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Holy Lameness: MoveOn.org's Latest Contest.

During the 2004 campaign, far left group MoveOn.org sponsored a contest called "Bush in 30," in which regular Americans (and advertising professionals) could create anti-Bush political advertisements.

One advertisement on MoveOn.org's website compared Bush with Hitler.


After public uproar, MoveOn.org removed it from its website.

Their latest project is a flash animation contest called "Bush in 30 Years."

These very well might be the most lame collection of supposed-to-be-funny-but-totally-unfunny animations in the history of the internet.


The point of the contest is anti-reform statism on Social Security.

Here are some screenshots:


Most try to paint reform as some kind of underhanded corporate get-rich-quick scheme.


And of course, grandma and grandpa will be eating cat food because of Bush's misdeeds. Yeah, that makes sense.


The mocking of President Bush is generally just amateurish and predictable. He is either a puppet, or a dumb/redneck fratboy, or a crazed maniacal lunatic. Sometimes he is all three.


Or course, no anti-reform collection would be complete with the gratuitous "Enron" associations.


Of course, the inevitable comparisons to "gambling" appear.

You really have to see these to believe just how unbelievably unpersuasive and weak they are. A few of them are moderately well-done, visually, but their numbers don't add up. In fact, much like in the previous contest, in this one, the entries all use different numbers to describe the "costs" of transition.

Some of the animations are just anti-market, anti-Bush, and anti-corporation, and those tend to be the most creative. The ones that try to actually make fact-based points just bomb. Hard. Many of the animations seem more about opposition to the liberation of Iraq, or opposition to Bush in general, than actual opposition to Social Security reform.

The Bush impersonations tend to sound more like something out of MTV's Beavis and Butthead than anything. The worst is when someone from Massachusetts or Washington state tries to do a "Southern" accent. It just doesn't work.

If this contest is as successful as their last contest was, we'll be seeing personal accounts passed by summer.

Posted by Will Franklin · 8 April 2005 12:56 PM


One night my husband and I were out having dinner after we had voted early. Our waitress mentioned something about voting to us. We told her we had just gone early and she said she just didn't think after seeing Michael Moore's movie that she could vote for Bush again because he golfed so much! I never saw the movie. I know enough about it that I care to know! I find it difficult to imagine having Kerri and Edwards as our leaders! We asked her if she knew anything about either Kerri or Edwards and we filled her in on a few facts! I don't know how she ended up voting but I am truly glad Bush is our President today! It just really amazes me how misguided people allow themselves to be by accepting dim witted garbage...

Posted by: Beneva at April 8, 2005 01:51 PM

G.W. Bush is so not in any way shape or form a Hitler! That is interesting coming from so many who actually believe it is a good thing to kill innocent babies and incapacitated people! They may not like G.W. but to conceptualize him as Hitler is the lamest. I look at him as our fearless Leader! He has had so much placed on his shoulders. 911 was the worst thing imaginable. He has worked very hard and has been given such critisism every step of the way! I am truly thankful he is our President! I think he is the least partisan of our leaders today. He is a very good man! I wish we could get Social Security reformed while he is around.

Posted by: Claire at April 8, 2005 02:30 PM

Typical political bologna! Blaugh... Blaugh... Blaugh...If they could just give us something that is truthful it might matter! I think it is interesting that the democratic party would choose to use Hitler as a comparison to G.W.Bush, when everyone can see the Dems. are the big death party! What did Hitler like to do? He liked killing innocent people...I would venture to say the Democratic party could very well get confused as the Nazi party. I would venture to say more communists vote Democrat than they would vote Republican!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 10, 2005 08:42 AM

I agree,people with Massachusetts accents really can't get the southern one down! If you want to see a good impersonation of Bush watch reruns of SNL and see Will Farrel do it. Other than that Bush jokes, especially LAME internet cartoon garbage, are not humorous! Instead they are repetitive,false-leading, and just plain garbage.

Posted by: Carly Franklin at April 10, 2005 04:05 PM