A new ad created by the group, VoteVets.org takes a shot at President Trump “killing the Affordable Care Act and banning Muslims.”
The ad uses the sympathetic view of a veteran missing a leg but working out while a narrator voices the man’s opinion.
The group which claims to be the “Voice of America’s 21st Century Patriots” is shadowing and operates both a Political Action Committee and a 501(c)4 non-profit entity.
A copy of the group’s IRS form 990 from 2014 shows significant funding of $5.7 million in revenue that year.
Given the VoteVet’s low cost of fundraising, at less than 10% of income, most of the group’s revenue comes from high-dollar donations. According to the 990, the group received a gift as large as $805,000 with many gifts above $100,000.
That year the group also gave $3 million to 527’s (Political Action Committees) for campaign related activities.
The VoteVet’s new ad is gaining attention on YouTube for the use of a disabled veteran.
Countering VoteVet’s ad is a man named Omar “Crisply” Avila who was severely burned in an IED explosion while serving in Iraq.
Avila, a Trump supporter, is seen below deadlifting 535 pounds . . . with his prosthetic leg on without complaint.
The day death comes knocking at your door, don't cry, or hold on, don't plead for more time. Instead look into its eyes, stand strong, let it know that you're not done carrying the scars, the names, the pain, and everything else you can't explain. Some of us are meant to carry the weight of our brothers, for he is not heavy or slowing me down, our work here on earth is not done. ???Crispy The F*ck On???
When it comes to take advise from a service-disabled veteran, while all of their sacrifices are appreciated, 38,000 people prefer to listen to Avila for inspiration and a truly patriotic message.
While “Crispy” isn’t backed by millionaires and a non-profit organization, he has been serving the nation for years by inspiring others to overcome challenges in their lives and take responsibility for their own success.
And he survived this:
The scars on my body reminds me of the blast that took my life, my head plays it back and forward , i can still smell my burning flesh, I see the flames, and I feel the pain in way I can't explain, but My Scars tells the story of the struggle, the tears, and everything we went through that day. Still with all the chaos and death around us, The Lord was there beside me he keeping me save and gave me a second chance to be a better a greater man than my past life… Defeat your demons and overcome all obstacles, life is great! To those who asked if I had a picture of my Humvee, here you go! ???Crispy The F*ck On???