Monday, July 28, 2008

Help Moveon.Org Fight McCain on MTV and Comedy Central

I recieved an e-mail from Moveon today and I thought I should pass on a wonderful opportunity to counter the Always Wrong Right's attempts to smear and discredit Barack Obama on MTV.

I know it must seem like every post I make lately is asking for money or time for one progressive cause or another. The fact is, the Always Wrong Right is taking nothing for granted. They believe that with the proper propaganda, they can win this Presidential Election. If we become too confident, too complacent, we could find ourselves faced with four more years of war, recession, lost jobs and lies and broken promises - in other words, a continuation of the policies that have brought our once great nation to it's knees, the policies of Geroge Walker Bush.

It is critical that we do all that we can too ensure that Barack Obama wins the Presidential Election. We must also work hard to get as many Progressives elected to public office as well. Notice, I didn't say Democrats. There are way too many DINO's, (Democrats In Name Only), and we must replace them with dedicated individuals who are committed to the principles outlined in the Consitution. We cannot afford to let up for one minute, or we may face our worst nightmare come January 20, 2009.

So please take a look at the ad below. If you like it and can afford it, click the link below and help get it on the air. It is up to us, the people, to take back our government and make it, once again, a Government of the People, by the People and For the People.


From the e-mail:

Dear MoveOn member,

MTV just started accepting political ads. And the first political ad that millions of young people will see is a negative attack on Barack Obama—saying he's "worse than a flip-flopper" and accusing him of no longer being against the war.1 It's outrageous.

The Republicans' strategy is clear: kill the hope that's brought millions of new young voters out of the woodwork.

We can't let that happen. And as it turns out, we've got a funny, positive, hopeful way to fight back.

The "funniest ad" award winner in our Obama in 30 Seconds contest is a perfect counterpoint to the cynicism-mongering ad on MTV. Plus, it was made by actor (and MoveOn member) Rider Strong.

We just found out that we can run this ad on MTV and Comedy Central (as their first political ad ever) for $150,000. If 6000 of us contribute $25, we can do it. Can you check out the ad below—and if you like it, will you chip in to get it on the air?

Brain On Hope

Thanks for all you do.

–Peter, Ray, Daniel, Justin and the rest of the team

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