Blackburn radio ad: ‘I stand for our veterans, the president and the Star Spangled Banner’

Republican Senate candidate Marsha Blackurn’s campaign is running a radio ad wherein the current U.S. representative urges people to stand up when the national anthem  is played as a show of respect for military veterans.

“I’m Marsha Blackburn and I stand for our veterans, the president and the Star Spangled Banner, “ she declares in the one-minute ad, which can be heard HERE.

From The Tennessean’s report:

 “Veterans. They fought for our freedom and they deserve our respect every single day,” the ad begins, before cutting to Blackburn who vows support for veterans, Trump and the Star-Spangled Banner.

“I think it is important that each of us take that three minutes and use that as a time to sing those words,” Blackburn says in the ad.

“You have freedom of speech, you have a right of peaceful protest but during that three minutes that belongs to people who have fought to defend the freedoms that we have,” she says in the ad. The same line was used in an online ad the campaign launched in early November.

Blackburn’s campaign did not disclose which specific radio stations the ad would be aired on and how much money it cost. Andrea Bozek, a spokeswoman for the campaign, said the spot will air on “statewide conservative news talk stations.”

 

2 Responses to Blackburn radio ad: ‘I stand for our veterans, the president and the Star Spangled Banner’

  • Leslie Parsley says:

    Proving once again what a shallow twit she is.

  • Hazel Thornton says:

    Blackburn’s statements about the Star-Spangled Banner continue to be divisive. As she should know (giving her the benefit of the doubt), the hateful racist lyrics appear in verse three: “Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution/No refuge could save the hireling and slave/From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave.” [There is no room for historical analysis in this small space.]

    Taking a knee during the anthem is not the same as turning the back, which is the acknowledged sign of disrespect. Rather, it is a gesture of hope that as a nation we can eradicate systemic racism, such as the acceptance of the lyrics in verse three of our national anthem. It has nothing to do with patriotism or veterans.

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