Excellent: Red State remixes MoveOn’s ad about budget deficits

posted at 9:15 pm on April 1, 2009 by Allahpundit

You can see the punchline coming from a mile away but that only makes the hypocrisy more glaring. This one’s too sweet to be buried in Headlines, especially in how it exposes the phoniness of MoveOn’s concern about “the children.” Burdening the next generation is very irresponsible indeed — unless we’re doing it to fund green jobs or whatever, in which case go ahead and just pile on the weight.

Don’t worry, though. Reining in entitlements is a tippy top priority for our deeply Democratic Congress lest they go unchecked and, ahem, “dig a deeper hole for future generations.” Click the image to watch.


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We should do more of these.

That was awesome – and there should be LOTS of material out there from the BDS days.

Oh wait … the BDS days aren’t over yet it seems.

HondaV65 on April 1, 2009 at 9:18 PM

This defecit will never be paid off by Obama (not even half of it by the end of his first term as he claims)…nor by our children since congress will never cut spending.

theguardianii on April 1, 2009 at 9:21 PM

Nicely done. You could cut the hypocrisy with the First Lady’s Bat’leth.

BadgerHawk on April 1, 2009 at 9:22 PM

Priceless!

GarandFan on April 1, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Excellent- but too little too late.

Right as Rain on April 1, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Actually, Red State is being very optimistic in thinking that our system will be able to stand this insane spending, coupled with the anti-growth, anti-competitive, anti-industry policies.

People have not yet come to grips with the idea that this is a not just a matter of putting us too far into debt. This is a matter of destroying our institutions and decimating the dollar. There will be no America left.

This is not a game. There are consequences, and they are more real than many have, even, an inkling of.

progressoverpeace on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Dammit, why can’t the RNC put up billboards with that line with children’s faces? Put this on TV?

SouthernGent on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Argentina here we come.

At least their leader is a hot brunette.

Sapwolf on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

The Children will be enslaved in the community,
forever,paying off,and never leaving the Village!

Oh Hillary,and Obama what have you wrought
upon the American youth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Awesome…too bad the left doesn’t get irony.

AUINSC on April 1, 2009 at 9:28 PM

because billions is a crisis but trillions?

“priceless”

sven10077 on April 1, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Needs a picture of Sarah Palin.

Rode Werk on April 1, 2009 at 9:37 PM

In the words of the immortal Bill McNeil…

Delllliccccccciousssssss!!

JohnGalt23 on April 1, 2009 at 9:39 PM

Several thumbs up.

Bob's Kid on April 1, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Don’t fear. The “deficit” is not an issue long term. The $4 gasoline tax, the carbon tax, the end of estate tax deducitons, the value added tax and the wealth tax will be more than enough to pay for these “downpayments”

They’ll even pay for the installment payments that we’ll pay forever for the Obama plan.

(oh, and we can always devalue the dollar if it comes to that)

So please, don’t worry about the debt. Let’s see, 50% of GDP is about $7T. His first budget is only 3.5T.

He’s starting small.

r keller on April 1, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Yeah… I saw fear in a lib friends eyes today as we talked about the coming energy price spike… Then I really got mean and brought up the spending gone wild approach that is underway in DC. Told him a few pieces of my exit strategy for avoiding the worst of it, and wished him luck towards the end of the conversation.

RalphyBoy on April 1, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Yeah this is OT but…has anyone else seen this crap?

Gee, what kind of message is Barry boy sending to us “legal” citizens who were born here when unemployment is what it is these days and his administration pulls this kind of crap?

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,512098,00.html

BadMojo on April 1, 2009 at 9:42 PM

I’ll soon take more of my troubles over to Obama Rue
You know The One with the Teleprompter and the never ending Hope and Change shtick
He’s got a pad down on Pennsylvania avenue
He’ll be passin’ out even more little bottles of Obama Potion Number Nine

I’ll tell him that I’m having now having trouble with my car payments
It’s gotten even worse in these last few weeks
He’ll kiss me on the cheek and he’ll made a magic sign
He’ll say “What you need is Obama Potion Number Nine”

He’ll turn around and gave me a wink
He’ll say “I’m gonna have my Nancy and Harry make it up right over there in their Congressional stink sink
It’ll smell like Chicago, it’ll look like socialist printer’s ink
I’ll hold my nose, I’ll close my eyes, I’ll take a drink

I won’t know if it is day or night
I’ll start grabbin’ all the money that is in sight
But when a wheel barrel full of dollars won’t even buy a BigMac
It’ll break my little bottle of Obama Potion Number Nine
Obama Potion Number Nine
Obama Potion Number Nine
Obama Potion Number Nine

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 9:43 PM

Thank you very much Red State.

That was incredibly well done: Sad, true, and very powerful.

OK, everybody, make it go viral!

And Red State, close the YouTube ratings before the trolls spike it.

Loxodonta on April 1, 2009 at 9:45 PM

William Amos on April 1, 2009 at 9:42 PM

The guy’s sign was a bit tacky, but he’s dead on about Democrats needing to control everything.

BadgerHawk on April 1, 2009 at 9:46 PM

Run it day and night…………..

……… then wait for the pigs to start squealing!

Seven Percent Solution on April 1, 2009 at 9:47 PM

This is great stuff, we need to run stuff like this right now before that blasted budget gets rammed through.

msmveritas on April 1, 2009 at 9:53 PM

That is awesome!

carbon_footprint on April 1, 2009 at 9:55 PM

The debt that the Democrats are pressing on us puts us on the same level as inmates of Fleet Prison in the 18th century. I guess Geitner will soon be overseer of the Press Room.

jaime on April 1, 2009 at 9:56 PM

Remember, the GOP is the party that nominated a cadaver to run against Obama less than 9 months ago.

There is little reason to expect they won’t fumble this ball too.

Labamigo on April 1, 2009 at 10:00 PM

I remember back around 2004 or so when Bush really started to start his spending spree that I got many Democrats arguing that, see the Republicans are worse when it comes to irresponsible spending.

And I would invariably point out that as bad as Bush and the Republicans were, and make no mistake they were bad on spending, the Democrats only offered a worse alternative.

I got a lot of but Bill Clinton wasn’t terrible on spending! (after the 94 elections of course).

Well, looks like I’ve finally been proven right. As soon as they got the power to do so the Democrats started looting the treasury. Of course seeing as they are intent on wasting our children’s inheritance, I would much rather be wrong.

18-1 on April 1, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Boooo-Yahhhh!! I guess the to the question to who is going to repay the debt is PPOTUS (Printing Press of the US).

There has got to me a lot more of these “fiscally responspible” ads from the Dems and like minded groups that require little editing to throw back at them.

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:04 PM

G-20

The German view is that recession is the natural cure for excessive inflation and growth. They see that the world economy is overleveraged, based on the reckless injection of cheap dollars under Bush-Greenspan. They believe that their economies will not return to health unless deleveraging is allowed to take place. These leaders understand that deleveraging will create massive unemployment, but they are prepared to accept it in order to allow their economies to restructure in a competitive manner. In short, they will accept short-term pain for long-term gain.

The Anglo-Saxons, led by America and socialist Britain, believe that the solution is to spend their way out of recession. Even Lord Keynes would balk at their non-solution of sending good money after bad in such an overleveraged environment. The Anglo-Saxons know they are falling off a cliff, but they are trying to break the fall with additional capital borrowed from the other developed and developing economies. One must assume all this is being done to help political leaders survive the next election cycle, because the long-term consequences will be an even larger crisis — and even the collapse of the dollar.

If the German-led Europeans are joined by the Chinese and Australians, the opposition to a global spending binge will be impossible to overcome. A fundamental split will then develop in the recovery and restructuring rates of the world’s economies. The forces of decoupling will be reinforced, and the Anglo-Saxon economies will exit from the center stage of the global economic order.

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:06 PM

People have not yet come to grips with the idea that this is a not just a matter of putting us too far into debt. This is a matter of destroying our institutions and decimating the dollar. There will be no America left.

This is not a game. There are consequences, and they are more real than many have, even, an inkling of.

progressoverpeace on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

I really wish I could say I thought you were being completely alarmist, but the math is inexorable, even if there are some fairly simple measures that could defer the reckoning.

On the other hand, the Obamabudget is simply impossible. At some point in the process, reality will intervene. In the shorter term, a large portion of the Obamabudget may be rendered “aspirational,” and what’s actually passed, but not yet spent, can still be rescinded.

Happiest version: A backlash by 2010 slams the door shut, and by 2012 we put in some money hawks – even prepare for a big currency re-write a-la 1971 or Bretton Woods. An ongoing collapse of Europe and a series of other disasters might give a sense of urgency to the process.

Still somewhat happy, but involving even more damage: The emergency that the Obama crew is busily ensuring allows the next president to do what’s necessary not just to sort out the train wreck and triage the victims, but make some fundamental changes that the system up until now has been unable to generate due to pervasive corruption that runs deeper than even the corrupted realize.

There’s precedent for both in American and world history. Unfortunately, there are some other precedents out there, too…

CK MacLeod on April 1, 2009 at 10:06 PM

I would guess that Bush would have been better at spending if he had the 1994 – 1998 congress to work with. Reagan would have down right cut some serious crap out of the budget if he had the class of 1994 to work with.

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:06 PM

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Danke. Deutschland hat Recht.

CK MacLeod on April 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Erik wants a revolution over dish soap:

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/03/31/at-what-point-do-people-revolt/

Nascar fans get punked:

http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/92422

Lighten up cons.

Geez.

getalife on April 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:06 PM

That article omits the problems with the European banks are much worse than our banks. I have read many stories that their big banks are leveraged 35 to 1 (see Iceland for an example). The cure the article is talking about is the correct course. Let the current adult generations take the pain so our kids can have a more prosperous future.

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:11 PM

This is a matter of destroying our institutions and decimating the dollar. There will be no America left.

This is not a game. There are consequences, and they are more real than many have, even, an inkling of.

progressoverpeace on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Such an outcome would also raise to a crescendo the current calls for a gold-linked global reserve currency to replace the U.S. dollar. If that were to occur, exchange controls would surely be imposed to stop a panic run out of the Anglo-Saxon currencies.
– John Browne, Senior Market Strategist, Euro Pacific Capital | April 1, 2009

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:14 PM

That article omits the problems with the European banks are much worse than our banks. I have read many stories that their big banks are leveraged 35 to 1 (see Iceland for an example).

I would be very surprised it that includes the Germans.

The cure the article is talking about is the correct course. Let the current adult generations take the pain so our kids can have a more prosperous future.

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Ditto.

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Yeah the hypocricy would be amusing if it weren’t so sad. I thought of this ad as soon as details of Obamas planned budget first leaked. Deficits? since when did Moveon care about deficits…oh yeah…

Daemonocracy on April 1, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Lighten up cons.

Geez.

getalife on April 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Damn! Why are you still spending your time mentally masturbating around these parts, getalife?

You should already have signed up for the Army or the Marines by now and be on your way to BCT.

Don’t be a goldbrick slacker.

Your President needs you in Afghanistan, and maybe Pakistan later.

Don’t let your President down.

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Red State needs to improve it. The 10 trillion number is too closely associated with our existing 10-11 trillion accumulated national debt. Red State should emphasize that Obama will add that much [and more in unfunded liabilities] if he has his way. I’m concerned the 10-11 trillion in debt will be mixed up with another 10 trillion in debt. In other words, there’s 10 trillion of debt since 1776, and then there’s 10 trillion of Obama debt.

I rambled, but is anybody follow my thinking here?

It’s a great vid nonetheless. Bravo Red State.

toliver on April 1, 2009 at 10:20 PM

WashJeff – the leveraging undoubtedly varies greatly from place to place, and the Germans probably know what they’re doing better than most.

It will be interesting, to say the least, to see if Obama returns from Europe and quietly “I always said”-s his way out of his psychopathic program. So, I’ll throw caution to the wind and suggest an even happier alternative: Obama and his team return from Europe and realize that they need to extricate themselves from their own commitments or face total humiliation as well as total disaster.

CK MacLeod on April 1, 2009 at 10:23 PM

I rambled, but is anybody follow my thinking here?

toliver on April 1, 2009 at 10:20 PM

Yes.

And it could be even worse than that.

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:24 PM

I think I saw a young James T. Kirk.

Jim Treacher on April 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Bloomberg.com says the US Stimulus and Bailout pledges as of February 2009 totals:

$11.6 Trillion Dollars

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM

I would be very surprised it that includes the Germans.

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Took me a while to get back. Had to read an article on sun spots from NASA (stop the excitement).

I looked up the Germans and it seems like a mixed bag, but
this graph shows they have more issues than us.

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:31 PM

CK MacLeod on April 1, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Let me try and Obama response to your prediction:

We are encourage other Governers to use the Stimulus funds that will best help their state. If it is increasing unemployment benefits. Fine. More mone for education and infrastructure. Great. Pay down state debts. That is good too. It was our intention all along to empower the people and the states deal with this crisis.

That end’s Obama updated take on the Stimulus (careful never to mention Sanford).

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:35 PM

I think I saw a young James T. Kirk.

Jim Treacher on April 1, 2009 at 10:27 PM

Dang! I got tricked into watching a Star Trek Trailer. Fricken’ AP!!!

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:37 PM

I looked up the Germans and it seems like a mixed bag, but
this graph shows they have more issues than us.

WashJeff on April 1, 2009 at 10:31 PM

If I am reading that graph correctly, U.S banks are leveraged 12 to 1 and Germany’s banks are leveraged 52 to 1. It is hard to believe that the Germans, the always inflation, etc. worried Germans, are 4 plus times as stupid as we are. I think what might be left out is just how sound, or unsound, what has been leveraged is. For example, if I leveraged on, say McDonalds and Microsoft, and say you leveraged on GM or Chrysler, even if I leveraged a lot more than you, you would be in a lot more trouble. I suspect there is some similar explanation to account for at least some of this.

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Well-done. The time is also ripe for a remake of the Baby Alex ad. Originally I thought it would be a good response to Universal Service, but it’s perfect for deficit spending and confiscatory taxes too.

Video of Not Alex here.

Transcript:
“Hi, John McCain. This is Alex. He’s my first.

“So far,” she continues, “his talents include trying any new food and chasing after our dog. That and making my heart pound every time I look at him.

“So, John McCain,” she concludes, “when you said you would stay in Iraq for 100 years, were you counting on Alex? Because if you were, you can’t have him.”

Buy Danish on April 1, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Hey, let’s not the forget The New Malthusians!

Aren’t the greeniks looking to “decrease the surplus population” to “save the planet”? Better throw in a heaping helpful of double, maybe even triple night shifts for those young ‘uns.

Earth population “exceeds limits”

Of course, this is all predicated on the assumption that this generation actually intends to pay this debt off, which is a whole mind game of its own. But given the prevailing entitlement ideology they’re being weaned on, I’m betting the few wee ones not eaten by Gore to service his own brand of “excess limits”, will be waiting around wondering where all the “help” went, you know, the $750 million of online donations army-worth of grassroots “pledgers” lining up around the block to rebuild the country.

Surely you’ve seen them. Oh but wait, maybe those were all just illegal immigrant aunties I’ve been seeing everywhere, “helping” out by living here and not paying taxes. Nah, they wouldn’t dream of taking jobs and tax revenue away from those poor children and their enormous mountain of debt. Would they?

Financial Rescue Nears GDP as Pledges Top $12.8 Trillion

Then again, who knows, maybe one of those next-gen whiz kids will have the foresight to hack TOTUS’ teleprompter and post an interactive calculator on it. Clearly, the “digital” savvy of His Royal CrackBarry-ness’ does not include basic arithmetic.

orville on April 1, 2009 at 11:20 PM

PS. Awesome video. Thank you, Red State.

orville on April 1, 2009 at 11:23 PM

Wow!

Laura in Maryland on April 2, 2009 at 12:12 AM

Bloomberg.com says the US Stimulus and Bailout pledges as of February 2009 totals:

$11.6 Trillion Dollars

MB4 on April 1, 2009 at 10:28 PM

I remember when Billy Jeff was president, in one of his early SotU addresses he outlined a bunch of new spending proposals.

The critics later added up the figures and the total came to $4 trillion. Pundits on the right and left laughed about it, saying it would never be done, as it was too costly.

That was only about a dozen years ago. Look at what we have now. Roughly three times that amount spent in the matter of a few months. And while we’re in the middle of a recession, the worst possible time.

We are screwed beyond the point of recovery. I believe the technical term is FUBAR.

UltimateBob on April 2, 2009 at 12:12 AM

Given that Obama-nation is raising money by running the printing presses, we are going to get hyper-inflation, and assuming that the debt is in Treasury Bonds, after the revilution, to dispose Obama-nation, the price tag may not be that bad.

darktood on April 2, 2009 at 2:08 AM

Red State needs to improve it. The 10 trillion number is too closely associated with our existing 10-11 trillion accumulated national debt. Red State should emphasize that Obama will add that much [and more in unfunded liabilities] if he has his way. I’m concerned the 10-11 trillion in debt will be mixed up with another 10 trillion in debt. In other words, there’s 10 trillion of debt since 1776, and then there’s 10 trillion of Obama debt.

I agree. The numbers are so big that people can’t comprehend them, kind of like astronomy in that regard.

When people are talking about these debts, especially when comparing billions to trillions, they should call a trillion “1,000 billion”. 110,000 billion just sounds bigger and more honest that 11 trillion.

As for the ad, I wish the GOP had made it and that I was seeing it every day on TV.

darwin-t on April 2, 2009 at 5:38 AM

I’m safe!

None of those kids were mine.

:)

Shy Guy on April 2, 2009 at 5:48 AM

As has been pointed out, the Left doesn’t do irony when it highlights their own hypocrisy.

Irony, sarcasm, sneering condescension, and general snarkiness are only to be used against evil Rethuglicans. When any of these are used against a Leftie, it’s hate speech.

Everybody knows that.

cruadin on April 2, 2009 at 6:17 AM

Argentina here we come.

At least their leader is a hot brunette.

Sapwolf on April 1, 2009 at 9:25 PM

No way Sapwolf, I called it first. Get your own head of state to dream about.

hawkdriver on April 2, 2009 at 7:11 AM

This is a good ad.

I like it.

I was talking to some Obamabot about the whole deficit thing and the kids who will be saddled with the debt. I even mentioned her own grandchildren. She said global warming would bring an end to the world soon anyway, so they would not be around to worry about it.

No kidding. that is what she said.

Terrye on April 2, 2009 at 7:14 AM

remix this.
lol.
I kinda wish the “Decider” was still president, so we could see him being hung in effigy all around the world.
This happened on your watch.
Own it.

strangelet on April 2, 2009 at 8:08 AM

getalife on April 1, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Completely on topic. Good work.

BadgerHawk on April 2, 2009 at 8:33 AM

Makes you wonder why the Rep. Party isn’t producing stuff like this. The answer is clear, they lack courage. Which is why they continue to lose.
Although Erick and Moe have booted me off of their site, I commend them on this. I hope they and others send it all over the internet. Darvin Dowdy

Darvin Dowdy on April 2, 2009 at 8:35 AM

Would that we had a Republican Party with at least one functioning testicle. This ad would be remade to avoid legal trouble and run nationally. It may be the only way that the sheeple will understand, if they even care.
And that’s the hell of it. I don’t know if they care about their children’s future or are they so wrapped up in themsleves it’s not even a blip on their radar.

SKYFOX on April 2, 2009 at 9:01 AM

Here’s the thing. We should definitely oppose burdening future generations by creating this enormous debt. But we should also oppose spending that’s wrong.

The GOP loses trust because of their “compassion”. Shouting “cut spending” and then creating Medicare Part Z tells voters that you’re not serious about your core beliefs. And REAL compassion isn’t doing what’s popular, it’s doing what’s right. Here’s why.

Government is not the answer. The Feds cannot create any product or service more efficiently than the private sector. They don’t have a better idea what the public wants. For the government to spend money on social programs, they must first confiscate that money from people who might otherwise help their neighbors. Or they confiscate the money from the unborn. The people, left to their own devices, are generous. To take money from the generous in the name of compassion is an atrocity.

Put in simpler terms – when’s the last time Uncle Sam stopped by a car-wash fundraiser? What’s the Federal Budget for Girl Scout cookies? Compare a Habitat house with a gov’t-run housing project. By taking money out of the economy, Obama is reducing the personal charity that really helps people.

Stand up for the Constitution, and oppose profligate spending.

hawksruleva on April 2, 2009 at 9:20 AM

This the truth and that is why the left does not want to show it.

We need to spread the truth about the left’s political agenda and show that it does not comply with the Constitution. Also, many must understand that the truth is not always pretty.

MSGTAS on April 2, 2009 at 9:51 AM

Remember, the GOP is the party that nominated a cadaver to run against Obama less than 9 months ago.

There is little reason to expect they won’t fumble this ball too.

Labamigo on April 1, 2009 at 10:00 PM

The Whigs turned into Republicans. Perhaps it’s time for the Republicans to turn into the New Republicans?

I got an email from Michael Steele today “surveying” … good gawd, I couldn’t even open it.

These freaks at the top of the RNC don’t know where they stand? They don’t know where the rank-and-file stand?

Change the primaries STEELE, so we don’t get another McLAME. That should have been JOB #1.

Then resign because you have no clue what you are doing. You are all just politicians, pretty boys strapping on kneepads for the next vote.

Our country is being DESTROYED by the statists and the isslamists and you sit there with both hands wrapped around your *****.

The RNC couldn’t pour p*ss out of a boot if the instructions were written on the bottom.

Sheesh.

ex-Democrat on April 2, 2009 at 10:00 AM

She said global warming would bring an end to the world soon anyway, so they would not be around to worry about it.

No kidding. that is what she said.

Terrye on April 2, 2009 at 7:14 AM

I have a client who told me she had family members (yes, plural) who are in therapy because of their fears of global warming.

No kidding here too.

Buy gold. Buy ammo. Punch a hippy.

ex-Democrat on April 2, 2009 at 10:03 AM

I have a client who told me she had family members (yes, plural) who are in therapy because of their fears of global warming.

No kidding here too.

Buy gold. Buy ammo. Punch a hippy.

ex-Democrat

Those poor folks may be weak-minded sheep, but the villain here is Algore. Think he will ever pay for inciting the sheeple to panic? Think again. He’s getting rich(er) off this snake oil he’s peddling. It’s getting harder all the time to wait for justice in the next life.

SKYFOX on April 2, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Rats…..it isn’t loading for me.

AnninCA on April 2, 2009 at 12:47 PM