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New Lincoln Project video: a Republican wakes up after a three-year coma

The video is 6 min short film directed by Jon Turteltaub, the video imagines a young Republican waking up from a three-year coma and being updated by his family about Trump illegally paying off a porn star, Mexico not paying for the wall, Trump praising white nationalists after the fatal Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally and his administration’s failed response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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by Anonymousreply 2808/02/2020

This is good because it consolidates all the outrages. We are used to almost daily new outrages and we are worn down. What works with this is that if anyone were to hear everything that has happened in one sitting it would be devastating.

by Anonymousreply 107/31/2020

I’m annoyed by the fact that it’s dramatized - I automatically feel manipulated. I can only imagine what Republicans think.

Stick to the facts LincolnProject.

by Anonymousreply 207/31/2020

R2 I agree, it's diluting the strong focus on facts

by Anonymousreply 307/31/2020

Republicans ARE easily manipulated, r2. Have the past 5 years taught you nothing?

by Anonymousreply 407/31/2020

But they don’t feel manipulated when Trump and the Repugs do it - they feel part of a once-victimized, now-winning team.

Their egos won’t let this one through, R4.

by Anonymousreply 507/31/2020

They went after Mitch too. Ha!

by Anonymousreply 607/31/2020

Good concept, a little too windy and cutesy.

by Anonymousreply 707/31/2020

This is like the third time this has been posted, but the more the merrier. Who are the actors?

by Anonymousreply 807/31/2020

almost 7 minutes long? Ain't nobody got time for that.

I love the Lincoln Project, but this is like the cold opening of a reboot of ER.

by Anonymousreply 907/31/2020

Too long and it gets muddled. Should have kept it simply and punchy with the coma guy saying "I remember Trump said this..." and his family has to respond with "Well, actually...."

by Anonymousreply 1007/31/2020

It should have been cast with real "name" actors (masked for maximum "WTF? Who is that?" attention-grabbing).

by Anonymousreply 1107/31/2020

Too long, but wow that's a fucked up dark ending.

by Anonymousreply 1207/31/2020

Stephen Root is there. I love that guy

by Anonymousreply 1307/31/2020

Are you sure it's him? I'll have to watch some old Stephen Root and then this again.

by Anonymousreply 1407/31/2020

Then make your own damned ad, if you don't like this one. You see the people on here saying, 'why can't the democrats make ads like the Lincoln Project does?". It's because there are too many back seat drivers in the democratic party. Everybody always has something to say and wants to put their two cents in. Just let the Lincoln Project do their thing. No one needs any notes from anyone else.

by Anonymousreply 1507/31/2020

I thought it was Stephen Root, too.

by Anonymousreply 1607/31/2020

It is Stephen Root. It is in the announcement from the Lincoln Project that was emailed out to everyone who has donated. (I did not donate, I just bought a great T-Shirt).

by Anonymousreply 1707/31/2020

The actress playing the mom was on Six Feet Under - her character was horrible but she was great, she worked for the corporate chain of funeral homes trying to put The Fishers out of business

by Anonymousreply 1807/31/2020

Also, I love how the daughter says “supposebly” lol

by Anonymousreply 1907/31/2020

Could be tightened up with some editing.

by Anonymousreply 2007/31/2020

How do you make this film any shorter? Leave out which atrocity? Ignore what inconsistency between Trump's words and actions? Brush aside how many deaths, job losses, and economic gains down the toilet to Trump's ignorance, stupidity and worse, malfeasance? And the funny part, the video didn't even touch on the financial crimes the Trump mob family has committed, and how many hundreds of billions of dollars they've stolen.

by Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

I love it but then I was never going to vote for Trump, none of his voters are going to sit and watch a 6 minute video of Republicans being mocked, so it will change no minds. They need 30 second videos that hit him hard, not lightly.

by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

R21 saying "Could be tightened up with some editing" Is a well worn cliche. I'm sure r20 meant it with heavy irony. Like beginning a story with"it was a dark and stormy night".

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

The whole premise is a reverse cliche, R23, since you mention it: "And then my alarm clock went off and I realized the whole thing was a dream". Creative Writing 101 mistakes. What makes this Lincoln Project video powerful is that all the crazy is true. It's too long though.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

More effective if split up into one-minute "episodes". They could go on for hours!

by Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

R24 r21 or you could speed it up or skip. But this being DL, approach it like listening to Tchaikovsky as played by Liberace, speeded up and shortened with "all the boring parts cut out" As he used to say.

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

Bad ad. It makes the people that voted for him look stupid using a dramatization. Is this supposed to sway those voters. It will make them angry and have them dig in for being called stupid. They need more ads with facts, no dramatization. They need an ad that says, We thought Trump would bring change, he brought chaos. Are you better off? Let's rebuild and get back on track so we can have actual disagreements again.

by Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

The Lincoln Project merely has to use the words of Charlie Chaplin.

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