RUSH: I loved the Audi commercial with the green police, that is the absolute funniest commercial. That is one of the greatest satire ads. It makes total fun of the green police. It makes total fun of the green Nazis. And yet there is a guy, David Roberts of Grist writing at the Huffington Post says it’s not satire. The ad only makes sense, he says, if it’s aimed at people who acknowledge the moral authority of the green police.
So these Looney Tune wackos think it’s a great ad. Folks, you gotta understand something — we’re going to play the audio of the ad coming up here in a minute. They think this is exactly the kind of thing we need to save the planet. They thought it was a great ad. Now, as far as Audi is concerned, it’s a great ad for Audi, a brilliant move by Audi because the satire appeals to both those who think going green’s a scam and those who don’t. It was brilliant, absolutely brilliant. And so was the Focus on the Family ad, Tim Tebow. And this is a riot. Everybody was expecting a preachy ad about abortion, and that’s not what happened at all. Listen to the audio. This is the Focus on the Family ad, Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam.
MRS. TEBOW: I call him my miracle baby. He almost didn’t make it into this world. I can remember so many times when I almost lost him. It was so hard. Well, he’s all grown up now and I still worry about his health. You know, with all our family’s been through you have to be tough. (Mrs. Tebow gets tackled by her son) Timmy! I’m trying to tell our story here.
TIM TEBOW: Sorry about that, Mom. You still worry about me, Mom?
MRS. TEBOW: Well, yeah, you’re not nearly as tough as I am.
RUSH: Did you see the ad, Snerdley? What happened, if you didn’t see the sound effect there, Tim Tebow tackled his own mom, looked like bam, she got tackled and then she pops back up. The ad then directed everybody to the Focus on the Family website where the story would be explained. So what do you think the reaction to this ad is today by the NAGs? (interruption) No. No. They are so livid because it glorified violence against women. NAG President Terry O’Neill said it glorified violence against women when Tim Tebow ostensibly tackled his own mother. She said, ‘I am blown away at the celebration of the violence against women in it. That’s what comes across to me even more strongly than the anti-abortion message.’ There wasn’t an anti-abortion message in it if you didn’t know the story. ”I myself am a survivor of domestic violence, and I don’t find it charming. I think CBS should be ashamed of itself.’ Not all abortion-rights supporters agreed. ‘It’s absurd to claim that this is an endorsement of violence against women,’ said Frances Kissling, former president of Catholics for Choice. ‘These people came across as affectionate, loving, funny and happy.” Exactly what nobody in the left is.
They are not affectionate, loving, funny, and happy. They have to go through life miserable. Violence against women? These people have become a caricature of themselves, the NAGs. Well, the Betty White ad was good, the Betty White ad was good and the letter Leno-Letterman ad caught everybody at my house. It’s only a 15-second ad and it stopped everybody dead because Leno apparently was snuck into Letterman’s theater, all the guests or the audience goes on 53rd Street to catch the guests coming out of there they snuck him in in a Bill Belichick hoodie to the front door of the Ed Sullivan Theatre and they got Leno in there to promote Letterman’s show, and they’re going to be up against each other. It was a 15-second thing with Oprah in there playing peacemaker. Anyway, that stopped everybody at my house, and the Audi ad, though, I can’t believe the NAGs. I just can’t believe the NAGs. Once again, just as in global warming, ladies and gentlemen, it was I, El Rushbo, decades ago who told you what these people really were about, who they really are, and the fact that they have never, ever represented anywhere near a majority of female thinking in the country. But they were always propped up by the left-wing media as the spokeswomen, spokesman, for all women. And now they’ve just become a caricature — violence against women!
Now, here’s the Audi ad, and folks, you really have to see this. But the audio will suffice. We may have to play it twice because there’s a lot of video noise that goes along with the dialogue here. But here, give it a shot.
(playing of ad)
RUSH: Now, the way the ad ends, aside from that, it is just hilarious. I just loved it and I’m even more amused the green Nazis out there think it’s a great ad and that this is where we should be headed, the people who have the moral authority, the eco-police are dressed just like cops but they’re driving around on these little segue machines and bicycles and shorts and bicycle helmets and so forth. And they’ve got a line of cars stopped on an interstate because they all violate some sort of green environmental regulation, and the Audi, it’s the Audi A3 TDI, the cop spots the Audi, ‘Oh, sir, you’re good to go,’ and the car speeds around all the other cars that are stopped. It’s a great ad because it dared to take on political correctness. This is a more political ad than anything the Focus on the Family ad is. And I gotta tell you, as one who loves satire and who is artful in it, this ad is amazing because it took a political position, and no matter what your position watching it, you think it’s good, you like it.
Audi realizes — (interruption) the game’s what it is.
RUSH: Margie in Gilbert, Arizona, I’m glad that you waited. You’re next on the program. Hello.
CALLER: Hey. Greetings to you from beautiful, sunny Arizona.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, one more, just a lighter note here on the Super Bowl commercials, the Denny’s commercials, I mean it had me on the floor. They showed all these chickens, I guess they’re giving away free eggs with every breakfast, but they’re showing ’em on bar stools screaming, they show them in space with a silent scream, then the last one they show all these chickens in the Oval Office screaming their heads off, and then the guy at the end, just like he did on the other ones, ‘It’s a great time to be an American, a terrible time to be a chicken.’ I thought, oh, man.
RUSH: Well, it worked on you. That’s good. It wasn’t a bad spot. The Audi commercial, to me, was —
CALLER: Yeah, it was super, it was just super. I’m going to my husband, ‘That’s really going to happen.’
RUSH: Well, some people are scared by it.
RUSH: I got some e-mails from people: ‘That commercial unnerved me.’
RUSH: Because they think that’s where the green police actually want to take us, and it’s true. Being arrested for buying an incandescent lightbulb? You know, using plastic and getting thrown in jail. I mean, if you listen to these people. And by the way, one of these pro-ecowacko Nazis has written on the Huffpo that it’s a great ad. ‘Those of us with the moral authority to save the environment,’ they like it. But from a business standpoint, from an Audi standpoint it’s a great ad because it could have offended half the audience and in fact it didn’t. It appealed to everybody. Except, you know, probably some idiots out there who have never heard of global warming, but they don’t care about that.