How Americans For Shared Prosperity ad zings Obama policies and programs

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Screen shot from recent AFSP video.
Screen shot from recent AFSP video.

WASHINGTON, September 22, 2014 – Perhaps at least some right-thinking Americans are finally figuring out the best way to fight the radical left propaganda machine: ridicule and satire.

If there’s one thing the dogmatic and ideological leftists currently wrecking this country can’t stand, it’s having their own piety and self-importance ridiculed. They’ve long preached virtue to everyone else while never bothering to pursue it on their own.

It’s time to give them a taste of their own political medicine, and we’ve happily discovered, via LegalInsurrection, a soft political commercial that does just that.

Young, unmarried women voters—the voting bloc that arguably put our current Duffer-in-Chief over the top in both 2008 and 2012—have been particularly vulnerable to the phony “Republican War on Women” promises and propaganda put our leftist extremists. But recent polls indicates that their affair with Barack Obama has finally begun to fray around the edges as a result.


Comparing Obama to a stereotypical but all-too-familiar faithless boyfriend, the following advert from Americans for Shared Prosperity (AFSP) gets the message through to its intended demographic in this friendly, elegant, yet quietly devastating commercial message.

That message is further enhanced by the ingenious use of a personable but racially ambiguous actress to deliver the message. While she’s clearly not of Celtic origin, her subtle racial mixture, whatever it might be, is spot-on for targeting Everywoman. She could be any young woman’s nicest, best, but so-often-unjustly-betrayed friend.

Here’s the clip:

As the old song goes, “breaking up is hard to do.” The heroine of this commercial has been hurt by her recent, failed relationship including a short but telling litany of unkept promises. But she’s an optimist and plans to move past it all by learning from her mistake and vowing not to repeat it the next time she hears the sales pitch.

This commercial’s letter-perfect skewering of the hypocritical left is surprisingly tasteful. It’s also astonishing in its non-condescending simplicity. It’s soft and warm, yet gets its devastating point across without verbal violence.

Better yet, it’s gently humorous, running with but not jumping the shark in the way it deploys its dating metaphor, effectively emphasizing but not overpowering its key underlying metaphor of betrayal, something that, in our already long time on this planet, that a woman can never forget and rarely forgive.

The message conveys the truth. But at the same time, it doesn’t turn its intended audience into a hapless piñata. It doesn’t lecture and it doesn’t berate. It’s straightforward, woman-to-woman. Young women will get the message. It validates the feeling they already have.

Red State’s Moe Lane, who has also posted this video, concurs in the opinion that this is one remarkable video.

And the truth of the matter is, it’s all freaking true. The Democrats pretty much do treat every group in their coalition with neither consideration nor respect; and there is in fact a limit to how often you can lie to a person’s face before she starts to realize that she’s being played. Particularly if there’s somebody out there willing to, you know, actually try to present an alternative.

If America’s non-socialist majority is to have even a shred of hope for pulling the U.S. back from the precipice of disaster, it’s going to need perceptive soft commercials such as this one to break through the left’s almost impenetrable thicket of lies—lies that have ultimately victimized the very class of voters left-wing extremist Democrats have promised to protect.

Republicans have truly been the “stupid party” since as long as we can remember. That doesn’t mean they’ve been wrong for the most part. Just almost criminally inept in making their valid case against creeping socialism. Fearing the Democrats’ admittedly deadly attack machine, they have seemed in recent years more frightened by potential attacks than they are inspired by their own more hopeful message.

The Republican Party needs to start taking on board more of the kind of people like the ones responsible for this unobtrusively brilliant AFSP commercial. Otherwise, their lack of political courage and their fear of telling the truth will consign them to the back bench forever. Or at least for as long as lefty Democrats can endure keeping a dwindling number of them around.

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  • eddie munster

    Terry, this ad was terrible! It’s demeaning to women – as if birth control is the only issue they vote on. At the end, there wasn’t even a recommendation to vote Republican! And, what the heck is a woman lounging on a white couch, with her laptop computer got to to do with the average female voter? Especially one with kids???

    • trac ingr

      birth control was the only issue that women 18 to 25 voted on, thats why obama targetted them in the final 30 days with a war on women they want to ban abortion nonsense

      • trac ingr

        and thats ok with me cause those dopes are paying for it now and for years to come through their adult life, they will pay pay pay

  • justshootmenow

    Terry, contrary to what the gentleman below thinks this old lady agrees that it’s a great ad. It’s simplicity and graceful telling only amplifies the truth of the message. I had seen it elsewhere and sent the link to all three daughters only one of which was misguided enough to be taken in back then. I feel it will be more successful than a hyper partisan message.
    Aaja

  • Jefferson

    She looks either Middle Eastern or Hispanic.

  • George Kato

    No amount of propaganda can change the fact that Obama is dishonest. He just never tells the truth.