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Friday, October 21, 2016

Samuel L. Jackson’s Message to Apathetic Obama Supporters: Wake The F**k Up

Super PACs are generally derided for bringing unfettered big money into campaigns. But — a new campaign from liberal Super PAC The Jewish Council for Education & Research — proves that they can also provide some unconventional energy to the political process.

In a now-viral video, the lovably profane Oscar-nominated actor Samuel L. Jackson delivers a poem scripted by the author of the children’s book Go the F*ck to Sleep, the audiobook of which he narrated. “Little Susie is too worried to sleep,” Jackson explains. “She can’t figure out why her family is so passive. It’s like they don’t know that Romney and his veep will remake the country in ways that are drastic.”

It’s a Dr. Seuss-like romp with an edge, as he addresses a family that supported the president in 2008 but has become pre-occupied in 2012. “It matters more this time,” Little Susie says. “But their eyes are shut.”

The goal is clearly to reactivate Obama supporters to donate and volunteer in the remaining weeks of the campaign.

“Sorry, my friend,” Jackson tells the family’s parents. “But here’s no time to snore. An out-of-touch millionaire has just declared war. On schools, the environment, unions and fair pay. We’re are all on our own if Romney has his way. And he’s against safety nets. If you fall, tough luck. So I strongly suggest you wake the f**k up.”

While comic and cartoon-like, the video speaks to its audience in a way official campaign commercials can’t. And it’s pretty f*cking funny.

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  • Oh, this is brilliant!

    Right message, right messenger, right time!

  • ryueire

    Absolutely both politically correct/incorrect. Brilliant usage of the F word. Irreverence with relevance. Kudos to Jackson and whoever thought of this ad.

  • What i would like to know is who made this choice to remove this video.

  • montanabill

    One out-of-touch millionaire has just declared war. His name is Samuel L. Jackson, using the usual language of the left.

    • ash429

      Yes, you’re completely right. Only the people of the left use the f bomb (insert obvious sarcasm note). Not all millionaires are out of touch, but all the out of touch people associated with Romney/Ryan, including those two themselves, just happen to be millionaires. There’s no shame in the truth.

      • montanabill

        There is also no shame in being a millionaire. It is your assessment that they are ‘out-of-touch’. Amazingly, a lot of these out-of-touch millionaires are the ones who made the money by creating businesses, not play acting.

  • SaneJane

    Love it.

  • Melvin Chatman

    “SAM” – “U” JAM!!

  • antiguaman1

    SAM is the man!!!! Right on message… No one could do it better… WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!! JUST VOTE!!!! YES, I am begging you!!!! VOTE!!!!! Obama in 2012!!!!!

  • wow” did he hit on the head”

  • johncutler

    Well, per the ad, the two candidates TALK differently — they SAY things that certainly makes it LOOK like they’re different… BUT “wake the f**k up” and remember Obama’s ’08 campaign TALK compared to looking at his (and the gov’t) PERFORMANCE is the last 4 years.

    The RHETORIC says Obama is better than “he-who-shall-not-be-named”, but why should I believe that Obama’s ACTIONS after the election will be any better than those we saw from ’08-’12?

    One example (and there are many more): in the ’08 campaign, Obama supported ‘medicare-for-all’. What did we GET? — a so-called “compromise” — ‘Obamacare’ that further supports Big Pharma and Big Insurance.

    Another one: Putting an end to torture.

    Another one: Greatly expanded support for renewable energy and an end to dirty-energy corporate ‘subsidies’.

    Another one: Reigning in the banksters. Has anything happened? No — it’s still business as usual on Wall Street.

    More: Any substantial help for the mortgage crisis? Student loans? Climate destabilization and change?

    And so on….

    • DurdyDawg

      Because, “he-who-shall-not-be-named” has already reserved 2 terms under his belt by telling his constituents (and other dummies) that for HIS program to get us back on track would take eight to ten years (you know, the same way tricky Dickie jiggled the Vietnam war to keep him in office).. so, with Obama only getting four more years before everyone can actually accuse him of being the worst president ever if he fails, I’m betting he will show this retard up by turning things around toot sweet.. So you don’t have any insurances that he would be any better than the pubs made him in the last four years, give him four more and if he still fails you’ll not have to worry about him like, forever? Other wise it’ll take eight more years to eventually discover an idiot had sold our nation right out from under us and THAT’S what a capitalist b’ness shark does, not run a country..

  • kdisg

    Sam is the man this was nrilliant. VOTE OBAMA AND SAVE MEDICARE!! or vote for the other nutjob and cut social security, merdicare etc. Obama want to fix medicare, Romney wants to get rid of it. remember not one republican ever voted for medicare or social security when it started. FACT not that ” fox make it all up news” check for yourself zero republican votes to enact medicare way back when. They hate it now like they hated it then

  • ObozoMustGo

    CLASSIC REWIND – 1965: ‘If I Were the Devil’ (Warning for a Nation) – Paul Harvey

    This speech was broadcast by legendary ABC Radio commentator Paul Harvey on April 3, 1965:

    If I were the Devil . . . I mean, if I were the Prince of Darkness, I would of course, want to engulf the whole earth in darkness. I would have a third of its real estate and four-fifths of its population, but I would not be happy until I had seized the ripest apple on the tree, so I should set about however necessary to take over the United States. I would begin with a campaign of whispers. With the wisdom of a serpent, I would whisper to you as I whispered to Eve: “Do as you please.” “Do as you please.” To the young, I would whisper, “The Bible is a myth.” I would convince them that man created God instead of the other way around. I would confide that what is bad is good, and what is good is “square”. In the ears of the young marrieds, I would whisper that work is debasing, that cocktail parties are good for you. I would caution them not to be extreme in religion, in patriotism, in moral conduct. And the old, I would teach to pray. I would teach them to say after me: “Our Father, which art in Washington” . . .

    If I were the devil, I’d educate authors in how to make lurid literature exciting so that anything else would appear dull an uninteresting. I’d threaten T.V. with dirtier movies and vice versa. And then, if I were the devil, I’d get organized. I’d infiltrate unions and urge more loafing and less work, because idle hands usually work for me. I’d peddle narcotics to whom I could. I’d sell alcohol to ladies and gentlemen of distinction. And I’d tranquilize the rest with pills. If I were the devil, I would encourage schools to refine yound intellects but neglect to discipline emotions . . . let those run wild. I would designate an athiest to front for me before the highest courts in the land and I would get preachers to say “she’s right.” With flattery and promises of power, I could get the courts to rule what I construe as against God and in favor of pornography, and thus, I would evict God from the courthouse, and then from the school house, and then from the houses of Congress and then, in His own churches I would substitute psychology for religion, and I would deify science because that way men would become smart enough to create super weapons but not wise enough to control them.

    If I were Satan, I’d make the symbol of Easter an egg, and the symbol of Christmas, a bottle. If I were the devil, I would take from those who have and I would give to those who wanted, until I had killed the incentive of the ambitious. And then, my police state would force everybody back to work. Then, I could separate families, putting children in uniform, women in coal mines, and objectors in slave camps. In other words, if I were Satan, I’d just keep on doing what he’s doing.

    Paul Harvey, Good Day.

    • Jociegirl

      I do believe Ayn Rand, the atheist, is the Idol of Paul Ryan, a REPUBLICAN. Was she not HIS person whom he espoused to friends & associates as brilliant because of her views on self indulgences being an emperical view of life that one should attain? So if there are whispers of evil & evil afoot, perhaps it is from your camp of miscommunication, out of context interpretive lies and millionaires who call making investment opportunities work & a source of income, until there are taxes to pay. The devil is a liar and can not tell the truth, & if there is a devil afoot, let’s name him. Who is the one trying to be everything to everybody & therefore is nothing to noone.

    • Justin Napolitano

      Hey, Obozo the clown. Paul Harvey wrote that in 1965. The idea of a black President, in that year, was as ridicules as your current posts. Do not think that you or Paul Harvey’s references to God somehow makes you superior? People can be decent and kind and good citizens just by following the golden rule.
      No one needs you to pontificate and, frankly I find you postings racist, sophomoric, and lacking in any empathy for those that are less fortunate.
      Your check is in the mail so you can stop now.

    • DurdyDawg

      You’re so silly bozo.. No self respecting demon (or devil) would stoop to such measures.. You and you’re buddy are only trying to pass the buck.. Satan only has to watch us do all those things to ourselves.. Something even he cringes at from time to time. Once we rid this world of the seven sins THEN we might worry about you’re horned buddy.. This is for you boze.

  • turnipgreens

    This is top of the top, SLJ, you go man!

  • O but of course, it has to be Mr. S. Jackson to deliver a message like this. And I agree…right message, right messenger, perfect timing.

  • This is good, Its always about race.

  • He could have said the same thing with out using this type of language.

  • Especially when there are minors evolved.

  • Bodine666

    To quote someone that both you and palin have probably never heard of, Shakespeare:

    The Devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
    — Merchant of Venice, Act I, Sc. 3

  • Bodine666

    Just curious. Do you believe a president has the power to do all the things you claim Obama said he would do? Did you not notice there is a political party that makes every effort to block anything Obama’s party tries to do? Repubs agreed with each other while President Obama was being sworn in that they would block any and every effort made by him and the Democrats to help the country.

    Were you asleep when republicans blocked the ending of subsidies for big oil?

    Were you asleep when Dodd – Frank passed?

    Were you asleep when repubs blocked every clean energy bill brought up?

    Were you asleep when the Consumer Protection Bureau was created?

    Were you asleep when student loans were taken away from banks and interest rates dropped to 3%?

    Were you asleep when repubs blocked additional help for mortgage holders?

    Were you asleep when repubs blocked the American Jobs Bill? The bill to assist the 9-11 responders? A jobs bill for vets?

    How can we get anything done about global warming when one party refuses to admit it is a problem?

    While the Affordable care act isn’t the best we could hope for, it is many orders of magnitude better than what repubs have to offer. Especially when they offer nothing. The ACA is also a starting point and can be expanded if there is enough support for that.

    Of course, I have to ask, were you asleep when repubs in every state blocked the moving of prisoners from Gitmo to any Fed Prison so Gitmo could be closed?

    I am not satisfied with the fact torture is still happening. I thought the President should have ended the Afghan war on day one. I wanted single payer.

    I also support womens rights, civil rights, Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. The repubs want to do away with all these and the minimum wage and child labor laws. Repubs also want to eliminate the EPA, the Energy Dept, and the Education Dept.

    I have lots of criticisms for Obama. Voting for the repubs will not do anything to change what I criticize. The GOP will make things much worse. We all need to put the President’s feet to the fire. Replacing him with a repub will not help anything. We all need to put politicians feet to the fire over the deficit. Getting people back to work is the first step. Ending the shipping of jobs to China needs to be a priority. I have lots of complaints. Electing repubs will not address any of them.

    Failure to vote because of apathy is the same as voting for a repub. Does anyone know, other than eliminating the social safety net and giving more tax cuts to the rich, what the repubs will do to address any of the issues you mentioned? Do you?

  • Nick7485

    Thank you, Sam!