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Denny’s new ad for the Midwestern Meat & Potatoes Sandwich is drawing exuberant praise from conservatives for a line about how “the right to bear arms” is one of the things that makes America great.”Kids,” a father in the commercial asks, “Do you know what it is that makes this country great?” He’s referring to the all-American thousand-calorie sandwich, but Denny’s patrons begin rattling off “the Constitution our forefathers wrote” and “our right to bear arms!”
Even though the ad wasn’t entirely serious (at the very end, the little girl holds up her teddy bear and asks, “Bear arms?”), conservatives are singing the chain’s praises.
“AMEN! I’m going to Denny’s tomorrow,” reads a top YouTube comment.
Adweek notes that the reaction is a “bit ironic after all the calls this week to boycott Oreo for posting its pro-gay message on Facebook.” (The company posted a Facebook picture of a rainbow, gay pride cookie that incited thousands of hateful comments).
Denny’s second amendment messaging has provoked the opposite reaction.
The Freedom Post writes: “In an era where cowardly companies are caving into the vile communist minority, it’s wonderful to see Denny’s run this ad promoting America’s greatness and constitutional principles, especially the “Right to Bear Arms,” guaranteed in the Second Amendment.”
Although Conservative Refocus News noted, “It probably won’t be long before a bunch of radical, Obama loving, America hating Liberals begin protesting this particular All-American Restaurant for actually celebrating what makes America great.”
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