Gaffes

GOP Wants ‘Hicky’ Actors

And Republicans say Democrats are the ones who condescend to working-class people: A National Republican Senatorial Committee ad showing actors in flannel shirts and trucker caps in a diner complaining about West Virginia Democratic candidate Joe Manchin was actually shown in Philadelphia with actors. “We are going for a ‘Hicky’ Blue Collar look,” read the NRSC’s casting call for the ad. “These characters are from West Virginia so think coal miner/trucker looks.” The call’s clothing suggestions include, work boots, flannel or denim shirts, “Dickie’s type jacket with T-shirt underneath,” down-filled vest, “John Deer [sic] hats (not brand new, preferably beat up),” “trucker hats (not brand new, preferably beat up).”