Senator Loeffler is More Conservative Than Attila the Hun

A Loeffler ad for a Georgia senate runoff seat proclaims Loeffler is More Conservative Than Attila the Hun.
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Mish
Mish

Editor

Attila the Hun Ad

AJC Comments on the Ad 

In the ad, released Monday, a couple lounging on a couch compare notes about Loeffler’s conservative record backing President Donald Trump before a khaki-wearing actor remarks: “Yep, she’s more conservative than Attila the Hun.”

Once, Loeffler was promoted as a candidate who could help win over wavering moderates and independents in Atlanta’s suburbs, particularly on-the-fence women. Now her campaign is tongue-in-cheek comparing Loeffler, a wealthy former financial executive, to a murderous despot from the 400s.

It’s a reflection of the dynamics of the messy contest. Loeffler has raced to define herself as the most conservative candidate in the race since Gov. Brian Kemp appointed her to the seat last year, hoping to prevent U.S. Rep. Doug Collins from outflanking her on the right.

(His campaign swiped at the Hun comparison, saying she thinks “conservatives are grunting, filthy, mass-murdering open borders atheist polygamists.”)

Loeffler faces the four-term congressman and 19 other challengers in a November special election with all candidates on the same ballot, and her route to a spot in a January runoff rests with conservative voters.

The above from the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper.

Senate Runoff Polls

Georgia Senate Runoff Polls 2020-09-21

Poll results from FiveThirtyEight.

Questions Abound

  1. Was Attila the Hun a Conservative?
  2. Who does the ad help?

I  have no idea who that ad helps but one thing is certain: She is not a candidate who could help win over wavering moderates and independents in Atlanta’s suburbs.

Mish

Tengen
Tengen

This is a consequence of America's fraying social fabric, it's become a badge of honor to be an extremist. Compromise, or even the basic ability to get along well with others, is seen as weakness.

Extremists can expect to do well on both sides of the red/blue divide in the near future, but nobody should hold any illusions that this will end well. Once the real unrest starts, it won't end for a long time.

As sad as all that is, it's still amusing to think of Trump as the arbiter of conservative credentials. I mean, the guy's not even a conservative himself, fiscally or socially!

njbr
njbr

It's back to a pre-literate world where rumor and images displaces fact and reason.

Of course a white-bread farm-girl who is the CEO of her husbands company would claim to be to the right of Attila the Hun.

(psssst..Loeffler donated $750,000 to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC supporting former Governor Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign. The National Republican Senatorial Committee received $247,500 from Loeffler and her husband. In May 2020, Sprecher (her husband) gave $1 million to a Trump 2020 reelection super PAC. Who's looking for a big pay-off pay-day now?)

Felix_Mish
Felix_Mish

It got her attention. In politics, that's step 1. With her unfortunately forgettable name, it's probably step 2, too, also, in addition.

A comedic ad is a good idea. Normal people - put off by their Facebook friends' political hysteria - could use a little humor.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

The suburbs in large metro areas in the south are starting to look more like California suburbs. If you take cities like Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Atlanta. Based on state by state polling more states are swing states than anytime in recent history. Trump has the inside track on many of these swing states imo because of one reason: People are tired of being told to stay home because of Covid.

Sechel
Sechel

I see our reactions were similar. Who ever devised this ad ought to be fired. My first thought was this was an ad put forth by her opponent. Seems comical or a farce.
If I could make a recommendation here, maybe replace Atilla The Hun with Hagar The Horrible?

Zardoz
Zardoz

Tough talk from a soft man in a 5000 dollar suit,

Webej
Webej

Of course Attila was neither conservative nor liberal. Attila/Hun is a symbol for larger than life, a superlative, and fierce. It is obviously just a comical gimmick.

For me the juxtaposition of Loeffler with Attila the Hun works. Never heard of her before. Now I remember with a chuckle.

Will probably not help moderates to veer left or right, but they'll recognize the name on the ballot.

Irondoor
Irondoor

She as fake as her teeth. Collins is the real deal conservative.

Eddie_T
Eddie_T

I'm more conservative....

No!.....I'm more conservative.

NO, I"M MORE CONSERVATIVE!

Attila had nothing on these people.

greaterfool
greaterfool

Doubt it's connected, but some called Margaret Thatcher "Atilla the Hen" back in the day

Rocky Raccoon
Rocky Raccoon

Funny what passes off as conservatism these days looking at the Trump record of $7 trillion more in debt, massive socialist bailouts and stimulus that was over three times larger than Obama's, the Trump branded gun control, and record funding for Planned Parenthood.

These things gave rise to the Tea Party in 2009. Now these things are conservative and have the support of idiots like Senator Loeffler as they claim they are acting all conservative and such.

davebarnes2
davebarnes2

How does a woman perform rape?
I understand how she can pillage.
Can Kelly shoot arrows whilst riding on a horse?

njbr
njbr

Conservatives really do love despots, don't they.

Realist
Realist

In an era of one-upmanship I am now waiting for the Republican who will run an ad saying they are far right of Adolf Hitler.

Then, perhaps far right of Satan.

I'm not sure if you can go farther right than that, but they might try.