Video: The incredible shrinking President; Update: Sesame Workshop sends cease-and-desist request to Team Obama

posted at 8:41 am on October 9, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

More than a dozen American diplomatic missions have been put to the torch over the last month, one of which resulted in the first US Ambassador killed in the line of duty in 33 years.  The labor force is near its lowest level in more than 30 years. Gas prices have skyrocketed, and we’re at war in Afghanistan.  We are exactly four weeks from the national election.  Today, however, Barack Obama will release a new 30-second spot focusing on the true issue that faces our nation …. Big Bird?

Even Politico can see the contrasts between Obama and Mitt Romney, and which of the two is the presidential candidate.  Maggie Haberman provides some perspective, and demonstrates that Team Obama has lost theirs:

As Alex noted yesterday when the Pew poll numbers came out, we’ve long warned – and been warned – about big swings in surveys in what has been a fairly stable race. But the sampling of surveys out there do suggest a real Romney bounce.

And the president, as others have noted, and his team have been going fairly small at a moment when Romney is consistent in a message and pivoting toward going bigger (the foreign policy speech, more emotion on the trail, and so forth).

I get that Team Obama wants to salvage something from a terrible debate performance, but they’re making the situation even worse.  Obama didn’t engage Wednesday night on any meaningful topic.  Now he’s focusing all of his attention on Sesame Street and its potential loss of funding — when the show itself earns plenty of cash from its vast merchandising operations.  Here’s the Wikipedia description of that empire, which hardly makes Big Bird and the Cookie Monster look like paupers:

Current licensees include Procter & Gamble (Pampers diapers), Fisher-Price, Nakajima USA, Build-A-Bear Workshop (Build-An-Elmo, Build-A-Cookie Monster, And Build-A-Big Bird), GUNDHasbro (Sesame Street Monopoly), Wooly WillyBetty Crocker (Elmo Fruit Snacks), C&D Visionary (air freshners) and Children’s Apparel Network. Former licences include Applause, Child Dimension, Gibson Greetings, Gorham Fine China, Ideal ToysMilton Bradley CompanyNintendoPalisades Toys,QuestorRadio ShackTyco, and the Western Publishing CompanyCreative Wonders (a partnership between ABC and Electronic Arts) produced Sesame Street software for the Macintosh, since at least 1995 and on the PC since 1996; Atari produced Sesame Street games in 1983. Before going bankrupt, Palisades Toys was to release a line of deluxe series action figures, for adults, as part of Sesame Workshop’s push to expand into retro products for teens and adults. Only a Super Groverfigure was distributed to conventioneers.

The Sesame Beginnings line, launched in mid-2005, consists of apparel, health and body, home, and seasonal products.[9] The products in this line are designed to accentuate the natural interactivity between infants and their parents. Most of the line is exclusive to a family of Canadian retailers that includes LoblawsFortinos, and Zehrs.

As a non-profit organization, a percentage of the money from any Sesame Workshop product goes to help fund Sesame Street or its international co-productions.[10]

Barrio SésamoPlaza SésamoSesamstraßeSesame English and Sesamstraat have all had merchandise of their local characters. Shalom Sesame videos and books have also been released.

In 2004, Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG) became Sesame Workshop’s licensing representative for The Benelux,[11] adding to their United Kingdom representation.[12]

Sesame Street hardly needs taxpayer subsidies, which was actually Romney’s point.  Team Obama’s desperate seizing of this issue rather than all of the other problems of the nation and the world makes Obama look small and out of touch, at the precise moment when his opponent is engaging on the larger topics that voters expect from presidential candidates.  It’s quite telling that, with just four weeks to go, all Team Obama can talk about is a children’s TV show.

Update: Sesame Workshop may be doing Obama a big favor here:

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 the ad be taken down.

This is a perfect opportunity to push this one into the memory hole … but really, how sad is it that Team Obama thought this spoke to voter concerns?  And as long as we’re listing the Devils of Wall Street, it’s interesting to note who’s missing from that list.

And here’s one more thought from Jeff Emanuel:

Ouch.


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The fail is so strong! Wow!

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on October 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The incredible shrinking President

Indeed.

petefrt on October 9, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Ed, you should link to the RNC’s response with a graphic about what Obama has been talking. No mentions of Libya or the economy, many about Big Bird.

SAZMD on October 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Sesame Street should be funding the government, not vice versa.

hip shot on October 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Plus, it’s widely known that Snuffleupagus is a heroin addict.

John the Libertarian on October 9, 2012 at 8:45 AM

This is why I cannot wait for Election Day, when I can finally give my own version of the Big Bird to Obama!

pilamaye on October 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Embarrassing.

Good not to be a lefty these days!

Valkyriepundit on October 9, 2012 at 8:46 AM

Obama is sticking to his priorites … Obamaphones, food stamps and Big Bird.

darwin on October 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Obama has formally come out that he believe Bert and Ernie should be able to get married.

John the Libertarian on October 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Bert and Ernie support our “first gey president”.

mechkiller_k on October 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

The only possible explanation for this absurdity is that the Obysmal campaign is trying to desperately shore up it’s support for its lib base , most notably females.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Lets see…..

Monday- Mitt Romney delivers a speech about foreign policy at VMI. He refers to George C. Marshall and Winston Churchill. He affirms support of Israel and the need to be engaged overseas.

Also on Monday- Barak Obama heads to California for fundraising and his campaign releases an ad featuring Big Bird.

Why is this race even close?

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

What an idiot

Just following the lsm meme..
Its the only thing they could bash mitt on re the debate ( see earlier newsbusters postings)

If the lsm thinks its a winner maybe we should run with it
-obama campaign

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

@Timodc: RNC has enlisted The Count to help us document Obamas lack of msg & obsession w/ Sesame Street: http://t.co/TTa2l2Hu

Brad Woodhouse ‏@woodhouseb

.@GOP spinning Big Bird as a small thing is funny when it was WMR who brought up cutting PBS as his bright idea for addressing the deficit.

@FloraDuh1

@woodhouseb Go for it Brad. I’m sure the American public will be pleased to learn how many millions Sesame Street makes on licensing fees.

Flora Duh on October 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Perhaps he could bring in the count as his Budget Advisor.

kingsjester on October 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Elizabeth Warren declares her support for Elmo’s red skin.

John the Libertarian on October 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Lib posters on politico ….but mitt is a liar so there

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Obama is kind of like Mr. Snuffleupagus. Only the loony left, and Big Bird, sees someone presidential.

NotCoach on October 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM

The only possible explanation for this absurdity is that the Obysmal campaign is trying to desperately shore up it’s support for its lib base , most notably females.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 9, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Most notably females with young children. Of course the truth is that Sesame Street is a multi-million dollar empire. The funding goes to local PBS stations who buy the programming. And there is no reason why the government operates a television system in 2012.

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2012 at 8:50 AM

As a non-profit organization, a percentage of the money from any Sesame Workshop product goes to help fund Sesame Street or its international co-productions.[10]

So, we pay to produce Sesame Street, and then they give the money they make to fund other countries co-productions of the program? They should be returning that money to the treasury, and then it MIGHT make sense to keep funding them as a money making project. Better than Solyndra, at least.

Night Owl on October 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

With this ad desperate Obama just laid a BIG egg.

3dpuzzman on October 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

You go flora ;)

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

“Sesame Workshop receives very, very little funding from PBS,” Sherrie Westin, executive VP and CMO at Sesame told CNN. So, we are able to raise our funding through philanthropic, through our licensed product, which goes back into the educational programming, through corporate underwriting and sponsorship. So quite frankly, you can debate whether or not there should be funding of public broadcasting. But when they always try to tout out Big Bird, and say we’re going to kill Big Bird – that is actually misleading, because Sesame Street will be here.”
http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/189365/nobody-panic-big-bird-is-safe/

MechanicalBill on October 9, 2012 at 8:51 AM

“You didn’t build that” — Oscar the Grouch

John the Libertarian on October 9, 2012 at 8:52 AM

As a young mom 28 years ago I was buying all sorts of crap with the Sesame Street logo. Went to Sesame Street Live. Spent most every morning with my daughter on my lap watching Big Bird. Great times that didn’t last long enough. But even then I knew they were getting government funding and I thought it was STUPID!

tj4osu on October 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

a little birdie told me Big Bird didn’t pay taxes for the last ten years

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

There are two candidates asking to be hired as President.

One of them is behaving like President and that’s Mitt Romney.

The other one continues to throw tantrums and rage because he needs more of other people’s money. For stuff.

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

What a serious preezy.

ButterflyDragon on October 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I love this ad…as the dems focus on Big Bird, Romney is focusing on the big picture.

This shows just how little the dems have, and people will laugh at worrying about Big Birds job, as they are standing in the unemployment line.

This may have worked 8 year ago, before the affects of the expansion of gov. spending had been felt…but deaf ears now.

Mitt should come out with an ad with a family at a dinner table, serving a big turkey dinner and saying:

“Cutting government spending will help you put food on the table. We need a new direction-a new economy–a new leader.”

right2bright on October 9, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I was just over at Daily Kos relishing in their tears over today’s PPP poll showing Romney on top. Even some of the Kos Kiddies are saying this obsession about Big Bird is a loser for the Obama camp.

Flora Duh on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Small issues for a small president.

MidniteRambler on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Does SESAME STREET still have The Cookie Monster among their characters? Or did Michelle Obama demand they toss Cookie out?

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

The Cookie Monster needs food stamps to support his habit

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

“Jim Henson didn’t build that–somebody else made that happen.”

MidniteRambler on October 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Why do you eat cookies in the bed Mr. Romney!? THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW!
–Obama

Gatsu on October 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Does SESAME STREET still have The Cookie Monster among their characters? Or did Michelle Obama demand they toss Cookie out?

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Re-tooled as the The Rice Cake Monster. ;0

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

It’s funny that PBS and Sesame street are the 1%’s and this is who Obama will try to defend.

aniptofar on October 9, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Bert and Ernie are firmly in the First Gay President’s camp

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Small issues for a small president.

MidniteRambler on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

+1

petefrt on October 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Look! A squirrel bird!

Actually, I think the ad is a very clever use of humor.
Lighten up folks. It’s satire and it’s funny!

topdog on October 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

The Cookie Monster needs food stamps to support his habit

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Bet he also has an Obamaphone.

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Lets see…..

Monday- Mitt Romney delivers a speech about foreign policy at VMI. He refers to George C. Marshall and Winston Churchill. He affirms support of Israel and the need to be engaged overseas.

Also on Monday- Barak Obama heads to California for fundraising and his campaign releases an ad featuring Big Bird.

Why is this race even close?

Happy Nomad on October 9, 2012 at 8:48 AM

I was just coming to type the same thing.

Some PAC should do an ad with the comparsion.

gophergirl on October 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Or Mitt’s new ad:

A bunch of lawmakers chanting and bowing to a stuffed golden bird on top of a solar panel, putting pieces of paper to simulate bills being passed…and the voice over stating:

“There should be no golden idols in Washington, it belongs to the people–you shouldn’t be forced to throw your money at failed policies, failed economy, failed leadership–it’s time to change how Washington thinks, and time to change how Washington spends your money…”

right2bright on October 9, 2012 at 8:59 AM

It’s not a Romney “bounce.” It’s a surge.

John the Libertarian on October 9, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Lib posters on politico ….but mitt is a liar so there

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

With Liberals, you are always one of three things…stupid, old, or a liar…

Romney is certainly not the first two…so that leaves the third one…

…same with Ryan…

PatriotRider on October 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Lib posters on politico ….but mitt is a liar so there

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

The ONLY aspect to that there chant by the Left is that once Obama was roundly and soundly proven to the public to be a Liar, the Left/Axelrod/DNC started up by chanting that “Romney’s a liar!”

They’re stuck in the age of, what, nine, when a parent says something to a child and they go, “no, YOU are!”

Then start repeating whatever is said to them after that. Like the Occupy people with their “twinklies” and handsigns and circle-chants. Stuck in some “I refuse to grow up” stage.

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

The ONLY INTERESTING aspect to that there chant by the Left is that once Obama…

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Behold the Lefty mind, 2012:

“Cutting government funding for NPR and Sesame Street will make them go out of business!”

“Eliminating the Department of Education will close all the schools in America!”

“Cutting government funding for Planned Parenthood will make them go out of business!”

Etc.

The Leftist base seems to have no idea about how the world actually works. They don’t “get” economics.

visions on October 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM

From 2003 to 2006, ‘Sesame Street’ made more than $211 million from toy and consumer product sales.”
Jim DeMint on Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 in a blog post

Sooo, the image of CEO Big bird being a bad corporate wall street type is actually true. Way to screw up again Obama.

I say in November we let Romney have the BIG job of running the country and we let Obama have the BIG bird.

mechkiller_k on October 9, 2012 at 9:03 AM

This is the ultimate Jump the Shark moment. Some idiot in the Obama campaign thinks that Big Bird is a winning issue and Obama the idiot thinks so as well… In their delusional and stupid mind they think a lie like Romney attacking “seseme street” and protecting “wall street” is going to work… So let us recap Obama failed strategies so far against Romney.

First strategy was Bain Capital… In fact it was their only strategy and they thought they would finish Romney in July using this strategy… It failed badly.

Then they paniced and started using a new attack strategy almost every week, Romney tax returns, Romney offshore bank account, Romney killed the steel worker wife, etc…. And all these strategies failed badly… And now out off utter desperation their new stupid stratey is “Big Bird”…

mnjg on October 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

“You didn’t build that” — Oscar the Grouch

Says the guy who lives in a garbage can.

eyedoc on October 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

I was just over at Daily Kos relishing in their tears over today’s PPP poll showing Romney on top. Even some of the Kos Kiddies are saying this obsession about Big Bird is a loser for the Obama camp.

Flora Duh on October 9, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Not only a loser…but with Mitt’s foreign policy speech yesterday, he is setting the agenda for the next debate.
The moderators will have a choice…look foolish talking about Big Bird, or talk about the elephant in the room, the middle-east, our murdered by terrorists Ambassador and soldiers, our 2,000 dead…

Mitt is brilliantly setting the tone of the campaign…next ad should be, at the end, Mitt taking a big yellow bird and flipping him like a coin, heads the democrats win, tails the public loses… literally flipping Obama the bird…

right2bright on October 9, 2012 at 9:04 AM

Ha, RNC ad just out:

Obama’s mentioned Big Bird five times,
Oscar or some other Sesame Street character five times,
Libya and the economy, no times.

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

It’s not that he is shrinking….it’s more like deflating ……the media and his obamabots filled up the empty suit with whatever traits and qualities they thought would sell. Now with one hour and half debate the balloon has been pricked and is deflating letting everyone see there was never any real substance there.

Caseoftheblues on October 9, 2012 at 9:05 AM

the title of his next book, that he’ll presumably have someone help him author, has got to be Barack Obama: How to Go From Hero to Zero in Four Short Years

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

The Federal Government should not be funding ‘Public’ TV.
If Public TV was so great, then the sponsor’s donations would be enough to float it.
And notice Public TV shows commercials now, something they never used to do.
It’s time they quit fooling themselves & go for profit.
Or let the states fund them if they wish, like some do now.
I only enjoy about 25% of Prairie Public TV ( here in ND).
The rest of it is boring garbage. And the good stuff is only on during their begging week.

Badger40 on October 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

A cherry on top of the Obama fail cake. :-)

Punchenko on October 9, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Stupid. This is all they have? Anyone basing their vote on Big Bird wasn’t voting for Romney anyway.

I will say, though, that the Romney ad team has NOT taken advantage of his debate performance. Why is the Obama camp featuring the debate more than the Romney team is, when it was Obama that was embarrassed last week?

changer1701 on October 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM

http://youtu.be/VVVIFbzbfgY

Obama: Elmo In A “White Suburban” Like OJ “Heading For The Border”

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

What a stupid ad. It’s worse than most local politician ads.

lorien1973 on October 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Behold the Lefty mind, 2012:

“Cutting government funding for NPR and Sesame Street will make them go out of business!”

“Eliminating the Department of Education will close all the schools in America!”

“Cutting government funding for Planned Parenthood will make them go out of business!”

Etc.

The Leftist base seems to have no idea about how the world actually works. They don’t “get” economics.

visions on October 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM

They may be correct though, because they know that if those entities aren’t funded through confiscated and stolen money from the people through taxes, they aren’t going to voluntarily fork over any of their money for that crap.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 9, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Their big gun is trying to resuscitate their base by asserting over and over that Romney lied. Andrew Sullivan calls it “trying to raise morale”. If I were a Dim I don’t think his piece would do much for me, but it’s very interesting to get a glimpse into a Progressive’s mindscape.

http://andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com/2012/10/did-obama-just-throw-the-entire-election-away.html

claudius on October 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

This is the only Big Bird clip that I like. One of the earliest digs at the won from Conan O’Brien’s team.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=weTi6o_NKv4&noredirect=1

CitizenEgg on October 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

In case you haven’t read this yet from DRUDGE:

Did Obama Just Throw The Entire Election Away? — Andrew Sullivan

The gnashing of lefty teeth is exquisite. Goes great with morning coffee.

petefrt on October 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Obama has been giving America the bird for years now. Ive been watching. I am a birdwatcher.

birdwatcher on October 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Romney should run an ad that points out that in the Obama economy, the difference between Big Bird and a college graduate is that Big Bird can (and should) move out of his parents home and can (and should) get off his parents’ health insurance plan.

BuckeyeSam on October 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Big Bird secretly smuggles yellow cake to Iran

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

If Obama won’t cut something as small a part of the budget as Sesame Street, how can anyone believe he’ll do anything about our real problems such as Social Security and Medicare?

ReaganWasRight on October 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Isn’t interesting that a week later we’re still talking about the debate?

claudius on October 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Obama has been giving America the bird for years now. Ive been watching. I am a birdwatcher.

birdwatcher on October 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 9:10 AM

“The incredible shrinking President.” Stay in the doll house! Stay in the doll house, for God’s sake!

Finbar on October 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Stop Romney before the Bird gets it in the neck…..
/BHO..

pa—–thetic!

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Stupid. This is all they have? Anyone basing their vote on Big Bird wasn’t voting for Romney anyway.

I will say, though, that the Romney ad team has NOT taken advantage of his debate performance. Why is the Obama camp featuring the debate more than the Romney team is, when it was Obama that was embarrassed last week?

changer1701 on October 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM

You know what they say, if you are defending or explaining you are losing. Romney’s debate performance stands on it’s own. Obama is flailing about trying to find something from the debate as a gotcha. The 5 trillion dollar tax cut crap has been falling apart more and more by the day so they had to come up with something else and out of the entire debate this is all they’ve got? They are definitely losing.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 9, 2012 at 9:12 AM

With Liberals, you are always one of three things…stupid, old, or a liar…

Romney is certainly not the first two…so that leaves the third one…

…same with Ryan…

PatriotRider on October 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

how could you forget racist?

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 9:12 AM

the 2008 analogue to this has got to be John McCain suspending his campaign to go work on the “fiscal crisis” in DC.

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Why do Dems insist on protecting Big Bird?

Isn’t he a member of the 1%?

BuckeyeSam on October 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

With Liberals, you are always one of three things…stupid, old, or a liar…

PatriotRider on October 9, 2012 at 9:01 AM

You left out white.

docflash on October 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

He’s checked out. He’s done.

His internals have said he’s a Dead Man Walking for a while. He knows it. The debate sealed it.

But don’t cry for O’Butthead – he’s got a nice $35 million parting gift waiting for him in Hawaii this January, courtesy of Penny Pritzker and all his other “pals”.

All for accomplishing absolutely nothing – other than being half-black.

And who says this country isn’t still the land of opportunity?

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Dems, we don’t intend to take Big Bird from you. No, no. We intend to give many Big Birds back to you.

hawkdriver on October 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

They’ve got nothing.

No defense for his abominable record the last 3 1/2 years. No coherent reason why anyone should re-elect him for another four years.

In a sane world, Obama wouldn’t get 30% of the vote.

Right Mover on October 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Evil Liar Romney wants to tie Big Bird to the top of his car and then kill Mrs. Big Bird. Shameful, I tell ya.

whatcat on October 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Single question:
If we don’t have enough money to pay for Marines to keep an Ambassador alive in Libya, do we have enough to subsidize the billionaire Big Bird?

Big Bird and Tickle-Me-Elmo can buy their own limousines,lets buy a few rifle rounds for the Marines!

barnone on October 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Obama is fermenting class warfare between Sesame Street and The Muppets

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Obama should have the avian vote all locked up.

TarheelBen on October 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I get that Team Obama wants to salvage something from a terrible debate performance, but they’re making the situation even worse.

Yeah, no kidding!

My impression is that Obama/Axelrod/DNC/etc. have hired on child labor as “Team Obama”. If not children, then, adults who never matrured beyond the age of about eleven emotionally and intellectually.

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Harry Reid needs those puppets! How else will he lure children into his Pedo lair?

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 9:18 AM

The PPP poll is still garbage – what a R+4 or something? But I do thank Obama for focusing on Big Bird. It does a nice job of further exposing our man child president as being completely lost.

I am loving that part a great deal. Watching a presidency go up in flames is kind of sad, but this man deserves it as much as anyone could.

Zomcon JEM on October 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Withthe release of this election ad, I think its safe to say the Obama Campaign (and his Presidency)has officially Jumped the Shark.

Its over.

GadsdenRattlers on October 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

ICanSeeNovFromMyHouse on October 9, 2012 at 9:13 AM

It hit me this morning…is it too good to be true, Romney is really going to win? I pray that he will!

Brat on October 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Obama’s been giving America The Bird for 4 years…and now, he expects us to keep paying for it.

kingsjester on October 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Single question:
If we don’t have enough money to pay for Marines to keep an Ambassador alive in Libya, do we have enough to subsidize the billionaire Big Bird?

Big Bird and Tickle-Me-Elmo can buy their own limousines,lets buy a few rifle rounds for the Marines!

barnone on October 9, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Holy crap this is a campaign ad level moment of rare, rare sagacity. Well said.

hawkdriver on October 9, 2012 at 9:19 AM

adults who never matrured beyond the age of about eleven emotionally and intellectually.

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Her name is Stephanie Cutter

Slade73 on October 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Obama should have the avian vote all locked up.
TarheelBen on October 9, 2012 at 9:17 AM

He’s pandering to the ducks, too, offering them Obamacare mental health coverage in case they fly upside down and quack up.

whatcat on October 9, 2012 at 9:20 AM

“The incredible shrinking President.” Stay in the doll house! Stay in the doll house, for God’s sake!

Finbar on October 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Hahahaa, that is immensely smart and very, very funny!

Lourdes on October 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM

heh. Dems demagogue actual people who provide jobs while protecting actors, actresses, and…….hand puppets.

nice work, fellas.

ted c on October 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Well, the Biden-Ryan bout should fix things for the Dems.

No, really! I’m serious! Haven’t you heard how good Joe is?

Kraken on October 9, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Obama wants to keep PBS funded? No problem: As of January 2013 he will have all the time in the world to moderate all the pledge drives and telethons necessary to keep PBS alive.

Valkyriepundit on October 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Spot on patriot rider and Lourdes

cmsinaz on October 9, 2012 at 9:23 AM

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