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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

An Obama ad you'll be seeing here



The AP reports:

John Weiler is a Southern California police detective, a Republican, an Air Force veteran and self-described conservative. He is starring in a television commercial in support of Barack Obama.

Top entertainment figures, including Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, selected the ad in a contest run by the liberal group MoveOn.org for the best 30-second pro-Obama television spot.

"I'm a veteran, I served under President Ronald Reagan and under the first President Bush," Weiler says in the ad. "I've been a Republican since before I could actually vote. We need somebody in the White House that is strong. We need somebody who's gonna represent the left and the right, the Democrat and the Republican, everybody. I'm a lifelong Republican and I'm voting for Barack Obama."

MoveOn is spending $200,000 to air the ad for one week in Cincinnati, Denver and Milwaukee, all cities in states considered general election battlegrounds. The ad will also air nationally on cable networks.

Weiler, 43, stepped into his moment of fame because he didn't want his pregnant wife to attend an Obama volunteers meeting last fall by herself.

"She's a Democrat; I'm a Republican. It makes for a fun marriage," he said ...

MoveOn received more than 1,100 ads for its contest. They ranged from cartoons to musicals to puppet shows. The ad's producers were David Gaw and Lance Mungia of Monrovia, Calif.
The contest reprised MoveOn's "Bush in 30 seconds" ad competition in 2004. MoveOn organizers said the contest drew 5.5 million votes cast online. The judges chose the winner from a pared-down list of entries. Other judges included writer and film director Oliver Stone, singer and songwriter John Legend and author Naomi Wolf.


28 Comments:

at 8:38 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! I love this add. It was chosen by an idiot-savant (Damon), a doofus (Affleck), a conspiracy theorist (Stone), and an outright whack-job (Wolf-look her up).

Thanks Hollywood! You've won my vote.

Now tell me how to solve global warming.

 
at 9:05 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I gotch yea Obama ad riech yeer!

 
at 10:33 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disgusting! BO doesn't like the military any more than HRC does.

 
at 10:53 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

OBAMA IN 2008!!

 
at 11:00 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 words that don't belong together:
1)Obama 2)strong

 
at 11:12 AM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you really call yourself a "republican" if you support a far leftwing nutjob?

After all, Mccain calls HIMSELF a "republican"...

 
at 11:57 AM, May 13, 2008 Blogger JohnDWoodSr said...

anon@11:12--by your perspective, is a "left wing nut job" anyone who isn't a "right wing nut job"? Just wondering.

 
at 12:43 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before all you left-wingers start celebrating Mr. Weiler's endorsement... wait until the truth comes out on Weiler. Just another moveon.org farce.

 
at 1:49 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

the Enquirer might as well be dispersing Nazi propaganda - way to go Enquirer!

 
at 3:20 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move On does more harm than good. They are tagged as nut-jobs and aren't helping Obama in states like Ohio one bit.

MoveOn.org needs to move on and go away.

 
at 3:27 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of 'Nazi Propaganda', all of the young Hitler Youth, err, Blue chippers, posting in this board are going to be hating life come next November. The rethuglicans have screwed this country up so badly that they won't hold either chamber in Congress, The White House, or a single State House.

Permanent Democratic Majority.

 
at 3:55 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This lifelong Republican is like nearly every other one I know, including many of my own family members. Every single one of us is voting for Obama. Only 3 of my relatives voted Democrat in 2004, but every single one of us is voting for Obama.

At church, where there wasn't a single Kerry sticker in the parking lot on Sundays, there were 15 Obama bumper stickers on cars this Sunday.

It's not even gonna be close. Obama in 2008 will win bigger landslides than FDR, LBJ, or even Ronald Reagan did.

You Republicans are in some serious denial. Denial about the war. Denial about the economy. Denial about global warming. And it looks like you're all in denial about the tens of millions of American voters giving up on your party.

Keep consoling yourself listening to Sean Hannity and watching Fox News. It's just making Obama's job easier.

 
at 4:34 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just wait till President Obama's Justice Department starts investigating their predecessors. They'll uncover stuff that'll make the Repugs look even worse than the mafia.

Buy stock in a company that makes paper shredders. The Repug offices from coast to coast will be going through quite a few of them.

 
at 7:09 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous liberalism is a mental disorder said...

3:27 PM liberal moron -

The Nazis were national socialists with the following characteristics: anti-religion, pro-abortion, consolidation of power in central government, government takeovers of various industries, etc. Thus, the Nazis would be more aligned with today's liberals. Nice try, though. Here's a reading assignment for you: "Liberal Fascism" by Jonah Goldberg. Get back to us when you're less ignorant.

 
at 8:26 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, you crowed about Nancy Pelosi and she was a bust (no pun intended).
If Obama wins, not one Republican will be prosecuted unless BO is more naive than I think.
After 6 months, Democrats will be trying to make good on their ridiculous promises just like Grandma Nancy and Iran will eat our lunch.
I'll see how many of you Dems post on here when the BS hits the fan.
I think you'll go in hiding.

 
at 9:13 PM, May 13, 2008 Blogger Cheviot Sports Idiot said...

7:09 is a bigger moron than the Doughy Pants Load himself, Jonah Goldberg. Nazi's were right wing, asshat. You know, just like you.

And don't worry 8:26. Once we actually have a majority in Congress (which we do not actually have now, thanks to traitorous 'pro-Israel' neocon Joe Lieberman) we will enact our agenda. You are not going to like it very much, so perhaps you and Mr. Wingnut should shack up together in whatever right wing banana republic that you choose to relocate in.

 
at 9:24 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Osama Obama will bring home the bacon this fall, PERIOD !

PATHETIC 'family values' !

HAD ENOUGH, VOTE DEMOCRAT 2008 !

 
at 9:28 PM, May 13, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like how the Repugs on here can spend decades with their hereoes in power, ruin the economy, get us into an illegal war, run up trillions in deficits, and ruin everything except their own bank accounts, then complain when the Democrats haven't fixed all their messes the first week.

 
at 12:55 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a white, Catholic, Westsider - I flipped and am voting for Obama.

Drastic change needs to happen if we want our lives back.

 
at 12:58 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is beholden to no one - except the people and his legacy. I think he's vested enough in both objectives to be one hell of a president.

 
at 11:52 AM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

CSI 9:13,

"...traitorous 'pro-Israel' neocon Joe Lieberman..."?

The "Pro-Israel" part bother you? Careful, your true, Anti-Semite colors are showing. Just like Obama? That's been your real issue all along, hasn't it? Now we know why you've always been so angry. Those Jews just won't go away, will they? Hitler tried. Stalin tried. You think Obama can do better? Or maybe you just want to see him try, too. Sorry, no power on Earth - not even your fantasy US government - can extinguish Judaism. Guess you'll just have to hate forever.

 
at 3:35 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. after reading these post I have come to realize that the pundits are correct- people really don't care about the issues anymore. I challenge each of you too look into all three of the candidate's legislative voting history-- you can look at their scorecards from various organization on line if you have limitied time-- and then make your decision.

No conservative would ever think Obama would be good for the country and few liberals would vote McCain. If you consider yourself one and are voting for the other, you should really reexamine your priorities.

 
at 3:51 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:52 He's not called the Idiot for nothing. Doesn't even know where Israel is located; only knows Cheviot.

 
at 5:49 PM, May 14, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 9:28 PM, May 13, 2008

When Pelosi took over with her Dem majority she said her top goal is to lower gas prices... 2 years later they are 70% higher.

Yep, those Dems, agents of change.

 
at 4:14 PM, May 15, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the hard facts: McCain/Portman will beat Obama/Hamas in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Missouri, and possibly even Michigan.

Hamas-endorsed Barry Hussein Obama has alienated Reagan Democrats and John McCain will scoop them up to win the presidency by a fairly comfortable margin.

 
at 12:00 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow... back in January some alleged loser allegedly blogging from his Mommy's basement knew already what Newt and the rest of the Gang Of Pedophiles are just learning now:

at 10:36 AM, January 03, 2008 Anonymous said...
Doesn't matter. I am going to put this in terms the corporate plutocrats running the Gang Of Pedophiles can easily understand: your brand sucks.

Face it, after the illegal war, record gas prices, record deficits, a tanking economy, record foreclosures, a worthless dollar, and their interest in using children for their sexual gratification, the "Republican" brand is dead.

They could run the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost for County Commission and will still lose.

 
at 8:16 AM, May 16, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

See BO's stated "Value" system below. Whatever he thinks of the pastor, he actually records how great he thinks this is in his first book. Maybe White Boy John Weiler should familiarize himself with his chosen "uniter" candidate's beliefs, because they don't include helping him. He's the wrong color, you see...BTW, point 4 in the second list, the "10 point value system", is very patriotic. Just not patriotic for Americans. John, you may want to rethink this.


Trinity United Church of Christ adopted the BLACK Value System written by the Manford Byrd Recognition Committee chaired by Vallmer Jordan in 1981. We believe in the following 12 precepts and covenantal statements. These BLACK Ethics must be taught and exemplified in homes, churches, nurseries and schools, wherever BLACKs are gathered. They must reflect on the following concepts:

1. Commitment to God
2. Commitment to the BLACK Community
3. Commitment to the BLACK Family
4. Dedication to the Pursuit of Education
5. Dedication to the Pursuit of Excellence
6. Adherence to the BLACK Work Ethic
7. Commitment to Self-Discipline and Self-Respect
8. Disavowal of the Pursuit of "Middleclassness"
9. Pledge to make the fruits of all developing and acquired skills available to the BLACK Community
10. Pledge to Allocate Regularly, a Portion of Personal Resources for Strengthening and Supporting BLACK Institutions
11. Pledge allegiance to all BLACK leadership who espouse and embrace the BLACK Value System
12. Personal commitment to embracement of the BLACK Value System.

The Pastor as well as the membership of Trinity United Church of Christ is committed to a 10-point Vision:

1. A congregation committed to ADORATION.
2. A congregation preaching SALVATION.
3. A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
4. A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
5. A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
6. A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
7. A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE IN DIASPORA.
8. A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
9. A congregation committed to RESTORATION.
10. A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY.

 
at 12:43 PM, May 18, 2008 Anonymous Anonymous said...

This fat face John Weiler is a fraud.

 
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