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Sun Jun 18, 2017, 09:55 PM

 

A pro-Trump group is using Obama's voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia's special election

Source: CNN

An outside group that supports President Donald Trump is running a radio ad in Atlanta ahead of Georgia's special election Tuesday that takes the voice of former President Barack Obama out of context to make the argument that Democrats take black voters for granted.

Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump non-profit group that previously ran ads attacking former FBI director James Comey during his testimony, is running an ad that quotes Obama narrating his autobiographical book "Dreams From My Father." The ad, however, does not mention that in the selected passage, Obama is actually quoting someone else who is speaking about the black community and Chicago politics before the early 1980s.

The ad begins with narration from conservative activist Autry Pruitt. "Hi, my name is Autry Pruitt, a fellow black American working hard every day, just like you. It may seem out of season, but all of a sudden, Democratic politicians have started coming around again. We normally only see them every other November, swarming around and making promises to get our vote. But nothing ever changes for us, does it? Here's what President Barack Obama had to say about it."

Then Obama can be heard saying, "Plantation politics. Black people in the worst jobs. The worst housing. Police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we'd all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket. Sell our souls for a Christmas turkey." Pruitt then says, "Let's not sell out for another Christmas turkey. The more things change, the more they stay the same. Democrats keep taking our votes for granted."

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/18/politics/kfile-obama-georgia-ad/index.html

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Reply A pro-Trump group is using Obama's voice out of context in radio ad for Georgia's special election (Original post)
Jim Dandy Jun 2017 OP
RKP5637 Jun 2017 #1
orangecrush Jun 2017 #2
luvMIdog Jun 2017 #3
itcfish Jun 2017 #19
mopinko Jun 2017 #21
Turbineguy Jun 2017 #4
George II Jun 2017 #5
onecaliberal Jun 2017 #6
Johnyawl Jun 2017 #7
FiveGoodMen Jun 2017 #8
Cha Jun 2017 #10
Cha Jun 2017 #9
Liberty Belle Jun 2017 #11
stuffmatters Jun 2017 #12
nikibatts Jun 2017 #13
Snake Plissken Jun 2017 #15
Fritz Walter Jun 2017 #18
Snake Plissken Jun 2017 #14
DRoseDARs Jun 2017 #17
DRoseDARs Jun 2017 #16
Sunlei Jun 2017 #20
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #22
Bernardo de La Paz Jun 2017 #23
dreamland Jun 2017 #24

Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:04 PM

1. Republicans never do much but lie, cheat and distort. A disgusting lot! n/t

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:11 PM

2. They seem to be having a contest

To see which of them can go deepest into the sewer.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:28 PM

3. he should sue them

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:36 AM

19. I was going to

ask if that is legal? If not, Obama and the DNC should sue!

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Response to luvMIdog (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:41 AM

21. it surely is copyrighted.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:41 PM

4. I miss

Goebels.

At least he was comparatively honest.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 10:51 PM

5. Frequent useless scum - nothing more, nothing less.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:07 PM

6. They need to be taken to court on all of this shit

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:09 PM

7. I really hope Ossoff's campaign was prepared...


...for the onslaught of last minute negative ads. I hope he went after her hard. A loss is going to take a lot of the wind out of our sails.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 11:30 PM

8. So?

Last edited Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:36 AM - Edit history (1)

I've had so many arguments RIGHT HERE with people who absolutely support lying of any and all kinds as protected speech.

As long as we support and applaud tactics like this, why complain when they're employed?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #8)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:50 AM

10. So? the repubs are freaking assholes.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:48 AM

9. Don't be Bamboozled, Geogians!

Stay Woke!

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:35 AM

11. Obama should get an injunction and make them take this down.

Even a public figure has rights against outright slander.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:51 AM

12. This ad is a new type of mindfkg, psychocultural prop: AltRight Mercer,Putin,AntiDemocracy level

I remember when the state of the art Republican ads were lying character assassinations (like the Atwater/Rove School Bush ads ag McCain); they used hate to get a voter to vote for one candidate over another.

There is something way beyond that going on here. Its wants a block of voters to express their frustration by not voting at all, to not participate. It's strikingly similar to the recent Putin/AltRight et alios ads for "Calexit"... both offer false commiseration ("you're taken for granted, unrepresented" and push the same solution ("separate &form your own party,country"}

This is absolutely a stomach turning ad for slandering Obama by putting false words in his voice. Yet it's intent goes beyond simply smearing a respected Dem President with lies. This is a most state of the art product of the 21st Century anti Democracy coalition, for whom Trump is their dark money PAC headliner and just their biggest accomplishment so far.


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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:58 AM

13. The question is, What are Dems doing about it?

 

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Response to nikibatts (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:36 AM

15. What can you do about that would not bring unwanted publicity to it?

If you're foolish enough to make it an issue, it controls the news cycle. And at the end of the day it's target audience will still believe it regardless of how thoroughly it is debunked.

All you can do is keep reinforcing that Trump is the biggest mistake the United States have ever made and continue to back it up with facts.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Reply #15)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 05:41 AM

18. Fight sound byte with sound byte

Pivot away from their nasty ad by using their own candidate's words, just two weeks ago.
The clip of Handel saying "I do not support a livable wage..." should be playing on every Georgia radio station, every TV channel -- except maybe Faux News -- and every website that features pop-up ads.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:32 AM

14. Trump supporters know Trump is the sleaziest lowlife to ever step foot in Washington

And they don't care, the rules do not apply to Trump, if anyone tried this against Trump or anyone he's endorsing, they would be crying like infants with a terminal case of diaper rash.

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Response to Snake Plissken (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:46 AM

17. Autry is a black woman, she's trying to fool black Georgians by quoting Pres. Obama out-of-context.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 04:44 AM

16. Georgia Dems should get Obama in a counter-ad pronto...

Directly calling out this asshole for lying and telling her that, as a private citizen now, he can and will be suing her for slander.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:33 AM

20. Republicans radio and TV Never have honest things to say. always have to be out of context.

professional liars.

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:49 AM

22. Republican liars for Republican Trump & Republican Candidate. . . nt

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:50 AM

23. Ad on the last day because they KNOW IT IS A LIE. No time for refutation. . . . . nt

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Response to Jim Dandy (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 01:49 PM

24. Once again, the Right going low

I'm beginning to really hate Republicans.

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