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  •  I agree (none)
    but I don't even think it will register long enough to backfire: it's a little blip in the white noise machine. It's possible more people on dkos will see it on this diary then will see it out in the wide world. It might even not be widely circulated, for all we know. I'm certainly not worried about it: Social Security PR is less important anyway, compared with the SS debate in the House and Senate. I think Bush is NOT going to get his SS wishes after all.
    •  Free publicity (4.00)
      You may be right about the shelf life of the ad, but there's alot we can do to extend that. Remember, the original swift boat liars' ad buy was relatively small, $500K I think.  They got the ad played over and over again on news programs, however -- free publicity through controversy.  It might be worth doing the same here, just to embarass these pindicks.

      Oh, I just picked up a copy of Tom Brokaw's book, "The Greatest Generation:  Manbuggers"

      In loving memory: Sophie, June 1, 1993-January 17, 2005. My huckleberry friend.

      by Paul in Berkeley on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 02:07:20 PM PST

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      •  Yep (4.00)
        This has been sent to the New York Times as well as the AARP's PR office.  I think (and hope) that this ad will stick around long enough to burn its creators, and the GOP in general (who have been using gay marriage to win elections).
      •  well obviously (none)
        the Swift Boat ad controversy did not help our cause.

        I think this ad is different, but I think it's actually best to just ignore it.

        I mean it would be funny on the Daily Show or something, but in general I would like to see energy put elsewhere....we have our hands full right now and I think this ad will turn out to be a non-starter.

        This is the kind of diary that gets a lot of posts on dkos, b/c it's such an easy target (the ad is not even really effective if you think about it), but there are more important diaries elsewhere.....

        •  Hell no, this is golden (4.00)
          We get to kill so many birds with just 1 stone thanks to this if we are aggressive

          Point out the homophobia.
          Point out that the Reps dont heart the troops, esp THE GREATEST GENERATION
          point out they can only smear to try and win a debate they cant win on the facts.

          this is the best thing they could have done for us. I say nail em with it.

          Let the Democratic Reformation Begin

          by Pounder on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 04:11:17 PM PST

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          •  I agree (none)
            We should get this ad distributed to as many news outlets as possible.

            The storyline is "this is what the GOP thinks of AARP members".  They are traitors and "pro-gay marriage".

            I would love to see the reaction of the membership to this.

            Los Blogueros Faith-based Alternative Surrealism from Washington, DC

            by chechecule on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 04:38:02 PM PST

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      •  Now are they the Gayest Generation? (none)
        just a question.
      •  Cost $400k (none)
        Final value, $40,000,000. I'd kill for that kind of return on an investement.
      •  We are in the ad and agree (none)
        We were very angry when we saw this ad and we want to change that anger into a positive enrgy for a change.

        We did not ask for this fame but it has made us want to use it to fight these guys.

        Please contribute to the DNC through our new link and together we can and will fight back.

        Rick & Steven

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