Senator Mark Pryor, an Arkansas Democrat, is in a tough reelection fight with newcomer Tom Cotton. Pryor has pulled out all of the stops in his campaign, going so far as to say that Cotton’s military experience gives him a “sense of entitlement.” This is laughable because Pryor won his Senate seat based mostly on the reputation of his father, also a former Arkansas politician (his dad was a Goveror and Senator from Arkansas).
Some politicians may have become defensive after hearing such an inane remark, but not Tom Cotton. Instead, he responded in about as classy a manner as possible. Here’s the great ad his campaign just released.
Cotton: Sen. Pryor says my military service gives me, quote, “a sense of entitlement.” So I brought in an expert.
Sgt. Norton: Did I say “at ease” Cotton?
Cotton: I met Sgt. Norton at basic training.
Sgt. Norton: It’s still Drill Sergeant Norton, Cotton. At ease.
Cotton: Drill Sergeant Norton taught me how to be a soldier: Accountability, humility, and putting the unit before yourself. That training stuck.
Sgt. Norton: It better have. Now what Cotton.
Cotton: Permission to speak.
Sgt. Norton: Speak Cotton.
Cotton: I’m Tom Cotton. I approve this message.
Sgt. Norton: You on thin ice, Cotton.
By the way, Mark Pryor was on everyone’s favorite liberal propaganda network when he made disparaging comments about Cotton. Including this gem – “It’s almost just like ‘I served my country, therefore let me into the Senate.’ That’s not how it works in Arkansas.”
Make no mistake, Tom Cotton is the next Senator from the great state of Arkansas, and that is a good thing for Arkansas and America.
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