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Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:04 PM

Vancouver skyline featured in Marco Rubio's 'Morning again in America' campaign ad

Source: Vancouver Sun

Marco Rubio, currently running third in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, must be hoping that scenic Vancouver can give him a push past frontrunners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

The Florida senator’s latest campaign ad, titled Morning Again in America, opens with three seconds of beautiful stock footage featuring our skyline and harbour.

“It’s morning again in America,” says the narrator as a tugboat zips through the water in front of familiar Vancouver landmarks like the Harbour Centre, One Wall Centre and Port Metro Vancouver cranes.

Read more: http://blogs.vancouversun.com/2016/02/15/vancouver-skyline-featured-in-marco-rubios-morning-again-in-america-campaign-ad/



There's only one problem. The cityscape at the beginning is Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

I've been there often. I recognize the funny looking observation tower in the middle.

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Reply Vancouver skyline featured in Marco Rubio's 'Morning again in America' campaign ad (Original post)
TrogL Feb 2016 OP
HassleCat Feb 2016 #1
William Seger Feb 2016 #6
forest444 Feb 2016 #2
Judi Lynn Feb 2016 #14
Feeling the Bern Feb 2016 #3
TrollBuster9090 Feb 2016 #7
RobertEarl Feb 2016 #4
TrollBuster9090 Feb 2016 #5
TrogL Feb 2016 #11
TrollBuster9090 Feb 2016 #13
MisterP Feb 2016 #8
floppyboo Feb 2016 #9
William Seger Feb 2016 #10
madaboutharry Feb 2016 #27
Journeyman Feb 2016 #12
DavidDvorkin Feb 2016 #15
GuardianOne Feb 2016 #16
Liberal_in_LA Feb 2016 #17
daleo Feb 2016 #18
freebrew Feb 2016 #31
daleo Feb 2016 #34
24601 Feb 2016 #19
trillion Feb 2016 #20
nilram Feb 2016 #21
bemildred Feb 2016 #22
TrogL Feb 2016 #23
truthisfreedom Feb 2016 #24
Spitfire of ATJ Feb 2016 #25
restorefreedom Feb 2016 #26
yellowcanine Feb 2016 #28
KingCharlemagne Feb 2016 #29
Saviolo Feb 2016 #30
malthaussen Feb 2016 #32
TrogL Feb 2016 #35
jpak Feb 2016 #33
LiberalElite Feb 2016 #36
tabasco Feb 2016 #37

Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:08 PM

1. Recycled and wrong

 

That's a theme from the Reagan campaign.

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Response to HassleCat (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:20 PM

6. Yeah, but it's leftovers: Trump already coopted "Make America great again" (n/t)

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:12 PM

2. It's a Narco Rubio ad. If it had to be a foreign city, shouldn't it be Medellín?



(you're welcome, Rubio)

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Response to forest444 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 10:08 PM

14. Ah, Medellín! Sister city to Miami? How appropriate. n/t

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:14 PM

3. If Rob Hedden can pass off Vancouver for New York in Friday the 13th Part 8, I guess

 

then Marco the Rubiobot can too.

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:23 PM

7. Ditto for passing Vancouver off as San Francisco and New York in...

...in The X Men and The Fantastic Four. Not to mention thousands of other movies and TV shows. Hence the easy access to stock film footage of Vancouver.

This will go down as the second biggest blunder in Republican TV propaganda. The biggest, of course, is Ted Cruz using a soft-core porn actress in his ads, and the second biggest being the 2008 GOP Convention when they showed an image of Walter Reid Middle School behind John McCain, when they meant to show Walter Reid Hospital.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:14 PM

4. Stolen from Cruz campaign

 

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:20 PM

5. Yep, that's the Vancouver Harbour Centre building.

Not only is it a shot of Vancouver, B.C.; but this commercial is also confused on many OTHER levels. Reagan's "It's Morning In America" commercial was for Reagan's RE-ELECTION campaign in 1984, and it was designed to convince people to STAY THE COURSE! So, isn't this going to send a subliminal message to people to STAY THE COURSE, and elect another Democrat in 2016?

It's time to dispense with this fiction that Marco Rubio knows what he's doing. He has NO CLUE what he's doing, that's why he's done the things he's done!




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Response to TrollBuster9090 (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:49 PM

11. The tugboat is flying the Canadian flag

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Response to TrogL (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 10:00 PM

13. Haha! The joys of High-Def. nt

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:32 PM

8. yup, there's Harbour Centre

just the spelling alone will make Rubiites flip out

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:37 PM

9. Oh dear, sweet neighbour mainland town Vancouver being slutted out again.

Did you all see this? http://www.straight.com/news/596611/human-rights-rally-planned-today-outside-trump-tower-vancouver Human-rights rally planned today outside Trump tower in Vancouver
by Charlie Smith on December 12th, 2015 at 7:46 AM

Here's a CBC video - I don't know how to make the links work... http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/raw-video-protest-at-trump-tower-vancouver-1.3362941

Stop messing with our social democracy you republican thingies that should stop your creepy creeping!

Editing to add this article from Canada's National Newspaper, The Globe and Mail December 16, 2016

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson is urging a developer to drop Donald Trump’s name from a downtown tower project, saying the U.S. presidential hopeful’s “hateful positions” have no place in the city.

Robertson has sent a passionate letter to the Holborn Group, which is building the 63-storey Trump International Hotel and Tower on West Georgia Street.

“As mayor, I’m proud that Vancouver is known throughout the world for our steadfast commitment to diversity, equality and freedom from discrimination and hatred,” he wrote.

“In contrast, Donald Trump’s hateful positions and commentary remind us all of much darker times in our world’s past — and it is incumbent on all of us to forcefully challenge hatred in all of the ways it confronts us.”

Trump has made a number of anti-immigrant statements since announcing his intention to seek the Republican nomination. But his recent call to ban all Muslims from entering the United States has sparked widespread condemnation.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, while not mentioning Trump by name, condemned his politics of fear, intolerance and hateful rhetoric on Wednesday.

In his letter, Robertson referenced a petition signed by more than 50,000 people asking that the businessman’s name be removed from the Vancouver tower.

City councillor Kerry Jang has also called on the developer to ditch the Trump brand.

“It is their belief, and my belief, that Trump’s name and brand have no more place on Vancouver’s skyline than his ignorant ideas have in the modern world,” Robertson said.

Robertson told reporters that he has asked acting city manager Sadhu Johnston to see if council has any power to change the name if the developer doesn’t take action, though he noted the city lacked any “obvious tools.”

The Holborn Group did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump visited the city in 2013 to help announce the $360-million project.

The Trump Organization said at the time that it was lending its brand power and operating the tower, but that the family would not be investing in the development.

The tower was set to be completed next fall. It would become the second Trump International Hotel and Tower in Canada after the one in Toronto.

There have also been calls to rename the Toronto building, including from Coun. Josh Matlow, who tweeted that the city is “diverse and respectful”, but Trump is a “fascist.”

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark said she agreed with Robertson that Trump’s name doesn’t represent Vancouver.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:40 PM

10. Maybe he meant "Morning in North America"

Oh, wait....

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Response to William Seger (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 06:31 AM

27. Or maybe he meant

Very Far North America

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 09:59 PM

12. In fairness, Shutterstock, the source of the clip, identifies it as both Vancouver & San Francisco…

http://www.buzzfeed.com/meganapper/opening-shot-in-rubios-morning-again-in-america-ad-appears-t?utm_term=.rx0yGlLDv#.un5RVg6WA

Still, given it's a Presidential campaign, you'd think someone would verify everything that goes into the ad campaign, especially given the historical impact laughter and ridicule have played for other candidate's feckless efforts.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 10:19 PM

15. I'll give the Rubio campaign points for good taste in cities, at any rate.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 10:48 PM

16. He spelled it wrong

 

It would be mourning in America if he was elected.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Mon Feb 15, 2016, 11:08 PM

17. Morning again in Canada

 

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:41 AM

18. Calgary would have been even funnier

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Response to daleo (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 11:57 AM

31. Or Montreal...just think

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Response to freebrew (Reply #31)

Thu Feb 18, 2016, 09:50 AM

34. Freedom fries with gravy!

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:49 AM

19. Probably just a tribute to Ted Cruz. n/t

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Response to 24601 (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 01:05 AM

20. rofl

 

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 01:50 AM

21. It's Morning again in North America...

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 03:36 AM

22. Try late afternoon. nt

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 05:06 AM

24. "in North America"

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 05:40 AM

25. Remember the McCain campaign?

 

His staff was supposed to put up a picture of Walter Reed Hospital but instead put up a picture of Walter Reed Middle School.

A picture with a big lawn so everyone spoke before a green screen FOR THE SECOND TIME.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 05:47 AM

26. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaaha nt

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 10:28 AM

28. It's ok - Sarah Palin can see Vancouver from her front porch!

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 10:45 AM

29. I hope Trump dismantles him at the next debate. - nt

 

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 11:44 AM

30. Maybe he's a big fan of Supernatural

Since just about all of that show is filmed in and around Vancouver, which stands in for Everytown, USA that the Winchester boys visit.

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:04 PM

32. Proving Rubio intends to conquer Canada if elected President.

U-S-A! U-S-A!

-- Mal

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 10:16 PM

35. You do remember what happened last time you tried that,right?

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Tue Feb 16, 2016, 12:27 PM

33. He stole it from a Cruz childhood vdeo

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2016, 10:23 PM

36. Well, he obviously couldn't have used NYC eom

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Response to TrogL (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2016, 07:29 PM

37. Just what we need...

 

another dipshit who will invade the wrong country.

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