An ad for BigOilMoney.org has been playing on a news channel twice in two shows tonight. It uses an Iraq war death in an incredibly offensive way.
Daily Kos kid Dante Zappala tells us that his brother was killed in Iraq. I’m sorry about this death.
However, Dante Zappala then looks right out at you and says that we must stop big oil because his brother came back in a flag-draped coffin. Huh?
Do we know if Zappala’s brother would have agreed with this position? Was the Iraq war solel fought for “big oil”?
The commercial appeared twice on MSNBC, both on Keith Olberman’s show and on Rachel Maddow’s show. I’m watching the opposition for a little variety from the same faces on Fox News. Rachel Maddow just said that “Erick Erickson lives on CNN” and she got the origin of ‘All politics is local” wrong. Maybe I’ll get to those in another post. (I’m checking now out Lawrence O’Donnell’s new show and the Joe Biden interview. He mentioned “witch” in the first ten seconds. Ugh.)
Here’s a Memorial Day piece that Dante Zappala wrote for the Huffington Post:
Posted: May 25, 2008 09:09 PM
Sherwood would be 34, still a big brother, a father proud of his ever growing teenage son. He’d be holding it down somehow — working like a dog, passionate about his family and the people he served. He’d know my son. They’d share on equal measure the endless newness and wonder of life.
Sherwood would be his father’s hope as he fights cancer. He would be his mother’s calm and his brothers’ pride.
Sherwood would be here, present amongst the living, were it not for the war in Iraq.
Own their sacrifice and then ask yourself if you believe more of them dying in Iraq will bring justice to the world. Own their sacrifice for it is we who send them to war, and we who keep them at war.
Zappala can have this opinion about the Iraq War. Nowhere in thie piece, however, does he blame “big oil” for killing his brother.
Using his brother’s death for Zappala’s own political agenda is shameless.
Who is BigOilMoney.org? It’s part of the VoteVets action fund. No one can be against our vets, right?
VoteVets.org scam exposed
Posted: May 11, 2007
1:00 am Eastern
By Melanie Morgan
They’ve launched a front-group, VoteVets.org, which is really nothing more than the public face for MoveOn.org, the left-wing Center for American Progress and more of George Soros’ money.
VoteVets last year targeted vulnerable Republicans like Sen. George Allen in their quest to hand control of Congress over to the Democrats.
One of the front men for VoteVets is Gen. Paul D. Eaton, a savage partisan attack dog who was tapped by the anti-war movement to help lead the campaign that eventually forced out Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.
This VoteVets group has run shameless ads before. From the blog American Power:
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Disgusting: VoteVets, Soros-Backed Antiwar Group, Uses IED Attacks in New Global Warming Disinformation Campaign!
This is perhaps the sickest antiwar advertisement I’ve seen in some time. Can you imagine troops getting blown up on video used to sell the radical left’s global warming agenda? The clip’s below, from the Soros-backed VoteVets. Note how the spot’s running as a click-thru web-ad at Daily Kos, where it reads, “TELL CONGRESS TO DEFEND AMERICA BY PASSING CLEAN ENERGY CLIMATE LEGISLATION” and “OIL MONEY IS FUELING TERRORISTS AND FUNDING OUR ENEMIES”
More on VoteVets, from NoisyRoom,net:
Soros/Obama/Democrat Connected “Veterans Group” Backs “Ground Zero Mosque”
Published in September 3rd, 2010
By: Trevor Loudon
A high powered and well connected “veterans group” has issued a letter backing “Park 51,” the Islamic community center and mosque proposed for Lower Manhattan – the popularly known “Ground Zero Mosque.”
According to Joel Wendland, himself an army veteran and editor of the Communist Party USA news site Peoples’ World, the organization VoteVets.org, believes that the proposed mosque should be supported on Constitutional grounds and will serve to enhance U.S. national security in the long term.
See also True North:
George Soros: A Destroyer Of Freedom
Written by Ism
Saturday, 11 September 2010 07:58
If Americans have it and it is good, George Soros will destroy it.
This monster has become a one-man wrecking crew of anything that represents morality or conservatism- everything from Capitalism to Catholicism to the Tea Party movement.
Soros is now taking on the Tea Party with a new website called “TeaPartytracker.org.” It is supported by the NAACP and Soro’s-funded organizations like the Center for American Progress and Media Matters. It’s designed to overthrow the grassroots political efforts of the Tea Party. The website fraudulently portrays Tea Partiers as racists, people who use the “N” word, spit on congressmen, and portray hate.
They obviously threaten old George.
It seems Soros has ties to another group called VoteVets.org, a PAC that claims to be “bipartisan” but supports mostly democratic candidates. It’s trying to elect Iraq and Afghanistan veterans to office “regardless of party”, but in the past 4 years has given $228,700 to Democratic Party candidates and only $15,100 to Republican candidates.
Oh, and did I mention that VoteVets.org endorsed Barack Obama in the last election, not John McCain, the war veteran?
Who could possibly be funding these BigOilMoney.org ads? Who?
Vote for George Soros shamelessly using the deaths of our troops in television ads! Vote Democrat!