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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:27:46 AM
comparing big bird to bernie madoff and kenneth lay? good lord, is this obama campaign going into the toilet....

grasping at straws much? geez louise, i hope that buffoon doesn't get back in to office.
it couldn't be more stupid

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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:41:28 AM
Ok, I'm voting for President Obama...

but I think its kind of funny. Stupid? Yes. But honestly? No more stupid than the constant campaign commercials that are on all. day. long. at my house!! (There's this guy named Keith Rothfus running for Congress....his ads are driving me over the top ROFL)

At least this one made me chuckle.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:51:23 AM
I think it's hilarious and obviously it's supposed to make you laugh as opposed to actually sway your vote. To be honest though, I'm surprised they allowed Big Bird's image to be used because while PBS has hit back hard, CTW has tried to remain apolitical.

Your reaction seems a bit over the top. Mitt Romney is the one who brought up Big Bird at the debate, apparently not anticipating that everyone with some modicum of a sense of humor would jump all over it. FireMeElmo is one of the funniest memes I've seen in a long time.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 6:53:08 AM
I like it. TFS




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Posted: 10/9/2012 7:11:24 AM
I can't wait until this election is over and people start thinking funny things are funny again.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 7:30:05 AM
That's funny!!




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Posted: 10/9/2012 7:37:47 AM

I can't wait until this election is over and people start thinking funny things are funny again.



Only if they actually had a sense of humor prior to the election.


I think it's hilarious! It's clearly to fire up his base and not to convince on the fence voters. I love it!


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Posted: 10/9/2012 7:40:00 AM

I can't wait until this election is over and people start thinking funny things are funny again.
Yep.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 7:52:15 AM
It is stupid. The Obama campaign is circling the drain.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:29:33 AM
I think it's funny!


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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:36:12 AM
Here is the RNC's response.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:39:47 AM
Looks like the RNC has some humor, too.

This Big Bird thing is a distraction. Sesame Street makes far too much money to bite the dust. That was Romney's point. We don't need to borrow from China to subsidize a TV channel of all things. It's not like the country needs a free TV channel, and it's not like PBS shows can't survive in a capitalistic market.

So I can laugh because yah, it's pathetic.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:41:58 AM
I find it ridiculous.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:45:22 AM
Disclaimer: I don't live in the US or the UK, therefore this whole election/ debate thing is none of my business;

Admission: Our politicians are always having their own crazy stuff going on and I am terrified of being flamed by the Peas;

However, I have an Observation: The UK politicians adopted the "Big televised debate" thing in their campaigning 2 years ago and the winner, by a landslide, was the leader of the Lib-Dems, currently in coalition with the Conservatives, whose principles, along with his reputation, appear to have sunk without trace.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:49:54 AM
I hope Obama continues to focus on Big Bird and Elmo because the more time he focuses on them, the more it shows the American voters that he has no clue what to say about the important issues facing this nation.

Big Bird and Elmo are the shiny object that's captured Obama's attention and frankly, I couldn't be happier.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 9:49:56 AM
I find the humor on both sides funny. I personally don't watch PBS, so it wouldn't make a difference to me one way or the other if it were cut, but I remember learning to spell Mississippi from a Sesame Street when I was little, and sort of think of Sesame Street as a rite of passage.

I found the following when I did a search of the cost of PBS from federal funding:


It’s worth pointing out that federal subsidies only account for a tiny minority of public broadcasting budgets. Only 15 percent of PBS’s budget comes from the federal trough.

In fact, all public broadcasting put together under the umbrella of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CP, only accounts for $420 million from the federal government.

So Romney wants to wipe out this funding, which amounts to $4.2 billion over ten years if the funding stays consistent. But his corporate tax plan — which involves a huge tax giveaway to Big Business — would blow a $1 trillion hole in the federal budget over the next ten years.

That means that Romney’s corporate tax cuts cost 238 times more than all public broadcasting funding combined.

Maybe the satire is onto something. It’s possible Romney doesn’t actually like Big Bird very much, or at least 238 times less than he likes ExxonMobil, Wal-Mart, and other corporations he’d be rewarding with his tax plan.




I just did a simple google search and it led me to boldprogressives.org. I know that this site is obviously biased, but I was wondering if their numbers are correct or if anyone is seeing anything else?

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Posted: 10/9/2012 10:12:58 AM
"I hope Obama continues to focus on Big Bird and Elmo because the more time he focuses on them, the more it shows the American voters that he has no clue what to say about the important issues facing this nation."

Facing the important issues like Romney who has told so many mistruths one wonders if he even knows what the truth is these days.

The only time I think he was being honest was at that fundraiser that was taped.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 10:20:21 AM
I think it is hilarious.

Thanks for sharing this.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 10:28:15 AM
That was AWESOME!!!! I love it!



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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:05:20 AM

This Big Bird thing is a distraction. Sesame Street makes far too much money to bite the dust. That was Romney's point.

yeah it is - away from all the stuff coming out now about BO, his admin and campaign. Refusing security in Libya, soliciting for campaign donations from foreigners, lack of security on his donor site, rising gas prices, more businesses filing suit against BOC, the SC saying to send it back to them, more layoffs, him telling DOD contractors to break the law, all of those there and in our military who will be out of jobs in the near future, the real facts on the 7.8 % unemployment.
That he lied about it (the economist behind it has come out against what BO said in the debate), etc etc.

he can't talk about the economy or foreign policy - he's made a disaster of both. To him that's the 'hope and change' he promised.

after all these yrs in show biz shouldn't BB be in the upper %? Then BO should be going after him for HIS FAIR SHARE.

What % is BB paying now? He isn't, he's free loading, he's a taker. Not a good example for the kids.

While gas is up to 6.00 a gal in CA, we're facing economic disaster and he refused security for our people in Libya and they were killed but he goes on tv shows, buddies with his hollywood friends and donors and he evidently thinks we should borrow money to support BB. Most likely BB was at the party and will donate to BOs campaign so that he (BB ) can continue to party with his 'friends' and be supported by real taxpayers. BO and BB have that in common.

If people want PBS to be on they can support it on their own.




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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:20:46 AM

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Well since I already do that, and have for years, even before I had any kids to watch Big Bird, does that give me permission to go ahead and laugh at these ads?

Because, you know what? I find all politics to be heavily laced with stupidity, so a little humor is a nice change.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:23:20 AM
It's a funny ad, but it's also pretty pathetic in the larger sense. After losing the debate by historical numbers last week, this is where the campaign chose to spend time and money?

No wonder Andrew Sullivan is messing in his pants.

ETA: Sesame Workshop is not amused. They've asked for the ad to be removed since they didn't approve it.


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.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:42:55 AM
Actually, the campaign didn't make any ad buys with this ad, they made it so people like us could post it and talk about it and laugh. At any rate, like I predicted, Sesame Street has asked them to take it down.

Moreoever, the way I see it, in the last 5 days, unemployment fell, the deficit fell and apparently Iran's economy is in free fall. Even if the Obama staff paid some ad guys to come up with a funny ad that apparently annoys the heck out of some humorless folks, it's not as though there aren't any substantive positives for the campaign to talk about this week



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Posted: 10/9/2012 11:56:07 AM
best comments on the "comments" section:

"You Might Be A Republican If...

-- You don't let your kids watch Sesame Street because you accuse Bert and Ernie of "sexual deviance."

-- You ever told a child that Oscar the Grouch "lives in a trash can because he is lazy and doesn't want to contribute to society"."



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Posted: 10/9/2012 12:11:25 PM

unemployment fell, the deficit fell

If you believe that, which I don't. Funny how this stuff appears the very month prior to an election! Hmmm...



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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:01:07 PM
Romney thinks that it is too much to spend $8Mill on Sesame Street but $4Bill in subsidies to oil companies is money well spent.

The only reason I'm not calling the guy an idiot is because he is smart enough to realize how stupid his supporters are.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:07:17 PM
lol that was great

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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:40:47 PM
Hilarious! Loved it and yet once again Romney plays right into the hands of the Democratic party.

Like I said the other day, why on earth would someone be so dumb as to focus on piddy things like Sesame Street, when you're giving free passes to oil companies, the US rail system, airlines and subsidizing mega corporate farms?

The Public Broadcasting System belongs to all of us, just like our national parks. It wasn't to smart to try and point out closing something like that down on national TV, the way he did.
Romney is a fool of sorts and his campaign is making he look like a caricature of what democrats like to call "typical republicans." KWIM?

If he could only be stupid enough to now try to take on drilling in Alaska, that would be a great follow up to threatening Big Bird. He's losing the youth vote a little more each day along with the seniors.

In other words he's handing the POTUS a second term on a platter.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:43:15 PM
Oh and calling our current or ANY POTUS "a buffoon" is tacky, trashy and downright disrespectful.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:44:11 PM

If you believe that, which I don't. Funny how this stuff appears the very month prior to an election! Hmmm...


You mean sorta like how our defense status went on a higher alert a month or so before the 2004 election....

You're a fool.



Hilarious! Loved it and yet once again Romney plays right into the hands of the Democratic party.

Like I said the other day, why on earth would someone be so dumb as to focus on piddy things like Sesame Street, when you're giving free passes to oil companies, the US rail system, airlines and subsidizing mega corporate farms?

The Public Broadcasting System belongs to all of us, just like our national parks. It wasn't to smart to try and point out closing something like that down on national TV, the way he did.
Romney is a fool of sorts and his campaign is making he look like a caricature of what democrats like to call "typical republicans." KWIM?

If he could only be stupid enough to now try to take on drilling in Alaska, that would be a great follow up to threatening Big Bird. He's losing the youth vote a little more each day along with the seniors.

In other words he's handing the POTUS a second term on a platter.


I'm just going to ITA what Steph already posted.





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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:53:08 PM
Apparently, Sesame Street is not impressed.

As usual, the Obama people used Big Bird and Sesame Street without authorization. Don't they have any lawyers on the campaign team with any brains?

Nevermind, we already know the answer to that one.





Big Bird will not be anyone's political puppet.

Sesame Workshop has asked the Obama campaign to take down a new TV ad that prominently features the famous talking bird, in a satirical spot mocking Mitt Romney for calling for an end to PBS subsidies.

"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," Sesame Workshop said in a statement.

An Obama campaign official said it has received the request and "will review their concerns."

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/09/obama-campaign-deploys-big-bird-in-new-ad/#ixzz28pTlvz4E




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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:53:19 PM

Facing the important issues like Romney who has told so many mistruths one wonders if he even knows what the truth is these days.

only if you believe the lies of the left - and it seems you do.

That's why so many people say they didn't 'recognize' Romney in the debate... they believed the lies BO put out there about him. That's BOs usual MO in things like this. Actually in most everything. Lie, lie, lie.




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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:57:24 PM
AARP has also issued a "nonpartisan" comment after Obama chose to use their name multiple times in the debate. It seems to me that he would rather ask forgiveness after everyone finally sees what has happened than to ask for permission beforehand. Because his campaign is either too arrogant to consider it OR they know the answer would be NO.


While we respect the rights of each campaign to make its case to voters, AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 1:59:06 PM
The other thing the ad picks up on is that Romney also said he intended to roll back Dodd-Frank--the Wall Street reform act that was passed, partly, in response to the Madoff and Stanford fiascos.

Big Business hates Dodd-Frank, which is intended to help protect consumers and holds Big Business accountable. So yeah, it is comical that Romney thinks the answer to the economy is to trash Dodd-Frank and fire Big Bird.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:00:27 PM

You're a fool.

What you think of me personally is irrelevant. What is relevant is that BO has tanked this country for several years and now that he wants to be reelected the numbers come up right before the election? Not buying it at all, and I know a lot of others who aren't either. It's too late. He had his chance. It's over.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:01:11 PM

Big Bird will not be anyone's political puppet.

Sesame Workshop has asked the Obama campaign to take down a new TV ad that prominently features the famous talking bird, in a satirical spot mocking Mitt Romney for calling for an end to PBS subsidies.

"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," Sesame Workshop said in a statement.


don't you see? It was brilliant of the POTUS to not ask and to endorse the ad! Of course Sesame Street would ask for it to be pulled.

It makes the republicans look like even bigger fools to try and pull it? Sesame street has always been non-political. Now right-wingers who claim that the public broadcasting system in left leaning look like misers for trying to shut it down.

It's a win/win for the administration, like I said, Romney's campaign manager is a fool.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:14:36 PM

don't you see? It was brilliant of the POTUS to not ask and to endorse the ad! Of course Sesame Street would ask for it to be pulled.

It makes the republicans look like even bigger fools to try and pull it? Sesame street has always been non-political. Now right-wingers who claim that the public broadcasting system in left leaning look like misers for trying to shut it down.

It's a win/win for the administration,
That ad cost the Obama campaign very little to produce. I could put it together myself in an afternoon. In just the half a day that it has run so far, it has gotten an extreme amount of exposure. This thread alone has been viewed almost a thousand times.

It is on all of the news. Even Fox News has it as their headline. It is a funny ad and being viewed by millions for free. I'm sure that they knew it would be pulled, and I am guessing that it was one of those conspiracy things...you know, PBS tells Obama to run it for awhile and then they will announce that it needs to be pulled...and of course it will take hours after the request to take it down.

Whatever dribbling of money that the Obama Campaign spent creating the video was well spent. There are a lot of people out there that like humor and appreciate seeing that their leaders have a sense of humor. Some will like it, some will not. The majority of Peas posting on this thread seem to like it.




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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:20:55 PM
If Obama would have said the same thing about Big Bird instead of Romney you'd be saying how HILARIOUS Romney's campaign ad is.



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Posted: 10/9/2012 2:29:30 PM
That is hilarious!

It's certainly served its purpose too.


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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:21:19 PM
i really just can't wait until all of the political campaigning crap is over. i'm sick of the commercials, the bullsh!t lies and innuendo and especially the phone calls.....

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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:53:39 PM

Sesame Workshop has asked the Obama campaign to take down a new TV ad that prominently features the famous talking bird, in a satirical spot mocking Mitt Romney for calling for an end to PBS subsidies.

"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," Sesame Workshop said in a statement.





"The famous talking bird....Sesame Workshop is nonpartisan...we do not endorse candidates....." LOL...this is so cute.

I'm not sure if that was coordinated or not, but it is perfect.

Having Sesame St. and Big Bird plonk themselves right down in the middle of a contentious battle for President and start issuing statements re: the famous talking bird is funny stuff.

Thank you Mr Romney. I'm sorry more people are talking about this and ignoring your stuffy self serving foreign policy speech from yesterday.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 3:55:51 PM

Thank you Mr Romney. I'm sorry more people are talking about this and ignoring your stuffy self serving foreign policy speech from yesterday.







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Posted: 10/9/2012 4:09:52 PM


That commercial is hysterically funny. I needed a laugh.

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Posted: 10/9/2012 4:13:41 PM
That's funny! TFS!

I can't wait till the campaign is over, also. Mostly because of people like the OP



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Posted: 10/9/2012 4:22:21 PM
Sesame Workshop is a non-profit organization that owns Sesame Street.

The Obama campaign used these licensed images illegally.

In doing so Obama has put this non- profit in a precarious position. The non-profit does not want to alienate those on both sides of the aisle that support them.

Another shining example of how stupid this president and his surrogates are.




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Posted: 10/9/2012 5:50:31 PM
POTUS may have a great speech writer (cough, cough), but his ad man STINKS! Where's Donald Draper when he's needed?


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Posted: 10/10/2012 2:16:36 AM

OBAMA: “Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things.” (Senator Barack Obama, Address Accepting The Presidential Nomination At The Democratic National Convention, Denver, CO, 8/28/08)


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