Samuel L. Jackson is doing his part in helping Democrats in the long struggle back to the top following such a tragic loss in the 2016 election. He’s also doing so in what is possibly the most coolest way ever.
In a radio ad for the Georgia Democratic Party, Jackson urges voters to vote Democrat. Republican and Democratic candidates face an embattled special election next week for Tom Price’s seat in the Georgia House. Tom Price gave his seat up in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District to become Trump’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Democrats may actually have a chance at the seat with rising Democratic star Jon Ossoff.
Jackson says in his ad:
‘Your vote goes a long way towards setting things right in this country. Vote for the Democratic Party. Stop Donald Trump, the man who encourages racial and religious discrimination and sexism.’
He then also reminds voters that staying at home and failing to participate in the election is what put Trump in the White House.
Then, Jackson channeled one of his greatest and most well-known characters, Jules, from Quentin Tarantino’s hit movie Pulp Fiction. He said:
‘We have to channel the great vengeance and furious anger we have for this administration into votes at the ballot box. Do your friends and family a favor. Hell, do yourself a favor, and vote on April 18th, and make sure to vote for the Democratic party.’
This is of course is a throwback to the legendary scene in Pulp Fiction in which Jules (Jackson) recites a Biblical verse before killing a man. In the movie he recites:
‘Do you read the Bible, Brett? Well, there’s this passage I’ve got memorized – sort of fits this occasion. Ezekiel 25:17: The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who at tempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee.’
The actual Biblical quote is only partially accurate; however, the speech in the movie is cemented in pop culture and cinematic history. It’s definitely something listeners will recognize and catch on to.
The ad was paid for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
You can listen to the ad below:
Featured image by John Sciulli/Getty Images for The Weinstein Co.