Congress needs a drill instructor to yell, train, and lead it into shape. Such, at least, is what Marine Corps veteran, former Drill Instructor, and current Congressional candidate Tim O’Hara argues on his campaign website and in an ad he ran during the Super Bowl. In the hilarious ad, Mr. O’Hara, dressed in his Drill Instructor garb, puts the Swamp Creature members of Congress through the boot camp paces, emphasizing the need for them to be put through the paces.
Mr. O’Hara’s campaign website, O’Hara for Ohio, makes his point quite clearly. “Enough Politicians CONGRESS NEEDS A DRILL INSTRUCTOR,” it begins. Then, giving Mr. O’Hara’s background, it says, “Tim O’Hara was born and raised in Southern Ohio, the middle of five boys and the son of a Vietnam Marine veteran. Four days after graduating from Western Brown High School, he went to boot camp at Parris Island and served seven and a half years in the Marine Corps. His military career included several deployments as an infantryman, countless leadership training, and a tour as a drill instructor, where he made Marines, taught them the values of country before self, and instilled in them the patriot duty to the cause. He was honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant.”
Continuing, the campaign website explains how Mr. O’Hara was living life as a private citizen with a successful business career when he saw how an out-of-control, tyrannical government can destroy society during the Covid lockdowns.
It provides, “After his military service, Tim wanted to move to the best place to live, work, and raise a family: Southern Ohio. There, he pursued a career in small business, quickly finding success franchising RadioShack dealerships, Verizon Wireless agencies, LaRosa’s Pizzerias, and Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Southern Ohio, employing thousands of Ohioans in the process. During COVID, Tim saw firsthand the damage that an out-of-control government could do to a business – particularly in the retail and food service industries. He managed to lead his businesses through that time but saw that many Ohio businesses didn’t make it.”
And now he wants to be a Congressional leader that puts America First: “For decades, politicians have gone to D.C. to fight for themselves first. As a Drill Instructor, Tim made Marines. And he instilled in them a devotion to country and to put service before self. He will take that same set of principles to Congress to fight for the interests of America and the working families of Southern Ohio against special interests and enemies foreign and domestic.”
To get that message before a broader audience, Mr. O’Hara ran a local Super Bowl ad. In it, the suit-clad congressmen and congresswomen are put through the normal boot camp calisthenics, such as pushups and wall-climbing, while Mr. O’Hara gets in their faces, yelling. But, instead of yelling about their form or athleticism, he yells about the government’s many failures, such as high inflation and open borders.
Watch the ad here:
Tweeting about the awesome ad, “Resist the Mainstream,” a conservative news account on X, said, “Local Super Bowl ad shows a Marine drill sergeant putting Congress members through boot camp training. The ad was launched by Marine Corps veteran Tim O’Hara, who is running for Congress in Ohio’s 2nd Congressional District as a Republican.”
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