The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
In the ad, released Monday, a couple lounging on a couch compare notes about Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s conservative record backing President Donald Trump before a khaki-wearing actor remarks: “Yep, she’s more conservative than Attila the Hun.”
The screen darts to a re-imagining of the ruthless leader, who was ruler of the Hunnic Empire during a reign of terror that pushed back Roman expansion and conquered vast parts of Asia and eastern Europe.
“Humph hurr,” Atilla says from a makeshift throne. “Fight China, got it,” answers a note-taker sitting at his feet. “Heyllt garr,” Atilla commands. “Attack big government. Yeah,” responds the lowly aide. “Darr schfil,” Atilla answers.“Eliminate the liberal scribes,” translates the staffer, before turning to the camera. “Uh oh.”
Far from the stereotype of the unwashed, uneducated barbarian, Attila was born (probably at the beginning of the fifth century A.D.) into the most powerful family north of the Danube River. His uncles, Octar and Rugila (also Ruga or Rua), jointly ruled the Hun Empire in the late 420s and early 430s.
Attila and his elder brother, Bleda, received instruction in archery, sword fighting and how to ride and care for horses. They also spoke–and perhaps read–both Gothic and Latin, and learned military and diplomatic tactics; the two brothers were likely present when their uncles received Roman ambassadors.