Television or YouTube Spots for Tea Party


We live in a world that requires “visuals” in order to make a point or persuade people to act.  “Buy Now!” and “For a Limited Time Only” are phrases that hammer our senses almost 24 hours a day.

The Tea Party needs to learn to use those visuals more effectively, and the last thing they need is the advice of “professional political consultants.”  Here are a couple of ideas that might convince viewers that the Tea Party has the ideas that they never hear but would respond to positively if they had the opportunity.

Here are two examples, one for YouTube and one for TV spots, that might give people a chance to see the other side of the story.

Two Minute YouTube Video

Opening Image:  A lone black man, face and upper body only, neck with steel slave-type collar and a chain hanging down from the collar over the man’s chest.

Voiceover:  Slavery.  The most horrid example of humans using other humans for their own selfish purposes.  Forcing people to work, not for their own happiness, not to care for their own families, not so that they can feed their children, or take care of their elderly parents.  People being forced to work not for any of those reasons, but just so that the slave master can have all those things for himself without having to do any work himself.

Image:  Slowly zoom back from the image of the lone black man and show rows of other men, women and children, blacks, whites, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans, in the same slave collars and chains. 

Voiceover:  In the past, the slave master was an individual who forced men and women to labor and then took the fruits of that labor.

Image:  Zoom back a bit further, showing a man’s hand holding a whip.

Voiceover:  One hundred and fifty years ago, our country fought and bled to end slavery.  It was the bloodiest war in American history. And it was not fought for conquest, but for freedom.

Image:  Zoom back further, and show that the hand holding the whip belongs to a man in an Uncle Sam costume.

Voiceover:  Today the slave master is our own government.  Out of control spending which leads to out of control taxation.  Unaccountable public servants who have become arrogant public masters trying to regulate not only our behavior but even our very thoughts.  Public officials telling us that being their slaves is good for us, telling us that they are taking care of us, telling us that they want to help us.

Image: Cut to two campaign type signs, both of which say exactly the same thing, just a red sign with the elephant logo saying “Vote Republican!  We’re here to help you!” and another one, in blue with the donkey logo saying “Vote Democrat!  We’re here to help you!”

Voiceover:  We can end this new slavery.  We don’t have to remain slaves.  We don’t have to keep giving these men and women who claim to represent us more and more of what we are working for.  We shouldn’t vote for anyone whose only real message is “I won’t whip you quite as badly as my opponent”.  No, there is another option.  An option for freedom, and dignity and control of our own lives.

Image:  Dissolve through images of Tea Party groups marching, of Tea Party meetings, of a screen filled with Tea Party flags rippling in the breeze, to a final sign that simply says “Vote ‘em All Out!”

Voiceover: Join with the millions of Americans who have decided that they’ve had enough, and join the Tea Party.  Pick the people that write the laws, raise the taxes, decide how much and where our money is to be spent. Pick the people who will decided what nations should be our allies, and will recognize which nations threaten us.  Pick the people who will recognize that they work for us, and we are not slaves for them.

Join the Tea Party and help shatter our chains of slavery.

60-Second TV Spot

Opening Image:  A lone black man, face and upper body only, neck with steel slave-type collar and a chain hanging down from the collar over the man’s chest. Background music:  Some kind of Ken Burns sounding stuff reminiscent of the Civil War.

Voiceover:  Slavery.  People being forced to work just so that a slave master can reap the benefits.

Image:  Slowly zoom back from the image of the lone black man and show rows of other men, women and children, blacks, whites, Asians, Hispanics, and Native Americans, in the same slave collars and chains. 

Image:  Zoom back a bit further, showing a man’s hand holding a whip.

Voiceover:  One hundred and fifty years ago, our country fought and bled to end slavery.  It was the bloodiest war in American history. And it was not fought for conquest, but for freedom.

Image:  Zoom back further, and show that the hand holding the whip belongs to a man in an Uncle Sam costume.

Voiceover:  Today the slave master is our own government.  Out of control spending. Out of control taxation.  Public servants who have become arrogant public masters.  Public officials telling us that being slaves is good for us.

Image: Cut to two campaign type signs, both of which say exactly the same thing, just a red sign with the elephant logo saying “Vote Republican!  We’re here to help you!” and another one, in blue with the donkey logo saying “Vote Democrat!  We’re here to help you!”

Voiceover:  We can end this new slavery.  Stop voting for politicians whose only real message is “I won’t whip you quite as badly as my opponent”.  No, there is another option.

Image:  Dissolve through images of Tea Party groups marching, of Tea Party meetings, of a screen filled with Tea Party flags rippling in the breeze, to a final sign that simply says “Vote ‘em All Out!”

Voiceover: Join with the millions of Americans who have decided that they’ve had enough, and join the Tea Party.  Help us pick the people who will recognize that they work for us, and we are not slaves for them.

Join the Tea Party and help shatter our chains of slavery.

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About Jim Yardley

Retired after 30 years as a financial controller for a variety of manufacturing firms, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, and independent voter.
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One Response to Television or YouTube Spots for Tea Party

  1. kathy says:

    Jim, this needs to go into production, pronto! Great spots. “When people fear the government, it is tryanny.When the government fears the people, it is liberty.” This regime is scaring the heck out of me. Time for your ideas to go viral. Let freesom ring, again!

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