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Hitler image used in Bush campaign Web ad
NJ.COM ^

Posted on 06/26/2004 10:39:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Edited on 07/06/2004 6:39:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) The image of Adolf Hitler has emerged again in the battle for the White House as Democrats and Republicans both have tried to liken their opponents to the Nazi dictator.

A new Bush-Cheney re-election video features clips of Hitler the same ones the campaign criticized when they were used in a Web spot that appeared on the Internet site of the liberal activist group MoveOn.org as part of a contest in January.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; algore; angrydems; angryleft; bushhaters; dean; gephardt; gwb2004; kerry; kerryads; lefties; michaelmoore; moveon; stupidbeotch; wildeyed
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1 posted on 06/26/2004 10:39:21 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Your link is dead. I'm having a little trouble believing this.


3 posted on 06/26/2004 10:42:29 AM PDT by EggsAckley (........"John Kerry changes positions more often than a Nevada prostitute".........)
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To: Sub-Driver
I looked at the ad yesterday. The ad uses MoveOn's ad showing Bush as Hitler. It doesn't depict any of the Dem's as Hitler. How the Hell can you criticize your own ad?
4 posted on 06/26/2004 10:43:58 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Sub-Driver
The 77-second Republican ad splices together video of Democrats Al Gore, Howard Dean and others, calling them John Kerry's "Coalition of the Wild-eyed." Interspersed among the clips are images of Hitler.

The images of Hitler were excerpted from a Kerry website, as explained in this letter from the Bush campaign.


Dear (George Bush Supporter),

On Thursday, the campaign launched a web video titled Kerry's Coalition of the Wild-eyed.  The video featured Democrats who support John Kerry making negative and baseless attacks against the President.  Interspersed in the video were segments of two ads that appeared on a website sponsored by MoveOn.org - a group campaigning for Kerry - in January.

On Friday night, John Kerry's campaign denounced our use of these ads, and called that use "disgusting."

The Kerry campaign says, "The use of Adolf Hitler by any campaign, politician or party is simply wrong."

We agree.  These ads, like much of the hate-filled, angry rhetoric of Kerry's coalition of the Wild-eyed, are disgusting.

We created this web video to show the depths to which these Kerry supporters will sink to win in November.

Is this the Democratic Party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who reassured his countrymen we have nothing to fear but fear itself?

No.  This is John Kerry's Coalition of the Wild-eyed, who have nothing to offer but fear-mongering.

Sincerely,

Ken Mehlman
Campaign Manager

5 posted on 06/26/2004 10:44:07 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Drug prohibition laws help fund terrorism.)
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To: EggsAckley
Your link is dead. I'm having a little trouble believing this.

This is true! The Kerry campaign really did have the chutzpah to complain about this.

6 posted on 06/26/2004 10:44:46 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: GWTexan

Maybe I'm reading the article wrongly, but it seems as if the author is confused, not realizing that the images of Hitler are from the MoveOn.org ad, but are spliced in by the Bush campaign. It goes back to my earlier comment on this ad...it's confusing. For that reason alone, they should pull it.


7 posted on 06/26/2004 10:45:51 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well.....there you go again.")
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To: My2Cents

The author is not confused. She's another left wing nut.


8 posted on 06/26/2004 10:47:17 AM PDT by saleman
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To: Sub-Driver

The author of this piece is a MORON.

The Bush ad includes the footage used in the moveon.org ad because the Bush ad IS SHOWING THE MOVEON.ORG AD, to demonstrate the irrational hate of the left.

This isn't a case of "They did it so we can too," it's a case of "Look at how insane they are."


SHEESH!


9 posted on 06/26/2004 10:49:15 AM PDT by Petronski (I'm **NOT** always **CRANKY**.)
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To: Sub-Driver
The clip is used in the "Faces Of John Kerry's Democrat Party" and is actual footage used from Democrat-supporting, moveon.org's attacks on President Bush.

If the democrats have a pproblem with the use of Hitler in an ad, the democrats should not have made and used the actual ad themselves.

10 posted on 06/26/2004 10:50:05 AM PDT by TennTuxedo
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I wrote a letter to the editor of that paper. This article is downright dishonest. The author knows that the ad isn't trying to compare democrats with Hitler and she knows the ad doesn't just randomly intersperse images of Hitler among the video clips of democrats.

She knows the clips are of democrats comparing Bush to Hitler and are used as an example of the wild-eyed accusations they've hurled at Bush.

I hope her article makes people seek out the ad and watch it for themselves.


11 posted on 06/26/2004 10:50:05 AM PDT by alnick
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To: Sub-Driver

This is a lousy, filthy lie by the AP. The Bush ad doesn't compare anyone to Hitler, it merely complains about Kerry's partners at Moveon.org copmparing Bush to Hitler, and the AP damn well knows it.


12 posted on 06/26/2004 10:51:33 AM PDT by ScottFromSpokane (Re-elect President Bush: http://spokanegop.org/bush.html)
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To: Sub-Driver
The following is an email I received from the Bush Cheney campaign, and I agree 1000 % with it.

From: GeorgeWBush.com
Date: 06/26/04 03:09:24
To: (My real name)
Subject: We Agree, It's Disgusting

Dear (My name),

On Thursday, the campaign launched a web video titled Kerry's Coalition of the Wild-eyed. The video featured Democrats who support John Kerry making negative and baseless attacks against the President. Interspersed in the video were segments of two ads that appeared on a website sponsored by MoveOn.org - a group campaigning for Kerry - in January.

On Friday night, John Kerry's campaign denounced our use of these ads, and called that use "disgusting."

The Kerry campaign says, "The use of Adolf Hitler by any campaign, politician or party is simply wrong."

We agree. These ads, like much of the hate-filled, angry rhetoric of Kerry's coalition of the Wild-eyed, are disgusting.

• Where was John Kerry's disgust when he hired Zack Exley - the man responsible for encouraging the production of these ads as part of a MoveOn contest - to run the Kerry campaign's internet operation?
• Where was John Kerry's sense of outrage when Al Gore, just yesterday afternoon, compared the Bush Administration to the Nazis saying, "The Administration works closely with a network of 'rapid response' digital Brown Shirts who work to pressure reporters and their editors for 'undermining support for our troops.'"
• Where was John Kerry's anger when Al Gore in May spoke of "Bush's Gulag"?
• Why has John Kerry not denounced billionaire and Democrat Party donor George Soros for comparing the Bush Administration to Nazis. Soros stated, "When I hear Bush say, 'You're either with us or against us,' it reminds me of the Germans. It conjures up memories of Nazi slogans on the walls, Der Feind Hort mit ('The enemy is listening')."
• Why has Kerry not spoken out against filmmaker Michael Moore who last October compared the Patriot Act to Mein Kampf. "The Patriot Act is the first step. 'Mein Kampf' - 'Mein Kampf' was written long before Hitler came to power."

We created this web video to show the depths to which these Kerry supporters will sink to win in November.

Is this the Democratic Party of Franklin Delano Roosevelt who reassured his countrymen we have nothing to fear but fear itself?

No. This is John Kerry's Coalition of the Wild-eyed, who have nothing to offer but fear-mongering.

Sincerely,

Ken Mehlman
Campaign Manager

13 posted on 06/26/2004 10:52:02 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: My2Cents

The AP reporter knows the Hitler images are from the Move On ad but she's refusing to report it. She's just refusing to report it. It's just more deception and fraudulent reporting from the AP.


14 posted on 06/26/2004 10:52:17 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: My2Cents

Well, then they can't read, because the Bush ad has letters across the screen stating that the images came from Kerry supporters.

Here's a link to the Bush ad.

http://www.georgewbush.com/Default.aspx


15 posted on 06/26/2004 10:53:26 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: EggsAckley
You can see the ad here

New Bush Cheney Ad

16 posted on 06/26/2004 10:54:52 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Sub-Driver
This is a fight for the survival of the Republic....Nice guys finish LAST!
17 posted on 06/26/2004 10:55:03 AM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: Sub-Driver
Amazing. (shaking head) Absolutely amazing.

Would James Carville have done this?

Ask yourself. Would bleep-ing James Carville have done this? Would George Stephanopolous have done this?

Would Donna Brazile have done this?

(steely)

18 posted on 06/26/2004 10:56:49 AM PDT by Steely Tom
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To: dawn53

It's not an issue of them not being able to read. It's an issue that the ad is confusing, the images in the ad are jumbled together without sufficient context, and the images flash by too quickly to actually figure out what's being presented. I think the ad is ieffective. The idea is a good one. The execution of idea is poor.


19 posted on 06/26/2004 10:58:11 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well.....there you go again.")
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To: jimbo123

Can't we simply accept the possibility that the ad is poorly done, Hitler or no Hitler?


20 posted on 06/26/2004 10:59:19 AM PDT by My2Cents ("Well.....there you go again.")
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