MUST GO VIRAL: The BEST ad to date of the 2012 elections – Freedom to Succeed

Wow. This is a fantastic ad being sponsored by one man who understands the American dream:

Here is what the YouTube description says about him:

Thomas Peterffy grew up in socialist Hungary. Despite the fact that he could not speak English when he immigrated to the United States in 1956, Thomas fulfilled the American dream. With hard work and dedication, he started a business that today employs thousands of people. In the 1970s, Thomas bought a seat on the American Stock Exchange. He played a key role in developing the electronic trading of securities and is the founder of Interactive Brokers, an online discount brokerage firm with offices all over the world.

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  • Army_Pilot1967

    That’s a good ad from a citizen that’s been on the other side of socialism, and he knows it’s not a good place to be. He and a millions of others get it, but the dimowits don’t get it or just don’t care! I’m with Thomas Peterffy, I’m voting for Romney/Ryan!!!!

    • Orangeone

      And this is what I don’t get about the Jews. Have the forgotten what happened in Germany and that it started with punishing the rich, redistribution of wealth, social justice, economic justice, all the crap O’Bambi and his radical progressives are shoving at us?

      • If you compare what Hitler did to what Obummer is doing, you would see exactly how spot on you are!

        • Orangeone

          I absolutely agree and tried to point this out to people in 2008 before the critter was elected but people would not listen.

      • Believe me, it is not all Jews, and I think you’ll be surprised by houw historically low Obama’s support in the Jewish Community is. The problem is that the left has done a 100 year job of convincing Jews that the commandment we call “Tikkun Olam” reuqires collective justice or charity, which, in fact, is exactly the opposite of what it is. Add to that the socialist nature of the early zionists (coming from 1800’s Europe) imposing that European model on the native Jews in the British mandate, and there you go.

        • Orangeone

          I hope you are correct with O’Bambi’s falling popularity with our Jewish voters.  I was appalled in 2008 when they were stumping for him in Florida.
          O/T but just saw a tweet from Katie Pavlich that Romney is leading in 2 polls in CO!

        • thank you Stephen—You make sense and help explain what I just said….Maybe your people are starting to wake up. Obama is no friend of Israel—he is a Muslim

      • yet American Jews support Obama—I just don’t get it….

    • PovrlaChasse

      Socialism is about confiscating power. Money and freedom itself is viewed as power by socialists. If you tell a socialist that reducing the tax rate will increase their revenue, they don’t care. It is not about revenue. It is all about power. They know they will always take the money, but it is the power of the population that they crave.

      Trivia test:
      What is the National Socialist Workers Party? How many hundreds of millions of people did Stalin kill? What is the GDP of Cuba or North Korea?

      After all the history and factual evidence we have about what “socialism” is and what it does, the people supporting it today must be incredibly stupid or just control-freak psychopaths.

  • This man knows the fear of Socialism!! And people of history are doomed to repeat if they donot learn from their mistakes. He speaks literally to the IDEA of AMERICA and what makes a great and his fears of the creeping element of Socialism that he sees and knows!!

    He is spending 5-10 million of his own money to run the ad in Ohio, Wisconsin, Florida, as well as, on CNBC, Bloomberg and I think CNN. So he is putting his MONEY where his mouth is!

    He does not mention a candidate but at the end he tells people VOTE REPUBLICAN!!

    OUTSTANDING AD!! This will be a massive winner!

    Oh Two Polls:

    Mason-Dixon Poll in Florida…..51/44 Romney just out yesterday (last month poll had 48/47 Obama!!!) Mason-Dixon one of the best polling firms!!

    McCaughlin and Associates (Good Polling Firm) in Virginia…..51/44 Romney….49/46 Allen over Keane….600 LV done on the 10th of Oct!!!

    • Wow, maybe Suffolk was right…

    • Orangeone

      I think he said voting Republican to send the message it’s Republican for all layers of government, not just president.

  • PicklePlants

    I really hope this ad gets nationwide airplay. This is the true American story and it flys in the face of the socialist pabulum spewing from the Democrats. The best line, in my opinion – “In Socialism, the rich will be poorer, but the poor will also be poorer.”

    History does repeat itself and we need to make sure we avoid a repeat of this administration.

  • Great story!

  • toongoon

    This is excellent. I posted to my facebook already.

    Unfortunately, it takes more than a few videos and tales of truth to undo years of indoctrination. I just hope we reach enough people through the election so we can continue the education.

    • NYGino

      Toon, every day it looks more and more like Obama is history. Wouldn’t surprise me one bit to see the biggest blowout in decades.

      • toongoon

        And that’s what keeps a smile on my face. Although, not a creepy Biden smile you understand. 🙂

    • denbren52

      I did the same thing yesterday. The problem is … none of my lefty FB friends will look at the stuff I post.

      • toongoon

        I know the feeling.

  • BHliberty

    Saw this Ad pop up shortly after the VP debate! I thought I was seeing things….you know, after all that garbage Biden shoved through our ears during the debate! It was a refreshing piece of play-by-play stated by someone who has experienced first-hand the demise of socialism.

    And yet, FOX news has a focus group on after the silly debates displaying pure ignorance! How anyone can be undecided is beyond me!

    • toongoon

      If someone is undecided now, they think they are enlightened, but it only shows their ignorance.

      • Landscaper

        I am a skeptic toon. I suspect the so called “undecided” say so just to be on tv. “Did everyone see me on Fox last night?”

        • BHliberty

          Could very well be! But to me, showing up on national TV as an undecided would reflect my stupidity on TV! I couldn’t do it!

        • NYGino

          I saw you, you’re looking good. Did you lose a little weight?

          • Landscaper

            NY, cracked up me….. almost blew snot in my coffee!

          • BHliberty


        • Mamasuan

          I have wondered about that as well (if they just say they are undecided just to be on tv)….hmmmm…… If anyone doesn’t know by now…….I don’t know what it would take to convince them. It’s pretty black and white to me.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Good ad… but he was reading part of it, which loses a little credibility.

    • I didn’t get that at all. He sounded very sincere.

      • Sober_Thinking

        I should have said, “but it looks to me like he’s reading something part of the time.”

        I wasn’t implying that he was an actor or insincere – but I can see how my comment made it look that way. My bad.

    • Landscaper

      Sober, come on buddy. He is a self made businessman not a goofy actor like Tom Cruz. Oh wait, Obummer said “you didn’t build that” my bad.

      • Sober_Thinking

        I loved his message and feel his point is spot on. I respect anyone that can “make it” like he has. I never thought he was an actor… but the real deal.

        It just seemed to me that he was reading something once or twice… I still like the ad a lot.

        Funny response though – I get what you’re saying. 🙂

        • Landscaper

          Indeed. Couldn’t make it on Jay Leno, so I dig holes. I was green before green was cool.

    • BHliberty

      You could put a teleprompter in front of him and it still wouldn’t matter! Socialism is socialsim! He came across quite sincere!

      • Sober_Thinking

        You couldn’t be more correct. 🙂

    • Kristin Thomas

      If it was likely your first time speaking on camera for a national TV ad you might need a little cue cards to help you say what you feel too. Cut him some slack buddy he’s an old man.

      • Sober_Thinking


        You wouldn’t believe the heat I’ve been getting over my response.

        I believe his sincerity and love what he says. I’ll leave it at that.

        I thought it was a good ad.

  • Mackie72

    A self-made billionaire ($4.6 billion) who’s paid $1.9 billion in taxes. He wonders why that’s not his “fair share.”
    This needs to go viral!

  • Theconservativechic

    I have witnessed many ethnic folks that came to the US from Communist countries and have done well considering the lack of money/education. They had “FREEDOM” in every sense to choose their future and that’s why they love America! This ad confirms what my parents went through and many other ethnicities in the late 70s that arrived in America.

    I am first generation American Freedom!!! (1972)

    Thanks to my parents for giving me the CHANCE to succeed & have freedom. And Thank GOD for American for allowing just that.

    This is crunch time and we must, must pray fervently for Romney/Ryan!!!

  • CDS in Manitoba

    Take THAT, George Soros!

    • Kristin Thomas

      AGREED! Pig Emperor Spooky Dude needs to meet his maker and soon. I’m just sorry Mossad hasn’t picked him up years ago to be tried as a Jewish War Criminal!

  • aposematic

    Great Ad. The total ad is significant but of particular significance in this ad is: Socialism reduces all to poor, but not equally poor as the present poor will by their nature always be the poorest. The myth that Socialism produces equality shot out of the water.

  • Arrrggghhh

    I loved the line “under socialism, the rich will be poorer but the poor will be poorer also.” Either liberals don’t get that or they simply just hate the rich (themselves excepted, of course) and want them to suffer, even if it makes the poor suffer more.

    I also marvel at the idiot billionaires like Gates and Buffett who think wealthy people should pay more in taxes. Let me get this right, instead of using their billions to end things like malaria, AIDS and hunger, they think it would be better to hand over their billions to the government so that the government can give away EBT cards (to buy votes). Huh? Seriously?

  • ChicksLoveRight

    Great ad!!! I hope they talk about democart’s plan for redistributing the wealth and taxing the job creators more in the debates.. last night Biden again barked his lungs out about taxing the ‘millionaires and billionaires’! And for God’s sake someone correct him that making more than $250K is not a MILLIONAIRE!

    • toongoon

      Earning a million dollars does not make one a millionaire. They are people calling people wealthy by their earnings not by their possessions, which is what people think of when they hear these words. By default, everyone who earns an will be taxed but those who are independently wealthy will not be touched.

      Not that I think taxes should raised on anyone, they should pass a dam budget and stop spending like drunken sailors.

    • iaintlyin

      Good point, Romneys team is not getting that out enough, its not millionaires and better they want to tax, its people and businesses making 200k a year. And when they don’t find enough at that level, they will be coming for anyone making 50k a year

  • Mark Smith

    There is a great YouTube of Maggie Thatcher in the House of Parliament when she was talking about socialism:

    “What the Honorable Gentlemen would wish is that not only that the rich be poorer, but that the poor be poorer!”

    • Is this the video you had in mind?

      (Margaret Thatcher on Socialism)

    • iaintlyin

      that would make a great tee shirt or bumper sticker ” What the 0 in office wishes for is not only that the rich get poor but the poor be poorer”. I’m ordering one right now

  • iaintlyin

    Great ad, now if they can get a coupla of illegals to make a similar ad telling why they come here, it may kill two birds with one stone. Actually, if they get the workers that appear in this video it would be great.

    • BHliberty

      HaHa! You are spot on!

  • Wow. I certainly do hope to see that on swing state television.

  • Great ad! He says he’s “putting this ad on television” has anyone seen it on TV?

  • Excellent!

    The choice is clear: Do we want someone that is consistent in dividing, consistent in redistributing our hard earned money, consistent in losing jobs, consistent in apologizing for America and in not telling the truth, or do we want someone who is strong in creating jobs, strong in bringing people together and doing what is necessary to strengthen the country and not apologizing for America. Someone who has spent his life working to aquire his wealth. Mitt Romney is the right man for this time to begin to put America back on her rightful track.

  • Freedomswatch

    Amazing ad. Thank you Mr. Peterffy for bringing the truth to those coddled Americans who falsely believe that wealth and freedom are handed to them by some “benevolent government”. Hopefully your ad will help them wake up from the propaganda that the MSM and the liberal education-indoctrination complex has been feeding them for the last 4 years.

    • brainless, thoughtless individuals do not realize that they are choking to death the middle class – that goose which is giving them all those goodies;
      they are too stupid to see the facts.
      The same goes for MSM urinalists.

  • Nukeman60

    Watch for the Obamabots and Obamedia to go after this guy with a vengeance like they did with ‘Joe, the Plumber’. You can’t have a powerful ad like this out there. They must now try to destroy this man.

    The truth is a powerful tool. The left hates it more than anything.

  • IT IS NOT FUNNY _ lying, interrupting, lying, interrupting and lying again!!!
    Too bad Ryan wasn’t watching his grimaces – he might have said: IT IS NOT FUNNY when you ruin our country and cover it with lies”…
    What an oaf Biden is.

    From jrt1031 comment- perfect summation:

    “those individuals (47%) don’t pay any federal or state taxes, get kickbacks and are practically paid not to work.”
    And that should be Romney opening statement of the next discussion with FuBar Ack Hussein.

  • My favorite line:

    Yes, in socialism the rich will be poorer
    But the poor will also be poorer.

    • hermsmd

      I can just see Margaret Thatcher making that same argument in Parliament, making a fool of the poor socialist who wished to argue against her. If you haven’t seen it already, I’m sure it could be found on youtube, or the archives here.

  • Orangeone

    This man is the true symbol of proper immigration to America. Thankfully he followed his dream, made is way out of socialism, brought that strong drive, ambition to our country. He has succeeded and has demonstrated first hand why you don’t want to repeat the failures from other countries.

    Thank you for sharing with us!

  • Excellent!!! Those who ignore history are doomed to forget it.

    I hear a lot of similar stories from folks who have come here from communist counties. Thank God for Mr. Peterffy for speaking up!

  • 911Infidel

    The socialist wankers are already pooh-pooing this ad. That’s cause truth is the new hate speech. The left paints this guy as a rich dude running scared. The left are so arrogant, and condescending, that anyone who disagrees with them is scared or phobic or whatever. Its ads like these that speak to sound fundamental easy-to-understand principals of freedom, that cause the left to lose sleep at night. They see their Messianic wet dream fading into the cesspool of history; so they get their Biteme Bidens, Kerrys and Goracles out to try and divert attention away from the facts while their Baghdad Bobs and Bobettes babble on like the cum laude graduates of Herr Goebels’ school of BS that they really are.

    Juding by the vast crowds showing up at R squared speeches, it seems to me that Americans by-and-large just ain’t buying the sales pitch of the Obaminite carnival barkers anymore. Hope and Change has morphed into what it always was which is just a bunch of elitists telling the kulaks (everyone else) to “eat $hit and die”; while they reward their friends (unions, ACORN, CAIR, MSA, LaRaza, et. al.) and punish their enemies (military, the very old, those that cling to their Bibles and guns, and pretty much any Republicsn).

    People like BiteMe Biden think that they own a heckler’s veto and can keep paying obsequious court to the American people and get away with it. Polls (say what you want about them) taken after the debate last night, indicate otherwise.

    Might want to find another shoeshine boy for that turd in the WH…Dhimis.

  • Wow, what a powerful ad. I thought it was great. Shows you that few people who have escaped socialism are anxious to return to it. Obama represents socialism in this country and that is why this election is so very important. We are at a crossroads right now. Do we want to maintain our free-market capitalist society, or do we want an oppressive social-welfare state that is failing like the ones all over Europe, especially in Greece. That is what is at stake in this election and THAT is why it’s so important for everybody to vote on November 6. It is up to us to maintain the freedoms handed down to us by our Founding Fathers. Generations of Americans have fought and died to maintain these freedoms and it is not up to us to simply give them away. The time to act is now and we must vote this socialist out of office. Our country literally depends on it.

  • Ken Melton

    I’ve often said that some of the GOP or Romney ads were good or excellent. But this one may well be the best. It should run every hour, every channel, from now to election day.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    WOW, he put that ad up himself? …. that is powerful. Now THERE’S a true American.

  • Dodoforever Canspell

    Interactive is the best and one of the cheapest brokers around. I have been trading with them for close to 10 yrs now and here in Canada they are more than 70% cheaper than the minimum per trade charged by banks.
    No wonder then to see that the man behind Interactive is someone like Thomas Peterffy. Great ad.

  • Susitna

    All of us have to read George Orwell’s Animal Farm again:
    We have Napoleon the pig in the White House surrounded by other pigs saying all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others…..

    Pigs: Orwell uses the pigs to surround and support Napoleon. They symbolise the communist party loyalists and the friends of Stalin, as well as perhaps the Duma, or Russian parliament. The pigs, unlike other animals, live in luxury and enjoy the benefits of the society they help to control. The inequality and true hypocrisy of communism is expressed here by Orwell, who criticised Marx’s oversimplified view of a socialist, “utopian” society. Obviously, George Orwell doesn’t believe such a society can exist. Toward the end of the book, Orwell emphasises, “Somehow it seemed as though the farm had grown richer without making the animals themselves any richer except, of course, the pigs and the dogs.”

  • Amazing! He put out the ad himself! That’s great. Expect vitriol from the left.

  • Coming Apart

    Great commercial, our problem today is those being educated are not being taught our past!

  • Laurel

    I agree that this is the best ad hands down.

  • Thank you Thomas for making this video…

  • kong1967

    Wow!! This is probably the best “general content” ad I’ve ever seen. It reminds us of the bigger picture…which we never lose sight of here.

    Democrats don’t understand that if you destroy the rich you also destroy the poor. They will find out that they can get a whole lot worse off. They’re the idiots that are going to be the ones that do it to them. Of course, they will blame us.

  • Amen brother!…welcome to our country and thanks for setting straight that about socialist policies don’t exactly work for a prosperous nation! Achievement works folks!

  • Joengima

    Thomas, God Bless you.

  • z b

    This is the kind of ad that conservative Super PAC’s should be airing on television!

  • nibblesyble

    Lovely Ad, lovely man, and scary message…get it together people!

  • 1tootall

    George Soros is Hungarian, and he LOVES technology!! Funny how different the outcome is!! Great ad.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    He dreamed of coming to America and now Obama is trying to make America become like Hungary where the rich get poorer and so do the poor as leadership in government takes away the incentive to work hard and holds up to ridicule the financially successful.

  • “It seems like people don’t learn from the past” This is the core of the socialist push we see in the US today.
    The press and other liberals hate the Tea Party but love the “occupy movement”.
    Global Warming alarmist want energy controlled.
    Everyone gets a free phone and mandated health insurance.
    Our universities are hotbeds for anti-freedom ideologues.
    All freedom loving Americans better start showing up at the polls or history will repeat.

  • DebbyX

    It seems that the immigrants in this Country who come here and become LEGAL citizens, are better at expressing what the American dream truly means than some born here. A lot of people take it granted. They haven’t learned that freedom is not free.

  • wodiej

    That is an excellent ad.

  • Tiffini

    This is a powerful AD and God bless this man for doing it.

  • May God continue to Bless this wonderful man with a powerful message/warning.

  • Kristin Thomas

    He is the antithesis of George Soros and it is wonderful to see a man like him who has set a great example for the future of America! May She be saved for men and women like him to continue to pursue the American dream! GOD BLESS THOMAS PETERFFY!

  • silvereagle

    I joined the Army in 1971. I took an oath. The Oath. To protect and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. I served 22 years active duty and retired in 1993. I see this video, listen to this man, and can’t for the life of me understand why so many would want so badly what this man and so many others risked their very lives to get away from.

  • This video was just removed from YouTube in the past 2 minutes. Very suspicious. You may want to investigate.

    • Yes, quite suspicious! Can’t trust Youtube for nothing. The ad must have been working so they took it down.

  • I can’t access the video, either here or through YouTube. When you click on Thomas Peterfly’s name, the message that comes up via YouTube is the account’s been suspended. Any idea where else I can see this?

  • Outstanding. Persons who have lived in socialist countries get it.

  • A real American success story…

  • a real American success story….

  • our best citizens are the ones who once lived under communism—they know all about it having lived under it during their lifetimes. Americans have no idea what it is all about…

  • Here’s the American Dream, straight up as it appears to a person from a Communist country. He came here not speaking English, and he worked hard to achieve his level of success. He sees all that on the brink of collapse if Obama is re-elected. Watch this 1-minute video as he distills America down to its essential attraction.

  • Marvtaylor8642

    This message is to Thomas Peterffy. My Mother-in-Law gre up under Hitler and she wanted me to thank you immesley for doing this. You are very blessed.

  • A_Truism

    Guess what idiots on the left posted on a site featuring this ad: That Mr Peterffy didn’t know what Socialism was! LOL! The turds…

  • grandpamike1

    No, hes voting Republication because of tax laws that let him shelter his money like Mitt Romney does.

    • I agree, I’m reading “Who stole the American dream” by Hedrick Smith, what an eye opener. These people that think they’re upper middle or middle class now will join the poor in the future.

  • It’s not just the jews. It’s the blacks. They are selling themselves right back into slavery. Obama thinks blacks live like they do in the commericals on TV. Obama lies so prolifically and so convincingly, the blacks, especially the poorly educated ones —– just suck up to him “because he is black!!!!” AND ———– he’s not Black he’s mulatto!! Obama with his phoney accents and gutteral slurs, talks down and takes down the integrity of the American Black community!!!

    • David Duty

      I wonder how many Blacks know Martin Lurther King Jr. was a republican?

  • David Duty

    A true American! keep up the fight for our freedom Thomas, I love your ad, your heart is in the right place.
    David Duty

  • David Duty

    Thomas, you are a true American! Keep up the fight for our freedoms. I love your ad!

  • amen brother

  • I think Obama knows this….that is his goal. That is his, and his fathers dream for America. We can’t understand that way of thinking because we are true Americans and he is not. Sad by true!!

  • The opportunity to achieve and reach one’s potential through hard work and free enterprise AND enjoying the benefit of that hard work is what made our Country the greatest in the World. Why would we allow an ELECTED politician destroy that? Ever!

  • The opportunity to achieve whatever one is capable of through hard work and free enterprise, AND the ability to enjoy and dispose of the wealth one has earned as THEY choose is what made America the greatest country in the World. Why would we allow any ELECTED politician, and his cronies, destroy that?

  • Great Video We all have had our struggles in our Lives and for some maybe not the sucsess we hoped for and for some better then they thought but not one person ever Achived anything without trying and working hard to get there’ all i know is I Love my Country and I will Stand by Her Always thats why i Never Believe any Politician is the best thing by what they Say but By what they do.I Pray to God Romney will be a Great President and get this Country going again and i believe it will be Painful for some Americans if your Rich or Poor But there are things that need and have to be done to save America from Greed and power Grabbing people. remember if the shoe Fits

  • Strong_Bear

    Know a woman from Argentina – a dictatorship. She says about the same as this man & hates the direction America is going. IMO voting republican won’t help much – flip side of the same coin.