Just when hateful documentary propagandist Michael Moore was becoming a distant, bad memory, he returns with a deeply disrespectful political ad that he produced in conjunction with the radical left MoveOn.org. It is one of the saddest and most revolting spots yet associated with the Obama campaign, which has turned this election into a carnival of vulgarity.
The virulently radical Moore, who is vastly wealthy but affects solidarity with the working-class, is not only responsible for a corpus of film work that is bloated with anti-American lies and distortions, including Bowling for Columbine and Fahrenheit 9/11, he is also a friend to every enemy America and capitalism have, from Hezbollah to the Muslim Public Affairs Council to Occupy Wall Street to Code Pink to Fidel Castro and more, all the while proclaiming, “I love this country!”
MoveOn.org is a grassroots political network that organizes online activists, raises money for Democrat candidates through pop culture events, generates political ads, and wins young recruits through its appeal to the MTV subculture. The ad they co-produced with Moore steers viewers to VotersRising.org, where they can donate or sign up to volunteer with MoveOn. The site asserts that Romney and Ryan “want to destroy Medicare, cut taxes for the rich, and take us back into a recession.” Blah blah blah.
Moore fell off the filmmaking map after his 2009 movie Capitalism: A Love Story. But now he’s back as the producer of a pro-Obama spot called “A Message from the Greatest Generation,” which depicts a handful of elderly people residing at the “Rosebud Nursing Home” stressing the urgency of not only voting – but voting for President Obama. The scenario is obviously staged, the elderly participants are obviously actors, and thus the script too is presumably not actually the words and sentiments of “the greatest generation,” but of gutter-brained radicals with the imprimatur of Moore and MoveOn.
The “Greatest Generation,” of course, is Tom Brokaw’s description of that generation of Americans that persevered through the Great Depression and World War II (whether in combat abroad or sacrificing at home for the war effort). They fought, Brokaw wrote, not for fame and recognition, but because it was the right thing to do, and when they returned they rebuilt America into a superpower. With their new political ad, Moore and MoveOn (and by extension Barack Obama, because MoveOn serves as his election shock troops) dishonor those men and women by portraying them as foul-mouthed, undignified, mean-spirited thugs.
“My first vote was in 1940 for Franklin D. Roosevelt and I have not missed an election since,” says the supposedly 97-year-old “Marie” to the camera as the ad begins. “I want the Republican party to know, if your voter suppression throughout this beautiful country enables Romney to oust Barack Obama, we will burn this motherf—er down.”
Does that sound like the language of one of the Greatest Generation? Of course not. It does, however, sound exactly like the vile and violent rhetoric of the left from the 1960s and today.
Adds the black “Dorothi,” 75: “If the Republicans steal this election, I’m going to track down Mitt Romney and give him the world’s biggest c-ck punch.” With sitcom-worthy acting chops, Dorothi proceeds to give her best racially offensive interpretation of black attitude as she emphasizes, “right in the nut sack.” Classy.
As for the 85-year-old “John” who claims to be a vet:
I served during World War II. I’m the last of my buddies still here, and I’ve got a message for kids, for Democrats, for anyone who cares about honest elections: if you let the Republicans do this to you again, after we die we’re going to look down on you from heaven. And we’re going to make a point of watching you have sex, every time, no matter how kinky.
If John actually is a vet, he ought to be ashamed that he is representing himself and his deceased comrades thus. The video ends with the oldtimers grooving to a funky beat. Very dignified.
This ad comes on the heels of one of the most bizarre and idiotic political ads in history, the Obama campaign’s “My First Time” video featuring HBO celeb Lena Dunham comparing voting for Obama to losing one’s virginity. Just like that ad revealed Obama’s contempt for young women voters, this ad exposes Michael Moore’s and MoveOn’s contempt for “the greatest generation,” and underscores the left’s obsession with obscenity.
Christian Toto at Big Hollywood points out that other recent spots feature pro-Obama celebs that are so listless about their support that Obama might be better off without any further celebrity endorsements. Jon Hamm, the impeccably stylish star of the critical and popular hit TV show Mad Men, shows up in one ad that has almost zero production value, looking like he fell out of bed after a weekend bender. Unshaven, hair askew, and bags under his eyes, Hamm looks and sounds tipsy in the spot as he encourages Colorado voters to vote early for Obama.
Speaking of hung over: In a second spot, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Ken Jeong from The Hangover comedy film franchise stand outside an Obama/Biden bus and stumble their way through a short promo urging University of Nevada-Reno students to vote early. After they finally get it right, Galifianakis mutters, “Where’s my money?” which gets a big laugh from the crew gathered around. Granted, it’s intended to have the look and feel of a blooper reel, but the end result is to make the actors seem utterly insincere about their flailing candidate and apathetic about the election.
“When did ‘Hope and Change’ become ‘Shrug and Go Through the Motions’ in liberal Hollywood?” Toto asks rhetorically. Perhaps it did when they gradually began to accept, consciously or not, that their Messiah is a false god and his second term is a lost cause.
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