John Jay Myers video: Democrats and Republicans are the same… seriously

The latest video from John Jay Myers:

Special thanks to Clayton Gee who provided all the photos.

John Jay Myers is looking for input for possible future videos on this same theme.

See also: Andy Jacobs: Libertarians need to make it clear that we are just as far from being Republicans as we are from being Democrats

9 thoughts on “John Jay Myers video: Democrats and Republicans are the same… seriously

  1. paulie Post author

    I like the video overall.

    I would suggest continuing to keep Democrats and Republicans separate throughout the video, as it starts out doing. Maybe put them side by side.

    50 seconds is an odd length. If you are going for 1 minute, slow down the text rotation towards the end to give each “panel” a second or two or three longer on the screen.

  2. John Jay Myers

    Actually this was still testing, but I figure we can make a ton of these or ones like it.

    What would be better for me Paulie is if you or whomever just write what you think each one should be, we can use different photos, but keep in mind it needs to be so someone can read it. So it has to be done in sound bites.

    Also, Clayton used his own video software to make what I would say is a better one.. same message.

    What we need are creative writers to put together the message specifically…. don’t just say “side by side message” write it.

    I will gladly put more “they are the same” videos together. Just put together the scripts.

  3. paulie Post author

    How about this side by side?

    Barack Obama, March 19, 2011:

    Today I authorized the Armed Forces of the United States to begin a limited military action in Libya in support of an international effort to protect Libyan civilians. That action has now begun. In this effort, the United States is acting with a broad coalition that is committed to enforcing United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973, which calls for the protection of the Libyan people . . .

    George Bush, March 19, 2003:

    On my orders, coalition forces have begun striking selected targets of military importance to undermine Saddam Hussein’s ability to wage war. These are opening stages of what will be a broad and concerted campaign. More than 35 countries are giving crucial support . . .

    Courtesy of http://politeaparty.blogspot.com/2011/03/independent-anti-war-movement.html

  4. paulie Post author

    Actually this was still testing, but I figure we can make a ton of these or ones like it.

    Good idea.

    What would be better for me Paulie is if you or whomever just write what you think each one should be, we can use different photos, but keep in mind it needs to be so someone can read it. So it has to be done in sound bites.

    I’m trying to put it out here on IPR so that whoever has the ideas can throw them up. I don’t always have the answers myself.

    What we need are creative writers to put together the message specifically…. don’t just say “side by side message” write it.

    I don’t see anything wrong with the text you have, I was just making a suggestion on the presentation.

    You start out by listing Democrats and Republicans separately, but a few frames in they are merged. I think it’s more effective if you keep listing them separately. I suggested side by side as a way to see more easily how similar they are, but one below the other is fine as well.

    I will gladly put more “they are the same” videos together. Just put together the scripts.

    That’s what this thread is here for. It’s so that some new scripts can come together.

    But besides just the scripts, I am also making incremental suggestions on presentation, even with the existing script.

    I also liked Tom Blanton’s suggestion. I trust it wasn’t private, my apologies if it was:

    What is t

    he difference between (killing Iraqi kids) and (killing Pakistani kids)?
    Not much
    What is the difference between (Romneycare) and (Obamacare)
    Not Much
    What is the difference (G.E. or Goldman Sachs or George Soros) with (Halliburton or the Carlyle Group or the Koch Brothers – oops, that last one could sting “libertarians”)
    Not much

  5. Porn Again Christian

    From LP.org

    Top 10 disasters of the 2009 Obama administration (in no particular order):

    1. Cash for Clunkers
    2. War escalation in Afghanistan
    3. Giant government health care expansion bill
    4. Post office loses money hand over fist
    5. Stimulus package
    6. Expansion of “state secrets” doctrine
    7. Big increase in unemployment
    8. “Bailout” Geithner as Treasury Secretary
    9. Skyrocketing federal spending
    10. Huge federal deficits

    Top 10 disasters of the 2001-2008 Bush administration:

    1. Cash for Car Companies
    2. War in Iraq
    3. Giant Medicare expansion bill
    4. Post office loses money hand over fist
    5. Stimulus “rebate” checks
    6. PATRIOT Act
    7. Big increase in unemployment
    8. “Bailout” Paulson as Treasury Secretary
    9. Skyrocketing federal spending
    10. Huge federal deficits

  6. Zane, LP member

    Sat what you want, but I like the video, and congratulations on getting the letter published as well.

  7. See Through The Fog

    The Central Government, run by bureaucratic servants called Democrats and Republicans, know that there is a 11% approval rate of the government by the US citizens. This is unacceptable to the Dems and Reps. They need away to show there power. So creating a fear atmosphere, will get the citizens attention. This will also let them portray the illusion they are doing something for the citizens that cannot be done without the government. I’t is a forced recognition of power in all its tyranny.

    One of the rules of war when facing a stronger enemy is to divide and conquer, rather then to attack your enemies force as a whole. Knowing that citizens and there constitutional freedoms/rights are a thee governments greatest enemy, creating a diversionary tactic such as Republican and Democrat would divide the governments enemies “citizens + constitutional freedoms/rights” Once divided, the enemy is far easier to conquer. In this case, when we are divided, the Central Government can take away freedoms/rights, and implement tyrannous laws a lot easier than if we were united.

    Vote for ANYONE else besides Democrats or Republicans. I’t can be anyone ranging from a third party candidate to Mickey Mouse. Just don’t vote for Democrats or Republicans. They were bought and paid for a long time ago by bureaucrats. When Dems or Reps are elected, they serve the interests of the corporations that paid for them to get elected, not the citizens. Just remember. The Tea Party is the Republican Party.

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