Thursday, October 21, 2010

Great. MSNBC's 'Lean Forward' Branding Campaign Omits 'Creator' From Its Version of the Declaration, Coincidentally Just Like Barack Obama

MSNBC's latest brainstorm -- the hilarious "Lean Forward" campaign -- uses a carefully edited recitation of the nation's founding document. It omits any mention of God (though it does depict gay marriage).

"We hold these truths to be self-evident. That all men and women have certain unalienable rights. Life, liberty, pursuit of happiness."

It can't be a coincidence. It conforms precisely with President Obama's new version of the Declaration of Independence, which he is said to have recited on five separate occasions.

"As wonderful as the land is here in the United States, as much as we have been blessed by the bounty of this magnificent continent that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific, what makes this place special is not something physical. It has to do with this idea that was started by 13 colonies that decided to throw off the yoke of an empire, and said, 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that each of us are endowed with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.'"

As Mark Levin observed last night, there's a reason the liberals despise the notion of God-given rights.

Because in the statists' formulations, only the government can grant rights.

Case in point: FDR's 'Second Bill of Rights', which is basically a socialist's wet dream:

...Roosevelt's argument was that the "political rights" guaranteed by the constitution [sic] and the Bill of Rights had "proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness." Roosevelt's remedy was to declare an "economic bill of rights" which would guarantee:

• Employment, with a living wage,
• Freedom from unfair competition and monopolies,
• Housing,
• Medical care,
• Education, and,
• Social security

In other words, FDR sought an authoritarian central government that would have unlimited power to confiscate private property and redistribute it in order to create a Soviet-style Utopia. For those who did not wish to comply would be compelled to do so, at threat of life or liberty.

In fact, Roosevelt's construct was precisely the type of government the Framers sought to prevent.

Are you fed up yet with the party of food stamps, illegal immigration, sloth and failed social experiments?

It's time to crush the Democrat Party in this election and every election forward -- until they buy a clue about this country.


Anonymous said...

Fascinating and predictable.

Did you notice in that insulting ad, which plays like a disguise VOTE DEMOCRATIC PARTY Campaign ad, they associate "forward" with Hillary, Obama, etc?

They could not be more obvious, as this is not a news promo, but a pure political push effort.

Lean Forward?

Yes, vote GOP this NOV - and never vote Democratic Party ever again, period, forever.

Anonymous said...

Note that the narrator used the word UNalienable rights rather than the correct INalienable.

I guess all those layers of editors were watching the playoffs.

Unknown said...

We are breaking this story on FB. Is the "Lean Forward" ad lifted from the National Democratic Party convention video- Funded by the democratic Party of Oregon? I know how we feel, would love your thoughts!!/notes/the-political-junkies/political-junkies-want-to-know-did-msnbc-rip-off-lean-forward-ad/162744403744135

Anonymous said...

Well, at least "Lean Forward" is a far cry better than their original idea of "Bend Over".