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Sam Jackson's "Wake The **** Up" Obama Ad  
User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Fresh from the Jewish Council for Education and Research PAC (funded by George Soros's son apparently) and with a sript from Adam Mansbach, who wrote the book "Go the F*ck to Sleep!", Sam Jackson has appeared in a satiric ad full of profanity encouraging voters to "wake the f**k up".

Honestly I'm really on the fence with this one and not sure how to react. I've been out of the states for awhile now but I don't really remember when it was OK to encourage kids as small as the girl in the ad to drop F-bombs. I enjoy political snark with appropriately-placed profanity as much as anyone, but part of me feels that even satirically the way this one is written is a little over the top.

No??

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slate..._supporters_wake_the_f_ck_up_.html


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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8045 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3164 times:

Little Susie's brother would appear to shave his legs. Other than that oddity, it's pretty good. I liked the book it's based on, Go The F*ck To Sleep.

PS Samuel L Jackson? In case you ever wondered what the L stands for? The answer is Motherf*cker.



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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9767 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3157 times:
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All the political content aside, I laughed at it.

Can't say it's any worse than hundreds of movies and TV shows that come out every year....

"Say H*ll no motherf*ckers!!!"

  

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 1):
PS Samuel L Jackson? In case you ever wondered what the L stands for? The answer is Motherf*cker.

He also makes a pretty good beer....

[Edited 2012-09-28 19:09:28]


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7799 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3145 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Thread starter):
don't really remember when it was OK to encourage kids as small as the girl in the ad to drop F-bombs

Yeah, it was very partisan and that little girl saying the F word might've been a little much, but I thought it was kinda funny. Probably not important enough to warrant the huge political **** storm that will probably ensue, but I guess that's just the name of the game



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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3137 times:

Even though I hope dems don't wake up  I thought it was funny. No one should make a big deal out if it. At least it was an attack or lie like so many other political adds.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

I fear the US populace is just stupid enough to believe Obama is a good thing. But then I am perhaps just as that I didn't get Obamamoney or an Obamaphone and that the government made me pay my student loans and that I will not get free broadband Internet because I actually work to pay my bills. Under Obama I'm also working to support someone I will never meet. I'm sick of all politicians but especially sick of Obama.


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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 5):
Under Obama I'm also working to support someone I will never meet.

Ummm what? This is the case no matter where you live, I guarantee it. It has been the case under every President, Republican or Democrat. Yeesh. "I work only for myself and nobody else" is as much an entitlement mentality as food stamp recipients who complain about the kind of bread or meet they are allowed to buy with their e-card.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7799 posts, RR: 52
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

Quoting IMissPiedmont (Reply 5):
I didn't get Obamamoney or an Obamaphone

Sigh... it's "Barack-O Bucks" at least get it right  Yeah sure

[Edited 2012-09-28 20:28:58]


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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7108 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 7):
Sigh... it's "Barack-O Bucks" at least get it right

You mean this? http://theblacksphere.net/wp-content/uploads/Food-Coupon-Obama.jpeg 



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

It was shown on the evening news here on the public channel. The biped fucks were funny, you can say any lie in those ads, but god forbid you would use profanity !


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User currently offlinen229nw From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 1936 posts, RR: 32
Reply 10, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

I can see the idea that it's kind of borderline to use children this way. But hardly a big deal.
Also, while I agree with the content of the ad, it is nowhere near as funny as their last ad, with Sarah Silverman:

NSFW:

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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3051 times:
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I often wonder if these actors and hollywood types actually understand what they're endorsing or if they just do it for a paycheck. If he really supports Obama though good for him for showing his support. But there had to be a more appropriate way. Imagine if there was a Romney support ad like this! There would be calls for his dropping out!
Blue



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User currently offlineAaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3047 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 11):
if these actors and hollywood types actually understand what they're endorsing

Are you suggesting that people with more money and free time than most of us are not capable of understanding something merely because they are entertainers?

Professional sports stars linking up with children's health advocacy groups, Bono doing his thing with medical relief and farming technique education in sub-Saharan Africa, Steven Spielberg serving on the board of liberal Jewish organizations....should these people not be doing these things and just live it up 24/7 instead? Seriously? Just wondering.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6515 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3039 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 11):
I often wonder if these actors and hollywood types actually understand what they're endorsing or if they just do it for a paycheck.

I doubt there's a check involved, at least not from the PAC to the actor (maybe the other way around).

In the same reportage about this ad it was said that George Clooney made Obama 15 millions in one dinner.



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3026 times:
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Quoting Aaron747 (Reply 12):
Are you suggesting that people with more money and free time than most of us are not capable of understanding something merely because they are entertainers?

Professional sports stars linking up with children's health advocacy groups, Bono doing his thing with medical relief and farming technique education in sub-Saharan Africa, Steven Spielberg serving on the board of liberal Jewish organizations....should these people not be doing these things and just live it up 24/7 instead? Seriously? Just wondering.

I never said they were unable of understanding something. But how many of these entertainers do you think could actually tell you about something Obama has accomplished outside of Obamacare and getting Bin Laden? Honestly. There are plenty of celebrities who do great things with charities. It is great that they do! They have all this money and pull with regular people. But how many of these celebrities actually oversee the day to day operations of their organizations? I'm sure some do, but most don't. After all they have this free time on their hands.

Quoting Aesma (Reply 13):
I doubt there's a check involved, at least not from the PAC to the actor (maybe the other way around).

In the same reportage about this ad it was said that George Clooney made Obama 15 millions in one dinner.

If there wasn't I feel a little better about his endorsement. Good for George! That is what I mean when I say do something more appropriate. You can't tell me Samuel couldn't have pulled together people to raise money instead of doing this ad.
Blue



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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21504 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3014 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 14):
But how many of these entertainers do you think could actually tell you about something Obama has accomplished outside of Obamacare and getting Bin Laden? Honestly.

A lot of them. Honestly.

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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3009 times:
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Quoting Mir (Reply 15):
A lot of them. Honestly.

I must just not be paying attention then.
Blue



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User currently offlineltbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13029 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

If the Republicans were smart, they would bring attention to these profanity loaded ads to note their offensiveness, the use of 'Hollywood' celebs and the use of children in ads with such content. As a lifelong Democrat, I don't like these ads being used by them, it speaks of a certain desperation, of trying to cut through the clutter and it may turn off some from supporting the party.

User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7799 posts, RR: 52
Reply 18, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2884 times:

Quoting ltbewr (Reply 17):
If the Republicans were smart, they would bring attention to these profanity loaded ads to note their offensiveness, the use of 'Hollywood' celebs and the use of children in ads with such content.

Noooo! The last thing we need are more distractions in this election

As questionable as some of these ads are, I think if the Republicans ran with them more people will just think the Republicans are prudes than get mad at the Democrats, JMO



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19371 posts, RR: 58
Reply 19, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2834 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 16):
I must just not be paying attention then.
Blue

You aren't.

And if Obama's accomplishments are limited, it is because the GOP has decided that they hate Obama more than they love America. And so to that end, they have blocked just about every piece of legislation he's offered, even when the legislation was written by Republicans, just so that they can accuse him of being unproductive.

It's what Obama has tried to do in spite of GOP opposition that matters more than what he has done. His failure to do so is the fault of a malicious GOP that is trying to sink the country so that they can take power. They even said so outright. And they need to be ousted.


User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2752 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2816 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 19):
And if Obama's accomplishments are limited,

To be clear I never said Obama had a lack of accomplishments. I may not agree with some of what he has done, but I'm not one to run around saying he golfs too much and isn't focused on American issues. And in regard to it being the GOP's fault. I would have to disagree a tad. It is both their fault. They're both too blind to make compromises just so they can say it was their bill. The GOP yes has been worse than the democrats. But it is far from limited to just the GOP.
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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1342 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 9):

It was shown on the evening news here on the public channel. The biped fucks were funny, you can say any lie in those ads, but god forbid you would use profanity !

It's an America thing. We have very polarized and often inconsistent views on "swearing."

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 14):

I never said they were unable of understanding something. But how many of these entertainers do you think could actually tell you about something Obama has accomplished outside of Obamacare and getting Bin Laden? Honestly.

A lot of them. In fact, chances are they may know a thing or two more than the average man in the street. I say this because if I'm going to invest my time and money in a cause, I'm not going to do so without a lot of knowledge.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 14):
But how many of these celebrities actually oversee the day to day operations of their organizations? I'm sure some do, but most don't. After all they have this free time on their hands.

How much do I oversee what goes on in my mutual funds? Because I'm too busy to do so religiously, am I not entitled to what I make off them? Same principle here.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 14):
You can't tell me Samuel couldn't have pulled together people to raise money instead of doing this ad.

And? This is what he wanted to do, & how he wanted to do it. Good on him.

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 20):
It is both their fault. They're both too blind to make compromises just so they can say it was their bill

Not really. Obama has compromised on goals a great deal more than the GOP occupied congress has or will. To the point that the Affordable Healthcare Act had the two most important parts removed. What equivelant compromise has the GOP made? It's all well and good that we're going to get four more years in the Oval Office, but the real work lay in getting congress back to an acceptable representation of the people. We'll see how that works out.



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User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3928 posts, RR: 28
Reply 22, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2763 times:

Quoting jetblueguy22 (Reply 11):
I often wonder if these actors and hollywood types actually understand what they're endorsing or if they just do it for a paycheck.

There is a really interesting video on YouTube about Will Smith defending the "patriotism" of paying high taxes in a French TV show that is very informative about that respect.

Quoting Darksnowynight (Reply 21):
GOP occupied

Wait, I thought you guys were all in favor of occupying things? Oh, I get, occupying private property and shitting on police cars good, legitimately holding office after being elected bad (if someone doesn't share your opinion, of course). Ah, the tolerant left.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39681 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2757 times:

Quoting Aaron747 (Thread starter):



It's not appropriate for a young child to use this kind of language in regular Hollywood trash movies and certainly not at school. Now to have this in a political advertisement is totally unacceptable - especially endorsing the President. Any person of decency would condemn this commercial but I wouldn't expect that from Obama. Since it's all about him, it's ok in his eyes and his supporters.

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 22):
There is a really interesting video on YouTube about Will Smith defending the "patriotism" of paying high taxes in a French TV show that is very informative about that respect.


...and check out how shocked he was when he found out how much he would be taxed if he lived in France under Hollande.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TwwEGjoRMo



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User currently offlineDarksnowynight From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1342 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2718 times:

Quoting Pyrex (Reply 22):

Wait, I thought you guys were all in favor of occupying things?

Which "you guys" would that be?



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25 Aesma : I voted for Hollande but I thought that 75% tax bracket was stupid. He knows it (he's an economist) but it's a promise so it is included in the budge
26 DeltaMD90 : 75%!?!?!??!?!??!?! To be fair I personally don't want to make a large amount of money (just enough to comfortably get by, I think tons of money is no
27 Pyrex : No he is not (a real one, anyway), he is an ENA-rque. Your run-of-the-mill functionnaire who has never had a real job. Depends on how you measure it.
28 Aesma : It's a marginal rate above 1 million euros income, only about 2000 people will get hit. Some who already have said they're fine with it, including on
29 Pyrex : Wasn't he also the idealogue behing Miterrand's disastrous privatization campaign? That should disqualify him from ever making any comments on econom
30 Post contains images DeltaMD90 : I mean I'd be fine with it, the max I'd ever want is maybe 150,000 USD (maybe, not there yet, but that seems like more than enough) but even 1 millio
31 cws818 : You seem to have a problem with freedom of speech. Perhaps you should conduct a reassessment.
32 windy95 : Exactly. Noboby was calling out Jackson for the bullshit and lies in his ad. Just the language. But with the child in the ad it was done in poor tast
33 slider : Welcome to the Demcoratic Party, circa 2012. A party representing special interest groups. They're the party of "Wake the F Up", free birth control, O
34 cws818 : Does the Republican Party not represent other special interest groups?
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