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Obama Enlists Big Bird to Attack Romney

By Bobby Eberle

Is this the best Barack Obama can offer? In his latest campaign ad, is he talking about the economy? No. Is he talking about jobs? No way. Is he talking about foreign policy? Not a chance. No... the president of the United States is going after challenger Mitt Romney by enlisting the help of Big Bird. And Sesame Street is not too happy about it.

Barack Obama's latest "brilliant" strategy is to try to capitalize on Mitt Romney's statement at the first presidential debate that he would shut down PBS. According to Romney, there's no reason why the government should be paying for a media network. (And he's right!) Obama must feel this is a travesty of justice. Just look at this ad:

What's amazing is that it starts right off with, "I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this message." Oh really? This is your campaign in action? I don't think that Big Bird fans around the country will be happy knowing that Obama's campaign is calling Big Bird "evil" and a "menace" to our economy.

The best thing about the video is it includes Romney's actual statement about closing the door on PBS. Way to go, Romney!

The buzz is causing anger on Sesame Street as well. As reported in the New York Post, the Sesame Workshop -- the PBS-affiliated non-profit behind Sesame Street -- said in a statement, "We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down."

"Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns," said the statement.

An Obama campaign official said that the campaign "received and will review their concerns."

The Romney campaign has fired back as well, noting the misguided efforts of Obama to talk about anything other than the issues.

Kevin Madden, a senior Romney adviser, told reporters on board the candidate's plane Tuesday the campaign isn't taking the Obama's latest offensive seriously.

"Right now, you've got 23 million Americans struggling to find work. You've got household incomes going down. You've got a federal deficit, federal debt that's over 16 trillion dollars," Madden said. "I find it troubling that the president's message, the president's focus 28 days out from Election Day is Big Bird."

The economy, the debt, the deficit, foreign affairs, government spending... all are serious issues, but Barack Obama spends campaign money on Big Bird. Is it just me, or is their something fowl in the air? (Sorry... had to write that!)

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  1. Greg RoyComment by Greg Roy
    October 9, 2012 @ 2:37 pm
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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      October 10, 2012 @ 10:37 am

      Time to act like wise mother birds and kick Big Bird and PBS out of the nest to grow up and learn to fly on their own,,,same applies to the Democrats,,,brood parasite cuckoo birds that lay their eggs in other’s nest for someone else to raise. Big Bird is too big to be still be sitting in our Tapaer nest while we spoon feed him our tax worms and he, like the Democrats just fouls our nest of self-sufficient self government,

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    • nonyagetalifeComment by nonyagetalife
      October 15, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

      to bad you really dont feel this way

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  2. Greg RoyComment by Greg Roy
    October 9, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Way to stay focused on the tough issues *******. Big Bird? Really? Cause you’ve done such a great job with the economy, unemployment is almost non existent, all of our enemies love us, and there’s nothing but sunshine ahead. Get your head out of your *** and be president for once please.

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      October 9, 2012 @ 3:30 pm

      If this is as good as the Obama campaign can do, you know they’re in trouble.

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    • Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

      And PBS is having the last word, which is:

      TAKE IT DOWN!

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

      If you notice in that video, they took the soundbite from Romney that said “I’m going to stop this subsidy for PGS” and then immediately cut it off. That is totally dishonest because that is not what Romney said.

      What he said was “if we have to borrow money from China to pay for it, then I will defund PBS”.

      Convenient isn’t it how the liberals will take something out of context to make up an ad. But, that is the Obama way.

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    • yoldsComment by yolds
      October 10, 2012 @ 8:24 am

      I actually think that they should allow Obama to run the ad, it’s almost as good as letting Biden speak. It really shows how desperate and shallow this POS President we have is!
      Romney/Ryan 2012

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      October 10, 2012 @ 9:19 am

      If his campaign really believes this is their ‘best’ shot at Romney, then this battle is all but over, and Romney is going to win this election in a historical landslide!
      Obama is so caught in the sand box with his pants down, calling his play mates ‘liar liar’.
      Plus he is a coward, because he didn’t dare say it in Mitt’s face, he had to wait until the next day, when he was only surrounded by other Democrats.
      Did you see how some of those were also falling off the wagon, stating that they were so disappointed with their idol’s performance the day before?
      Go Romney/Ryan!

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      October 16, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

      just shows how much the Obama campaign listens – that ad is STILL running. it aired during Saturday Night Live this weekend. and Seth Meyers commented on the ad and controversy during Weekend Update, complete with “Big Bird’s response” – a photo of the presidential Cadillac (of course) SUV with a HUGE honking pile of “Big Bird” sh!t smack in the centre of the windshield! :)

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  3. westtexaslibraryladyComment by westtexaslibrarylady
    October 9, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    In addition to the misplaced priorities of the ad there are several disturbing elements as well as broken laws (I know, big surprise). Big Bird is the licensed property of Sesame Workshop that the Obama campaign simply took upon themselves to use for their own purposes without permission (imagine that, they did something illegal).

    Additionally, it implies that the ad is endorsed by Sesame Workshop, which it is not. I can’t help but wonder what other “supporters” of the Obama campaign have been surprised by the misappropriation of their name, logo, or trademarked images?

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    • sockettuemComment by sockettuem
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

      And, dear westtexas, I believe this ad is going to blow up in their faces. It looks juvenile, sounds juvenile and is juvenile. More people are going to be made angry by this stupid commercial than are going to buy into it. Illegal? Since when has that bothered anyone is this administration? Remember, this bunch is from Chicago, home of political corruption.

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    • stopspendingComment by stopspending
      October 9, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

      To answer your question:
      Princeton professor Harvey Rosen told the Standard that the Obama campaign misrepresented his work.
      AARP has told the campaign not to use them in any ads and they have not endorsed any candidate.
      A women was misquoted as asking a question of Ryan and the ad said she did not get an answer. She says she was totally satisfied with the answer and Obama may not use her words or name again.
      Those are the ones I know of. Seems like many people do not want to be associated with Obama these days.

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    • sexysadieComment by sexysadie
      October 10, 2012 @ 7:17 am

      Except the brain-dead slugs who will vote for BO because of his skin color.

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  4. tedinpdxComment by tedinpdx
    October 9, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    I think it’s useful to point out that the Republican equivalent of Darth Vader (David H. Koch) has been a major contributor to PBS, as well as other causes which are dear to the hearts of liberals everywhere:

    “[Koch] is a major patron of the arts and had contributed to several charities, including Lincoln Center, Sloan Kettering, a fertility clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the American Museum of Natural History’s David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing. The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Ballet was renamed the David H. Koch Theater in 2008 following a gift of 100 million dollars for the renovation of the theater. Condé Nast Portfolio described him as “one of the most generous but low-key philanthropists in America”.

    He also contributed $7-million to the PBS science program “Nova”. Meanwhile, here’s the lineup of sponsors for the “PBS News Hour”:

    Chevron, BNSF, Bank of America, and United Healthcare.

    As for Sesame Street, as a ‘non-profit’ with in excess of $100-million a year in licensing revenues, they’re doing quite well already, and don’t really need handouts from our bankrupt federal government.

    Of course none of these facts will stop the Obama machine from taking every opportunity to deceive, inveigle, and obfuscate the truth where Gov. Romney is concerned.

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    • David in MAComment by David in MA
      October 9, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

      I recall reading somewhere that the PBS people said they can do without govt. subsidy and still make a profit, I say, let them do so.

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    • smartwayComment by smartway
      October 9, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

      “By hook or by crook” BHO wants to get re-elected to fulfill the dreams from his real father.
      Go here now…and spread the word => http://www.ObamasRealFather.com

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  5. rosecoatsComment by rosecoats
    October 9, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

    Another group that objected to the Obama campaign using them for political purposes is the AARP.

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    • Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

      They were happy enough to help when Bush presented us with the prescription drug bill and Obama saddled us with Obamacare. AARP gets a nice little slice of money when people purchase medigap insurance through their website’s insurance partners. Sorry but they can’t have it both ways. Why do you think they lost so much of their membership to new senior organizations! Many of us saw exactly what AARP was doing when they endorsed Obamacare.

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    • pwr11Comment by pwr11
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:35 pm

      I havn’t heard AARP complain very much about Obama? I know they supported Obamacare, which is extreamly bad for us all! The driving force behind their support for Obamacare is Aprox. 1.8 Billion dollars of extra revenue over the 10 years following obamacare’s implementation! AARP by far makes the largest part of their money from Ins. policy premiums, around 1 Billion dollars every 10 years! This pales in comparison to their “dues” paid by members. When obamacare is fully implemented, AARP is projected to make 2.8 Billion dollars over the following 10 years from the boost in Ins. premiums, selling “Fill-In” policies! I tore up my AARP card when they supported Obamacare, and I can’t stand to see them in his commercials. I wish they would tell him to stop! AARP has made some moves over the last few years which calls into question their “real Motives” in the political arena, they could go a long way toward “mending Fences” if they would tell the truth about Obamacare AND Medicare

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    • JDZComment by JDZ
      October 9, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

      I also tore up my AARP card because they came out supporting Obamacare, and by the way, they should not be classified as a “non-profit” organization like charities and churches, etc. They are a healthcare insurance provider and a business, not a charity, etc. The CEO of AARP is an African Ameican friend of Obama and is obviously a liberal and supports the Obama socialist agenda.

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    • sockettuemComment by sockettuem
      October 10, 2012 @ 9:51 am

      AARP is bleeding members because of their support for Obamacare, which they believed would make them a billion dollars. I have return at least a dozen solicitations from them demanding they remove me from their mailing list, but they continue to come. AARP is a scam in my opinion, a profit driven entity that has it’s own best interests in mind and are (or were) happy to be a part of Obama’s crony capitalism.

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    • VeeDubComment by VeeDub
      October 10, 2012 @ 11:02 am

      Don’t just throw those AARP solicitations away!

      Print out some anti-obama material or something from AMAC or ASA or another AARP alternative and send it back to them in the envelope they send. This way they have to pay for you to send them stuff they don’t want.

      Or just send the envelope back empty. They still gotta pay!

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    • sockettuemComment by sockettuem
      October 10, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

      Exactly what I do, Vee :o)

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    • tedinpdxComment by tedinpdx
      October 10, 2012 @ 2:03 pm

      I’m sorry, but AARP is one of the most egregious examples of “professional altruists” who operate under the cover of a non-profit, while relentlessly pursuing the financial interests of it’s top executives. As many elderly folks will soon discover, AARP sold them out for a slice of Obama’s action.

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  6. geoinsdComment by geoinsd
    October 9, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    Eliminating funding of PBS doesn’t mean that PBS or Sesame Workshop is dead. Who thinks for a second that Sesame Workshop will go under without government funding with the million they get in merchandising? The CEO of Sesame Workshop is paid nearly $1M/year. It must have pretty good cash flow to do that. Why does it need a government subsidy?

    When one doesn’t have enough money to paid for everything one wants, one must prioritize expenditures. That is basic math, as Barack Obama likes to say but rarely applies, if at all. Mr. Romney is calling for prioritization, eliminating spending that doesn’t pass the test of being important enough to take a loan from China to finance. I believe Mr. Romney is right.

    Eventually bills come due, as can be seen in Europe. We have to make the tough choices. At some point controlling spending is essential. The ability to raise revenue by taxation eventually runs out. I think we are already at that point.

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    • Dingbat36Comment by Dingbat36
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

      That’s the point! They don’t need it and MOST of is don’t want them to have it.

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  7. David in MAComment by David in MA
    October 9, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    http://scottiestoybox.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/big-bird-for-thanksgiving.gif

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  8. Eagle OneComment by Eagle One
    October 9, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    Yeah, but, but, but, we’re going to “review your concerns”. Right!
    Translation: Screw you, what are you gonna do about it?

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  9. begneli2011Comment by begneli2011
    October 9, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    None of this is a federal function, and none of it is in the Constitution. We are raising the ignorant and they are multiplying. I might consider free sterilizations for them, as it could be classified as national defense.

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  10. LAPhilComment by LAPhil
    October 9, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

    I hope the sarcasm flies right back into the Obama’s campaign’s face.

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  11. Marlio ConnerComment by Marlio Conner
    October 9, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    How Juvenile and age inappropriatness for obama to use Big Bird to criticize Mick Romney for phis economic policies. Is this the best Obama has to offer to defend his ineffective policies? Whats next? Snow White and the 12 dwarfs, or Bilbo Baggins? Oh, its probably the sims cartoons. Im not sure as this genre is not one I normally partake of but then Im not the President and didnt graduate from an Ivy League School. This president is not beyond stooping to new lows to save his dying position and one he isnt, and has never been qualified for.

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  12. Dustin W. TauntonComment by Dustin W. Taunton
    October 9, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    Ive got a Big Bird for Obama. It’s between my forefinger and ringfinger!

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    • LAPhilComment by LAPhil
      October 9, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

      LOL! I was thinking about trying to work something like that into the thread.

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  13. godbdianComment by godbdian
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:04 pm

    It’s time for big bird to leave the nest and fly on its own, and if Obama has no other more pressing issues,he can start packing!

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  14. wdjincComment by wdjinc
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

    Even with using Big Bird in this ad, it is another lie by Obama. Romney never said he wanted to ‘shut down’ PBS as the ad states. Romney simply didn’t doesn’t want this media station to receive taxpayer money. PBS and Big Bird will survive without government. They only receive 15% of their revenues from the Fed. Sesame Street is very profitable drawing millions from their toys sold to children.

    Most all of Obama ads are attack ads on Romney. I have yet to see an Obama ad without attacks and/or lies.

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  15. sockettuemComment by sockettuem
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Big Bird, the new martyr of the socialist cause. Let’s just forget about the tens of millions that have been hauled in by the yellow puppet and his friends in licensing fees, etc. The poor abused bird is going to get the boot from the taxpayer dole. Incidentally, I saw the ad and it is the most ridiculous, addle-brained, preposterous tripe yet witnessed from this administration. It looks like it was produced a a five year old having a temper tantrum. Really pathetic stuff. I heard somewhere that PBS has asked that the Big Bird spot be pulled. They must be worried that Obama might lose.

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  16. iu3kidsComment by iu3kids
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    He’s “grasping” at straws. This is so pathetic.

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  17. goodguynyComment by goodguyny
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    Big Bird would probably be a better president.

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  18. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:26 pm

    Big Bird is a Billionaire, so why is BO giving the Billionaire Bird corporation our hard earn tax $$$?

    and BO is telling us he cares about the middle class? Who is out of touch, eh??

    Voters need to realise that whatever BO is saying about Gov Romney, is the exact opposite. BO has no integrity and just as self serving as he was 4 yr ago! The man is pathetic and an empty suit without his teleprompter!

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  19. joevComment by joev
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Wow, another diversionary tactic that is for the BIRDS! I guess when you have no real record to campaign on you just go on dissing the other side which has real solutions to real problems. The Dems are one sad group of losers, in my opinion…

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  20. elliewhoComment by elliewho
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

    If Obama won’t cut funding for a program that doesn’t even need the tax payer’s money to survive, what programs would he cut in his so called “balanced approach” to tackle our nation’s debt?

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  21. gpo1913Comment by gpo1913
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:46 pm

    Now come on, this is getting ridiculous. obama, you were elected to run the country.Surely, even the people who elected you want you to do that. With the economy in shambles,foreign affairs going down the toilet and all you can do is attack your opponent over a childrens program. Are you even capable of leading.

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  22. america747Comment by america747
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    I mean really now. What is everyone getting excited about. We ARE talking about someone that can’t speak in front of the cameras or answer questions without being assisted by his writers and his tele-prompter, right. It doesn’t surprise me that he would stoop this low and use Bird Bird against Romney. Obuma will show his true colors soon enough. 3 3/4 years of a failed president is long enough. No company would ever hire a CEO for this long and keep them if they put the company in debt for 6 TRILLION dollars now would they. Time to dump the waste products and move on to save our country before it is too late.

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    • agent007Comment by agent007
      October 10, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      Great point,

      6 Trillion dollar debt, would have been enough to make 6 million people millionaires!
      Or give 60 million Americans $ 100 K each!

      Just trying here to hammer on the magnitude of this national debt!

      Our children and grandchildren will have to live with this, and hopefully we will all be able to afford retirement before we’re 90!

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  23. jimnjoyComment by jimnjoy
    October 9, 2012 @ 4:54 pm

    The dumbing-down of American education has done it’s job. The ad is speaking to their campaign’s target audience. Their target audience is the majority of our population who can’t understand anything more complicated than children’s stories. God help us…they can vote.

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  24. nonyagetalifeComment by nonyagetalife
    October 9, 2012 @ 5:01 pm

    Well lets all show the Pres what we think of his bashing Big Bird.. Cause man you just dont do that, I grew up on big bird….Your CRIMINAL Faction needs to go to jail directly to jail and be BUBA’S BFF. You need to learn that you dont With The USA OR Big Bird. and you have done both now it is time for you to go far…far ….far away from here….. Since you dont like THE USA then LEAVE and dont come back you foreign impostor…. I blead for this country and our Flag, and I get it that your wife does not get what it means to have that kind of loyalty and selfless sacrafice for this FLAG.hear is a link so that you can understand Michelle http://www.myspace.com/video/smittys-place/the-star-spangled-banner-like-you-39-ve-never-heard-it/21689194

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  25. middlegroundComment by middleground
    October 9, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    I’d prefer Kermit the Frog because he comes from a world of slime, and that seems an appropriate cartoon figure for a party that has Debra Schultz, Axelrod and Obama as its leaders. I can just see it now as Kermit raises his head from the surface of a pond covered by “green slime” to croak about “Green Energy”, “Humankind-caused Global Warming” and other priceless gems of scientific nonsense being used as a means of global wealth transfer to move money from us to them, whoever the them may be.

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    • crunchemComment by crunchem
      October 9, 2012 @ 6:29 pm

      Well, as long as we’re re-assigning roles here, I’m kinda thinking Moochelle should be portrayed by Oscar the Grouch.

      If Bert’s “eh,eh,eh,eh,eh” laughter was compared to Obama’s teleprompterless stuttering, that might fit. Besides, aren’t we all being told Bert and Ernie are a bit “light in the loafers” so I guess that fits. (Sad, really, I always assumed Ernie was just a roommate, or even a brother) Ernie is his best buddy, so that would be what, Axelrod? Bert has to be Obummer, because of the pointy head (he went to Harvard, so he must be smart – roll eyes), the focus on pigeons and the bottle cap collection (irrelevant things instead of jobs and the debt)

      Elmo must be The Media, always yammering and whining and being annoying while trying to placate everybody. Count must be Biden, because that’s about all he’s capable of is counting to five or six. Grover is Carney, because all he does is run around and try to make sense of things, but never quite succeeds.

      Geesh, this is fun.

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  26. bulldogComment by bulldog
    October 9, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    I have not seen the Obama ad, but there was no “Mitt Romney’s statement at the first presidential debate that he would shut down PBS.” What Mitt said was he would cut off government funding for PBS if it meant we would have to borrow money to make such funding. Let’s get the facts straight.

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  27. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    October 9, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    We should not forget what Romney said

    He did NOT say Big Bird has no value
    He did NOT say Sesame Street has no value
    He did NOT say PBS has no value
    He did NOT say Jim Lehrer has no value

    Romney said, there is nothing which has a value greater than the future of our children

    What Obama is saying, yes there is

    This is not about Sesame Street versus Wall Street but Obama taking us down the road to ruin

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  28. billsComment by bills
    October 9, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    A COMPELLING REASON NOT TO VOTE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA

    I believe strongly that the Republicans should use the debate as the basis for a compelling reason not to vote for Obama. Specifically: Many of President Obama’s spokes people (apologists) in trying to defend his dismal showing blamed it on the fact that over the past four years he has seldom been challenged as he surrounded himself with “yes men” both in the Admin and mainstream media. As such, he was out of practice and on the odd occasion he was challenged he simply walked out of a press conference or bloviated until he could call on a friendly with the canned questions.

    It is patently clear that if challenged, as was evident in his interview with the Spanish network or occasionally by Jake Tapper or the Fox guy he becomes irritated, petulant and very angry and moves quickly to change the subject. Last Wednesday he could not do that…he had to face the music for 90 minutes. The RNC should hammer the message…in today’s world there are many leaders and groups that are hostile to the US and cannot be addressed with a hug and good word. I would stress to the US voter, using his spokes people’s own words that President Obama cannot deal with being confronted. Even the Harvard mouse Krugman, tried to spin that President Obama does not like controversy and is the great healer. What a joke….he is the most divisive President ever. President Obama has also shown weakness when dealing with world leaders. As simple message…In today’s increasingly volatile world with highly visible hatred for the US, “DO YOU WANT A STRONG LEADER WHO HAS SHOWN THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER HE CAN TAKE THE HEAT, ADDRESS DIFFICULT CHALLENGES AND WORK SUCCESSFULLY WITH ALL PARTIES TO GET THINGS DONE OR A BULLY, CAPITULATOR, DIVIDER WHO CAVES WHEN CHALLENGED TO LEAD THE COUNTRY?” Any voter who would vote for President Obama except those who want the handouts, are in effect setting this country up for years of misery and constant threats from outside. Even those who want the handouts should realize that eventually you run out of people to tax, people who will lend you money or ink to print more money and that their best hope is a party that prizes free enterprise, the rule of law and strong economic growth. I believe a message that focused on leadership using his own people’s words and actions to tell the truth, should be an immediate dis-qualifier for another four years.

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    • middlegroundComment by middleground
      October 9, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

      Is that why he took seats in AF1 away from any reporter who didn’t extoll his virtues? As Truman said: “The buck stops here.”

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  29. sandman4x4Comment by sandman4x4
    October 9, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    at a local radio station today on the Howie Carr show, a caller called in and said that Big Bird is a Yellow Bellied Tax Sucker

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    • excitemeComment by exciteme
      October 9, 2012 @ 6:49 pm

      OMG…..Obama has really got to feel in trouble to sink to such a stupid ad! Anyone with an ounce of gray matter would know this is asinine and worse. I guess I just called all those that worship him stupid, oh well!

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  30. loriecComment by loriec
    October 9, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    Is this all the Obama campaign can come up with? Most of what I have heard from them other than the Big Bird adds was that everything that came out of Romney’s mouth was a lie during the debate; well, Obama and his campaign people do nothing but lie and fix comments to make Romney look bad. Really, the only one who looks bad is Obama.

    I just wish Big Bird could fly over Obama’s head and “let-er-rip!”

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  31. gnafuComment by gnafu
    October 9, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    The Obama camp is catching it now! Democrats offer one gaff after another because no one knows how to attack someone who has actually worked his way up the ladder of success and who, by the way, is a Real American. It’s no more “dreams from a father” it’s dreams of The American People! It’s about how to put the U.S. back together and get on with Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness as our forefathers intended with the help of God.

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  32. bigestmacComment by bigestmac
    October 9, 2012 @ 7:52 pm

    I am 69 years old, and remember Harry Truman, Henry Jackson, and Warren Magnuson, all Democrats in the honorable tradition of that party. I generally vote Republican, but did make an exception for Magnuson and Jackson, often derided as “the Senators from Boeing.”
    The radicals in charge of today’s Democrat Party do not like America, do not like capitalism, and don’t like democracy. Unless, of course it is for those who bow to a photo of Marx, or Allah.
    Our nation has been actively under attack in our education system moset intensely for the last 30 years. How any THINKING person could have voted for a non-entity candidate, who has his educational records and birth records under lock and key,who claims citizenship, but got scholarships as a foreign exhange student under the name of Barry Sartero, and adheres to the dogma of Saul Alinsky, David Ayers, and various racist “Christian” racist ministers. He comes out of the blue, with truckloads of cash,(George Soros, Michael Moore
    et al, ad nauseum) promising “CHANGE.” Notice he never defined change, but his background, actions since election, deference to Islamic terrorist sponsors, disrespect and arrogance in abrogating his Constitutional duties, and the Constitution itself should have identified him as the Anti-American Socialist he is. Had a Conservative behaved with the same arrogance, and cavalier approach, the “student” protestors, their faculty facilitators and masters, and all the illegal immigrants would be rioting in the streets. Now he says that while he has accomplished much, there is still a long way to go, and now his motto is “FORWARD!” Forward to what? It shouild be plain to any thinking person outside of the psuedo intelligentsia circles, that forward is to a Socialist state with an imperial presidency controlling more and more of our lives, our speech, our thoughts. All they have is lies and character assination; they cannot stand on their record. We MUST get the Senate out from under these radicals, and our nation’s future depends on getting Obama and his gang of chablis/brie liberals OUT OF OFFICE. This Big Bird thing is a prime example of radical liberal obfuscation, smoke, and mirrors. As a nation, we have hard choices to make, and we must do our best to overcome the Obamaniacs like the young voter who pledged his vote to Obama because Obama got him a free cell phone, the illegal immigrants being registered to vote, and his cemetery precincts. I concede that there needs to be strict controls on how Wall street and our banks do buisiness, but crippling, or effectively eradicating them is not the answer.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      October 10, 2012 @ 10:49 am

      Bigestmac…Great commentary and all true. With your permission, I would like to borrow this and post it in some other forum venues that I am in.

      I will link back to this forum and add, “used by permission”.

      Thanks

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  33. redseaComment by redsea
    October 9, 2012 @ 8:03 pm

    If you can’t beat your opponent’s ideas, you distort those ideas — maybe you just make some up! If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from. You make big elections about small things. Barack Obama 2008, Denver

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  34. redseaComment by redsea
    October 9, 2012 @ 8:15 pm

    Nice one!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?R=1&v=t0wlpNv3U50&feature=endscreen

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  35. Brian StockhamComment by Brian Stockham
    October 9, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    Hey, OBAMA. It’s high time that Big Bird went out and found a job instead of being supported by taxpayers.!

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  36. aretiredgiComment by aretiredgi
    October 9, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

    Much to do about nothing, hell, we all know that ACORN registered Big Bird to vote here in ******* years ago.

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  37. samkingComment by samking
    October 9, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    Couldnt there be a copywrite issue with this?

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  38. Barb BakerComment by Barb Baker
    October 10, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    Romney is right! I think Sesame Workshop on PBS should not get Federal funding.

    As stated in the above article “Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns,” said the statement.

    Excluding politics, SW is violating non-discrimination laws by supporting and promoting gay/lesbian lifestyles and NOT EQUALLY supporting and promoting heterosexual lifestyles. This should be cause for legal action against SW and termination of their ‘non-profit’ classification.

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  39. SweetOlBobComment by SweetOlBob
    October 10, 2012 @ 5:31 am

    I can hear it now. “OHooooooo NOoooooooo! “Not Big Bird!”

    “He’s gonna Peck me with his big beak or maybe beak me with his big — Never mind!”
    It’s just like Obama to find some innocent to do his “pecking” for him.

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  40. kentuckycolonelComment by kentuckycolonel
    October 10, 2012 @ 8:30 am

    Romney stated that he was going to take the subsidy away from PBS and rightfully we should end that nonsense of supporting an organization that took in in excess of $139,000,000 last year alone in marketing of its properties. PBS has lost track of its original purpose years ago when they became totally a venue for leftist idealogy.

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  41. kentuckycolonelComment by kentuckycolonel
    October 10, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Arturo, this is the United States of America. English is the language we use here. This is an American publication written in English…less something get lost in the translation please use the tongue of our nation when speaking here.

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  42. conserveusa38Comment by conserveusa38
    October 10, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    The video is almost too ridiculous to talk about. The music is even more laughable. What a joke this president is and has been. If he wins it will be because of the ones who are 100 percent ignorant to who he is and what he has done to America. He will destroy us completely if given 4 more years.

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  43. VeeDubComment by VeeDub
    October 10, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    I think it’s most appropriate!

    One fictional character coming to the defense of another!

    What could it explain it better?

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  44. agent007Comment by agent007
    October 10, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I would suggest that Obama next request the debate commission a change in the rules, so that he may debate not Romney but Kermit or Miss Piggy in the next round!

    Looking so forward to Miss Piggy slamming him with her little handbag!

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      October 10, 2012 @ 8:07 pm

      I’d PAY to see that one! :)

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  45. billsComment by bills
    October 10, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    As the President rails against Governor Romney by channeling Big Bird to do his dirty work you have to wonder, as he lists many of the Sesame Street characters, if he is inadvertently outing his Czars?

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  46. noveldogComment by noveldog
    October 10, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    HUMILIATION IS OFTEN FOLLOWED BY DESPERATION!

    Say goodbye and try to smile as you pack your bags…..ONE TERMER!

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  47. g8rmomComment by g8rmom
    October 10, 2012 @ 10:12 am

    Since PBS has told the administration to take down the ad, and obviously they haven’t they should sue the Obama and his administration for Copyright Infringement!

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  48. LAPhilComment by LAPhil
    October 10, 2012 @ 12:54 pm

    Yes, I’ve said that to him that also, but he doesn’t seem to be getting the point. He apparently can read English, so even if his written English is bad it would still be better to be partially understood by everyone than not understood at all by most of us.

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  49. Richard KolendaComment by Richard Kolenda
    October 10, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    This confirms that we need real change now.
    “NOBAMA 2012 – Truth” video. Please pass it on.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLmNiXIsg2c

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  50. morepleaseComment by moreplease
    October 11, 2012 @ 2:32 am

    Well I heard today that the COOKIE MONSTER got canned….
    because he was a bad bad monster… he did nothing but eat cookies….. and of course we dont want are kids doing what he did…. O Bomb KILLED THE COOKIE MONSTER!
    I’m yelling at Elmo that the garbage can is is the only safe place!

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