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1:58 am - 11/06/2012

David Lynch Analyzes The Presidential Campaign Ads

My name is David Lynch. Probably a lot of you would say I'm just another nut rolling out of Hollywood and I should stick to filmmaking or whatever and not voice my opinion about politics. But still I am an American.

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I was born in Missoula, Montana. My father was raised on a wheat ranch near Highwood, Montana. My mother was raised in Brooklyn, New York. My parents met on a nature hike in Durham, North Carolina as they were both attending Duke University. My father and mother were both in the Navy during World War II. My mother typed code in New Jersey and my father was chief of the engine room on a destroyer in the Pacific. I have a brother and a sister. I grew up in a great family in the good ol' U.S. of A.

I was asked by The Huffington Post to look at two different political commercials. One by President Obama's Team called, "Romney Singing," and one by Mitt Romney's team called, "Bump In The Road."

President Obama's commercial shows Romney singing, "America The Beautiful," while different texts tell of Romney's outsourcing of jobs overseas to China and his outsourcing of jobs to India and Mexico and also texts telling of Romney's offshore bank accounts.



Romney's commercial is built around a line said by President Obama, "There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery." This commercial has 15 or 20 jobless people holding signs describing their plight during this economic crisis and each person saying out loud, "I am an American, not a bump in the road."



I think Romney's commercial is a dirty lie and phony as a three-dollar bill. Anyone who can think would know that when President Obama said the line, "There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery," he did not mean that out of work, suffering Americans were bumps in the road. What he meant was that to dig ourselves out of this deep recession, it's not going to be all smooth sailing. There are going to be some setbacks, but we are on the road to recovery. We are on a good road to getting out of this recession.

President Obama's commercial laid out FACTS about Romney. Not made up boloney, but FACTS. Romney really does have offshore bank accounts, and Romney really has outsourced jobs outside of America. He's singing, "America the Beautiful," but in reality, he is definitely not as patriotic as he would have people believe.

People who are out of work seem to be mesmerized by Romney's mantra of, "jobs, jobs, jobs." And they desperately want these promised jobs - so much so they've turned their hope into trust for Romney. I think they are putting their trust in absolutely the wrong place.

The way I see it, Romney will say anything in order to win. He will promise anything in order to win and he will lie in order to win. The big problems will come if he does win. People will soon see the truth of Romney, but then it will be too late. I think Romney is tight with the giant international corporations and the decisions he will make will serve them, not the citizens of the United States of America.

I don’t know if any republicans or independents are reading this, but I would beg you to think twice or three times before voting for Romney. I believe President Obama is getting this country all working again and taking care of all the citizens, not just a few, as we go toward a brighter and brighter future.

The thing of politics has really divided us as a country. We are not the United States of America, we are the Divided States of America. To me, Democrats and Republicans have pretty much become like two stupid football teams fighting each other all the time.

There's a line, "United we stand, divided we fall." I think there are many, many things all of us agree on and if we're going to go forward we better start working on those things - AND WORKING TOGETHER. I think President Obama is our best bet for uniting the country and leading the way to a truly bright future for all. I think Romney will take us to a bad place. I think he will sell us down the river of no return.


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Hey, did you guys know there's an election tomorrow today???? VOTE OBAMA!

And just when I thought I couldn't love David any more than I already do.
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raised_eyebrows 6th-Nov-2012 07:01 am (UTC)
I love him so much and he is speaking truth.

Little surprised he didn't mention that he was an Eagle Scout, though.
pindycindy 6th-Nov-2012 07:02 am (UTC)
Wait Wut? Tomorrow? If it weren't for all those phone calls and mailers, I would have never known!
fraises 6th-Nov-2012 07:03 am (UTC)
Ahhhh David lynch I love your wacky ass.
ptizzy 6th-Nov-2012 07:04 am (UTC)
Anyone who can think would know that when President Obama said the line, "There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery," he did not mean that out of work, suffering Americans were bumps in the road.

This.
ptizzy 6th-Nov-2012 07:12 am (UTC)
Really pathetic Romney wasted his money on that weak ass political commercial since it has no merit.
violet_crumble9 6th-Nov-2012 07:05 am (UTC)
HOW'S ANNIE?

and ia with him.
toilandblood 6th-Nov-2012 07:12 am (UTC)
the ending depressed me so much.
forever sad there wasn't a season 3 to really wrap things up. :(
violet_crumble9 6th-Nov-2012 07:34 am (UTC)
me too.
it would've been cray.

annie can stay at the black lodge. so unnecessary.
zurbraran 6th-Nov-2012 07:53 am (UTC)
Me too, though I love the last glimpse we got of the Twin Peaks-verse (i.e. the last scene of Fire Walk With Me with Laura, Coop, and the angel).
zurbraran 6th-Nov-2012 08:10 am (UTC)
How's Audrey, that's what I want to know. I refuse to accept the implications of her last scene.
icangoforthat 6th-Nov-2012 07:10 am (UTC)
he's pretty much on point with everything, but omg such as a clever ad from the obama team. never seen it before

toilandblood 6th-Nov-2012 07:12 am (UTC)
I love David Lynch so much.
grammaire 6th-Nov-2012 07:16 am (UTC)
Ohhh perfect place for me to copy/paste this. Dems have the best celebz <3

toilandblood 6th-Nov-2012 07:44 am (UTC)
ooh :D
do you have a link perhaps?
must reblog haha
wauwy 6th-Nov-2012 10:26 am (UTC)
lol oh Bob
dropitlikepluto 6th-Nov-2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Pretty eyes
andi88 6th-Nov-2012 07:13 am (UTC)
Are we moving over here?
benrobot 6th-Nov-2012 07:14 am (UTC)
here for that hair.
theonlywoj 6th-Nov-2012 07:16 am (UTC)
"I think President Obama is our best bet for uniting the country" -- HA!
sexmeupscotty 6th-Nov-2012 07:39 am (UTC)
leave.
theonlywoj 6th-Nov-2012 08:23 am (UTC)
I'm pretty sure that's Obama's unity slogan
heartina_cage 6th-Nov-2012 08:28 am (UTC)
You're so clever and adorable and charming.


























There's the attention you wanted.
mutterby 6th-Nov-2012 08:44 am (UTC)
welcome to ontd! i'm sure you'll fit in just fine and make loads of new friends :)
wingslapped 6th-Nov-2012 03:46 pm (UTC)
Like Romney has a better chance? Republicans and Democrats are as polarized as OU and Texas fans.
yurasama_love 6th-Nov-2012 07:19 am (UTC)
I LIKE IT
megswan 6th-Nov-2012 07:22 am (UTC)
ugh I just want an entire political show dedicated to him.

[whispers 'analyze this']
wheresandrae 6th-Nov-2012 07:23 am (UTC)
omfg
this is fucking perfect
i didnt think i could find more love to give to him but
near_dark 6th-Nov-2012 07:25 am (UTC)
Democrats and Republicans have pretty much become like two stupid football teams fighting each other all the time.

Best quote of this entire article. I'm not even a Lynch fan but goddamn did he nail it with that.
the_wolski 6th-Nov-2012 07:56 am (UTC)
ia i like this
freeze_i_say 6th-Nov-2012 08:11 am (UTC)
ia

"I think there are many, many things all of us agree on"

^^he also nailed this too
wauwy 6th-Nov-2012 10:32 am (UTC)
Sadly, false equivalence is false. The amount of filibustering and uncooperative extremity on the part of Republicans, on the national level, is absolutely not even close to equivalent to any relative partisanship on the side of Democrats.
piratesswoop 6th-Nov-2012 02:21 pm (UTC)
republicans are the political equivalent of fc barcelona
lisse_pitch13 6th-Nov-2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Dont bring La Liga into this.
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