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Samuel L. Jackson Tells Obama Supporters to 'Wake the F**k Up' Over Romney: VIDEO

Jackson

Sorry, my friend, but there's no time to snore.
And out-of-touch millionaires 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 f**k up.

Many of you know Adam Mansbach's childen's book Go the F**k to Sleep. Samuel L. Jackson uses that as his inspiration for a new video and campaign called "Wake the F**k Up" in which Jackson recites a nursery-rhyme-esque poem warning about what Mitt Romney will do if he becomes President.

The Jewish Council for Education & Research (JCER), a liberal super-PAC, is behind the ad.

Mother Jones writes:

The entire thing—it should go without saying—was done for the activist lulz. The new ad was scripted by Mansbach himself, and the Manhattan-based JCER is the same outfit that funded July's viral clip featuring off-color comedienne Sarah Silverman offering to "scissor" GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson for the sake of democracy.

Mik Moore, who runs JCER, tells Mother Jones that the group will be rolling more comedic and satirical content as Election Day approaches—in additon to running print ads in swing states, promoting Obama's record on Israel, and "creating mini-memes on social media."

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Isn't Samuel L Jackson a millionaire? Puh-lease!!!!

    Posted by: jason | Sep 27, 2012 9:30:44 AM


  2. the truth... anything but the truth...

    Posted by: Martin in G | Sep 27, 2012 9:47:12 AM


  3. Jason you are the problem with america right now, you want to see the world in an "either/or" view and cant understand that mos people are actually somewhere around "both." He can be rich and have compassion, just like someone can be anti abortion but still pro choice, or even people can not agree with gay rights but not want laws passed to infringe on those rights. America is not made up of the people on the extremes, but full of people in the middle. Mains stream media makes money from showing the extremes, Politicians use the extremes to create a sense of fear and hate to bring in money, and silly posters on blogs feed into the machine instead of being part of the solution. The solution is simple, just stop and think. That's it, if you stopped and thought about it you could see that Samuel can have millions of dollars and care about the people who don't, just because you see people like Romney, Ryan, the Koch brothers, and so on not giving a crap about everyone else does not eliminate the people like Jackson, Buffet, Gates who use their money and power to make the world better and not just their own situation.

    Posted by: RandyOwen | Sep 27, 2012 9:48:28 AM


  4. Jason you are the problem with america right now, you want to see the world in an "either/or" view and cant understand that mos people are actually somewhere around "both." He can be rich and have compassion, just like someone can be anti abortion but still pro choice, or even people can not agree with gay rights but not want laws passed to infringe on those rights. America is not made up of the people on the extremes, but full of people in the middle. Mains stream media makes money from showing the extremes, Politicians use the extremes to create a sense of fear and hate to bring in money, and silly posters on blogs feed into the machine instead of being part of the solution. The solution is simple, just stop and think. That's it, if you stopped and thought about it you could see that Samuel can have millions of dollars and care about the people who don't, just because you see people like Romney, Ryan, the Koch brothers, and so on not giving a crap about everyone else does not eliminate the people like Jackson, Buffet, Gates who use their money and power to make the world better and not just their own situation.

    Posted by: RandyOwen | Sep 27, 2012 9:48:30 AM


  5. What does being a millionaire have to do with it? Can you say, "myopia"?

    Posted by: Kile Ozier | Sep 27, 2012 9:54:18 AM


  6. Yes, Jason, Samuel L Jackson is a millionaire who understands that it doesn't exempt him from civic and moral duty, and it doesn't excuse him from common sense and rational thinking. Unlike you.

    Posted by: Gregoire | Sep 27, 2012 9:58:35 AM


  7. Thank you and well said, RANDY.

    Posted by: HERMES | Sep 27, 2012 10:06:57 AM


  8. The mantra all LGBT people and our friends should keep in mind is "Prop 8". Even though the Religious Right have no use for Romney, their hatred for Obama knows no bounds and they *do* vote.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Sep 27, 2012 10:26:04 AM


  9. Well said, Andy Owen.

    Posted by: AG | Sep 27, 2012 10:46:40 AM


  10. RandyOwen : Gays are the ones who see everything as "either/or". Spend just one week in the gay ghetto of NYC and you'll see that. Everything is Enemy Category (U.S. southerners; blue-collar men; Republicans; Irish and Italian Catholics; Israelis; or Ally Category (French Catholics; highbrow Protestants; Muslims...etc) and if anything or anyone ever approaches a shades-of-gray area, they get confused and hostile.

    Posted by: Yupp | Sep 27, 2012 10:57:57 AM


  11. Fox News used the same "reasoning" during the Occupy Wall Street protests. "What's Anne Hathaway (or whoever) doing there? She's part of the 1%!" As if that invalidated their participation.

    Being wealthy doesn't preclude you from believing Wall Street needs to be regulated. In fact it's the smart position because unregulated it's prone, as recent events show, to crash. You can be wealthy and believe that you don't need a tax cut, that you're willing to bear your part of the burden. It really does come down to Economic Patriotism.

    IF, as seems to be the case, Mitt Romney hid his money in tax shelters around the world that's a form of economic treason.

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 27, 2012 11:02:09 AM


  12. @ Yupp,
    Well you are doing the same thing Jason was doing, to say that all gays are the worst at this is a lie proven by the fact that i exist and would hazard to guess that KILE OZIER, GREGOIRE, HERMES, AG, and CALIBAN exist as well. ANd i lived in what you would call a "Gay Ghetto" for over ten years, maybe you should spend more than a week there and meet the real men and women who make those communities up. If you only looked at rural community's in the deep south to make your generalizations about red-necks you would be dismissing the allies we know we have in good people who live in small communities who have stood up for us as well. So Yupp i ask that you stop and think too.

    Posted by: RandyOwen | Sep 27, 2012 11:15:37 AM


  13. I live in NYC and have spent years here, and know the gay ghetto section more than I want to. Way more than a week. And I KNOW gays, almost entirely, do what I said. They don't think. I'll rattle off example after example if you want. It's even proven, time and again, on THIS blog (run by gay ghetto dwellers). I'll grant that maybe YOU don't do it, but...

    Posted by: Yupp | Sep 27, 2012 11:25:48 AM


  14. Isn't JASON just so precious?

    Posted by: ArkArk | Sep 27, 2012 11:26:20 AM


  15. Samuel L. Jackson is racist. But he can get away with it because the white 'progressives' who control the 'progressive' movement are afraid to condemn non-white racism. They also need ghettoized 'minority' folks [gays included] for their 'Rainbow' coalition.

    I'm in no way saying so-called conservatives on average are any better, they aren't. The fanatics [most are actually just opportunistic frauds who use ideologies for personal gain] who control so much of our political discourse thrive on stratification and getting people at each other's throats. The key is keep the faithful and ignorant followers 'radicalized' and on the plantation.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 27, 2012 11:35:15 AM


  16. Jackson has become a cartoon of himself. I don't fault the purpose of the spot -- I'm all for it -- but it is amateurish, silly, immature. Rather like Jackson's persona, these days....

    Posted by: Bob | Sep 27, 2012 11:49:21 AM


  17. I'm sorry, but is it wrong for me to say that I really wanted to blow the little girl's brother?

    Posted by: Christopher King | Sep 27, 2012 11:56:07 AM


  18. Ratbastard,

    what is your definition(s) of racism?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 27, 2012 11:59:44 AM


  19. Jason and Yupp are the same person. Jason switches to Yupp and say in support of whatever he's already written under the Jason username. Grow up Jason! Grow up Yupp!

    Posted by: Pommie | Sep 27, 2012 12:08:49 PM


  20. LOL, yeah right.

    Posted by: Yupp | Sep 27, 2012 12:13:35 PM


  21. My philosophy is that one absolutely can be a millionaire and still care about everyone else's financial state. (My only problem with this ad is no one in that family is really wondering who is this stranger queening about the house).

    Posted by: Yupp | Sep 27, 2012 12:15:57 PM


  22. big brother is super cute.

    Posted by: alex | Sep 27, 2012 2:57:28 PM


  23. Thank you and very well said Randy (3rd commenter, about the middle).

    And @AG I think I hear you, and if so, clever and intriguing and understandable in the wild west of new media. ur fun comment [is up at] the level of the historically best commenters at gawker.

    It must drive the best sites crazy how to try to draw the value from good commenters, while diminishing the purely argumentative troublemaking [aka trolls] ones, and while still being part of free speech which is not too controlled by monopoly capital (save advertising exigencies).

    Didn't A.J. Leibling say 'freedom of the press is limited to those who own one'?

    Thank God Andy Towle and the others figured out how to build this site keeping a pretty stern view [IMHO] on issues of class and human sustainability not just gay issues. And by bringing glossy fashion mag editorial/presentation sensibilities, somehow able to get corp money and keep a bright voice.

    And science! And beefcake!

    Top notch, now for more AG types and keep just as many of the cheerfully flirty commenters who like to wolf whistle the beefcake posts! And some of the viscerally unhappy and disruptive people could maybe go over to Breitbart and Drudge and perhaps mix in a little Sullivan

    It's a lil like hookup ad copy: negative words come off poorly unless done well and thoughtfully.

    Terry

    Posted by: Terry | Sep 27, 2012 4:30:32 PM


  24. And Sciences ! And beefcakes ! And giving out the addresses of girls in Kentucky falsely accused of gaybashing so Towleroad readers can send them threats of torture, like taking razor blades to their vaginas! What humanitarians Towley and Co. are.

    Posted by: Yupp | Sep 27, 2012 4:36:12 PM


  25. YUPP, with your views and writing style you remind me of a (sometimes) poster here named TANK. You know him?

    Yep, Yupp, you sure do.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Sep 27, 2012 4:48:01 PM


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