(Video) This anti-Hillary ad from the Rick Perry campaign is… “different.”

June 14, 2015

While Governor Perry’s 2012 campaign was a failure, his ad-shop was known for producing good, effective videos.

This ad, however, which shows a cackling cartoon Hillary stopping the “Scooby van” in order to watch a movie about her scandals, makes me wonder if they haven’t been into the “special” mushrooms:

It almost has me thinking they hired Fred Davis, the man behind the “Demon Sheep” ad of Carly Fiorina’s 2010 campaign for the US Senate.

Weird.

UPDATE: Commenter SteveInTN suggests this is based on the old Mystery Science Theater 3,000 show. I’d never watched that regularly, so it went right over my pointy head. Clever on the Perry team’s part, though. Good use of pop culture.

 

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Video: A president of the People, and for the People

February 8, 2012

… is not what we have.

Instead we have a guy who spews left-populist, class warfare rhetoric at his State of the Union addresses campaign speeches while raising beau coup bucks at a high-end fashion show that even some of the Evil One-Percent(tm) might have trouble affording.

Republicans are hammering President Obama for his reelection campaign’s New York City fashion-show fundraiser in a new Web ad debuting Tuesday, arguing the optics of the event are inappropriate while the economy continues to struggle.

The ad opens with shots of the invitation to the event, co-hosted by actress Scarlett Johansson and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Both have been prominent donors for the president in the past. Subsequent shots of the invitation reveal other big-name attendees, including pop stars Beyonce Knowles and Sean Combs and fashion icons Marc Jacobs, Diane Von Furstenberg and Vera Wang.

The RNC wasted no time turning this into a commercial:

Yeah, I can see all those out-of-work Obama voters who lost out on the opportunity for thousands of good-paying jobs when President Common Man killed the Keystone pipeline just rushing out to buy $95 scarves, or tote bags with the symbol of Hope and Change plastered all over them. They must be thrilled to see his campaign pandering to millionaire glitterati while they themselves may be choosing between making the mortgage and getting the car fixed.

Keystone. The new HHS contraception regulations. The Gulf drilling “permitorium.” Fabulous taxpayer-paid vacations for Marie Antoinette Michelle. Attacking the Supreme Court. “I won.” And now this. Sometimes I wonder if the Obama campaign isn’t going out of its way to hand the opposition political prime beef in some subtle trap meant to goad conservatives into overreacting and thus scaring moderates.

Or maybe it’s much simpler. Maybe this administration is simply an egregious example of leftist urban academic elitism mixed with a remarkable political tone-deafness.

My bet is on the latter.

via Jazz Shaw

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


2012 is the new 1984?

November 2, 2011

And I don’t mean George Orwell’s brilliant and horrific novel.

Rather, we once again will have a Democratic candidate campaigning openly on the need to raise taxes. Back then, it was Walter Mondale trying to unseat President Reagan. Now it’s President Obama, trying to keep his job against the challenge from… ??

Whoever the Republican nominee is, he would do well to look at the Reagan campaign’s old commercials for a winning message. Here’s one:

(via Dan Mitchell)

Change “Mondale” to “Obama” and the script is ready for shooting. Especially when Obama keeps claiming that we are, indeed, better off than we were four years ago.

Whatever he’s smoking, I want some.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The Grizzlies roar

November 4, 2010

Sarah Palin’s political action committee, SarahPac, has put out some slick web videos in recent months, and this one on the results of the midterm elections is no exception. Enjoy.

(via Cubachi)


Mr. Say Anything

October 28, 2010

A cute political ad that whacks Obama and ObamaCare by parodying a series of Budweiser commercials from a few years ago:

Heh.

(via Hot Air)


Rubio: A fantastic closing message

October 26, 2010

This web ad by Marco Rubio is not only a great final pitch, it could also be a dandy of an ad for the start of a presidential run in 2016 or 2020:

via Nathan Wurtzel

UPDATE: My mistake: it says quite plainly this is a TV ad. At two minutes, the Rubio campaign must have cash to burn to pay for this in Florida’s market.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Real Democrats of Washington DC

October 25, 2010

GOProud is an organization of Gay conservatives that’s recently started endorsing candidates and working against those they think are harming America. To the latter end, they’ve released the following commercial, which will be played in Massachusetts, California, New York, and Hawaii. A parody of the “Real Housewives” franchise, it’s amusing and effective:

Personally, I think Bawney Fwank has a future on reality TV.

This has been an unusual election cycle in so many ways, and one of them has been the “coming out” of so many people as conservatives from groups usually assumed  (and often pressured to stay that way) to be left-liberal and reliably Democratic: women, minorities, and gays. This can only benefit our politics, as people more and more are judged by their beliefs and actions, and less by the group they belong to.