Citizens for Sanity, a conservative nonprofit organization, is taking a new route for a campaign against Democrats, spending millions to rent billboard space to advocate against their opponents.
According to Politico, The group is fighting what it calls the “woke ideology of sheltered white liberals” with “television, newspaper and billboard advertising campaigns in battleground congressional districts.”
Among the different campaign tactics is a video ad depicting a male athlete competing in a girls’ track meet.
“Unfortunately, this competition was over before it even began,” the ad’s narrator says. “Woke left-wing politicians are destroying girls’ sports.”
The billboards are focused on calling out left-wing activists and politicians by echoing their talking points.
One billboard reads “Protect Pregnant Men from Climate Discrimination,” while another says to, “Open the jails. Open the borders. Close the schools. Vote progressive this November.”
Ian Prior, a strategic consultant for Citizens for Sanity, works as executive director of Fight for Schools, one of the groups that brought attention to parental rights issues during Virginia’s 2021 gubernatorial election.
“The woke ideology of sheltered white liberals is a mortal threat to American liberty, security and prosperity,” Prior said.
“Citizens for Sanity is not an ideological organization: we stand for reason, common sense, objectivity, equality, the neutral rule of law, and open scientific inquiry — everything the radical left now stands implacably against,” he added. “We are using these messaging campaigns to alert Americans to the urgent need to defeat and repudiate woke insanity before it destroys America.”
The group’s website states that its mission is to “return common sense to America, to highlight the importance of logic and reason, and to defeat ‘wokeism’ and anti-critical thinking ideologies that have permeated every sector of our country and threaten the very freedoms that are foundational to the American Dream.”
Conservative commentator Jack Posobiec noted that although the satirical approach may be lost on a few, it’s messages are having their desired effect, highlighting progressive positions without sugarcoating them.
“It’s clearly a joke. It’s a troll, but I love it because it illustrates just how crazy the far-left have become,” Posobiec said.
This has become a recurring tactic by modern conservatives, to point progressive ideology against its creators. Massively popular Twitter account Libs of TikTok does exactly that, posting liberal agendas in their own words and allowing people to see what they advocate. Libs of TikTok has posted progressive videos promoting radical gender theory, parental rights issues and drag queens in schools to name a few. The account’s actions have made it more than a few enemies with the account’s Facebook page recently receiving a permanent ban.
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