This New Ad for Rand Paul Has Everything, Including Fire-Breathing Eagles

The first ad this cycle from America’s Liberty PAC is a doozy.

America’s Liberty PAC has not been a major player in campaigns. In the 2014 cycle, the Virginia-based group made just one independent expenditure, for North Carolina candidate Greg Brannon’s failed Senate bid. This year it has relaunched as a pro-Rand Paul PAC, chaired by Campaign for Liberty president John Tate, but its fundraising has stayed in the six-figure range.

The first rule of the Internet: If you want attention, pour on the memes. The PAC’s debut ad for Paul, "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday," begins with a fire-breathing eagle and features an announcer affecting his best monster-truck promo twang to promote this weekend's PATRIOT Act debate.

Some artistic liberties are taken with Rand Paul.

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Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who joined Paul’s speaking marathon against the PATRIOT Act but supports the USA Freedom Act, is portrayed as the "capitulating Canadian."

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And South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham is portrayed in a pink 1997 Geo Metro that catches on fire, art courtesy of Paul superfan Gage Skidmore.

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Reached by e-mail, Graham spokesman Kevin Bishop only said that the ad reminded him of another ad from the 2012 Ron Paul campaign.

 

Rand Paul is campaigning today in South Carolina.

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