Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Obama Campaign Brought to you by the letter F and U

The Obama Campaign Brought to you by the letter F and U

You can tell that the Obama campaign, only a couple weeks out from the election, is a bit worried. How can you tell? Well, take a look at this ad that came out poking fun of Mitt and the whole Big Bird rants..

From FDL
This is an amusing ad by the Obama campaign, poking fun at Mitt Romney’s comment in the first debate about eliminating funding for PBS and Big Bird. President Obama has been getting good traction on the stump with the line about Romney looking out for Wall Street while fighting Sesame Street, and so they turned it into ad form. This was perhaps the most memorable line of the debate, and it came from Romney. Obama may have had a bad debate performance, but he gave the Romney campaign few quotable lines to work with. So it’s the Romney lines that get highlighted in ads.

There’s only one thing that sticks out to me about this ad, though the casual viewer probably won’t notice it. Let’s look at that litany of Wall Street “criminals” and “gluttons of greed,” which later get juxtaposed with Big Bird. You have Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay and Dennis Kozlowski. So two CEOs prosecuted and convicted by George W. Bush’s Justice Department, and Madoff, whose son turned him in before Obama took office, in December 2008, and who pleaded guilty.

So the Obama campaign could not fill a list of three Wall Street criminals that the Obama Justice Department actually sent to jail. Heck, they couldn’t fill a list of one! 

 And it's true. I mean, Obama hasn't gone after those who brought down our economy. But hey, he brought down those responsible for 9/11. Which, I guess isn't something to forget, but the bigger issue is that even though no high rises came down, those wallstreet criminals did damages to our economy far greater than any terrorist from distant lands.

But hey, it looks like even the person getting picked on doesn't want this sort of help. Apparently the Sesame Workshop has asked Obama's campaign to take down the ad that uses Big Bird.
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 both campaigns remove Sesame Street characters and trademarks from their campaign materials.

Whoops. I guess that was a boner. Not even the organization that is potentially getting fucked over in all this wants Obama's help in the matter. Ha! Maybe PBS and Sesame Workshop doesn't want the help because unlike Romney saying he would cut PBS, Obama actually did do that. Yet no one is talking about that. It really is pretty sad when you think about it. Even if you word it as Obama just trimming the budget where Romney would flat out eliminate it. Incremental changes, I suppose.

Now then, can we go back to talking about how 15% of America needs to starve to death so we can solve the debt crisis?

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