cringe, but it also means that they can serve as a concise summary of the top ideas that prevail in a party or faction.
This advertisement is clearly intended to show Fiore as a hardline conservative who loves Trump, and has achieved success in this regard.
The new campaign advertisement of Las Vegas City Councilman Michele Fiore, a Republican who announced his election for governor of Nevada on Tuesday, is a good example. The one-minute show features an awkward director and is full of Trump-like disrespect. In the process, it showed how lack of ideas in Trump's Republican party.
This advertisement is clearly intended to portray Fiore as a hardline conservative who loves Trump and has achieved success in this regard. A Ford pickup truck stopped abruptly in the Nevada desert, and Fiore came out to tell us that she was running for governor to continue her struggle with the authorities.
"We need outsiders, fighters, not politicians in blue suits and leathers that are old, gentle, and compromised," she said before overthrowing a TV show that aired Utah Senator Mitt Romney, which he published in Washington. speech.
My name is Michel Fiore. I am running for governor of Nevada. We don’t need more weak, compromised, blue-suited Republican politicians. That's not me, and it will never be. I will never stop fighting. Join the battle: https://t.co/k9QWQjPn6v pic.twitter.com/JuKbwZeXCg
Then, before announcing her "Three Shots Plan," she drew her pistol: prohibiting compulsory vaccination, prohibiting criticism of racial theories, and preventing voter fraud. She emphasized these points by shooting beer bottles (obviously all made by a beer company called "socialism"). You have to see it with your own eyes to believe it-I suggest you watch the video.
The only other consistent idea throughout the ad is Fiore's love for Trump. With the bumper sticker of "Trump 2024" affixed to her truck, she boasted that she was one of the first elected officials in the United States to support the former president.
As Republican candidates line up for the 2022 midterm elections, Fiore's ad distills the key theme surrounding the Trump faction of the Republican Party—and how superficial it is.
Until recently, critical racial theory was a little-known academic term for the study of institutional racism, but right-wing cultural fighters incorrectly described CRT as any kind of course that deviated from or questioned the right-wing narrative of American history. Republicans often wage this war in the classroom, where nothing similar to critical racial theory is taught.
Voter fraud is another man-made crisis. There is no evidence of serious voter fraud across the country. On the contrary, we know that the rightists are using the myth of major fraud to try to pass hundreds of laws across the country that will only make voting more difficult.
And no matter what people's position on vaccine enforcement is-I am a firm supporter of vaccination, and considering the safety of vaccines, I think the company's mandatory requirements are reasonable, but I do understand the discomfort and opposition to them ——They represent the most important idea. The current policy issues related to Covid are worth noting. Fiore should be very clear that this epidemic is still ravaging the population of this country, overwhelming its health system and dragging down our economy.
What is striking is that Fiore has nothing to say about the economy, foreign policy, public health, climate change, or any other major issues that are closely related to the survival of our society.
What is striking is that Fiore has nothing to say about the economy, foreign policy, public health, climate change, or any other major issues that are closely related to the survival of our society. Instead, what we get is a narrow culture war.
But perhaps most importantly, Fiore conveyed a disturbing battle: her image of using guns and overthrowing legislators echoed the theme of the rebellion on January 6, a day Trump celebrated. Fiore may not have much ideas on how to solve social problems-but solving social problems is not the focus of this movement.
Zeeshan Aleem is the writer and editor of MSNBC Daily. Previously, he worked at Vox, HuffPost and Politico, and published articles in magazines such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Nation.