Obama spokesman: We released that moronic Big Bird ad because of the “grassroots outcry”

posted at 4:48 pm on October 9, 2012 by Allahpundit

Deeply embarrassing, but not entirely the campaign’s fault. If memory serves, Romney’s Big Bird line was the thin reed to which liberals on Twitter were clinging the morning after the Denver debacle:

“There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird. This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about, and you know, we’re tapping into that,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday…

“The larger point… is, aside from our love for Big Bird and Elmo, as is evidenced by the last few days, the point that we’re making here is that when Mitt Romney… was given the opportunity to lay out how he would address the deficit, when he said ‘I will take a serious approach to it,’ his first offering was to cut funding for Big Bird,” Psaki said. “And that is absurd and hard to take seriously his specific plan.”

Two problems. First, needless to say, Romney’s point about PBS isn’t that serious deficit reduction should start there, it’s that not even popular federal outlays should be immune from cuts in the name of restoring fiscal stability. A guy who bet his presidential candidacy on Paul Ryan is about as serious as an American politician can get when it comes to spending. And let me gently suggest to Team O that any campaign that treats the Buffett Rule as an important budgetary reform shouldn’t wag its finger too sternly in criticizing others for half-measures. Second, the Big Bird ad is actually very typical of Hopenchange’s M.O. this year. They’ve tried to bludgeon Romney with every cheap demagogic populist ploy within reach. How were they supposed to lay off an easy opportunity to suggest that Mitt hates moms and kids and puppets? What’s unusual about the spot isn’t that it’s trivial, it’s that they released it at a moment of real momentum for Romney, which in turn makes them look desperate and inept. Per Sean Trende’s superb analysis today at RCP, it’s very important to Obama’s campaign that they be seen as winning at all times. A winner can get away with a silly ad like this; a guy who just got his ass handed to him in front of 70 million people really can’t. Trende:

I’ve superimposed the major events of the 2012 cycle here. The basic trend line is fairly plain. Over time, the president’s lead gradually deteriorates. When it gets too close, he makes a major play to change the dynamic, pushing the lead back up…

I do think there is a degree to which Team Obama has successfully (and quite frankly brilliantly) created a “virtuous cycle” this election. There are three ways in which this is the case.

First, the bandwagon effect affects fundraising. Once you move outside the partisan core, people like to back winners. This is especially true of the business community. By assiduously cultivating its front-runner status, the Obama campaign has aided its ability to press future arguments.

Second, maintaining a lead allows greater leeway in the arguments it can make. Something like the “cancer ad” from August looks hard-hitting from a campaign that is leading (and I certainly include candidate super PACs as part of the “campaign”), but would probably be described as “desperate” from one that is losing.

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it affects press portrayals of the candidates and party enthusiasm. This is the most important thing here: I still think the default expectation here has been that Obama should be losing.

In other words, every time the basics of the economy and the deficit and some new foreign-policy debacle start to eat into Obama’s lead, he latches on to a new shiny object that can boost his lead by a few points — until the basics (“gravity,” in Trende’s phrasing) start to drag him down again. The more consistently he’s seen as a winner, the more Romney smells like a loser, which has all of the self-fulfilling effects that Trende describes above. The reason the debate was such a killer was that it shattered that perception of Obama’s invincibility that he’d spent the last nine months cultivating. And the last thing you want to do once that’s happened is make yourself seem ridiculous by running a silly ad that’s transparently an attempt to change the subject — especially if you got elected the first time by scolding people for the “smallness” of their politics. Watch the two clips below, the first via the Examiner and the second via the Right Scoop, and see for yourself who looks small now. Just look at what this guy’s “new kind of politics” nonsense has become. Click the image to watch.



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Allah ban the tedious gumby pokey thingy. Its making the threads tedious.

Bmore on October 9, 2012 at 4:49 PM

I’ll be flipping Obama my big bird on Nov 6th

hanzblinx on October 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Since the whole Big Bird quip was rehearsed, maybe it was the Romney camp’s plan all along to distract liberals with something that moderates won’t care much about. There are bigger issues than PBS.

blammm on October 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

I’ll be flipping Obama my big bird on Nov 6th

hanzblinx on October 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Thread winner.

Archivarix on October 9, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Hard to smell like a loser when you just flipped Ohio.
O: 47
R: 48

Pat Caddell is on Cavuto.

John the Libertarian on October 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

The Obama campaign is now flailing and flopping to no end, but do you hear any emphasis of it from the media? “If a tree falls in a forest with no one around, does it make a sound?” The hilarity of this story is that while Romney’s campaign had a few, irrelevant missteps, Obama’s campaign is now on literal life-support and there’s not a peep from the media about it. Also, it’s pretty sad how the left has ruined Big Bird. He used to be my favorite Sesame Street character, but I suppose Cookie Monster can take that place.

/minirant

Aizen on October 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Just a reminder for the concern trolls…

Romney LEADS IN OHIO in two polls, ARG and We Ask America. He closed CNNs gap from 11 to 4, but if you believe their sample and gender gap, I have a bridge to sell you. Rasmussens last Ohio poll a few days back had Ohio tied I believe.

We got this!

picklesgap on October 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

The bird schtick is just as tedious.

Bmore on October 9, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I’ll be flipping Obama my big bird on Nov 6th

hanzblinx on October 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

You have won the Internet.

Aizen on October 9, 2012 at 4:53 PM

Well, now, everybody’s heard about the bird…

kingsjester on October 9, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I think I deserve an “attaboy”….. I totally called this.

I remember Romney making the comment about defunding PBS, and I knew it would only be a minute before Obozo blamed Romney for invoking it.

Oblamo….the smartest, most bestest adult in the room…….

KMC1 on October 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM

First, the bandwagon effect affects fundraising. Once you move outside the partisan core, people like to back winners. This is especially true of the business community small donors from outside the country.

antipc on October 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM

“There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird. This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about, and you know, we’re tapping into that,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday…

Is it just me, or does this seem like one of the most embarassing moments in Air Force One’s history? It’s like the move “BioDome,” only the nitwits stowed away on AF-1, instead.

VastRightWingConspirator on October 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Apparently Romney thinks so too. CEO showing?

Bmore on October 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM

Looks to me like Romney’s going to win.

Good. Maybe now his critics can get away without being crucified.

MadisonConservative on October 9, 2012 at 4:55 PM

A winner can get away with a silly ad like this; a guy who just got his ass handed to him in front of 70 million people really can’t.

hehhahahah.a….lolz allah….

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

his [Romney's] first offering was to cut funding for Big Bird,” Psaki said. “And that is absurd and hard to take seriously his specific plan.”

That is a LIE. His first offering, per the debate transcript, was to promise to repeal the behemoth of Obamacare.

Eviva on October 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

No, you did it because you are moronic, dumb fuc##@! HACKS

Opposite Day on October 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

They are making fools of themselves. It’s gotten so bad the entire MSM can do nothing to stop it.

forest on October 9, 2012 at 4:56 PM

antipc on October 9, 2012 at 4:54 PM

S/B in quotes. FTA

antipc on October 9, 2012 at 4:57 PM

Could democrats be more insulting to women if they tried?! The whole damn country is crashing down around them, they and their husbands are out of work and have been for a long, long time, they’re underwater on their mortages, can’t pay college tuition for their kids, if their kids managed to graduate they’ve moved back home, jobless and carrying crushing debt, but Zero and his campaign staff are just SURE that what those women of America are crying about is…Big Bird.

Rational Thought on October 9, 2012 at 4:57 PM

1st question by obama plant-why don’t you care about 47% of the country
2nd question by obama plant-why do you want to kill big bird

am i right?

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

what’d be so schadenfreudalicious would be if a big ass bird took a dump on Obama’s jacket at his next outdoor houseplant convention….

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

I’ll be flipping Obama my big bird on Nov 6th

hanzblinx on October 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

BIG Bird

dont taze me bro on October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

So Barackabama is Ernie and Reggie Love is Bert?

SouthernGent on October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Obama spokesman: We released that moronic Big Bird ad because of the “grassroots outcry”

…how sad that America has come to this?

KOOLAID2 on October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Here’s another “grassroots outcry”:

Y’ALL SO STUPID!!

BigAlSouth on October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

msdnc anchors are still defending this ad….they must not have listened to chuck todd today…

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Obama spokesman: We released that moronic Big Bird ad because of the “grassroots outcry”

Hah, I knew it! “Grassroots outcry” is just a code-phrase for “Obama saw a meme on his Facebook wall and thought we should run with it”. Least-serious president ever.

Fabozz on October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Big Bird’s a one-percenter: Inside Sesame Street’s tax return
In 2011, Sesame Workshop brought in over $122 million in revenue, not including government grants.

The producers of Sesame Street, revealed that they received $7,968,918 in government grants last year.

albill on October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Michael Ledeen:

It’s Carter all over again — “Back then, the symbol of a failed president was a big rabbit. Now, it’s a big bird.”

Rational Thought on October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

“There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird.

Do these ” a$$roots” know that Levin will get a bunch of investors to pay for Big Bird if welfare for Big Bird ends ?

burrata on October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

they’ve devolved into self parody.

Stop, or the bird gets it in the neck!

Mothers across the country are focused on this issue right now!

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 4:59 PM

I notice the Obama administration has not mentioned Bert. Could it be that Bert is a known associate of Bin Laden?

BobMbx on October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Hey !!
Big Bird just flipped Obama the bird.

No more Big Bird ads.
Seems Big Bird can take care of hisself. Without ANY of Obama’s help.
Funny.

Jabberwock on October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

“A winner can get away with a silly ad like this. A guy who just got his ass handed to him in front of 70 million people really can’t.”

:)

+7%…!

Seven Percent Solution on October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

ot: wolfie latching on to ryan’s pastor problem

squirrel!!!!

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

The Bird is the word…

kingsjester on October 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM

I love the sign in the other thread…mentions Big Bird 8 times, mentions Elmo 5 times…but 0 times for Libya, and 0 times for fixing the economy…
Sarcasm destroys a weak argument every time…

right2bright on October 9, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Can this be the end of the Big Bird story now? Romney is moving on to foreign affairs.

lea on October 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM

No White House Press Briefing in Last 15 Days
The White House has not held a press briefing in the last 15 days, according to records on the White House’s website. The last one was held on September 24, 2012, by White House press secretary Jay Carney.

Maybe Carney will be replaced by Snuffleuppugous if they have the balls to have a briefing before Nov. 6.
And not to mention that the lamestream would have an “its been x days since a briefing” counter every night if this were a republican.

Brat on October 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM

cnn reporting that dear leader continues with the big bird meme even today….

what an idiot

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM

Advance notice on Obama’s next campaign speech: Here

right2bright on October 9, 2012 at 5:02 PM

There is something wrong with me today! I can’t stop laughing.

“There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird. This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about, and you know, we’re tapping into that,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Wednesday…

So mothers aren’t alarmed about the price of gas and groceries?

JPeterman on October 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

OT: HuffPost: Improving underwear sales means improving economy.

(Either that or liberals have been soiling themselves over the last week.)

blammm on October 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Wow. They are stupid stupid stupid stupid.

Did I mention that they are stupid?

22044 on October 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Did an operative from the Romney campaign go undercover into Team Obama and convince them to pursue this Big Bird sh!t?????

If they did, then just keep releasing this comedy gold.…..it’s endless.

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Archivarix on October 9, 2012 at 4:51 PM

2nd that

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

The only ‘grassroots outcry’ I heard was of some eight-year-old writing Romney begging him not to take away Big Bird.

If there are that many moms out there making this kind of stink, maybe they shouldn’t be parents. Or maybe they should be better parents and spend more time with their kids instead of using Sesame Street to babysit.

Liam on October 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

ot: wolfie latching on to ryan’s pastor problem

squirrel!!!!

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

What pastor problem?

JPeterman on October 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM

CNN had the loudest outcry…they spent the entire day crying about BB…Anybody hearing anything about Libya?

d1carter on October 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

puppet welfare queens…

mittens on October 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Interesting…I like the mole theory. :)

22044 on October 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I’m surprised that no one has mentioned that, in these severe economic times, Big Bird could feed a family of four for at least a week. With millions on food stamps, it’s time to think outside the box…

joejm65 on October 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

“nutroots outcry”

Daily Kos Kult of Kanker Kids outcrying in the yard.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Uh, oh!!! The WH is upping the ante.

They’re now TRIPLING down on stupid.

Going for a personal best.

Fill in the blanks: R_MN__ L_NDSL_D_

NapaConservative on October 9, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Barack Obama ate a dog but wants to save a juicy, succulent Big Bird. America, 2012.

joejm65 on October 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM

In other words, every time the basics of the economy and the deficit and some new foreign-policy debacle start to eat into Obama’s lead, he latches on to a new shiny object that can boost his lead by a few points — until the basics (“gravity,” in Trende’s phrasing) start to drag him down again.

In other other words,

“We’re dealing with the ultimate buzzkiller here,” said Senior Narrative Engineer Stephanie Cutter. “This one directly attacks voters’ ability to hallucinate happy thoughts, or even ignore the obvious – no matter how many squirrels we innoculate them with.”

peski on October 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM

JPeterman on October 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM

waiting for wolfie…something about his pastor said that mitt is not a christian meme

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM

So mothers aren’t alarmed about the price of gas and groceries?

JPeterman on October 9, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Oh no, mothers have been told that they should worry about free contraceptions and leave the heavy thinking to the men,
you know since mothers are nothing more than a giant bagaina ,
and there is a war on women going on .

burrata on October 9, 2012 at 5:11 PM

wolfie tingling with a mitt interview at 6pm…i’m sure he will bring up the 47% and big bird issues to him

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The Matthews “tingle going up his leg” has transitioned into a tinkle going down his leg.

Schadenfreude on October 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Big Bird makes more money a year than Romney and pays much much less in taxes and makes no charitable contributions. Why don’t we ask HIM to fund PBS?

Lily on October 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM

The msm has not near enough fingers to plug the holes in the commie democrat parties dike’s.

double pun/sarc

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Anybody hearing anything about Libya?

d1carter on October 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Those were 4 speedbumps ?

burrata on October 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM

This is what happens when women start thinking with their female parts.

NapaConservative on October 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM

waiting for wolfie…something about his pastor said that mitt is not a christian meme

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Well, when he starts saying ‘GD America’ give me a call and I might care.

dont taze me bro on October 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Obama campaign is pretty consistant.
Blamed Big Bird ads on the “grass roots”
Blame, blame, blame.
Since they have run out of specific people to blame, now they’ve moved on to entire constituentcies.

I’d like to at least say our President is arrogant, but clearly, he ais simple ignorant.

Jabberwock on October 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

That’s it: I wanna see Big Birds complete tax records for the last 10 years!!! What’s he hiding?

NapaConservative on October 9, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I was at work, checking HotGas on my iphone, when I saw the first Bid Bird photo. When I stopped laughing 10 minutes later, I muttered “Allah, you magnificent bastard…”

Jaibones on October 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Anybody hearing anything about Libya?

d1carter on October 9, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Whatever you hear is false. This week, and later, a lot will be outed.

Schadenfreude on October 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Every time I see BB, I think Bill Moyers…

d1carter on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Keep in mind, if asked most members of the msm who vote commie democart and for B. Obama will claim to be Christians.

Thus being christian is not always as good thing as it should be some would say.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Yeah, Problem is, Big Bird cried, “Fowl.” and told the Dems to Stop The First Unicorn.

Chewy the Lab on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I’ll be flipping Obama my big bird on Nov 6th

hanzblinx on October 9, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Right to his stupid face, if God will let me.

Jaibones on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

The Obama team is flustered, panicking.

What amazes me is that they have not even attempted to come up with a case for why obama should be prez over the next four years. No discussion of what he will do aside from raise taxes on the rich. I have no idea what his priorities would be.

It seems like extreme political malpractice not to come up with something, even if if was utter BS. They could make up a three or five point plan that sounds substantive even if it’s not (their voters would buy it, enthusiastically). Scratching my head.

Another indication of this was that O had no answer to Lehrer’s first and most obvious question ever, what will you do to create jobs? Obama had no substantive response. How could his team, not to mention he himself, have not been prepared for this? I’m not even talking about overall debate prep…just this ONE question. It boggles my mind.

Mayday on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

waiting for wolfie…something about his pastor said that mitt is not a christian meme

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:10 PM

If they were smart, they won’t go there but I digress.

JPeterman on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

I just love how the GOP is waging a war on women, but every chance it gets, the Obama campaign does it’s very best to appeal to the lowest common denominator with women. First, it’s vote like your lady parts depend on it and now, it’s we designed this ad to appeal to women who are concerned about Big Bird.

If I was a woman, I’d be pissed. Why doesn’t it ever occur to Obama that women are just as concerned about all that complicated stuff like finding a job or massive debt and anemic GDP growth.

The gall. Obama deserves so little respect I find simply impossible that we have to include his name among all the other presidents this country has ever had.

Can we just “*” his weak, pathetic presidency after he loses? If there was ever a worse president in our nations history, I’d like to know who he is. And Lefty’s don’t embarrass yourselves. Bush as bad as he was, isn’t even close to the dimwit we have in there now.

Fish on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Big Bird has a huge nest egg hidden in his gated nest area.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Let me add this to the “magnificent Romney videos” list :
http://www.therightscoop.com/romney-gets-choked-up-telling-how-he-knew-the-navy-seal-who-was-murdered-in-benghazi/

burrata on October 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM

I have no idea what his priorities would be.

Let me clarify. I DO know what Obama is up to and what he will do. What I meant to convey is that the O campaign has not said anything to voters in general about his priorities or agenda for the next 4 years.

Mayday on October 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM

dont taze me bro on October 9, 2012 at 5:13 PM

yup

JPeterman on October 9, 2012 at 5:17 PM

like i said…squirrel!

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:19 PM

but Zero and his campaign staff are just SURE that what those women of America are crying about is…Big Bird.

Rational Thought on October 9, 2012 at 4:57 PM

It’s even more idiotic when you consider the fact that Big Bird brings in over a hundred million dollars every year, and doesn’t need any taxpayer grants to stay on the air.

Putting an end to the taxpayer checks to Big Bird won’t take BB off the air — so why would any reasonable person be upset over Mitt’s suggestion that the federal government stop spending money it doesn’t have on things that don’t need any federal money in the first place?

AZCoyote on October 9, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Why did these morons cooperate with SNL then?

Schadenfreude on October 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

ot: wolfie latching on to ryan’s pastor problem

squirrel!!!!

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM

What pastor problem?

JPeterman on October 9, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Dang! Does that mean we have to trot out those tapes of Rev. Wright’s middle of the road, reasoned, moderate and thoughtful comments? Awe shucks!/

Chewy the Lab on October 9, 2012 at 5:21 PM

I’m surprised that no one has mentioned that, in these severe economic times, Big Bird could feed a family of four for at least a week. With millions on food stamps, it’s time to think outside the box…

joejm65 on October 9, 2012 at 5:08 PM

Congratulations, you have won the award for the best snarky comment on the internet.

torerodrizzle on October 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

These commie democrats do not care about jobs, they only care about social justice and equality.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on October 9, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Food
Gas
Sesame Street

One of these things is not like the other. One of these things is just not the same.

txhsmom on October 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

You are all just so heartless! Why, without government funding just look at what happens to Sesame Street!

That makes me sad!

NTropy on October 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I just saw a tweet that they are playing the Sesame Street theme song at Obama’s appearance at Ohio State this afternoon. (My daughter is a student there, and is purposely avoiding this event as best she can.) They are milking this for all they can.

JenWestin on October 9, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I had an evil thought…“We are all Big Bird Now.” LOL we should all wear yellow on election day and take our Chick’Fil-a to the polls.! I can not believe that the left fell for this stuff, it is SO much fun!

Chewy the Lab on October 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Obama spokesman: We released that moronic Big Bird ad because of the “grassroots outcry”
…how sad that America has come to this?

KOOLAID2 on October 9, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Hi all, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I had to share this. I went to the Romney rally yesterday in Newport News VA. While we were waiting to go into the rally, there was actually a nutjob dressed as big bird standing to the side of the crowd. His sign was “Declare war on Wall Street Not Sesame Street.” I got a bit of a kick out of it and took a photo so I could post it on my FaceBook.

They’re out there.

:-/

Marine_Bio on October 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Why is Obama making the middle class pay huge subsidies to a bird puppet who makes more money than Mitt Romney? It’s insane

forest on October 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Hubris cooked the bird

Schadenfreude on October 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I have long said that the ‘vision’ of the progressive was about as astute as the average 12 year old. The progressive utopia can’t possible succeed. The progressive has no idea of what it takes to make a society work.

I am surprised that the progressive’s maturity level appears to be as low as their leaders insist it is. If the ‘grass roots’ can be sent into swooning fits and paroxysms of angst over the notion of ending subsidies for Big Bird, a character on the children’s television program “Sesame Street”, when, in fact, the entire Sesame Street franchise represents a very lucrative and successful stand alone industry, marketed as it is primarily to pre-school aged children, then clearly, I owe those average 12 year old children an apology.

The 12 year old children are far more astute than the progressives and likely have a far more sophisticated and realistic understanding of how a society really works, since most 12 year old children have long since outgrown Big Bird and Sesame Street.

thatsafactjack on October 9, 2012 at 5:26 PM

The Obama campaign commercial is hilarious! Unfortunately for them, it’s hilarious in an SNL kind-of-way, not “Romney’s a fool” kind-of-way.

Stoic Patriot on October 9, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Okay…irony alert…

The libs are upset about Chic-fil-A, and who are they defending, the ultimate “Chic”…

Big Bird is not welcome in Chicago…

right2bright on October 9, 2012 at 5:27 PM

They’re out there.

:-/

Marine_Bio on October 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Hellfire, I was just through your neck of the woods. The place had changed a huge amount since my last venture that way.

Bmore on October 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

At this point, shouldn’t Big Bird be in front of a Starbucks somewhere handing out free contraceptives? Or is that gonna be the eventual October Surprise?

joejm65 on October 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

His feathers have been plucked.Or is it fluked?

docflash on October 9, 2012 at 5:29 PM

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