If House Speaker John Boehner wants to project an intimidating, take-no-prisoners image as he engages on fiscal cliff talks, may we suggest he take a gander at the latest messaging push by environmental groups: John Boehner, The Terminator?
The faux movie poster, which features the head of the Speaker on the body of a 1984, gun-wielding Arnold Schwarzenegger, is one of four from environmental groups in their push to get Congress to extend the energy wind tax credit beyond year's end.
The Environmental Defense Fund, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Earthjustice, National Wildlife Federation and Environment America are behind the push. Earlier this month, supporters of the wind production tax credit participated in a “Wind Week,” which included ads, floor speeches and rallies.
Other posters in the latest campaign include spoofs of the Social Network and Star Wars. A 28 Days Later spoof, “28 Days Left,” poster will hit the interwebs on Monday when there are 28 days left before the tax credit expires – not exactly as terrifying as, say, sprinting zombies, but scary for the wind industry. (An aside: can we all agree that sprinting zombies are way scarier than slow-moving, Night of the Living Dead ones?)