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FlaGator
10-09-2012, 12:36 PM
Obama issues a campaign ad featuring Big Bird


The Obama campaign on Tuesday unveiled a television ad mocking GOP candidate Mitt Romney for his calls to cut federal funding for PBS, saying it would do little to address the deficit.


The sardonic ad compares "Sesame Street" character Big Bird, whom Romney mentioned during last Wednesday's presidential debate, to corporate titans prosecuted for financial misdeeds.


"Bernie Madoff. Ken Lay. Dennis Kozlowski: Criminals. Gluttons of greed. And the evil genius who towered over them?" a voiceover says as a silhouette of Big Bird moves on screen.

"Big. Yellow. A menace to our economy. Mitt Romney knows itís not Wall Street you have to worry about, itís Sesame Street," the ad says.


The video then plays a clip of Romney vowing "to stop the subsidy to PBS."



Story is here (http://thehill.com/video/260893-new-obama-ad-uses-big-bird-to-hit-romney-on-deficit-wall-street)

Sesame Street says take it down.


Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.

Quote is from here (http://www.sesameworkshop.org/our-blog/2012/10/09/sesame-workshop-response-to-campaign-ads/)

Eupher
10-09-2012, 12:40 PM
Why does Axelrod continue to:

READY!

FIRE!

AIM!

Or is it simply that he's so arrogant that he doesn't bother to check with the owners of the images that he's stealing before he steals them?

In any event, nice job, Dave. You're doing famously. Your stooge will take the brunt of your own stupidity in the coming election.

djones520
10-09-2012, 12:41 PM
I find that rather comical.

noonwitch
10-09-2012, 12:43 PM
The ad is showing around here. I thought it was funny, but then again, I'm a democrat.

NJCardFan
10-09-2012, 02:42 PM
Romney is right. Sesame Street makes hundreds of millions of dollars just on merchandising alone. They'll survive without gubmint money.

Starbuck
10-09-2012, 03:01 PM
It seems as though Obama Campaign is in meltdown mode. Everything they do comes out wrong.
I'm glad. They started slinging shit early and often, and the mindset that starts that kind of action will sometimes lead right over the cliff. Look how far Nixon's mindset led him.

Nasty control freaks. That's my favorite description of the current Democratic Party.

Janice
10-09-2012, 03:02 PM
They should privatize that business. Its a big, big money maker. No reason we need to fund it. Mark Levin says he'd put a group of investors together to buy it.

m00
10-09-2012, 03:05 PM
They should privatize that business. Its a big, big money maker. No reason we need to fund it. Mark Levin says he'd put a group of investors together to buy it.

It's mostly run by private donations (as an NPO), as I understand.

patriot45
10-09-2012, 06:25 PM
The ad is showing around here. I thought it was funny, but then again, I'm a democrat.

Hahaha! Why?

Elspeth
10-09-2012, 06:31 PM
Sesame Street should not be used to support ANY candidate. When Big Bird appeared on SNL, he remained apolitical, simply telling a childlike joke. ("Who likes debates? Defishes. :) )

Oblahblah is WAY WAY off base here. If you want to preserve Sesame Street funding, DON'T make the show partisan.

Dumb ass.

Starbuck
10-09-2012, 10:52 PM
And why would Big Bird object to being part of the Obama campaign?

Because they (even they) know there is a real good chance that Obama may lose. And if Romney becomes President, Big Bird gets fired.:adoration:

Hubie
10-09-2012, 11:17 PM
Hahaha! Why?

Because the power of the Dark Side is very strong and intoxicating.

Retread
10-09-2012, 11:23 PM
Sesame Workshop to Obama: Take Big Bird ad down (http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57528812/sesame-workshop-to-obama-take-big-bird-ad-down/)