Sunday, April 25, 2010

Best Political Video of the Season

This is by far the best political video we have seen this season. Expect more and more of this kind of work as we move towards campaign 2.0 in 2010. Everything is moving online these days and fewer and fewer people are reading the old grey lady. The quote that starts the ad off speaks volumes after 15 months of Obama and a Democratic Congress. They own it and in November we will Remember!

"It is true that you may fool all of the people
some of the time: you may even fool some of the
people all of the time: but you can't fool all of the people all of the time."
- President Abraham Lincoln


  1. Loved it! Brilliant. Thanks, Buggs.

  2. Still no discussion of the growing groundswell behind "third tier" Matt Doheny? Support from Oswego and Madison County GOP committees... great fundraising numbers... better come out of hibernation Buggs.

  3. I'll discuss the "groundswell". Let's be exact. Mr. Doheny has the support of the GOP Chairs, not the committee members. Many of the county committee members are presently calling their chairs on the carpet to explain their endorsement of a candidate on behalf of the county when they have not consulted the committee members in the first place. These are personal endorsements bought by Mr. Doheny's money last year and this season and decorated in revenge against Mr. Hoffman for his role in Dede's loss. It is clear that Mr. Doheny is a Scozzafava sequel for the GOP. He contributed a sizeable sum to Dede's campaign last year in October, when it was clear that she was not the candidate the Republican constituency wanted to support. This man cannot call himself a conservative when he contributes to anything that moves (mostly things moving to the left within the Republican party). He cannot be principled when he contributes to candidates who turn out to be more liberal than the democrats in the race. He cannot be seen as a great fundraiser when his money comes from outside of the district and not from the voting block. In summary, Buggs isn't not reporting news. This is conjecture and anyone who reports responsibly would not give credence to this correctly labeled "Third tier" candidate.

  4. * Fear sells. The unknown is frightening.

    Combine them with uncertainty and lots of money working simple messages that whip the flames of hate and discontent and the result will be disaster on a scale none of us wants: Chaos and turmoil.

    And, what is it all designed for: To put the GOP back in charge!! Yipee.

    How short our memories are.

  5. I love the third tier title. I hope this blog keeps him there throughout the whole primary as Hoffman continues to drift into obscurity. It is classic.

  6. Now the "other side of the proverbial coin," Mr. and Mrs. Bugs:

    This video starts with that famous Abe Lincoln quote about fooling all of the people all of the time, and it's set to ominous strings.

    Then, there's some cutting back and forth between then-candidate Barack Obama declaring, "Yes we can," and various ominous things that he's supposedly done:

    "Ignore the will of the American people"

    "Corrupt your representatives"

    "Bankrupt our country"

    "End the American dream"

    Then, there's a quick tour of more scary black guys -- in reality, irrelevant, powerless figures -- saying easily misread things: Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fla. avers, "There ain’t no rules around here. We make 'em up as we go along." Rev. Al Sharpton asserts, "The American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama."

    Then white Nancy Pelosi is in there too, and naturally, bingo: Fidel Castro shows up, calling the passage of healthcare reform "a miracle."

    I'll spare you the rest. Suffice it to say that, not only is every single particular of the video extraordinarily misleading in one way or another, the whole thing is so overwrought that you keep wondering when we'll cut away to Glenn Beck sobbing while he blueprints out a heavily fortified bunker on his chalkboard.

    Bugs: you've done a huge disservice. Humor is one thing and I enjoy a good SNL skit like the next guy... but cheering about this slanted video with a purpose and with the implication for "change" in November, anyway possible, is flat out wrong.