Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Republican Hipster Ads Parodied

In an attempt to deal with their young voter problem, the GOP has unveiled an ad campaign starring Scott Greenberg as a hipster Republican. Sporting a stubbly beard, oversized glasses and leather jacket, he's shown in two ads below in an urban setting–perhaps the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. In the first, he criticizes business regulations, those pesky rules centered around worker safety, consumer transparency and the environment. In the second, he advocates an "all-of-the-above" energy policy, which is exactly what President Obama has spoken about–though the only energy plan that excites the Republicans is "drill, baby, drill." The two ads are followed by parodies from John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight," in which comedian Josh Gondelman plays the hipster. Watch:


Michael J. Mand said...

A more serious response to the first two videos: I can't hammer this point enough. The best way to create jobs is to create consumers; not to retract those "pesky" regulations enacted in the public interest. Heaven forbid we should invest a little money to ensure a cleaner planet for our children!

Jeff Tone said...

It's quite clear that supply-side economics is a fraud. It's consumers who boost the economy and create jobs. They simply need to have enough money with which to consume. That's why Henry Ford wanted to pay his workers enough so that they could buy his cars.