Friday, September 28, 2012

Behind the Ad: The last nail?

By Richard K. Barry

(Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.)  

Who: The Obama-Biden campaign.

Where: Ohio, Virginia, Florida, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada, and New Hampshire.

What's going on: This is another ad that makes use of Romney's comments on the 47%. It's called "My Job," and it is undoubtedly one of the most effective and devastating ads of this campaign. It's just over 30 seconds long and it says more about Mitt Romney than months of political spin could possibly convey.

Greg Sargent at The Washington Post put it up and, as you will see, it's Mitt Romney's words over images of "veterans, workers, families with children, and other 47 percenters."

This is brilliant.

(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)

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  • So ....Prince Mitt wants to be King.
    You can fool some of the people some of the time,
    but did the Great Flipper even MENTION the words "worker" or "veteran"
    in his Republican convention speech?
    This man Romney is SO out of touch ...that it's incredible.
    Mitt -buddy- please, tell me this:
    are we in the jungle, or are we a community?
    What does our country owe its people?
    What do our people owe this great country?
    And what do we ....we the people....owe to each other? part of a society that we call America?
    Romney and Company has an answer.
    And it sure enough ain’t pretty.
    They smirk, and smile, and smugly say to us:
    TO HELL with all those “moochers” and “free-loaders”
    receiving Medicare, or Veterans Benefits, or Pell Grants,
    or Earned Income & Child Tax Credits, or Head Start, or Social Security,
    or Unemployment, or Medicaid, or Food Stamps, or Disability.
    Romney says TO HELL with all of us that are struggling to stay afloat,
    to those in the Middle-class, and to those hoping to get there.
    Romney says TO HELL with his “47% of America” -- the “losers”
    that Romney so easily dismisses and disrespects as “dependents”.
    Romney says TO HELL with the elderly, the hungry, the homeless, the helpless,
    and the hopeless ...and to all the biblical “least of these”.
    Does he even know the Christian New Testament?
    Love thy neighbor?
    Come on Mitt, let’s be honest:
    YOUR saints are those who have the most
    ...and TO HELL with the rest of us.
    Romney complains that we’re shamelessly sponging off of him,
    and all his poor-poor-poor super-rich friends
    .....all those super-rich folks who want to BUY this ELECTION,
    .....who want to BUY this COUNTRY.
    Trickle-down economics? Hey sure, why not - let them eat cake, they say.
    But it’s all the same. Always has been:
    It’s crumbs for us, and Cadillacs and 10 houses with car elevators,
    and loopholes & lower taxes for them.
    That is, IF they, and the bailed-out banks,
    and the big corporations pay ANY taxes at all.
    Bottom line:
    When THEY get a break - hey, they deserve it.
    But if YOU get a break, it’s a handout. BULL!
    Tell me - who are the REAL “takers”? Who are the REAL “makers”?
    Who are the TRUE workers and builders? Who are the REAL “victims” here?
    And who’s in the Cayman Islands, trying to avoid taxes, and deducting his dancing horses?
    Who gave their LIVES and limbs unpaid and un-needed wars?
    Whose sweat, .....on whose brows, has BUILT this great country?
    Was it the Romney’s of this world ...or us?
    But we still have a voice. And it’s called our VOTE.
    Loud and Clear -- we need to just say NO.
    NO to Romney & Company.
    NO to what they stand for.
    ‘Cause this is STILL our country. Our children’s country.
    And we mean to KEEP it that way. Period.
    Romney should “self-deport” himself back to Mexico,
    where his grandpa fled to avoid the U.S. marriage monogamy laws.
    ‘Cause Prince Mitt not only wants to kill the Dream Act,
    but the American Dream as well.
    We need a President for ALL the people -
    NOT a President of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy.

    By Blogger stanchaz, at 6:55 AM  

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