View Full Version : we're not the only ones who want to attack MCCAIN...

02-07-2008, 05:59 PM
An email from the Robert Greenwald emailing list (BraveNews Films, did OutFoxed: Rupert Murdocks' War on Journalism)

Dear activists, colleagues, and friends,
Now is not the time for progressives to be silent. With Clinton and Obama battling each other we MUST start telling the story of McCain and his support for war.

We have been barraged with folks asking us to take action. And we have.

1. Watch the videos
2. Make an investment

In less than a week, Jason, Leda, Philip and Lissette put together these two fantastic short videos. And we have a major BNF strategic campaign to reach hearts and minds.

Watch the videos: http://LessJobsMoreWars.com/?utm_source=rgemail

We need $100,000 immediately (like in the next week), so we can continue making these high impact videos, full-time, around the clock.

Can you chip in $50? We've got to start now. http://LessJobsMoreWars.com/donate.php?utm_source=rgemail

While we're using a little HUMOR in our opening effort, the war is deadly serious, the deaths to Americans and to Iraqis, a tragedy. We have seen and experienced the terrible pain and suffering. But our job right now is to reach millions of people who have erected emotional walls to any more painful news of death and destruction. So we went to the personal, the cost to each and everyone of us. And we did it by hacking the techniques of Madison Ave, a joke that gets the attention, and then makes the point.

We're very excited about this campaign, so excited that we wanted to get you involved now before we even have a proper website set up for it. Please post a comment on the blog with your ideas for future videos, a campaign song, a cartoon, and additional ways to get the word out.

Post your ideas here: http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/28359?utm_source=rgemail

Let's keep working together to tell America about John McCain's vision for our country: Less jobs, and more wars. I've got a hunch Joe Scarborough is going to regret ever making that joke.


Time to get to work…

Robert Greenwald
and the crew at Brave New Films

P.S. Here are the original clips where McCain was straight talking with an audience about the reality of his administration, and then goes on to talk about how much he will help veterans. This isn't out of context, and he didn't make a mistake. He really believes there will be more wars, and we'll be in Iraq for a hundred years. We can't let that happen.

More wars: http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/28347?utm_source=rgemail
100 years in Iraq: http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/23346?utm_source=rgemail
The original Scarborough clip: http://bravenewfilms.org/blog/27089?utm_source=rgemail


02-08-2008, 07:27 AM
These Robert Greenwald videos are FANSTASTIC. The anti-war message is subtle, done through humor, but VERY POWERFUL here, and it resonates. With 70% of the country already that way inclined, McCain CANNOT HOPE TO WIN with the Dems using ads like that.

The GOP heirarchy needs to see what they are up against. We should work out some way to get these videos seen by EVERY GOP hack, before they committ to a pro-war candidate, and the ads start airing nationally. Perhaps they'll be a little less confident that they'll be able to slide through for a win.

Can those involved in GOP meetings right down to county level email this to all GOP members as a heads-up, to warn them of what is coming? Otherwise, perhaps everybody should take a laptop along to their next GOP meeting, and do a little presentation.

Any other suggestions? If we can convince them that they WILL lose with a pro-war candidate, then we are more than half way to victory.


02-08-2008, 07:32 AM
if the dems attack mccain on his pro-war stance hard enough and early enough, it could be enough to swing something miraculous. it's a long, long shot... but it is possible. it could wake up the republican base to the fact that they just can't win the general with a pro-war candidate.

02-08-2008, 07:46 AM
I wonder if the Huckabee people want to throw in on some ads attacking McCain with us?

02-08-2008, 10:07 AM

02-08-2008, 10:13 AM
typicaly not a fan of attack ads,
but these are on point.

And the message, "Less Jobs, More War" is explicitly shown to come from the TV News itself ... "clearly" "trustworthy" ... :D

02-08-2008, 10:38 AM