The amazing actress Connie Britton who played Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights and FNL executive producer, Sarah Aubrey, rips Romney in a new USA Editorial for using "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts" motto from the show and shows how Obama's policies would have improved the lives of the FNL characters. The whole editorial is a must-read. Below are excerpts from it:
"Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose," was the battle cry for the high school football teams of Dillon, Texas, on the TV show Friday Night Lights for five seasons...Friday Night Lights was one of the best TV shows ever in my opinion. It used the backdrop of football to talk about race relations, abortion, struggling middle class, Iraq, elder care, education and other issues. I am sickened by Romney using FNL's tagline. This video is the Emmy Awards trailer for FNL. Man, I miss that show.
And President Obama's landmark Affordable Care Act has been transformative for women. For the first time in our lives, being a woman is no longer a pre-existing condition — our insurers can't charge us more for having breast cancer or being the victim of domestic violence. This law fully covers the cost of our preventive care, our annual check-ups, our birth control. And on Friday Night Lights, quarterback Matt Saracen's grandma would have then been able to get the affordable health care she needed.
Romney actually wants to throw the entire law -- and every benefit -- out, and while he's at it, get rid of Planned Parenthood—the health care provider that nearly three million Americans rely on for their life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman visits and affordable birth control. Planned Parenthood was well represented on the show, too -- Brian "Smash" Williams' mom worked there, Tami got a pregnancy test there, and, after being abandoned by her parents, Becky Sproles was able to get a safe and legal abortion there.