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2020-06-30 2:03:21 PM  
This is a perfect ad.  It has only one message but it is a big and powerful one that links to many other issues.
 
2020-06-30 2:43:29 PM  
HAHAHAHAAAAHAA

But this country prefers people who don't die of Covid-19.
 
2020-06-30 2:53:57 PM  
There are roughly 350K left from the greatest generation. Let this election be a memorial to them.

/RIP Mom and Dad
 
2020-06-30 5:26:12 PM  
Nice.
 
2020-06-30 5:47:09 PM  

GardenWeasel: There are roughly 350K left from the greatest generation. Let this election be a memorial to them.

/RIP Mom and Dad

Awesome vid.


Your grandparents invented youtube, subby. //
 
2020-06-30 5:50:33 PM  
OK....  but has anyone seen any of these ads on TV, specifically FoxNews?  Are the people who need to see them seeing them?

If not, how can I help to make that happen?
 
2020-06-30 6:35:33 PM  

AngryTeacher: OK....  but has anyone seen any of these ads on TV, specifically FoxNews?  Are the people who need to see them seeing them?


I doubt many of us watch Fox to see for sure, but I read (in Politco, I think) that they've been running them on Fox at night. Not sure if ALL of them or only select ads, but according to the interview, at least some are hitting the airwaves on Fox.

And I agree with you, THAT'S where they need to be and where they will have the biggest impact.

This one in particular is so powerful, it wouldn't surprise me if Fox stops taking ads from the Lincoln Project.
 
2020-06-30 6:37:37 PM  
I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

Maybe it's my Weeners.
 
2020-06-30 6:38:16 PM  

AngryTeacher: OK....  but has anyone seen any of these ads on TV, specifically FoxNews?  Are the people who need to see them seeing them?

If not, how can I help to make that happen?


I think that every time one of these drops... that the people who actually need to see it are never, ever, ever going to actually see it.

shoegaze99: This one in particular is so powerful, it wouldn't surprise me if Fox stops taking ads from the Lincoln Project.


They're a business first. If the the project is paying, Murdoch's Monster will air it.
 
2020-06-30 6:38:18 PM  

AngryTeacher: OK....  but has anyone seen any of these ads on TV, specifically FoxNews?  Are the people who need to see them seeing them?

If not, how can I help to make that happen?


They have done some ad buys on Fox and caused the twitler-in-chief to go nuts. https://www.latimes.com/politics/stor​y​/2020-05-10/trump-gop-critics-lincoln-​project-mourning-in-america
"It was mostly a digital effort, but they spent a few thousand dollars to air the ad on Fox News during Tucker Carlson's nightly show on Monday. The purchase - aimed at an audience of one - clearly hit its mark. "
 
2020-06-30 6:38:36 PM  
Isn't this from last year?

*checks date*

In fairness, June 28 already seems like last year.
 
2020-06-30 6:41:04 PM  
Wow.
 
2020-06-30 6:41:53 PM  
Ok, so now we're concerned about old people again?
 
2020-06-30 6:44:54 PM  

CthulhuCalling: Ok, so now we're concerned about old people again?


You'd think the assholes would realize this:

Hey, shiatholes, when you call for seniors to be marched into the funeral pyre in the name of the Holy Economy, THEY CAN HEAR YOU AND THEY VOTE.
 
2020-06-30 6:45:18 PM  
Yeah, but they were all antifa.
 
2020-06-30 6:45:37 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.


I think it's not as much about reaching that generation as it is about what that generation represents (or at least what the fiction of that generation represents). They've always been propped up as a symbol of "real" Americans and of the "good old days," especially by Boomers, so the messaging is going to resonate with Boomers in particular if they see the ad.
 
2020-06-30 6:46:05 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

Maybe it's my Weeners.


Is this aimed at the "Greatest Generation" or their many children?  Maybe they need to be reminded that opening the country means killing their parents or the memory of them.  I can't say I'm terribly excited to kill off my Baby Boomer parents, so I've been shopping for them since March.
 
2020-06-30 6:46:25 PM  

skyotter: Isn't this from last year?

*checks date*

In fairness, June 28 already seems like last year.


Yeah, I was hoping for a new ad not one that I saw on YouTube two days ago.
 
2020-06-30 6:47:38 PM  
From the Anti-FA memorial, otherwise known as the WWII memorial in DC.

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2020-06-30 6:50:21 PM  
Something on YouTube from two days ago is considered "new"?

Its like when I read a newspaper at my parents house and there's some top fold article they are talking about, it was posted three days ago online.
 
2020-06-30 6:52:41 PM  

WithinReason: Something on YouTube from two days ago is considered "new"?

Its like when I read a newspaper at my parents house and there's some top fold article they are talking about, it was posted three days ago online.


eat shiat
 
2020-06-30 6:52:50 PM  

GardenWeasel: There are roughly 350K left from the greatest generation. Let this election be a memorial to them.

/RIP Mom and Dad


I've attended too many funerals in recent years.

A neighbor who was one of the few Marines to survive the Quincy getting ripped apart at Savo Island.  The first time he ever talked about that night to anyone but his immediate family was at a symposium at the local college in 2006.

A family friend and a draftsman at my dad's firm for 30+ years.  He was a waist gunner on B-17s and survived one of the Schweinfurt raids.

A pastor and professional associate of my mothers, who before he entered the seminary was a P-80 pilot, and was preparing to deploy to Iwo Jima in the summer of '46 to escort the air support for the invasion of Japan.

It's always been fascinating how living memory shapes worldview.  My dad is just old enough that in his childhood, he heard first-hand stories from people who were alive during the Civil War.  Twenty years ago in college our department was frantically trying to record as many interviews with WWI vets as possible, because they were disappearing.      We're about to read the last few pages of the story of people who lived through a wild period in history.
 
2020-06-30 6:53:18 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

Maybe it's my Weeners.


Uh, maybe it's my MOOD.

Weird autocorrect.
 
2020-06-30 6:53:22 PM  

shoegaze99: YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

I think it's not as much about reaching that generation as it is about what that generation represents (or at least what the fiction of that generation represents). They've always been propped up as a symbol of "real" Americans and of the "good old days," especially by Boomers, so the messaging is going to resonate with Boomers in particular if they see the ad.


The Boomers are their kids, and the intended target. The ad is "They're killing your mom and dad." That's impactful.
 
2020-06-30 6:55:06 PM  
The majority of those dying from COVID-19 are the Silent Generation. The WWII Generation (I refuse to call them the "Greatest Generation") is mostly dead already. The Boomers aren't as at-risk as the Silents, who are in their 70s and 80s.
 
2020-06-30 6:56:29 PM  

Palined Parenthood: WithinReason: Something on YouTube from two days ago is considered "new"?

Its like when I read a newspaper at my parents house and there's some top fold article they are talking about, it was posted three days ago online.

eat shiat


Pretty sure this is a repost anyway.
 
2020-06-30 6:57:05 PM  

WithinReason: Something on YouTube from two days ago is considered "new"?

Its like when I read a newspaper at my parents house and there's some top fold article they are talking about, it was posted three days ago online.


I got all excited they dropped a new add too.   But I saw it already a couple days ago   am surprised it took so long to get linked
 
2020-06-30 6:58:16 PM  

kyleaugustus: Is this aimed at the "Greatest Generation" or their many children?


Both.
 
2020-06-30 7:00:33 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

Maybe it's my Weeners.


Yeah, but killing someone's dad does have some impact on most people.
 
2020-06-30 7:06:17 PM  
That was brutal.
 
Bf+
2020-06-30 7:07:39 PM  
 
2020-06-30 7:09:26 PM  
YabbaDabbaDouchebag I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

I had the same question.  Unfortunately the combat footage that includes Boomers is from Vietnam and then you have an ad that says "we screwed your entire generation over but good, now please go out and salvage what's left of your golden years."

One thing I'm fairly certain of is virtually none of the people who came of age during the Depression and the war would complain about wearing a mask.  I think everything they experienced early in their lives gave them a sense of community that we don't seem to have anymore.
 
2020-06-30 7:14:42 PM  

AngryTeacher: OK....  but has anyone seen any of these ads on TV, specifically FoxNews?  Are the people who need to see them seeing them?

If not, how can I help to make that happen?


Donate. They are running them in battleground states and plan to launch major fundraising efforts emphasizing soon!
 
2020-06-30 7:14:43 PM  
That was not their best ad.
 
2020-06-30 7:17:18 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

Maybe it's my Weeners.


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YabbaDabbaDouchebag: YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

Maybe it's my Weeners.

Uh, maybe it's my MOOD.

Weird autocorrect.


Sure buddy.
 
2020-06-30 7:19:49 PM  
The guy in charge of these was being interviewed on NPR today and he was asked why they were running so many ads in Washington DC when it's not a swing state and who the audience for these ads are. He said they have an audience of one, which is the President, and they play the ads in DC knowing that he will see them and respond to them. So he just up and admitted that they are trolling the President.
 
2020-06-30 7:23:26 PM  
Just wanted to give some props to my gramps. He was on Iwo Jima - his ship got hit by a kamikaze, he rescued wounded marines and hauled them down a hill under fire, he saw and participated in horrors that defined his entire life. And he just RECOVERED from Covid-19. Gramps, you're a farking bad mother farker.
 
2020-06-30 7:30:47 PM  

I want that sauce Morty!: The guy in charge of these was being interviewed on NPR today and he was asked why they were running so many ads in Washington DC when it's not a swing state and who the audience for these ads are. He said they have an audience of one, which is the President, and they play the ads in DC knowing that he will see them and respond to them. So he just up and admitted that they are trolling the President.


And if he strokes out because of that, would that be a bad thing?
 
2020-06-30 7:34:03 PM  

thorpe: kyleaugustus: Is this aimed at the "Greatest Generation" or their many children?

Both.


And those GenX cohorts of mine, the white Southerners who fear and revere their parents and grandparents, who grew up on real stories and old war movies on broadcast TV. The ones taught by WWII veterans in grade school and junior high. My folks were born before or during the war but their older siblings remember. Many of my high school classmates are unreachable. Some are not. A few of the old school Republicans I went to law school with are converted. A few others are atleast ridin' with Biden. Any others I still know are silent on Trump. 

Will these ads be effective in convincing millions of folks to vote against Trump? I hope so but doubt it. Fortunately, they don't have to be. Just need to convince a few thousand in the right places, and chill a few thousand more into not voting for him.
 
2020-06-30 7:37:34 PM  
Not their only one this week:

Betrayed
Youtube nytBEWbwOkw
 
2020-06-30 7:42:03 PM  
Modify the ad a little -- show it to the self-righteous snowflakes who claim their liberties are being impinged by masks.

One generation was willing to give up everything.  Now some people can't even cover their mouths and noses without turning all whiny.
 
2020-06-30 7:55:13 PM  

J.R. 'Bob' Chinaski: That was not their best ad.


And let's be honest. A quick death is a blessing for some of these elderly.
 
2020-06-30 7:56:55 PM  

Jesterling: Not their only one this week:

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Much better one.
 
2020-06-30 7:58:02 PM  
If the message isn't "you have to vote for Biden to stop this lunatic" then it's a waste. Never-trumpers need to stop pretending they can't understand how elections work. A write in or a third party vote is worse than not voting. Because it gives the illusion of having made a statement, when in reality the only relevant action you can take to stop trump is to actively vote for Biden. Nothing else will work.
 
2020-06-30 8:06:39 PM  
Once again, libs using the military for political purposes. Sad.
 
2020-06-30 8:13:51 PM  
Yeah, there's not many of the Greatest Generation around anymore.  My grandad was 19 when WWII broke out, and he served under Monty in North Africa then went up through Italy.  The experience turned him from a teenage fascist edgelord into a lifelong communist.  He died at 81, which is a pretty good long life - almost 19 years ago.  We... didn't celebrate, but we marked what would have been his 100th birthday this year.

The Silent Generation are even getting into their 90s now - the oldest are 95-ish.  Boomers start at 75.  So those are the generations taking the heaviest losses by pure count, although anyone from the Greatest Generation is old enough now that you could knock them out with a mild cold so their per capita rates are probably really high.
 
2020-06-30 8:13:52 PM  

YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.


BKITU: shoegaze99: YabbaDabbaDouchebag: I think this one misses. The "Greatest Generation," even if they're 350k strong, is a  sliver of the population, and it's their kids - the Boomers - who are hardest hit.

I think it's not as much about reaching that generation as it is about what that generation represents (or at least what the fiction of that generation represents). They've always been propped up as a symbol of "real" Americans and of the "good old days," especially by Boomers, so the messaging is going to resonate with Boomers in particular if they see the ad.

The Boomers are their kids, and the intended target. The ad is "They're killing your mom and dad." That's impactful.


Yeah right.  If appealing to the Me Generation's sense of obligation worked, we wouldn't have half the national problems we have right now.

If you want something from Boomers, you're going to have to stroke them and tell them how great they are all the way to the finish line.
 
2020-06-30 8:14:02 PM  

AngryTeacher: OK....  but has anyone seen any of these ads on TV, specifically FoxNews?  Are the people who need to see them seeing them?

If not, how can I help to make that happen?


Yes! I heard John Weaver on NPR just a little while ago, and he specifically mentioned running those ads in DC targets "and audience of one". Take 4 minutes of your busy life and listen. I promise it's worth it.
 
2020-06-30 8:15:33 PM  

snowshovel: Once again, libs using the military for political purposes. Sad.


Is this a joke?... this as was made by Republicans. Using the military for political purposes is the butter on their bread.
 
2020-06-30 8:17:57 PM  

mallorn: Modify the ad a little -- show it to the self-righteous snowflakes who claim their liberties are being impinged by masks.

One generation was willing to give up everything.  Now some people can't even cover their mouths and noses without turning all whiny.


An excellent way to get them to double down on Trump.
Boomers cannot take criticism.
 
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