Most Bizarre Political Commercial You’ve Ever Seen Makes Even Liberal Media Cringe


Watch on Twitter or scroll down to watch on youtube. Democrat Dan Helmer better have another line of work ready because the odds are that he won’t be going to Congress.


Democrat Dan Helmer is running for Congress in Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, but if his first TV ad is any indication he will not be winning any karaoke awards or picking up many new voters. Even liberals are left cringing after a viewing.

The new ad features Dan Helmer, a veteran of the U.S. Army riding up on a motorcycle in sunglasses and a leather bomber jacket before entering a bar where opponent Rep. Barbara Comstock sits.

First-time candidate Helmer seems to hope that voters will see his military service as enough to turn moderate, establishment Republican Comstock out of her seat. He also seems to hope his karaoke commercial will seem “funny” to potential voters.

What happens next in the video is so annoying that even left-wing Slate calls it “the worst ad of 2018”

Slate isn’t alone. The Daily Beast also calls it “The Worst Congressional Campaign Ad Ever.”

“Whoever told House Democratic candidate Dan Helmer this ad was a great idea should reevaluate whether negative attention could be considered good attention,” the Daily Beast wrote.

Even Esquire magazine warns readers that it might be impossible to make it through the ad “without cringing.”

The negative reviews hang on Helmer’s horrible karaoke-styled parody of the tune “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling,” in which the candidate sings about how Rep. Comstock won’t host a town hall and how she voted against Obamacare.

Helmer accuses Comstock of “losing that centrist feeling” and for “right-wing appealing” until the actress playing Comstock leaves the bar in a huff.

The candidate’s wife did offer one small bit of good advice in the ad. Just as the candidate prepares to break out into song, Mrs. Helmer, who plays a bartender in the ad, tells her husband not to do it.

“Listen to your wife, Dan!” the Daily Beast pleaded.

Watch Before It’s Gone! This is the Video That Youtube Banned and Twitter Removed from @realdonaldtrump

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In a US presidential campaign season full of unexpected moments and petty squabbles between candidates and public figures of all stripes, today’s interaction between Donald Trump and Electronic Arts still ranks as one of the oddest. This afternoon, the publisher issued a YouTube takedown notice for a video supporting Donald Trump that uses voices and music from 2010’s Mass Effect 2, after the candidate himself tweeted the video approvingly to nearly 7.5 million followers earlier in the morning.

The ad, which appears to have been created by an individual fan with no official connection to the Trump campaign, draws directly from Mass Effect 2’s launch trailer, overlaying a speech from Martin Sheen’s Illusive Man character with videos and photos from modern America. “We’re at war,” Sheen intones over scenes of generalized and specifically Trump-related chaos. “No one wants to admit it, but humanity is under attack. One very specific man might be the only thing that stands between humanity and the greatest threat of our brief existence.”

The Mass Effect content is roughly intercut with images and messages from Trump supporters, as well as lines from Trump’s stump speech about making America great again. It ends with the message that “the American people are DONE with career politicians” and an entreaty to “GO OUT & Vote for Trump.” Yet there are some signs the video could be an elaborate, trollish joke against Trump, including an image with the non sequitur purported Trump quote, “No more oreos!”

While the YouTube version of the video “is no longer available due to a copyright claim by EA,” the video is still currently up at its original location on, where it was posted a week ago as “a Mass Effect 2 launch trailer parody video covered under Fair Use,” according to its description. The video is also still available directly through Trump’s tweet itself, as well as through the original March 31 ‘Immigrants 4 Trump’ tweet that seems to be the source for Trump’s reposting [Update: Trump’s tweet has now “been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder,” but previous tweets with the same video seem unaffected so far].

Watch the banned video at youtube below. If youtube removes it again, then go with this Link to banned Trump video.

War of Slogans: Positive Psychology Favors Trump

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Excerpt from American Thinker

Clinton, Cruz, and Trump campaign slogans

Hillary For America. Is Hillary herself for America? Or is America in need of Hillary? The ambiguity is probably unintentional. This slogan induces a multiple choice response. Both answers signal a campaign primarily about a candidate rather than issues.

Make America Great Again. The implied second-person of Trump’s slogan immediately engages the listener in a call to action, which is inherently optimistic. “Great” is the payoff for the action. “Again” implies an ongoing loss, a negative condition, but it is cited in the service of its remediation.

Trust Ted. This slogan is psychologically disastrous. It makes a personal demand without offering a reward or justification for the demand. In family psychodynamics, when a teenager says, “Trust me” to a parent, or a spouse utters those words to his or her partner, something has probably gone terribly wrong. When a stranger says, “Trust me,” your hand might instinctively pat a pocket to check for your wallet.

Hillary is for Hillary. Yeah, she’s for Bill, but only because she has to be to stand a chance at living in the White House again.

Ted is a real sleezeball, as shown over and over by his dirty tricks. No one married to a Goldman Sachs executive should be trusted.

The Donald got it right. I suspect it’s instinct with him.

In “Pessimistic Explanatory Style in the Historical Record”, Martin Seligman (widely acknowledged to be the father of positive psychology) changed the game. He hypothesized that optimists are more likely to be elected president than are pessimists. He set out to statistically determine whether, “Other things being equal, people then vote for the candidate who engenders in them more optimistic expectations.”

It’s common sense backed up by history that the optimist is going to make people feel good and people like to feel good, even if those feelings aren’t justified.