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New Ad Mocks API’s Vote 4 Energy Campaign: “I Vote, But I Prefer to Buy Other People’s Votes”

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The American Petroleum Institute rolled out it’s latest multi-media assault this week to convince voters and politicians to continue supporting the fossil-fueled status quo. The campaign comes just as the primary election season reaches a fever pitch, and is designed to keep political hopefuls focused on “brown jobs.”

API’s newest television ad, which supposedly portrays grassroots supporters expressing their love of oil and gas, was recently shown by undercover activists to be nothing more than a scripted job. Not much of a surprise, perhaps.

It’s tough to hit back with the same amount of money deployed for a campaign like this (the cost of which API won’t disclose.) So why not hit back with humor? Here’s an ad mocking the “I Vote 4 Energy” television spots, produced by PolluterWatch:

 

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5 Responses to New Ad Mocks API’s Vote 4 Energy Campaign: “I Vote, But I Prefer to Buy Other People’s Votes”

  1. Leif says:

    I vote – Against ecocidal fossil industry. For a sustainable future for humanity. You bet I vote!

  2. dana1981 says:

    Freaking hilarious – literally made me LOL!

  3. Merrelyn Emery says:

    What a shame that you all aren’t required to vote, ME

  4. Gail Zawacki says:

    Hahaha! That was funny!

    Unfortunately, I don’t think it makes any difference who you vote for anymore. We only THINK we have a democracy. In reality, it’s a corporate fascist state. Watch Chris Hedges. He’ll explain all about how they manufacture consent.

    http://witsendnj.blogspot.com/2012/01/essential-conversation-with-chris.html

  5. Ken Barrows says:

    I am all for getting off the fossil teat, but I will point out that oil industry profits are much lower per dollar of revenue than, for example, Microsoft.