Ad o’ the Day™

Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal A7:

A full-page ad topped by a photo of Barack Obama with right hand closed into an almost-fist (can’t you hear the tea-baggers saying Ain’t that just like Barry?).

Headline:

PRESIDENT OBAMA TO SENATE DEMOCRATS:

PASS OUR HEALTH REFORM AND

“KEEP MAKING HISTORY”

Right below that is a photo of a protest in front of the Capitol along with the headline:

AMERICANS TO SENATE DEMOCRATS:

ADD TO OUR 36 TRILLION

DOLLAR MEDICARE DEBT AND

YOU WILL

BE HISTORY.

The ad comes compliments of the Committee to Rethink Reform, which helpfully tells WSJ readers, “For more facts, go to rethinkreformaction.com.

Here’s what the About Us section says:

The Employee Freedom Action Committee (EFAC) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization fighting for employees’ freedom of choice. The committee is composed of thousands of American workers, employers and others that believe that everyone deserves a right to a private, fair election when it comes to joining a labor union, and that employees should be able to choose the health insurance plan that best benifits their family.

We believe:

  • That employees deserve a wide aray of employment benifits.
  • That a private vote is the only way to ensure against intimidation, coercion, and deception;
  • That so-called “card check” unionization is fundamentally wrong;
  • And that current unionization process, which is supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, is the best way to protect employees’ freedom to make a decision free from pressure.
In other words, the Committee to Rethink Reform is an anti-union wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Similar Potemkin front groups are surfacing everywhere nowadays, occasioning this Campaign Outsider Industrial-Strength Heads-Up©:

Always check the pedigree of full-page advocacy ads in newspapers. Always.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Ad o’ the Day™

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    There are Potemkin front groups of all political persuasions.

    Most of them are hypocritical and so narrowly focused as to be a menace to the body politic.

    • jcarroll7 says:

      Actually, according to the U.S. Bureau of Public Debt, it’s $12,091,292,877,094.86 (at time of posting).
      Then again, this refers to U.S. Medicare debt, which you could undoubtedly trick out to be anything.

  2. af says:

    Isn’t our public debt $14 Trillion, and not $36 Trillion?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s