Monday, August 18, 2008

John McCain Is Out of Touch With Average Voters

Who's The Elitist?




"Most working families today do not have homes that have anywhere near ten rooms. John McCain has ten houses. Many working people in America have to work two and three jobs to provide for their families and pay their car loans. John McCain hops on a private jet. Is it any wonder why McCain champions a George Bush agenda of cutting taxes for corporations and the wealthy, helping oil companies turn record profits, and leaving working families to fend for themselves? McCain's velvet world leaves him utterly unprepared to make the tough choices we need to restore the middle class and ensure that everyone in America has quality, affordable health insurance."
- Andy Stern, President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

John McCain is soaring to new heights of hypocrisy on his wife's personal jet. He flies around the country bent on duping the public into believing he's "one of them," a regular guy who can empathize with Americans facing an overwhelming economic crush. What's more, he disparages those who oppose his ridiculous policy proposals as "elitist." But who's the real elitist?

The REAL McCain is a multimillionaire who owns ten luxurious homes. The REAL McCain backs President Bush's tax cuts for big corporations. The REAL McCain empathizes only with the interests of our nation's wealthy minority, not its money-strapped majority. But far too many are buying into McCain's deceit because the corporate press won't present the whole picture, so we created this video to educate the public about the REAL McCain.

Together, you have been a force in making sure The REAL McCain videos have been seen by nearly 6.5 million people. But as Frank Rich noted in his NY Times column yesterday, 40% of Americans hear too little about McCain from the mainstream media, meaning "the public doesn't know who on earth John McCain is." That's why it's crucial you ensure the above video is seen by as many as possible, and that we use each and every tool at our disposal to get the word out. Raise hell about McCain's economic duplicity!

AFL-CIO President John Sweeney summed it up best when he said McCain "simply doesn't understand the challenges America's working families are facing because he isn't remotely affected by them." It's up to us to tell people who McCain really is, a jet-setting elitist more concerned with corporate lobbyists than hard-working Americans.

--From Robert Greenwald & Brave New Films Team

1 comment:

Andre said...

AI, I think one of the major problems with the Obama campaign is that stories like these are not being brought to light. Several multi-million dollar homes? Private jets? $500 shoes? I'd hardly call this being in touch with average Americans. Yet, Obama is so gung ho on engaging in "a new kind of politics" that he's abandoning a perfect opportunity to strike. During a nationally televised debate for instance, he could cite some of the very luxuries enjoyed by the McCains and leave them out to dry. But he probably won't. Meanwhile, the rest of America will continue to think that this poor POW really is one of them.

While I'm outraged to hear rich people like McInsane and Hillspawn toss out the 'elitist' insults, part of me blames the Obama camp for not being more proactive in their own attack.