Well the Doc opened up the old mailbag today and here’s what poured out.
Dear Dr. Ads,
There I was, minding my own business and reading Bess Levin’s excellent newsletter in Vanity Fair, when I came across this item.
Wanna defend your fellow doctor here, Doc?
– Fauci Grouchy
First, we need to post this Federally mandated disclosure:
Warning: Dr. Ads is not a licensed physician
Anyway, here’s the spot.
Rolling Stone’s Nikki McCann Ramirez provides this helpful description.
The ad compares President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi — as well as perceived cultural enemies like Tony Fauci — to foreign terror groups and totalitarian regimes.
Standing in what looks like a shooting range decked out in tactical gear and wearing clothes intended to resemble military fatigues, Mills cites his background as a veteran who “fought tyranny” and governments “forcing citizens to cover their faces” with burqas. “In America, our enemy is different but their objective is the same,” says Mills, “Total. Government. Control.”
(The irony of a post-Roe, anti-abortion rights Republican comparing Democrats to a regime imposing religious controls over woman is, well, a bit much.)
At least the ad doesn’t wonder why we’ve never seen Fauci and bin Laden in the same room.
Ramirez also notes that Mills previously ran this ad, in which he “[suggests] he would tear gas members of the media.”
Given the results of the latest poll in that race, as Jacob Ogles at Florida Politics reports, the next tears you see might be streaming down the cheeks of Cory Mills.
A new poll released by a conservative group shows Anthony Sabatini leading the GOP field in Florida’s 7th Congressional District.
U.S. Term Limits published results from RMG Research, run by conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen, on Republicans seeking the Central Florida seat. Pollsters found 23% of likely Republican Primary voters plan to support Sabatini, a state Representative from Howey-in-the-Hills.
Behind him is Cory Mills, an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran and the choice for 16% of voters. Brady Duke, the fundraising leader through June, comes in third place in this poll, with 9% of the vote.
Forty-two percent of voters, according to that poll, remain undecided.
Gary Fineout at Politico’s Florida Playbook, however, cites a poll that paints a different picture.
[A] crowded GOP primary in Florida’s 7th District shows Cory Mills, a combat veteran and defense consultant, pulling in 23 percent to 21 percent for state Rep. Anthony Sabatini. Brady Duke, a former U.S, Navy SEAL sniper and minister, has 8 percent. The poll shows that there was still 40 percent undecided in the contest.
The Doc’s diagnosis: Cory Mills better hope most of those undecideds are just as Fauci grouchy as our faithful correspondent, yeah?