OK, I get that politics is all about finding any way you can to mock your opponents, but all this shows me is that urban liberals don’t get Carhartts. Of course the gay cowboys in Brokeback Mountain (a decent, but over-rated, film) wore Carhartts; not because they were gay but because they were cowboys. For christ’s sake, everybody in rural areas wears Carhartts, whatever corner of the country they’re in. Conservatives tend to think liberals are out-of-touch with rural American, and lord how liberals are demonstrating it here.
Look, my liberal friends, Rick Perry is a Texas farmer. You might be hard pressed to find a farm in Texas that doesn’t have a Carhartt’s jacket hanging in the mudroom. One Hollywood movie just ain’t sufficient to make Carhartt’s a symbol of gay culture in America.
Grow up. Deal with the offensive content of Perry’s ad. But stop making yourselves look like effete urban pansies to whom flyover country is a foreign land, a place where you need a passport and a series of shots before you travel there. If you want to win America, you’d do well not to openly show your disdain for such a large part of it.