A Fantastic Ad by Scott Brown

 

A new Youtube ad by the Scott Brown campaign asks the question, “How did we go from this … ,” as it shows clips of former presidents–including Democratic ones–praising small business and free enterprise, “to this?”, as it shows clips from President Obama’s “You didn’t build it” speech and Elizabeth Warren angrily telling an audience, “You built a  factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for.”

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    @BrentB67

    Good ad, Thank you for sharing.

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    @ConservativeWanderer

    Romney needs to borrow this concept.

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    @TheKingPrawn

    We’ve completely lost the “free” concept in our enterprise. Government is now a few fedoras and Tommy guns away from being a full fledged protection racket. And it’s at all levels. I’ve had discussions recently with liberals who think the logical end result of free enterprise is clear cut forests and benzine in our water. They cannot see that free enterprise is just us, the American people, building things others need, selling things others want, and realizing our dreams of making life tomorrow better for our children than life yesterday was for us. Obama and company do not believe in the American dream. It’s time we rise up and say to them that we the people still do.

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    @TroySenik

    What I always find striking about that Elizabeth Warren video is how her tone so clearly contradicts the words “good for you.”

    Beyond the content of the ad, there’s another little reminder here of how sharp a campaigner Brown is: the ubiquitous Red Sox jacket.

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    @RichardOShea

    What a spectacular ad!  I love the quotes from JFK and LBJ.  Contrast not just the words, but the tone. 

    The lemonade stands were a great touch.

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    @RedFeline

    Wonderful ad! It asks the question that has been on my mind since I first heard Obama’s Roanoke speech. How can an American President display such an attitude towards business and entrepreneurship? Doesn’t he understand the free-enterprising spirit that made America the leader of the world in developing a rich economy for all? Where has he been all his life? The poorest American is many times richer than most people in the rest of the world. 

    As a Canadian, I am left asking is he a true American? He certainly isn’t like the ones I admire.

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    @MatthewGilley

    Man, he’s good at the game. Can anyone name a better natural politician right now? He has that spark you see in folks like Haley Barbour. Rubio is good at the podium, Ryan is tops at talking shop, Newt is a rhetorical Uzi, and Jindal is the brainiest, but Brown has them beat by a mile when it comes to pressing the flesh. 

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    @MarkLewis
    I want more like this! And, I am disappointed at the “you didn’t build that” out of context bit. Truly unfortunate. If the free-enterprise argument wins on its rational merit, then  we need to support the tenets of rational argument. This is killing the goose that lays the golden egg.
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    @PaulARahe
    Red Feline: . . . How can an American President display such an attitude towards business and entrepreneurship? Doesn’t he understand the free-enterprising spirit that made America the leader of the world in developing a rich economy for all? Where has he been all his life? The poorest American is many times richer than most people in the rest of the world. 

    As a Canadian, I am left asking is he a true American? He certainly isn’t like the ones I admire. · 17 minutes ago

    When Obama in 2008 said that he wanted to fundamentally change the country and when he called his administration The New Foundation, he meant precisely what he said. He wanted to overthrow the work of the Founding Fathers and replace a society based on individual rights and responsibilities with one based on collectivism. John McCain did not have the wit or energy to unmask the man. Let’s hope that Romney has both.

    Scott Brown’s advertisement has the virtue that it goes after Obama on Romney’s behalf.

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    @ctruppi
    ConservativeWanderer: Romney needs to borrow this concept. · 43 minutes ago

    Let’s hope that the $100 M spent by Obama the past months attaking Romney is a huge attempt at a haymaker punch that misses and that Romney reponds with a solid counter after the GOP convention when he can finally start spending his money.  I have a feeling that all GOP hopefuls will be using this type of message starting in Sept.  I also think that Dem candidates will start distancing themselves from Obama more and more as he becomes toxic in their local polls.  This can’t be good for Obama!

    Oh, and BTW, Rasmussen has Romney up 5 today.  More importantly, Obama is stuck at 43-45 for weeks now. 

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    @ctruppi
    Paul A. Rahe

    Red Feline: . . . How can an American President display such an attitude towards business and entrepreneurship? Doesn’t he understand the free-enterprising spirit that made America the leader of the world in developing a rich economy for all? Where has he been all his life? The poorest American is many times richer than most people in the rest of the world. 

    As a Canadian, I am left asking is he a true American? He certainly isn’t like the ones I admire. · 17 minutes ago

    When Obama in 2008 said that he wanted tofundamentallychange the country and when he called his administrationThe New Foundation, he meant precisely what he said. He wanted to overthrow the work of the Founding Fathers and replace a society based on individual rights and responsibilities with one based on collectivism. John McCain did not have the wit or energy to unmask the man. Let’s hope that Romney has both.

    Scott Brown’s advertisement has the virtue that it goes after Obama on Romney’s behalf. · 15 minutes ago

    Agreed about McCain, but the MSM didn’t exactly do their job in presenting Obama in a realisitic light.

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    ctruppi

    ConservativeWanderer: Romney needs to borrow this concept. · 43 minutes ago

    Let’s hope that the $100 M spent by Obama the past months attaking Romney is a huge attempt at a haymaker punch that misses and that Romney reponds with a solid counter after the GOP convention when he can finally start spending his money.  I have a feeling that all GOP hopefuls will be using this type of message starting in Sept.  I also think that Dem candidates will start distancing themselves from Obama more and more as he becomes toxic in their local polls.  This can’t be good for Obama!

    Oh, and BTW, Rasmussen has Romney up 5 today.  More importantly, Obama is stuck at 43-45 for weeks now.  · 4 minutes ago

    So far, Obama’s huge negative campaign hasn’t done anything except drive his favorability numbers off a cliff.

    As a wise Chinese philosopher once said, when your opponent is making a mistake, do not interrupt him.

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    @KarlUB

    I personally appreciate the dig at our fiat monetary system, with the lemonade going up from 3 cents to a quarter.

    What? I’m overthinking it?

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    @ctruppi
    KarlUB: I personally appreciate the dig at our fiat monetary system, with the lemonade going up from 3 cents to a quarter.

    What? I’m overthinking it? · 6 minutes ago

    And that’s before QE3!!

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    @MontMcNeil

    When will Ms. Warren start taking responsibility for bank robbers who make their escape on the roads the rest of us paid for?

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    @CrowsNest

    That Elizabeth Warren clip gets more shrill, contemptuous and vitriolic each time I see it.

    Honestly, has anyone asked the good Professor who exactly she thinks it is who paid the taxes that financed the public roads?

    I’m just asking because, seems to me, if you follow the logic, it turns out that, yes, they did build those too.

    Good for all of us.

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    @ConservativeWanderer
    Mont McNeil: When will Ms. Warren start taking responsibility for bank robbers who make their escape on the roads the rest of us paid for? · 39 minutes ago

    With your permission, I’ll use this the next time I debate this topic with a lefty.

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    @Doc

    The ad is extremely effective.  It brought tears to my eyes and I went directly to Brown’s website to donate.  

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    @MontMcNeil
    ConservativeWanderer

    Mont McNeil: When will Ms. Warren start taking responsibility for bank robbers who make their escape on the roads the rest of us paid for? · 39 minutes ago

    With your permission, I’ll use this the next time I debate this topic with a lefty. · 22 minutes ago

    It’s all yours.

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    @WesternChauvinist
    ConservativeWanderer: Romney needs to borrow this concept. · 2 hours ago

    As my sis keeps telling me, Romney needs to hire Brown’s ad makers — as of yesterday!

    What do we know about Brown’s chances? The last poll I saw had Warren up by 5? But I think Brown was losing right up until voting day last time…

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    @Pilli

    I wish Brown had included Kennedy’s “Ask not what your country can do for you.  Ask what you can do for your country.” quote.

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    Mont McNeil

    ConservativeWanderer

    Mont McNeil: When will Ms. Warren start taking responsibility for bank robbers who make their escape on the roads the rest of us paid for? · 39 minutes ago

    With your permission, I’ll use this the next time I debate this topic with a lefty. · 22 minutes ago

    It’s all yours. · 10 minutes ago

    A related thought just occurred to me…

    The Aurora shooter used the roads to get to the theater, didn’t he?

    Doesn’t that mean that in Warren-Obamaland, he’s not responsible, but the government is, because they built the roads?

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    @TomKirkwold

    There have to be “rules to the game” of business just as in sports. That’s what the government by and for the people has to be about. It can’t be a game without rules. That is anarchy.

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    @UmbraFractus
    Tom Kirkwold: There have to be “rules to the game” of business just as in sports. That’s what the government by and for the people has to be about. It can’t be a game without rules. That is anarchy. · 20 hours ago

    “There are too many rules,” and “There should be no rules,” are not equivalent statements.

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