December 23, 2010

"Steven Spielberg advising Nancy Pelosi on rebranding Democrats."

Okay. Here's an idea. Get all the other Democrats to wear black suits, and Nancy wears a red dress...

AND: Can somebody Photoshop John Boehner's face onto a shark? Make Barney Frank's finger light up?

28 comments:

Richard Dolan said...

Spielberg might start with this: Don't insist on doing what the public is telling you they really, really doesn't want you to do. 'Mommy knows best' isn't going to sell.

AllenS said...

Replace the donkey as the symbol of the Democratic party, and replace it with Barney Frank on all fours.

WV: groot

madAsHell said...

Most of Spielberg's work is fantasy...

Of course, believing that she would listen is a fantasy as well.

cubanbob said...

An ad campaign only works if the product is good. And this product judging by the last election results and polling results is a stinker. And stink on ice still stinks.

Bruce Hayden said...

It is an interesting concept. But there are some problems.

One is that the Democrats get a lot of votes every election because they are the Democratic Party. This is the party of their fathers and grandfathers. They stand to lose many of those who vote Democrat by inertia.

Besides, the Democrats problem is not their name, but rather, that they have Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Charlie Rangel, etc. in their midsts representing them. For the most part, these same people are going to be representing them in D.C. and throughout the country, branding or no-branding.

So, by rebranding, I would suggest that they might lose some of the long term supporters, but not really fake anyone out.

Pogo said...

He can just reuse the Jaws poster.

Cedarford said...

Maybe a little rebranding to please the black base....

" Angry Haitian mobs have lynched at least 45 people in recent weeks, accusing them of spreading a cholera outbreak that has killed over 2,500 people across the country, officials said Wednesday. The victims generally were stoned, hacked with machetes, then burned in public streets.

The number included at least 14 suspected sorcerers previously known to have been lynched in the far southwestern region of Grand'Anse as local people feared they were spreading cholera with a magical substance.


Why not dress Dems in white robes and say "If it's good enough for a black-run country, why not for a black-run US city??"

And call it a complete makeover, saying concern about blacks makes it a good way to approach the crime and cholera problems of the inner city. A sorcerer eradication platform!

Paul Zrimsek said...

Brilliant! If there's one thing that makes ordinary voters wary of Democrats, it's that they just don't spend enough time palling around with Hollywood liberals.

Pastafarian said...

Pogo, that was the first Spielberg movie I thought of for this project, too.

Pelosi walks into the first meeting of the new House and drags her fingernails across a blackboard.

"Y'all know me. Know how I earn a livin'. I'll destroy this economy for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Big economy. Not like going down the pond chasin' bluegills and tommycods. This economy, swallow you whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', an' down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back your tourists, put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant. I value my neck a lot more than three trillion bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten."

traditionalguy said...

Spielberg is a genius at playing the traditional stories. For the Dems FDR fighting the great depression remains the Greatest Story Ever Told. I expect Obama to try becoming an FDR figure who "cares for the jobless when heartless Big Business does not care". We shall see how well Obama does in that role. So far he is playing a King coming to rule a stupid people his way.

AllenS said...

New Democratic Party slogan:

The few, the proud, the Congressional Black Caucus.

Lucien said...

I know it's been done before, but could they get Eddie Murphy to do the voice for the Donkey?

edutcher said...

Spielberg is nothing without special effects and so is Pelosi Galore.

"Jurassic Park - The Facelift"!!!

Quayle said...

"He can just reuse the Jaws poster."

But, clearly, the tagline "I think we're going to need a bigger government!" hasn't worked.

EDH said...

Can somebody Photoshop John Boehner's face onto a shark?

You saw me Crying in the Chapel

Lance said...

First movie I thought of wasn't a Spielberg movie, it was Wag the Dog.

Harry said...

cubanbob said... An ad campaign only works if the product is good.

That's true. When I worked in advertising, I heard a saying: "Nothing will sink a bad product faster than good advertising."

The Deocrats had the dream spokesman in 2008 in Barack Obama. People voted him in, along with a Democratic house and senate.

They tried the product and didn't like it. You can't advertise your way out of that.

We'll see if the "New Improved Republican Party--Now With Fewer Earmarks!" is a hit.

Pogo said...

Spielberg can just pull 1941 outta the can.

Ain't but ten people seen it yet.

Or mebbe pal George Lucas can help by using Howard the Duck.

BJK said...

Maybe Spielberg can get Al Qaeda to replace all of their guns with walkie talkies!

(That way, in addition to being unarmed...we can track their communications.)

traditionalguy said...

Any new actor's style for Obama will be welcome. So far Obama has been doing an excellent Col. Saito in Bridge over The River Kwai.

Mark said...

Another real good sign that Pelosi, at least, still doesn't have a clue why she's now Minority leader.

(And what's up with that? How can the House Democrats be so stupid as to keep her in the leadership? Every Republican in America is going to love running against the "Pelosi Democrats" again.)

wv: "stompon" - I kid you not.

Alex said...

Liberalism is the problem, not branding. Spielberg is part of the problem haunting the Democrats. Most people HATE Hollywood.

Larry J said...

Isn't rebranding the Democrats like putting lipstick on a pig?

Peano said...

Can somebody Photoshop John Boehner's face onto a shark? Make Barney Frank's finger light up?

Chief Boehner

Catfish Pelosi

The Extra-Sexual

Shark John

knox said...

From the article:

I can say as a long-time spokesman for Steven that he has made it his career to direct actors, not political figures...

With the occasional exception.

William said...

That was a very funny line about Pelosi wearing red and all the men surrounding her wearing black..... How about a movie about Paul Ryan's hysterical objection to a TSA patdown: "Saving Ryan's Privates".

Paul said...

Sure they can rebrand.

Just advocate cutting federal spending, cutting taxes, abolishing all capital gains taxes, plus cutting alot of IRS red tape for businesses.

But then that would make them Repubicans, right?

Peano said...

BF The Extra-Sexual done right.