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Protect Maine Equality Responds Again: Outsiders Trying To Harm Our Kids

Jim Burroway

September 25th, 2009

It’s good to see a pro-equality campaign taking the offensive — and not taking lies lying down. Now go here and help them blanket the airwaves.

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Alex
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

Just like the other Protect Maine Equality ad, this one falls short of being truly effective. If I were an uninformed Maine voter, I would look at this ad and ask “What exactly are these false claims? How are they baseless? How are they not true?”

Brady
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

Alex- I think this one is stronger than the last one. It makes an important point about the other side trying to make kids and families feel ashamed. I agree about the “false claims” but we’re talking about 30 seconds here. Maybe that is coming next.

Jim Burroway
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

Remember, this ad is targeted to Maine voters, who have already seen the false claims this ad refers to in the Yes on 1 ads blanketing the state. I don’t think Maine viewers will be confused by this.

Dan Gonzales
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

That kind of strong and fast response needs to be rewarded, I just gave another hundred dollars even tho I’m unemployed.

Timothy Kincaid
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

I like this one much better.

I still would like to hear them discredited in stronger terms (e.g. “but don’t be fooled by their deceptions, their spokeswoman isn’t really a public school teacher. No, she’s really an extremist political activist who works to get sectarian prayer in public schools, making abortion illegal, and …”). I’d like Mainers to know exactly who is behind this effort.

Burr
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

Agreed Tim.

It’s great that they’re airing anything like this at all, though. This is so simple that it just angers me even more how No on 8 fell asleep at the wheel.

----
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

“No on 1″ is making the mistake of not pointing out the other side’s biases and affiliations. The average voter might think the “Yes” side is only worried about (their) families and churches. It needs to make them know that not only is “Yes on 1″ disrespectful to same-sex couples and their children, but also religions that DO support their marriages.

Cole
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

I think it’s a great ad. We can’t be defensive by acknowlegding their lies. We have to face these anti-gay bigots head on with pride and move forward.
Vote NO on Question 1
http://tinyurl.com/l4hru8

Elliot
September 25th, 2009 | LINK

I think the point that hit me the most is how they used the word “ashamed” in there. Very powerful, I think.

hb
September 30th, 2009 | LINK

Psssst! In the headline, “Main” needs an “e”.

Timothy Kincaid
September 30th, 2009 | LINK

Thanks hb. Sigh… five days and neither Jim nor I noticed.

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