Jackson's New Obama Video: 'Wake the F*** Up'

Samuel L. has a strong message for voters
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 27, 2012 8:57 AM CDT
Updated Sep 27, 2012 10:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – Samuel L. Jackson wants you to vote for President Obama—and in a new ad, he gets that message across as only he can. "Wake the F*** Up" is a Dr. Seuss-style rhyme, written by Adam Mansbach, who also authored "Go the F*** to Sleep" (which Jackson was also involved with). It features Jackson and a little girl urging the rest of her family to vote for Obama ... by using lots and lots of profanity. Sample lines from the nearly four-minute video:

  • "Sorry my friend, but there’s no time to snore, the out-of-touch millionaires just declared war; on schools, the environment, unions, fair pay. We’re all on our own if Romney has his way. He’s against safety nets. If you fall, tough luck. So I strongly suggest you WAKE THE F*** UP!"
  • "Hell no, it can’t wait. Your lives will be affected. Romney and Ryan will gut Medicare if they’re elected. Ask the fact checkers. Those two are fact duckers … SAY HELL NO, MOTHERF***ERS!"
  • "How about that student-loan overhaul? It’s going to save you thousands of bucks. Mitt’s gonna cut that s*** in a second. WAKE THE F*** UP!"
  • "A vote for Romney is a vote to have Planned Parenthood cut. Listen to your little sister. WAKE THE F*** UP!"
Jackson partnered with the Jewish Council for Research and Education to make the ad, Yahoo News reports. Watch the video here.

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