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Mitt Romney Scolded By Friday Night Lights Star For Using Show's Motto During Campaign

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As his campaign nears the end, Mitt Romney has co-opted a battle cry from Friday Night Lights, but neither the star or executive producer approve.

In a recent op-ed for USA Today, Connie Briton (pictured above) and Sarah Aubrey say "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can't Lose" does not appropriately apply to the presidential candidate's position on a number of issues and write:

"It was a rallying cry of hope and optimism in a community where everyone had a fair shot — no matter their background, no matter their parents, no matter their gender. And no matter their politics."

They believe that women, in particular, are negatively affected by Romney's ideas and continue:

"Romney actually wants to throw the entire law — and every benefit — out, and while he's at it, get rid of Planned Parenthood—the health care provider that nearly three million Americans rely on for their life-saving cancer screenings, well-woman visits and affordable birth control."

To illustrate their point, Aubrey and Britton describe several instances in which the characters on the NBC show take advantage of the very program that Romney wants to eliminate.

Brian "Smah Williams' mom worked at Planned Parenthood, while a teenage girl goes to the clinic for a pregnancy test and another "was able to get a safe and legal abortion there."

Calling upon all women voters to take a stand for what the drama's motto actually stood for, the co-authors conclude:

"So as women, let's take 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts' back and use it as it was always intended — as a motivator for progress, power, and greatness. Let's use our clear eyes and full hearts to vote early. Let's use our clear eyes and full hearts to tell every friend, family member and neighbor about what's at stake for women in this election. What's at stake for all of us."

Both women are the latest celebrities to criticize the Romney campaign for using their intellectual property in a manner they do not approve of.

Do U think the FNL motto appropriately represents the Republican candidate's positions and values?

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17 comments to “Mitt Romney Scolded By Friday Night Lights Star For Using Show's Motto During Campaign”

  1. 1

    Good for them!

  2. likewhocares says – reply to this


    Just like Friday Night Lights, the worst president in history is about to be cancelled

  3. TXcougar10 says – reply to this


    what an idiot she is….does she not know friday night lights (well i hope she does, but then again shes is in hollywood) is based out of ODESSA TEXAS A PRO ROMNEY TOWN!!! nothing gets more conservative than ODESSA!!! shes gonna get ALOT of backlash!

  4. TXcougar10 says – reply to this


    what a joke. its based off a school in odessa. romney central. i hope she gets fired.

  5. Lori C. says – reply to this


    Wow, I thought I liked her. Disappointed again. Yet another actor thinking they have a fucking clue.

  6. 6

    Romney loves women. Who makes this stuff up?

  7. 7

    LOL, get over it Connie!

  8. mo says – reply to this


    What amazes me is that all these women worried about losing rights to abortions, birth control, and etc. if Romney wins must not really care about womens rights because if Obama wins it won't be long until we have to burkas in public, have no rights to education or voting, and if we get raped we can be killed for cheating on our husbands. I'd much rather have to pay for birth control!! Obamas gotta go!

  9. SnowAnaya says – reply to this


    Re: TXcougar10

    You are sadly right. I live in Odessa,TX . I can tell you first hand this town is Republican to the core. Honestly i'm not surprised the news hasn't covered this story here . The book , Movie ,and show are all based on Odessa so expect some shit storm.

  10. bitchsquad says – reply to this


    well of course romney had to steal such a compelling line from a good show… even though texas is mostly stupid.. i mean republican. Zomney can't think for himself, speak for himself and when he does it ends up a disaster. stupid stupid republicans.. but uhm stupid democrats too.. sheep.. all of you stupid flock together. :)

  11. 11

    Connie, I really like you, so please stay out of politics.. There is NO WAR ON WOMEN… Planned Parenthood can be easily privately funded. We will ALWAYS have access to birth control and Paps.. Are all the women in Hollywood this gullible and followers? This is why many strong women will not vote for Obama this time..

  12. irvinegirl says – reply to this


    Re: cap chick – Well stated cap chick.

  13. Irvinegirl says – reply to this


    Guess what moron, PP does not do cancer screenings or mammograms. They merely refer. PP does abortions (that's where they get a majority of their funding) and dispenses birth control pills. This will continue from private sources. The federal government should withdraw their funding because PP is politically motivated and spends their money supporting democrats only.

  14. 14

    If it was Obama these Hollywood dipshits wouldn't care.

  15. mike says – reply to this


    These idiots make it so hard,to want to turn on their shows. Imagine if everywhere you went in your daily life, everyone you encountered felt compelled to tell you their political views. So Hollywood, SHUT-UP already. Nobody cares what the hell you think!

  16. Donna Bowman says – reply to this


    You just lost a fan. Loved the show but now I will never watch it again. I have lost all respect for the stars.Re: bitchsquad – I think your name says it all.

  17. Mal says – reply to this


    Re: JerseyGirlll – You're right, they would not care, because President Obama actually believes most of what he says. Were as, Mitt Romney just panders to whom ever he is in front of 47% of the time.