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No Joke! Sesame Street Asks Obama Campaign To Kill New Big Bird Ad

Seriously: Here is the ad:


NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama deployed Big Bird in a new campaign ad Tuesday mocking Mitt Romney's vow to end federal funding for public broadcasting. Romney's campaign dismissed it as an example of Obama being small-minded while the foundation behind Big Bird's program, "Sesame Street," asked that the ad be taken down.

The satirical spot, set to air on national broadcast and cable TV stations, shows images of convicted financiers, including Bernie Madoff and Enron's Ken Lay, and suggests Romney thinks Big Bird is behind their crimes.

"Only one man has the guts to speak his name," the ad says.


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Meanwhile the police state and wars march on

We get a reality TV presidential campaign to distract us, while our money is spent and fellow citizens are killed in illegal wars. They put up a cutesy Big Bird ad to entertain us while our government ships guns illegally to a Mexican drug cartel, while simultaneously restricting our gun rights and jailing American citizens for nonviolent personal use of marijuana. We get to hear about how Romney will tinker with the little bit of funding for PBS while the federal reserve is stealing trillions from our savings nd enslaving us to pay back a debt created out of thin air.

I don't find the ad funny.

I think they should take all

I think they should take all that money they are using for advertising and give it all to the people.

Seriously... how much money

Seriously... how much money do they spent on campaigns that could be used to help others in need.

Hundreds of millions of dollars - at least


allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

I find this ad

Absolutely hilarious. Am i the only one?

It is hilarious

But I think that is the problem...

Apparently people feel 'offended' that Obama would make such a funny, stupid, dumb ad when the rest of the country is unemployed and homeless. And in the end, Big Bird has nothing to do with anything.

But you're right. It is hilarious.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

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Apparently a lot of people approve. the thumbs up

on that Y.T. link far exceed the thumbs downs. I was unhappy I was linked to a DNC ad, I expected the video to be about the ad, not the original which I didn't want to add views to.

Very petty

Granted, Romney bringing up Big Bird was petty, too, but this ad just makes Obama seem like a jerk.

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Why should it be petty? PBS

Why should it be petty? PBS is living off the government teat while propagandizing primarily for one side of a set of partisan battles. They should be doing that, if they do it at all, on money freely donated, not extorted from taxpayers.

The logical person to oppose their funding is a partisan of the other side, since those they support have no incentive to halt their behavior or funding.

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.

That is an absolutely

That is an absolutely horrible advertisement. What's Obama trying to do? Win the 8 and under vote in elementary schools across America?

And how exactly did Obama take on Wall Street? That's like saying he ended the war in Iraq. 5th grade politics at its worst.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.


stupid is as stupid does. That ad is stupid. F*&king morons.

How Many Wall Street Crooks Has Obama Prosecuted?

Zero, which is how much credibility he has on the matter of "taking on Wall Street."

"Bipartisan: both parties acting in concert to put both of their hands in your pocket."-Rothbard