New American Crossroads ad: “Replay”

posted at 12:01 pm on July 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I could have put this ad into one of our other posts on the latest “You didn’t build that” developments, but it really deserves a post of its own.  American Crossroads released this ad today in response to supporters of Barack Obama who claimed that Obama never actually said what, er, he said.  Using a sports theme, “Replay”uses super-slo-mo to ascertain whether someone momentarily beamed into the podium and uttered those words for Obama, or something:

BuzzFeed reports that Team Obama plans to “go nuclear” on Romney over this attack, but the threats involve pretty much the same kind of attack on Romney’s record as governor the Obama campaign ran in May and June:

In conjunction with OFA, we’re going to turn the page tomorrow on Mitt Romney’s trumped up, out of context fact-checked-to-death BS about the President and small business and set the record straight on how Mitt Romney has a horrible record on small business, a failed record on jobs and who is advocating for policies that are great for millionaires, billionaires, big oil and corporate America – but that would devastate small businesses and stifle job growth and small business expansion. We’ll being done this with on the ground events in states which are coming together as we speak and with a national press conference call which will include small business owners and others – including at least one person from MA – who will speak about Romney’s failed record and failed policies as well as President Obama’s record as a consistent advocate for small businesses.

Mitt Romney’s going to have to have more than manipulating video and taking quotes out of context to make up for his failed record on jobs and economic and small business development as Governor of Massachusetts and the policies he’s advocating for now that would roll back the investments and support small businesses and communities have always counted on to succeed. As governor of Massachusetts you need look no further than Mitt Romney finishing 47th out of 50 in jobs and manufacturing plummeting to know Mitt Romney’s tenure was a disaster for small businesses in the Bay State.

Maybe Team Obama meant “nuked,” as in run through the microwave … because this looks like leftover hash from attacks that didn’t do the campaign much good since Romney became the presumptive GOP nominee.


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We’re going to attack his record as governor… and the 4.7% unemployment rate.

kevinkristy on July 25, 2012 at 12:04 PM

If Obama fumbled the ball, he didn’t fumble it on his own. Somebody paused the telepromptor. Somebody …

aunursa on July 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Would the creation of a State funded “Memory Hole” come under the term, “infrastructure”?

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

This is replayed from the headlines.

It’s a replay of the replay ad which replays the words of TFGRP.

Bishop on July 25, 2012 at 12:05 PM

That wasn’t Obama in that clip. That was one of the Nephilim that beamed in and took his place.

Quartermaster on July 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Pantload needs to change his pants again…

Seven Percent Solution on July 25, 2012 at 12:06 PM

My God – their idea idea of nuking Romney’s attacks on Obama’s “you didn’t build that” gaffe is to attack Mitt on his, what’s that? Job’s record? As if Obama’s jobs record’s been stellar lately? Are they kidding?

volnation on July 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I love this ad.

magicbeans on July 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The Romney campaign might want to consider hiring the AmXR folks for the campaign. Because that ad was much better than anything I’ve seen come from the Romney campaign yet.

JohnGalt23 on July 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM

THIS needs its own thread, too. Politico is using the Obama campaign e-mail quoted above — word for word — only they have it under a bylined post by Maggie Haberman! I kid you not! It is such a bad cut and paste job that she didn’t even bother to fix the bad line breaks that happen when one…well, when one cuts and pastes!

Politico is LITERALLY publishing Obama campaign e-mails under their own writer’s bylines! Unbelievable!

Rational Thought on July 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM


If Obama fumbled the ball, he didn’t fumble it on his own. Somebody paused the telepromptor. Somebody …

ROTFL.

casuist on July 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

great ad. This is perfect-use his very words repeatedly against him.

Ta111 on July 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Just keep lying, SCOAMF, maybe some of the fitty-treers will believe you.

Red Cloud on July 25, 2012 at 12:08 PM

What are they gonna go after Mitt for next? His deficit spending/rounds of golf/number of fundraisers as governor? Smart power indeed.

volnation on July 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Hilarious.

Bet there’s a big-eared marxist at 1600 Penn. Ave. who’s blowing a gasket ’bout now.

Tim_CA on July 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

OMG, that may be the best political ad I’ve ever seen. I hope they run it on TV.

rockmom on July 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM


The Romney campaign might want to consider hiring the AmXR folks for the campaign. Because that ad was much better than anything I’ve seen come from the Romney campaign yet.

The Romneys are a humourless crew. Thank G_d for these outside groups!

casuist on July 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Ouch

Excellent

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

*safety*

Christien on July 25, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Mormon attacks in 3…2…

Dino V on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Burtons ad on mitt is AWFUL… even mika and joe agree on that

In conjuction’?

Rules schmules for dear leader again

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Excellent!!!! Yes JohnGalt23, the Crossroads stuff is often better than what the Romney campaign serves up. Indeed, Crossroads seems always outstanding. For years now their record is extraordinary; they must have top notch creative & conceptual pros working for them.

I recommend that many of our donations be directed to the exemplary Crossroads outfit!

anotherJoe on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

“Yeah but Ann Romney has MS. Do we really want a diseased first lady?”

-average lib

Bishop on July 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

SCOAMF with horrible jobs record thinks attacking another on jobs record is a smart play.

Run with it, Dems.

Please, run with it…

catmman on July 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Is this a TV ad or a pointless web ad?

gumbyandpokey on July 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

This thing is really hurting the Marxist in the White House and his Marxist legacy media supporters…

d1carter on July 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Note what happens to Obowma when he is placed on defense, Mr Romney?

Are you listening?

Keep attacking Obowma, he can’t defend his record or his words.

dthorny on July 25, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Here’s another ad that deserves our attention today, running ahead of Romney’s trip to Israel. Run this in Florida for a few weeks, and watch barack’s numbers there tank.

Rational Thought on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

In conjunction with OFA, we’re going to turn the page tomorrow on Mitt Romney’s trumped up, out of context fact-checked-to-death BS about the President and small business and set the record straight on how Mitt Romney has a horrible record on small business, a failed record on jobs and who is advocating for policies that are great for millionaires, billionaires, big oil and corporate America – but that would devastate small businesses and stifle job growth and small business expansion.

Please, God, someone, ANYONE buy them a PERIOD!

Tenwheeler on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Excellent!!!! Yes JohnGalt23, the Crossroads stuff is often better than what the Romney campaign serves up. Indeed, Crossroads seems always outstanding. For years now their record is extraordinary; they must have top notch creative & conceptual pros working for them.

I recommend that many of our donations be directed to the exemplary Crossroads outfit!

anotherJoe on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

I believe Crossroads is Karl Rove’s group.

dthorny on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

…you would think Romney is a bully or something!

KOOLAID2 on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Great ad.

My, my….. BO and his surrogates are making all sorts of threats. “Going Nuclear”! Uh, oh. Hide under your desks everyone. They’re really, really PO’d. And Barry has run out of patience.

Mormon attacks in 3…2…

Dino V on July 25, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Yep. The answer is: Mormon or Marxist. Your Choice.

Cody1991 on July 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

…Ahh, but the outsourcing.. that’s… that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with… geometric logic… that Romney was in charge of Bain Capital, and I’d have produced that evidence if the MSM hadn’t turned against me. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow reporters…

clikclikclikittyclik….

BobMbx on July 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Hilarious.

Bet there’s a big-eared marxist at 1600 Penn. Ave. who’s blowing a gasket ’bout now.

Tim_CA on July 25, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Hey, it’s his own fault for “letting the mask slip”.

The one who’s really pissed is Moochelle – gravy train approaching the last stop!

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on July 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Ad made me chuckle.

Yes, “Out of there.” Please, please, please.

MisterElephant on July 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I’ve always thought one of the best ways to mock jug ears would be to use his own logic on him. “you didn’t get Osama, someone else set that up (George W.)”…..etc. etc.

Guess that makes me a racist for suggesting it………..

wolfplus3 on July 25, 2012 at 12:20 PM

That’s a great ad! Crossroad comes up with good stuff. Please, Crossroads, show it on TV.

JoAnn1965 on July 25, 2012 at 12:21 PM

my pResident is a loser.

GhoulAid on July 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Team Obama knows this stuff is lethal. They’re going to threaten to take the gloves off? Really?
These guys have and are running the dirtiest campaign we’ve seen in decades. (Helped cheerfully by the MSM.) And its not moving the needle as they thought it would.
And Romney ain’t McCain. He gives as good as he gets and he has a war chest he’s gonna dump on Obama’s head leading up to the election.
Panic time Obamaphiles.

Sugar Land on July 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Is this a TV ad or a pointless web ad?

gumbyandpokey on July 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Since it is a minute long I can only assume it is a pointless web ad

ChrisL on July 25, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Thin skinned Marxist “going nuclear”…LOL. Politico cutting and pasting Dear Leader’s frantic press release.

d1carter on July 25, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Slick.

SouthernGent on July 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Lets see if Bush Senior could’ve pulled this off with his gaffe:

“I didn’t say no new taxes. I said ‘no newt axes’. Some in the newt industry consider newts armed with axes, as a danger to that industry.”

Nah….didn’t work there either.

BobMbx on July 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

So this is a worthless web ad, huh?

If it’s effective, run it on TV! No wonder Mitt is getting annihilated in the swing states.

gumbyandpokey on July 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Is this a TV ad or a pointless web ad?

gumbyandpokey on July 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

American Crossroads is good at pointless web ads. They get people donating to them, while no one will ever view them. And they are cheap to produce. So it works for everyone, or American Crossroads, at least.

lorien1973 on July 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Where’s the popcorn?

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse…

Woodhouse wrote: “We’ll being done this with on the ground events in states which are coming together as we speak

Huh?? President Zero’s “spokesman” writes about as fluently as his Leader pontificates.

<3 this ad! I hope it's playing on TV

103 days!

Sue Doenim on July 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

People are too stupid to understand the extraordinary subtlety and intelligence contained in Barky’s comments.

Wingnuts who can’t tell the difference between a Peace Prize and Reeses Pieces…

CorporatePiggy on July 25, 2012 at 12:26 PM

zer0′s repeated rotating arm gesture is a hoot. Made me laugh. Shows just what a clueless, classless tool he is.

MisterElephant on July 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Here’s another ad that deserves our attention today, running ahead of Romney’s trip to Israel. Run this in Florida for a few weeks, and watch barack’s numbers there tank.

Rational Thought on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Scrotum twister!

hillsoftx on July 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Good ad. Hope it gets a lot of play.

manipulating video and taking quotes out of context

Hilarious talking points from the left. Running the actual video of Obama’s speech = “manipulating” the video. And as others have pointed out, the full context of the speech makes Obama’s words “you didn’t build that, somebody else did that” sound even worse, because the full context reveals Obama’s Marxist, big-government, statist view of economics.

But keep digging, lefties.

AZCoyote on July 25, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Is this a TV ad or a pointless web ad?

gumbyandpokey on July 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I already shot this lame talking point of yours down last week.

Some 74% of internet users–representing 55% of the entire adult population–went online in 2008 to get involved in the political process or to get news and information about the election.

[snip]

In particular, Americans were eager to share their views on the race with others and to take part in the online debate on social media sites such as blogs and social networking sites. Among the key findings of our survey:

Nearly one in five (18%) internet users posted their thoughts, comments or questions about the campaign on an online forum such as a blog or social networking site.

Fully 45% of internet users went online to watch a video related to the campaign.

One in three internet users forwarded political content to others. Indeed, the sharing of political content (whether writing and commentary or audio and video clips) increased notably over the course of the 2008 election cycle. While young adults led the way in many political activities, seniors were highly engaged in forwarding political content to their friends and family members.

Young voters continued to engage heavily in the political debate on social networking sites. Fully 83% of those age 18-24 have a social networking profile, and two-thirds of young profile owners took part in some form of political activity on these sites in 2008.

The relative importance of the internet also continued to grow within the overall political media ecosystem. Among the entire population (internet users and non-users alike) the internet is now equal to newspapers and roughly twice as important as radio as a source of election news and information. Among internet users and young adults, these differences are even more magnified. Source

Flora Duh on July 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM

with on the ground events in states which are coming together as we speak

Code for “hanging the crepe paper streamers in the high school gymnasiums as we speak.”

Obama is preaching to some awfully small choirs this time around. Do they really believe this’ll move the needle?

Dee2008 on July 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Where’s the popcorn?

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Heh. Bloomberg’s banned it, and it’s all biofuel now anyway.

de rigueur on July 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM

We’ll being done this with on the ground events in states which are coming together as we speak

Not only is the Obama campaign clueless, but they can’t speak in coherent sentences either.

eyedoc on July 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM

this looks like leftover hash

Hey, I forgot about rehash …

Last week I was reminded of the old “Pete & Repeat” joke we kids used to annoy each other with when I was little. Here’s the new take on this annoying joke: Hash and ReHash were in Obama’s quote, Hash fell out and who was left? ReHash!

stukinIL4now on July 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM

This is gonna be hell for the public school teachers. They’re going to have to wait for the “official release” of the man-god’s quotes, before they can pen their odes to Zero, for the children to joyously sing – in a spontaneous outburst, of course.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

I already shot this lame talking point of yours down last week.

Cut the troll some slack. He just posts what Mr. Astroturf tells him to. He can’t help it if Axelrod is a buffoon.

eyedoc on July 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

My, my….. BO and his surrogates are making all sorts of threats. “Going Nuclear”! Uh, oh. Hide under your desks everyone. They’re really, really PO’d. And Barry has run out of patience.

Cody1991 on July 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

So since team O-bummer are using “violent terms” such as nuclear I guess that means the whole civility thing has gone out the window? Seriously, had someone with an “R” after their name said “we’re going to go nuclear on them” lefty heads would be spinning with pea soup spewing out of their mouths and they would be shrieking at the top of their lungs that those of us on the right were fanning the flames of hatred and violence!

Is this a TV ad or a pointless web ad?

gumbyandpokey on July 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Exactly, to be effective ads like this should also be on TV, not just the internet…

Liberty or Death on July 25, 2012 at 12:34 PM

The sad thing is that this particular “gaffe” (“you didn’t do that”) isn’t any more telling or egregious as his “Joe the Plumber” moment (“spread the wealth”).

The difference is that Romney is willing and able to exploit the situation while McCain decided that he was “above” such things.

Religious_Zealot on July 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Here’s another ad that deserves our attention today, running ahead of Romney’s trip to Israel. Run this in Florida for a few weeks, and watch barack’s numbers there tank.

Rational Thought on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

..Oy! מיין פראָם ( שוועבשיף ) איז פֿול מיט ווענערס

The War Planner on July 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

’bout time! Great ad.

2ndMAW68 on July 25, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Ot: Shiny new object from team Obama…. lib British journo reporting that a mitt advisor made a remark on Anglo saxon heritage ….biden pouncing

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Ethanol production for fuel is up to ten times more polluting than fossil fuels;
http://joannenova.com.au/2012/07/sugar-cane-ethanol-biofuel-produces-10-times-the-pollution-of-gasoline-and-diesel/

“Compared to gasoline and diesel, over its whole life cycle, every unit of energy produced with sugar cane produces 10 times as much volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), carbon monoxide, and nitrous oxides. The amount PM10′s and PM2.5′s produced with ethanol fuels is even higher.”
“Corn ethanol fares poorly relative to alternatives because it requires, per unit of fuel produced, more fossil fuel and fertilizer inputs that emit large amounts of GHG and PM2.5.”

pat on July 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM

It’s not just the internet. American Crossroads placing $40 million in TV AD BUYS for the fall. Fall– after the conventions– is when it matters.

de rigueur on July 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Who knew?

The MIB (Men In Black)have Obama Quick Clones.

Note to MIB:

Don’t let your Obama Quick Clone speak before it melts down.

Very, very embarrassing!

Jack Deth on July 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Obumbles didn’t fumble–he spiked the ball on his 1-yard-line before the whistle blew, and those mean, nasty, dirty, rotten, Bain-vampire-capital Romney Republicans picked it up for a touchdown. How dare they?

Steve Z on July 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

“Yeah but Ann Romney has MS. Do we really want a diseased first lady?”

-average lib

Bishop on July 25, 2012 at 12:14 PM

I mean, she’s probably contagious./

sadarj on July 25, 2012 at 12:42 PM

It’s comforting to me, knowing that Zero and $500 Sneakers both have veins the size of a garden hose, popping out of their Commie noggin’s.

Just picturing that comforts me.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

“We’ll being done this with on the ground events….”

What does this mean?

dczombie on July 25, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Romney’s super-pac not doing so badly on tv ad buys, either. Outspending Obama on Olympics ads.

de rigueur on July 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

including at least one person from MA – who will speak about Romney’s failed record and failed policies as well as President Obama’s record as a consistent advocate for small businesses.

What are they gonna say?!

Reminds me of one of those “Experts” giving defense testimony on a jury.

tacodawn on July 25, 2012 at 12:44 PM

The difference is that Romney is willing and able to exploit the situation while McCain decided that he was “above” such things.

Religious_Zealot on July 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

McCain had Rev. Wright and didn’t do anything with that.

Paul-Cincy on July 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Please, God, someone, ANYONE buy them a PERIOD!

Tenwheeler on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Ya only need 35-40 years of education to read and understand it.

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This tool is made primarily for English texts but might work also for some other languages. In general, these tests penalize writers for polysyllabic words and long, complex sentences. Your writing will score better when you: use simpler diction, write short sentences.
It also displays complicated sentences (with many words and syllables) with suggestions for what you might do to improve its readability.

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Gunning Fog index :
40.43

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Coleman Liau index :
12.79

Flesch Kincaid Grade level :
35.40

ARI (Automated Readability Index) :
43.22

SMOG :
24.91

Flesch Reading Ease :
-10.94

News2Use on July 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Does the Obama camp even understand what “out of context” means? They’re lucky Romney’s campaign isn’t playing more of the speech, because that would make it 20 times worse.

kmid219 on July 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Dumb-assed ad. This still doesn’t address the ‘taking it out of context’ complaint. It only proves he said what he said. Their spin is that he meant “you didn’t build the roads and bridges.” What this ad fails to do is to address the obvious point that Romney has already made: that the money to build the roads and bridges came from exactly the same place–taxpaying businesses and individuals.

This ad just makes it easy for the left to say, “See, these guys are dumbshits who can’t even understand our criticism.” Stop helping them cover their tracks, American Crossroads.

PD Quig on July 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Religious_Zealot on July 25, 2012 at 12:35 PM

ding ding ding…and very happy he is going for the jugular

cmsinaz on July 25, 2012 at 12:52 PM

It’s not just the internet. American Crossroads placing $40 million in TV AD BUYS for the fall. Fall– after the conventions– is when it matters.

de rigueur on July 25, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Good news, that’s awesome! Doing the job the Lame-Stream-Media won’t do ’cause they have their lips firmly planted on O-bummer’s butt-cheeks!!

Liberty or Death on July 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I’ll borrow a line from Frank Luntz who is a pollster on the Sean Hannity show

THIS IS A TERRIBLE AD

the music is all wrong, it takes a serious issue and makes it humorous when it is not, what they need is a more somber reflective tone
same message different music

also play the whole piece so they see it’s not out of context

audiotom on July 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

…Ahh, but the outsourcing.. that’s… that’s where I had them. They laughed at me and made jokes but I proved beyond the shadow of a doubt and with… geometric logic… that Romney was in charge of Bain Capital, and I’d have produced that evidence if the MSM hadn’t turned against me. I, I, I know now they were only trying to protect some fellow reporters…

clikclikclikittyclik….

BobMbx on July 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM

But, but, who ate the ice cream?

Tenwheeler on July 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

…let Obama be the flippant one by his own words, and body language on peoples lack of achievement

don’t make yourself look more flippant by the stupidly humorous nature

audiotom on July 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

The MIB (Men In Black)
Jack Deth on July 25, 2012 at 12:40 PM

You can’t say “black”.

SailorMark on July 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

This ad just makes it easy for the left to say, “See, these guys are dumbshits who can’t even understand our criticism.” Stop helping them cover their tracks, American Crossroads.

PD Quig on July 25, 2012 at 12:49 PM

The ad is good but I agree PD, it really should have hit hard on the fact that if O-bummer’s point was if it weren’t for all those “roads and bridges” businesses couldn’t have been successful, well then lets take that message back one step further which is (as you point out) it was the taxes paid by the working class and businesses that funded SAID ROADS AND BRIDGES!

Liberty or Death on July 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

Ya only need 35-40 years of education to read and understand it.
News2Use on July 25, 2012 at 12:48 PM

That’s pretty funny!

Got to hang onto that link. So much more of this drivel to come….

Tenwheeler on July 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM


let Obama be the flippant one by his own words, and body language on peoples lack of achievement
don’t make yourself look more flippant by the stupidly humorous nature
audiotom on July 25, 2012 at 1:02 PM

wrong, so wrong audiotom. it’s perfect for this game. and take frank luntz and his goof hair and shoes home with you, please, if he isn’t already.

gracie on July 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Tenwheeler on July 25, 2012 at 1:03 PM

.

Tina was consistant in scoring very high.

News2Use on July 25, 2012 at 1:07 PM

the music is all wrong, it takes a serious issue and makes it humorous when it is not, what they need is a more somber reflective tone
same message different music

also play the whole piece so they see it’s not out of context

audiotom on July 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Obama made an ass out of himself, and now he is making an even bigger ass out of himself trying to weasel out of what he said. I think that calls for major ridicule, not some high-toned explication about capitalism. The ad does what it nees to do, show Obama as a whiner trying to work the refs. Nobody likes people who do that, especially younger men who watch sports. It doesn’t matter how much of the clip is played, what matters is that average guys get the impression that Obama is talking out of his @ss and then trying to run away from it.

Even Alinsky believed that ridicule is a powerful weapon. It’s especially so when your target is so humorless and self-important.

This campaign has been unrelievedly grim so far, IMO some comic relief is definitely needed.

rockmom on July 25, 2012 at 1:15 PM

wrong, so wrong audiotom. it’s perfect for this game. and take frank luntz and his goof hair and shoes home with you, please, if he isn’t already.

gracie on July 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM

^
this

22044 on July 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

Here’s another ad that deserves our attention today, running ahead of Romney’s trip to Israel. Run this in Florida for a few weeks, and watch barack’s numbers there tank.

Rational Thought on July 25, 2012 at 12:18 PM

THAT is a goodie !!

pambi on July 25, 2012 at 1:18 PM

THIS IS A TERRIBLE AD
audiotom on July 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

I agree. We will not get the independent vote by being condescending.

The previous Crossroads ad that displayed small business owners voicing their own dismay at his words was far more effective.

Carnac on July 25, 2012 at 1:20 PM

That ad is funny and clever. I likes it.

El_Terrible on July 25, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Oh man, they are really pissed. That statement they put out sure is scary.

I’m scared dude/////

bluealice on July 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

i luved it when they s l o w e d d o w n h i s w o r d s so we could hear what he said all over again. This is great for us football maniacs, too. I hope they play it deep into the preseason and deep into all the regular season games on every station Sunday and Monday nights, too. YES!

gracie on July 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Politico: Obama has no patience for ‘you didn’t build that’ attacks

He has “no patience” for it? No patience? Really?

He sounds just like John Kerry, who also served in Vietnam, upon his realization that he was losing to the Swift Boat Veterans.

petefrt on July 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM

But, but, who ate the ice cream?

Tenwheeler on July 25, 2012 at 1:01 PM

I dunno, but I ate the strawberries.

And I ate all the pies…

JohnGalt23 on July 25, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Is this a TV ad or a pointless web ad?

gumbyandpokey on July 25, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Not sure about the rest of you, but I watch television exclusively using a DVR. I’ve not watched a television commercial in years. I know I’m not alone.

Web ads that are “liked”, shared and posted to FB pages and shot out on twitter are seen by an awful lot of people.

If you guys are just watching these ads and aren’t linking and sharing and “liking” them, then you’re doing it wrong.

Lost in Jersey on July 25, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Calling a guy a felon is cool, replaying what the president says, and its time to go nukeyoular.

El_Terrible on July 25, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Politico: Obama has no patience for ‘you didn’t build that’ attacks

He has “no patience” for it? No patience? Really?

He sounds just like John Kerry, who also served in Vietnam, upon his realization that he was losing to the Swift Boat Veterans.

petefrt on July 25, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I can say with all sincerity and conviction that I don’t give a rat’s a$$.

gracie on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

gracie on July 25, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Yeah, the haughty Barack Hussein Kardashian Øbama makes the mistake of thinking we care.

petefrt on July 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM

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