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Samuel L. Jackson's video of Wake the F--K Up, done for the Jewish Council for Education and Research, has over 1.5 million viewers.  And I just watched the whole three and half minutes today.  It's great!  I have the video and a transcript for those who have not seen it yet.  It's funny, but has a real important message.

Their most recent video features the aforementioned Jackson urging a family of 2008 Obama supporters via storybook rhyme to “wake the f** up!” and volunteer again. It’s garnered 1.5 million views on YouTube and likely much more via an embedded Yahoo version where it first debuted.

Written by the bestselling author of Go the F** to Sleep, Adam Mansbach, and directed by Boaz Yakin (Remember The Titans), the short film contains all the hallmarks of JCER’s viral formula. Well known actor + obscenity + progressive message = Internet hit.


The best three and a half minutes you'll spend on politics:

In the silvery moon light that bathes every town, the people lie dreaming, so safe and so sound. They’re warm in their beds, snuggled up in their sheets, but four years before they were out in the streets. Now, it’s as if they don’t know what’s at stake, all except one girl, wide-eyed and awake. Little Susie is too worried to sleep. She can’t figure out why her family is so passive. It’s like they don’t know that Romney and his Veep will remake the country in ways that are drastic. She read his platform and it scared her to death, she’s got to do something while there is still time left.

 I was little, the last time, but I still remember, my whole family was out working together. We canvassed and phone banked with passion and pluck. It matters more this time, but their eyes are shut. Mom, Dad, the election’s coming up soon.

 We’re tired right now, Honey, go back to your room.

[Samuel Leroy Jackson]
 Sorry, my friend, but there’s no time to snore, an out-of-touch millionaire has just declared war. On schools, the Environment, Unions, fair pay. We’re all on our own, if Romney has his way. And he’s against Safety Nets, if you fall, tough luck. So I strongly suggest that you Wake the Fuck Up!

 In ‘08 my brother was on the frontlines, but now he says he just cannot find the time. This election’s about our whole future, it’s like you don’t even care, man.


 You believe in civil rights, Well, Mitt Romney’s no fan. He’s okay with voter suppression, wants gay marriage banned. He stood against the DREAM Act, and he isn’t worried about the poor. If we don’t do something right now, this is who we’re asking for.

 I hate to break it to you, sis, but all politicians are the same.

[Samuel Leroy Jackson]
 They’re all the same? Big brother. Please. Obama sent Seals to Bin Laden’s place. Romney sent jobs overseas. And how about that Student Loan overhaul. It’s going to save you thousands of bucks. Mitt will cut that shit in a second. Hey dude, Wake the Fuck Up.

 Oh, my God. It’s Facebook official. Hey what are you doing?

[Samuel Leroy Jackson]
 Before the last election you girls held bake sales for Obama.

 With Mitt in office? Get ready for drama. A Vote for Romney is a vote to let Planned Parenthood get CUT.

[Samuel Leroy Jackson]
 Listen to your little sister. Wake the Fuck Up!

 I know you’re Facebooking, but wow.

 Stop bullshitting, get out there and sell some cakes and cookies, now!

 Grandma, Grandpa, can we talk?

 Not now, Sweetie, can’t it wait?

[Samuel Leroy Jackson]
 Hell no, it can’t wait. Your lives will be affected. Romney and Ryan will gut Medicare if they’re elected. Ask the Fact Checkers, those two are Fact Duckers!

 What do you want us to do?

[Samuel Leroy Jackson]
 Say, “Hell, no! Motherfuckers!” We’ve come a long way, but there still more to do. And we need you all back in the fight till it’s through. Of course, you’re so busy, and finding time’s rough, but you can sleep, when you’re dead. Right now?

 Wake the Fuck Up! transcript of Wake the Fuck Up

Joe Biden sure brought the wake the fuck up last night and I think President Obama will next week.

So what are you waiting for?

Wake the Fuck Up!
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