I haven’t heard anybody have a cow over the new Chinese Professor ad yet from a conservative group attacking using our tax dollars to give away the store. It does have a cool look to it, like the Apple 1984 ad, and Americans rarely get exposed to some really good Mandarin and a room full of Chinese people. I imagine they hired a lot of Asian actors for this as well.
Now on the negative side, the Chinese ARE portrayed as the bad guys who want to take over the world, just as we were becoming relieved that the radical Islamists were getting all the bad-guy press. But at the rate the Chinese are progressing and the rate America is falling apart (a far far cry when my parents fled China in the late 1940s.) that just might be what the far future might look like and I might have to brush up on my Mandarin.
Oh, that Asian couple had a really nice number in Glee (Asian couple counseling?? Where did they get these writers??), and OMG that Rocky Horror episode rocked. But back to the evil Chinese empire. There are some other funny tributes already that are REALLY hard on Clinton and Obama with less than family friendly subtitiles too.
Here is their spiel http://swineline.org/media/
Send them any complaints or raves.
On October 21, 2010, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) unveiled a national ad addressing our country’s spending addiction, the dangers of relentless deficits, and the corrosive nature of our national debt.
This new ad, which features a chilling look at one potential future scenario if America continues on its current destructive fiscal trajectory, is a 2010 homage to “The Deficit Trials,” a 1986 ad that was produced by W.R. Grace & Co. For those who were able to view it, the ad caused a sensation; it was considered so controversial at the time that the networks refused to run it.
J. Peter Grace, CAGW’s co-founder and the chairman of President Ronald Reagan’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control (the Grace Commission), was alarmed about what the debt would do to future generations. The national debt was $2 trillion in 1986, when “The Deficit Trials” ad was denied broadcast time; today the debt stands at $13.7 trillion and is projected to reach 140 percent of GDP in two decades, the time in which the new CAGW ad is set.
The new ad is part of an ongoing communications program in CAGW’s decades-long fight against wasteful government spending, increased taxes, out-of-control deficit spending, and a crippling national debt that threatens the future and survival of our country. CAGW plans to run the ad on major cable networks throughout the rest of 2010 and into 2011.