Skip to comments.More Hollywood Hate for Kerry to Ignore: Beat 'Madman' Bush
Posted on 08/25/2004 4:26:48 PM PDT by kattracks
Sen. John Kerry keeps pretending that President Bush hasn't already condemned the modestly funded Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's commercial and keeps ignoring the president's challenge to reject all ads from 527 organizations. And now the latest attack ads from Kerry's multimillion-dollar support groups have hit a new extreme.
The pro-Kerry outfit MoveOn has teamed with Hollywood heavyweights including Rob Reiner, Matt Damon, Kevin Bacon, Scarlett Johansson, John Sayles, Ed Asner, Margaret Cho and Al Franken to unleash Bush-bashing ads (10, according to the Associated Press; 14, according to USA Today) for TV and the Internet.
Rap video director Benny Boom, who produced the first of the new attack ads to be released, said, "We've got to get George W. Bush out of office, and it's very important that kids understand what a serious condition the world is in with this madman."
Among the commercials:
- An evil white policeman intimidates young black voters.
- When American workers begin disappearing, the multimillionaire Damon says, "George Bush - it's his job, or yours." What this movie star fails to mention is that his latest film, like most of Hollywood's fodder, was made overseas. Thousands of union jobs have vanished from L.A. so the producers can afford the stars' windfalls of $10 million, $20 million and even $30 million a pic.
- Actor Donal Logue, reprising the unlikely role of a cab driver he has played on MTV, part of the pro-Democrat media giant Viacom, claims he doesn't benefit from Bush's tax relief.
- A stewardess forces greedy businessmen to parachute into Iraq. A voiceover from Bacon (whose most convincing movie role was in "Telling Lies in America") whines, "What if the same men who profited from the war were asked to fight it?"
- Most of the ads end with the phrase "George Bush, he's not on our side."
Bush isn't on the side of the pampered elitist fat cats of Malibu and Beverly Hills? And Kerry is? Fascinating!
Of course, MoveOn has never cared much about accuracy. CNSNews.com reported Aug. 10 that among the attack ads it was considering:
- One spot repeats yet again the false Democrat claim that Bush "cut educational funding" and "cut veterans benefits."
In reality, CNSNews noted, "based on Bush's latest budget, education spending would increase 35.8 percent in just four years, from $42.2 billion in 2001 to $57.3 billion in 2005. Likewise, the Veterans Affairs budget would jump 37.6 percent under his watch."
- Another ad claims that Bush hasn't funded police departments and that "homeland security amounts to nothing."
In reality, "Dating back to his 2003 budget, released months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Bush proposed a $3.5 billion boost to aid first responders, which the White House called a '10-fold increase' in federal resources. In Bush's latest budget, he proposes $3.6 billion for first-responder grants and $1.3 billion for state, local and hospital bioterrorism preparedness grants."
- Yet another video makes the opposite complaint, that Bush is spending too much.
In reality, "The ad makes no mention of Kerry's proposals, which one study claims would boost federal spending by $226 billion in the first year of his presidency. The National Taxpayers Union Foundation conducted the analysis, concluding that in five years, Kerry's proposals would result in a $734.6 billion increase in government spending," CNSNews reported.
Tinseltown's latest blast of venom could once more backfire on Kerry. Recall that at first he defended the rants of former Slim-Fast shill Whoopi Goldberg and company as "the heart and soul of America," but as the outcry rose he later tried to distance himself from the obscenity-laced hatefest.
Sen. John Kerry with "Meathead" Reiner and Babs. (AP/Wide World Photos)
Clueless in Tinseltown
These hollywood mental Giants just make me shiver with fear and intimidation. /sarcasm They like to impress upon people that they are very intelligent. George Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice's credentials are well established.
Heres the brainiacs:
Barbra Streisand: Completed high school
Career: Singing and acting
Cher: Dropped out of school in 9th grade.
Career: Singing and acting
Martin Sheen Flunked exam to enter University of Dayton.
Jessica Lange Dropped out college mid-freshman year.
Alec Baldwin Dropped out of George Washington U. after scandal Career: Acting
Julia Roberts Completed high school
Sean Penn Completed High school
Susan Sarandon Degree in Drama from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Ed Asner Completed High school
George Clooney Dropped out of University of Kentucky
Michael Moore Dropped out first year University of Michigan.
Career: Movie Director
Sarah Jessica Parker: Completed High School
Jennifer Anniston: Completed High School
Mike Farrell Completed High school
Janeane Garofelo Dropped out of College.
Career: Stand up comedienne
Larry Hagman Attended Bard College for one year.
What a crew against "Madman Bush". Donal Logue isn't even American and he is against Bush. That idiot is Canadian.
lol! libs_kma...let me guess what kma stands for. :-)
Margaret Cho: career:
"hilarious" monologue about inserting her index finger into man's rectum.
If that isn't the Trifecta of moronic thought and evil, I don't know what is. I have always thought that Babs sounds like an old Disney Movie singer, she just flat out sucks.
One question....how do we get these on television??
I truly believe this will backfire. I truly believe most Americans do not want Hollywood to tell us how to live our lives. Public Service announcements are bad enough. Having Cameron Diaz tell me to drive an Electric Car makes me want to jump out a window. I don't think this is going to work. This time, I will remember. Let's see what happens to these peoples careers after November. WE WILL NOT FORGET.
When does the "counterbattery" fire impact?
Were the atrocities you admitted committing in Vietnam worse than what was done at Abu Ghraib?
no - I don't think kerry ever committed the heinous 'panty on head' treatment.
LOO..BTW..you did good on the beach volleyball thread last night....
Et tu Damon? Sigh...
ah thanks - sorry that I forgot about your email until just now ;)
OK..no prob...I figured that you appreciated the compliment, but were pissed that I suggested you write an essay...LOL..
Someone like Springsteen and Bonnie Raitt and those types you know what their politics are. They've been out there since the NO NUKES days. I'm talking about the newcomers...Rebecca Romijn? She's lucky she even has a career. She shouldn't be taunting the Gods.
"I truly believe this will backfire. I truly believe most Americans do not want Hollywood to tell us how to live our lives. Public Service announcements are bad enough. Having Cameron Diaz tell me to drive an Electric Car makes me want to jump out a window"
I agree 100%, and I think most people resent thier kind of activism. For me it starts with jealousy. I wish I could make the kind of money they make on a high school education. For those of us that haven't had that kind of a break, its easier to put their view in perspective. What would they care if taxes were raised? It wouldn't bother them in the least. As long as they still have the "little people" to watch their movies so they can keep their mansions in a comfortable style they've become accustomed too.
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