67 Responses to “it is the democratic party….”

  1. 1 dun
    August 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    I like this ad.

  2. August 15, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    this ad is awesome! clear and concise. Democrats= safety + prosperity.

  3. 16 dotster
    August 15, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Know it’s just an online poll, but I don’t want the haters to win. Please grade Obama at town hall today:

  4. August 15, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    Just read this at OFA

    on twitter regarding Perry


    • 29 dotster
      August 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

      See Perry is out with a vid where he said that we need a President who is really in love with America. So here they go again—-recycling this same garbage.

      • August 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

        He loved America so much he wanted to secede from it. Besides that even, I don’t think this dog will hunt in 2011 – it’s not candidate Obama running for election, but President Obama running for re-election. And outside if they hyper-partisan in the Republican Party, I don’t think even Republicans would say that President Obama hates America, or isn’t “in love with it”.

        • 31 Anonymous
          August 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

          “[Perry] loved America so much he wanted to secede from it.”

          Great tweet-worthy line!

        • 32 nospin
          August 15, 2011 at 3:39 pm

          “He loved America so much he wanted to secede from it.”

          exactly. Next . . .

        • August 15, 2011 at 5:19 pm

          I think you’re right. This un-american, he’s a Muslim is not going to work in the general with the rest of the country. It will def turn off sane Republicans. Will be great for his base though.

      • August 15, 2011 at 3:25 pm

        ‘we need a President who is really in love with America’

        Someone needs to tell Perry to wake up – we have a President who is completely in love with all of America and shows it by his decisions for ALL its citizens (rich, poor, sick, homosexual, women, students, etc. etc.), not just for the millionaires. Wait, the voters will tell Perry in 2012 if he makes it that far.

      • 35 busbus
        August 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

        Isn’t Perry being a little hypocritical when he says, “…we need a President who is really in love with America.” This coming from a candidate who for years advocated seceding from America!

        I look at him and Bachmann as pretentious and phony politicians and human beings. Both wanting to be president of a country that they despise – one wanting to secede and the other stating that the legislative body is filled with members who are anti-America. With these on their record, I wouldn’t consider either to be the leader of this country!

        • August 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

          I had to laugh when I read that. This fool not to long ago didn’t want to be a part of the United States. Now all of a sudden he loves America. Bullshit. Excuse my language. America has a President who loves America. His name is Barack Obama.

          • August 15, 2011 at 6:16 pm

            We need a President who didn’t realize he loved this country when he decided to run for President. Remember Barack Obama 2004 speech at the Democratic Convention, he talked of one America then, he never said anything about seceding. So sorry Perry, we have a President who loves this country. President Barack Obama.

  5. August 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Done. It has to be rigged. How can there be exactly 41.67% in A and 41.67% in D at the same time. They must have them linked together and then the B and C are linked as well.

  6. 39 GGail
    August 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Chipsticks, thanks for all of the wonderful coverage today – especially the photos! I’m glad to see that Igor hasn’t grown any more inches 🙂

    • August 15, 2011 at 4:43 pm

      I love the soundtrack. I believe it’s from Batman Begins. It certainly made my hair stand on end because one, Christopher Nolan is simply a freakin’ genius and the movie touched a LOT of people. Two, it’s superhero season in popular culture. There’s some subtle nod to awaken the superhero within all of us in this ad. Interesting juxtaposition of the bright, cheery visuals with the heavy, full, passionate sound track. The button that was pushed in my brain was that I need to prepare for an ugly battle and remind myself that everything that we need for this country to succeed starts with me.

      • 41 utaustinliberal
        August 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

        Briiliant take on the ad. Those were my thoughts too. That’s what makes it so friggin powerful. Christopher Nolan is the genius that made batman an epic juggernaut and the soundtrack in Batman Begins was used to show how Batman was preparing for the ultimate battle with his former “faux” mentor Liam Neeson. The soundtrack was used to show how far Batman had come and how he was gearing up for an ugly battle by shoring up all his arsenals. The ad resonates with me because the soundtrack is so chilling and juxtaposed with the accomplishments over the decades by the deomcratic party, it shows us that we have to gear up, gird our loins, get up, grow a thick skin and fight fight fight fight with every last drop of blood, sweat, and tears to retain all the accomplishments made in the past and over the past 2.5 years. Creatively, the ad is MAGNIFICENT.

      • 42 Sue in Minnesota
        August 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

        I liked the music too. The Repulicans typically use such overly dramactic, dark music that envokes danger and life threatening doom to me.
        This music was serious, and determined, it’s energy was like that of a build up to a great battle……which is percisely what we are preparing for.

  7. 43 utaustinliberal
    August 15, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    This ad is so friggin powerful. I’m freaking speechless. I have to go tweet this youtube link because EVERYONE needs to see this. Thanks so much Chips.

    The great social legislations that have come about and transformed this country for the better have come about; why? Because It Is The Democratic Party.

    Best line from @BarackObama townhall. “I have no problem with folks saying ObamaCares. I DO CARE.” 2012 Here We Come! #ObamaCares #YesWeCan.

  8. 44 gcwp1
    August 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Love it. Sounded like Kennedy to me. And…response to ad: DAMNED STRAIGHT!!! Have chills.

  9. 45 dotster
    August 15, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Great ad! Reminded me of one of Perry’s deplorable Tx. stats, that Tx. is the #! polluter in the country, free rein to companies/corporations, pollute to your hearts’ content, because who needs clean air and water.

    • 46 dotster
      August 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

      Should add—-who needs clean air and water when there are profits to be made, extra multi- million dollar bonuses, extra billions in profits.

  10. 47 COS
    August 15, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Reminder ——- Randi Rhodes on now.


  11. 48 utaustinliberal
    August 15, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Hey guys Randi Rhodes is on right now. Awesome 🙂 http://www.ktlkam1150.com/mediaplayer/

  12. August 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    I think the big jobs project that the Administration and Dems need to push in the infrastructure bank. Let the GOP squawk about big spending again, because infrastructure is something that will need to be spent on now or in the future – it’s not going to repair itself. So why not now? This wouldn’t be running up the debt or deficit because this is all money that HAS to be spent – it’s like saying “I’m not going to fix that major leak in my roof for the next six months because I don’t have the cash on hand right now” – I think it’s a comcept that most would understand. Just don’t have any sexy projects that could be framed as unneeded fluff (like HSR or flashy airports etc), but just the boring stuff – roads, sewers, bridges, levee’s etc.

  13. August 15, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    In other news…Here’s what Bill Clinton had to say about Perry running

    Bill Clinton Scoffs At Rick Perry’s Platform: ‘I Mean, This Is Crazy’ (VIDEO)

    “I got tickled by watching Governor Perry announce for governor, for president,” Clinton said — perhaps stumbling a bit in the wind-up of a joke. “He’s a good looking rascal.”

    Clinton, dressed in a dark suit and gray tie, continued his riff on Perry — who officially announced his presidential campaign on Saturday.

    “And he’s saying ‘Oh, I’m going to Washington to make sure that the federal government stays as far away from you as possible –while I ride on Air Force One and that Marine One helicopter and go to Camp David and travel around the world and have a good time.’ I mean, this is crazy.”


  14. 55 bonkers
    August 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    I thought the voiceover was Deval Patrick.

    The ad didn’t do much for me, though. What was with the ominous music? I guess “going into the field of battle” and all that, but just kind of blah. Might just be a little web clip though, which is fine I guess…They’ll get better for sure!

    • August 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

      I think you could be right with Patrick being the voice over. I think it could be from a rousing speech he gave only a couple of months ago (in Florida I believe, DNC or DGA event)

      • 57 Sue in Minnesota
        August 15, 2011 at 5:09 pm

        I don’t hear Kennedy’s Boston accent in the voice over……the determination yes, just doesn’t sound Boston enough to me.

  15. 58 utaustinliberal
    August 15, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha Randy Rhodes is killing me! She said she hopes Michele Bachmann wins the GOP nomination because she’s crazy like Charles Manson …hahahahahahaha and her batshit crazy rabidness will hand President Obama an easy win. OMG Hahahahahaha 😆 😆 😆 Randy Rhodes is a fucking awesome political commentator.

  16. 59 overseasgranny
    August 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    This is the 2nd great new ad. I would like to know where they are running as well and how often.

  17. 60 bonkers
    August 15, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    It never ceases to amaze me how the MegaMedia owners can elevate anyone they want to a frontrunner status. I mean, here’s a chump with a horrendous track record, all sorts of potential scandals, barely made it through college, has little to no national name recognition, and he’s constantly referred to as the favorite in the Repub Party before he even declares he running!

    So weird. There’s no “let the people decide” ever happening, unless someone knows how to harness that power and bypass the MegaMedia control of the public discourse, just like President Barack Hussein Obama did to win nationally in a landslide victory.

    They anointed Sayrah Paylin too, who had even a worse record than Shrub 2: Electric Boo-galoser Perry, and thankfully they more the public got to see of her, they realized what a scam she is. Hopefully the same will happen with Shrub2.0 after the MegaMedia is done with their fluff-jobs.

    • 61 Sue in Minnesota
      August 15, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      We have to make their opinions irrelevant. They can talk all they want, but when people stop trusting the source, and then stop listening…..they will be like the crazy guy that talks out loud to himself on the bus.

  18. 62 lamh34
    August 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I posted this over at Balloon Juice and the usual suspect are of course shitting on it. I posted this response to them:

    ersonally, I didn’t think the ad was that bad, but I also suspect that only an ad that goes a little something like this would be enough for some people.

    Still I thought it was a good starting point at least until you can make direct ads against one individual. At this point, the GOP has the easier task of knowing who there opponent will be, so ads directly against the Obama campaign can be made pretty easily.

  19. August 15, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Great ad, love the music, love the substance.

  20. 65 Allison
    August 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    Wish add touched on social security …

  21. August 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    The ad is a good first step in defining, once again, what the Democratic Party stands for, which has been so clouded and distorted by the Right that people forget. One of the counties in Pa issued a Thank a Democrat t-shirt, which listed about 17 huge acts Democrats had passed to help Americans, from Civil Rights to Social Security and Medicare to the GI bill, etc, etc. Just about everything that makes us safer and healthier as Americans was on that shirt. A friend was registering voters in a very red area and hung the t-shirt over a chair so everyone could see. Many people, including Republicans, stopped, looked and said, “I didn’t know that.” People forget how much the Democratic Party has done over the years and what real Democratic values mean. We have to keep reminding them over and over again through every means possible. Define who we are, rather than be defined. If you’re manning a Democratic table at any event over the next 15 months, bring a poster board with you and list the things that Democrats have done for Americans. Put that side by side with the accomplishments of our president and I think a lot of eyes will be opened.

  22. 67 Dave
    August 15, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I know it’s over forty years ago now, but listen to Senator Kennedy’s eulogy for his brother Robert again. It still chokes me up and gives me goose-bumps. The poetic description of his brother’s dedication to improving the lives of the disenfranchised and forgotten could describe our President as well, in the present thank heavens!

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