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How Americans For Shared Prosperity ad zings Obama policies and programs

Written By | Sep 21, 2014

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.

Terry Ponick

Biographical Note: Dateline Award-winning music and theater critic for The Connection Newspapers and the Reston-Fairfax Times, Terry was the music critic for the Washington Times print edition (1994-2010) and online Communities (2010-2014). Since 2014, he has been the Senior Business and Entertainment Editor for Communities Digital News (CDN). A former stockbroker and a writer and editor with many interests, he served as editor under contract from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and continues to write on science and business topics. He is a graduate of Georgetown University (BA, MA) and the University of South Carolina where he was awarded a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and co-founded one of the earliest Writing Labs in the country. Twitter: @terryp17