I have to give them a break on this one. You have to look at who their trying to appeal to. Although his statement at the end was as you said lame.
He could have called her spend it now, said he wouldn't and approved it. Wouldn't have come across quite to silly.
I don't see the problem with this ad. It would only be offensive if it featured a ugly, haggered, old lady.
I was agreeing with you. I am also a Michigander. I just want the truth to be told like it is and for people to stop with the PC crap. I don't care who the challenger is to her position, as long as they are far more consertive and successfully removes her from office. We have to take back our country!
I also like this ad. Sometimes the truth is hard to swollow. We have entered the Age of Truth, having just exited the Age of Fantasy.
This election is about a struggle between opposing worldviews concerning the principles of economic prosperity and capitalism as much as it is about political parties, values and religions. Big resentments are festering between these groups.
Here is a quote that I thought capsulated one level of the struggle:
"And, after a while, people who pay their bills on time start to feel like suckers. I think we’ve reached that point now:
* People who pay their mortgages - often at considerable personal sacrifice - see others who didn’t bother get special assistance.
* People who took jobs they didn’t particularly want just to pay the bills see others who didn’t getting extended unemployment benefits.
* People who took risks to build their businesses and succeeded see others, who failed, getting bailouts. It rankles at all levels."
From 'The Makers vs The Takers' linked here at one of my favorite Christian news blogs: http://www.transfigurations.blogspot.com/2012/02/its-takers-versus-makers-and-these-days.html
That girl was obviously an American pretending to have poor English grammar skills. It reminds me of old Hollywood movies, though I don't see it as racist. It's lame, but so are most political ads.
Well, it does play to racial stereotypes. Does that make it a bad ad? It isn't something I'd run, but maybe that's just me.
OMG! we should pull it immediately. Having a Chinese looking girl playing a Chinese girl is just unacceptable.
We should have had a white American looking girl (whatever that is) using broken Chinese explaining how she was raised in China by Chinese parents who didn't speak English so she was expressing their opinion and thanks for American money. After which she would have said how her government is also thankful for American money and she's glad she isn't in America because it's better living in a peaceful successful communist government where they don't need American money.
That should fix it.
well done ad.
Chinese young communist female thanks a lot "useful idiots with money" from U.S.A.
Right in the teeth Ad.
The problem with using the "Spend it Now" phrase...is that it might actually appeal to the people who want the government to 'spend it now' to help them out.
And "Spend it Not" sort of reinforces that 'party of No' label that the Dems have been using for a long time to tar Republicans with.
They could very well use this as an example of how "those evil Republicans don't want to help you at a time when you're hurting".
So despite being kind of trite, this ad could end up backfiring and doing more harm than good.
I like the idea of using the 'Chinese girl' to highlight how stupid it is for us to be continuing to run up our debt to China.
It's the "spend it now/spend it not" thing that is a bit lame and cringeworthy.
Here's another one in the same tradition - http://blog.angryasianman.com/2010/10/political-ad-future-china-will-laugh-at.html
I don't know which of these candidates is D or R, but I would guess Debbie is a Democrat.
Whatever the party....
We must put the stops on some of our trade policies to protect American jobs.
We must also stop foreign hackers from stealing and pirating American technology and inventions.
Violating trademarks is a crime. Foreign or national.
We must get out of debt, individual and corporately, privately and nationally.
We must return to sound and sane economic AND foreign policies.
It's time to get the big irresponsible spenders out.
THIS is the best commercial ad (by Clint Eastwood >> http://youtu.be/GJ-_VhTNL4I
Watch it before Chrysler pulls it - They pulled it once
If a ploituician van emulate it - It would be golden
But the ad is getting enormous attention, isn't that the point? Plus the message is quite clear. While you might not like the script the ad does serve the purpose.
Im sorry I disagree, I think this add was awesome. LoL, we need to stop being so offended by little things like this.
The ad did not explain the principles of what they were trying to go against. It needed more detail and facts. Newt and Rick would do a better job of teaching the principles of sound economic policy.
It's strange to hear the leftists screech and squeal, demonstrating and shouting against the Tea Partiers for wanting sound economic policy...calling it terrorism, hate, bigotry, etc.
It makes me wonder how liberals conduct their own financial lives...Are they in huge debt? Do they bounce checks? Live in luxury at others' expense? Do they pay their taxes? (some of Obama's appointees were caught owing hundreds of thousands) Do they steal from their employers? Do they give to charities?
Why do they want our nation to do what a sane and responsible individual would not do and a crook would go to jail for doing?