Reuters: Dems increasingly worried about President Big Bird

posted at 2:01 pm on October 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

This campaign reset has been brought to you by the letters U-N-S-E-R-I-O-U-S and the number 46%:

In 2008, singer will.i.am provided Barack Obama’s presidential campaign with music for its signature anthem, “Yes We Can.” On Tuesday, at a rally for Obama in Columbus, Ohio, the performer chose to play something new: the theme song for “Sesame Street.”

For Obama’s supporters, already dismayed by the president’s halting performance in last week’s debate with Republican Mitt Romney, that change in tune is a new source for concern as they fret that a children’s TV show has become a new backdrop for their candidate’s campaign.

In a moment of tightening polls and climbing anxiety for Obama’s supporters, the president’s decision to grant Big Bird a starring role in his campaign this week has presented another reason to reach for the Alka-Seltzer. …

Liberals point out that it was Romney who started the Big Bird mess. Still, the tactic may have led to a kind of role reversal for Obama and Romney. Throughout the summer, the Republican was criticized for lurching from one news cycle to the next, introducing attack lines that seemed to detract from his central message that Obama had stunted economic growth.

Now Obama, some Democrats fear, is seeking to revive his campaign with too light a jolt. …

“I’m not sure I understand why he is doing it,” said Bill Galston, a former Bill Clinton adviser.

It got worse for the Democrats on Tuesday when the makers of Sesame Street asked them to pull the ad because they did not want Big Bird associated with politics.

Over at the Daily Beast, No Labels activist Mark McKinnon can hardly believe what he’s seeing.  He argues in a feature piece today that Obama has ceded seriousness to the Romney campaign at the worst possible moment:

Al Qaeda is rebuilding in Iraq. An American ambassador is dead. And Iran may be just months away from amassing enough weapons-grade uranium to wipe Israel off the map.

Here at home, 23 million Americans are still looking for work. The national debt is motre than $16 trillion. And while China is the largest foreign owner of our debt, around $5 trillion is owed to the nearly insolvent Social Security Trust Fund and to the federal pension system—the other Snuffleupagus in the room.

Yet, President Obama is worried about feathering Big Bird’s nest.

Mitt Romney posed a serious question. Should we continue to fund PBS for our children if it means borrowing more money from China, or if it means robbing our children of their future through massive debt?

It’s time for the eight-foot-two, able-bodied bird to grow up. Independence, responsibility, and self-reliance are important skills to learn in childhood, right alongside your ABCs and 123s.

McKinnon points out that cutting $444 million (he has “billion,” clearly a 21st-century error) from the PBS budget is hardly going to “kill” Big Bird or the federal deficit. It is, however, an eight-foot-tall canary in the coal mine about the seriousness of how each candidate addresses trillion-dollar deficits:

Romney posed a serious question. President Obama provided a silly answer. And Team Obama’s Sesame Street spot is going to backfire.

The debate is not about Big Bird. Or PBS. It’s about making hard choices. America gets that. And America is looking for a serious leader who is willing to make tough choices.

Indeed.  And if this is an example of how well Obama’s new campaign theme is working with the No Labels crowd, perhaps people like Robert Gibbs should be giving Team Obama some better advice.

Finally, it’s worth pointing out that “Big Bird” — actually Sesame Workshop — is worth more than Mitt Romney, thanks to its myriad merchandising deals and other commercial promotions.  Michael Ramirez questions whether, with that information in mind, Big Bird might not be rethinking his own vote:

Even Big Bird isn’t naive enough to think that PBS subsidies should be the central issue in this campaign.  That message is brought to you by the number $5 trillion and the letters A-C-A.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.

Addendum: Plus, here’s a puzzler from BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski — why did the Obama campaign use a picture of a Bosnian hotel in their Big Bird ad?


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Ramirez is fantastic, as usually…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

This campaign reset has been brought to you by the letters U-N-S-E-R-I-O-U-S and the number 46%:

Brilliant! One of the funniest yet topical things I have read.

Conservative in NOVA on October 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Hey, I learned a great deal from Big Bird and his friends on Sesame Street. He was instrumental in my learning the alphabet:

Authoritarian
Bureaucrats
Creating
Debt,
Enslaving
Future
Generations.
Halfwits
Impersonating
Journalists -
Kowtowing
Lamestream
Media -
Never
Offering
Pressing
Questions,
Relentlessly
Scamming
The
Uninformed
Voter,
Willfully
eXploiting
Young
Zombies

Bruce MacMahon on October 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Big Bird can’t save him. But a Big Dog could.

The kind that is Wagged.

Iran. Syria. Libya.

Before the foreign policy debate.

spiritof61 on October 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

If we really want to get rid of big bird, all we have to do is pass a law, legally changing his name to “Muhammad, peas be up on him”. No need to defund, he will be off tv within the week, after the riots break out.

cep on October 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

In a moment of tightening the neck of pollsters

FIFY

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Eventually a narcissist ends up … all alone.

Ace ODale on October 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Big Bird: “If Romney wins, we will be brought to you by the letters I-P-O”

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

spiritof61 on October 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

His problem is that you can’t wag a dog and eat it too.

Flange on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Love the Ramirez cartoon. In it Obama, from the back, bears a remarkable resemblance to Daffy Duck.

Hermeticus on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Halloween costume idea, combine a Big Bird body suit and an Obama mask and be the tarred and feathered politician.

meci on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Love the Ramirez cartoon. In it Obama, from the back, bears a remarkable resemblance to Daffy Duck.

I had the same thought.

Conservative in NOVA on October 11, 2012 at 2:10 PM

I JUST love how Ramirez does bho’s ears! They are so funny. The bird saying he/she/it will vote for Mitt is great!
L

letget on October 11, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Over at the Daily Beast, No Labels activist Mark McKinnon can hardly believe what he’s seeing.

Gee, when even lefty McKinnon gets it, you’ve really lost it.

rbj on October 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

spiritof61 on October 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

I believe he is foolish and self-centered enough to try something like that, but it would blow up in his face (pardon the pun). I think any such actions would turn into a serious and huge mess for the nation, the world, and the main thing he cares about: his re-election. He has shown he’s incapable of making discerning and wise decisions in critical situations.

INC on October 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Da Big Boid has come home to roost.

viking01 on October 11, 2012 at 2:12 PM

“C” is for cookie, that’s good enough for me. – MSM and the left

mechkiller_k on October 11, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Obama has probably been getting his Libyian debacle excuses from the writers at Sesame Street.

GarandFan on October 11, 2012 at 2:14 PM

Liberals point out that it was Romney who started the Big Bird mess

How old are these people?

JPeterman on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

The War on Big Bird by the GOP is all because Paul Ryan wants to turn Sesame Street into a bow hunting preserve.

michaelo on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Biden arrived early for the debate in KY so he could adjust to the altitude.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Obama is furiously trying to figure out a way to get his Big Bird message into preK and Kindergarden classes. This way the little ones will go home and lay into their parents about bad, bad Romney.
Hope is to use the kids as a surrogate.
It’s how Community Orgainizers work.
Can’t put it past him, can you ?

Jabberwock on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

They’re using it to mock Romney, because that is all they have. A few months ago, everyone was on Romney for making this too much about Obama, but it’s actually been Obama who’s run a campaign that’s based on NOT voting for the other guy. And, I think Romney needs to point that out at the next debate. Obama has nothing to run on, is NOT serious about the issues we face (hence the silly Big Bird attack), and has no agenda for his next term.

changer1701 on October 11, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Between this Big Bird thing and the fact that Obama was trying to score points against Romney for not debating him at Nickelodeon, I’m starting to wonder if Obama is even aware that pre-schoolers can’t vote.

Night Owl on October 11, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Even Kirsten Powers, also of the Beast talked about just how clueless this campaign strategy was.

Is this playing on tv in swing states?
The internet and talk shows sure have blown this up

Hell, it’s the only thing they could grab onto at the debate.
Romney set this up, brilliantly I might add.

audiotom on October 11, 2012 at 2:24 PM

oh look, it’s a cartoon of Big Bird and Dumbo.

/you can tell by the ears

rayra on October 11, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Dang..
With those ears..
He can get illegal Dish Network..

Electrongod on October 11, 2012 at 2:27 PM

“You’re fired” — Big Bird

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I just watched the Obama “Big Bird” ad for the first time. It literally (/Biden) looks like a spot made by SNL or (if it had a bit of profanity thrown in) The Onion.

acasilaco on October 11, 2012 at 2:29 PM

— why did the Obama campaign use a picture of a Bosnian hotel in their Big Bird ad?

For the same reason they used Turkish military aircraft and Russian navy ships in their tribute to the US military during their convention. They are just too stupid to know any better.

climbnjump on October 11, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Bruce MacMahon on October 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

Awesome. :)

Bob's Kid on October 11, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Jon Stewart hammered him for this on The Daily Show last night.

Update?

YYZ on October 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

And it had to be Big Bird or the jobs numbers, because Romney had a terrible polling day on Wed, which is usually when a Republican does best on Ras.

gumbyandpokey on October 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Chuck Schick on October 11, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I believe dear leader will bring up big bird at the town hall debate ..

Doesn’t listen to anyone

cmsinaz on October 11, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Liberals point out that it was Romney who started the Big Bird mess

“He started the cleanup of the chickensh*t” — Big Bird

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Update?

YYZ on October 11, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Barack Obama here all you wingnuts! The dastardly Mitt Romney is now in league with Colonel Sanders and is planning on taking an axe to Big Bird and having him for Thanksgiving dinner!! I will not let this happen if I have to spend all of my time the rest of this campaign protecting Big Bird!

VorDaj on October 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Heh, Jon Stewart “excellent next day comeback”.

Heh, heh

L’esprit de l’escalier or L’esprit d’escalier (literally, staircase wit) is a French term used in English that describes the predicament of thinking of the right comeback too late.

“He may lose the election, but he won the post debate“, teh-heh, Stewart.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 2:44 PM

in the morning on Nov 7, the libs can tune in to Sesame Street and feel comforted that Big Bird is still there…unlike their savior who’ll be packing for a trip back to the Chicago sewers.

RedInMD on October 11, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Well, 1/2 Billion here, a 1/2 billion there and pretty soon you are talking real money.

So, let’s start with this 1/2 billion.

AZfederalist on October 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Addendum: Plus, here’s a puzzler from BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski — why did the Obama campaign use a picture of a Bosnian hotel in their Big Bird ad?
=================

Maybe it was cheaper to get a image of the Bosnian Hotel,rather than
a image of a American Hotel,or,

maybes the Bosnian Hotel owner paid loot(campaign)monies to
have his hotel in the ad,I dunno,were talking Superior Smart
Power Holier than Thou Idjiot LibTards here!!
(sarc).

canopfor on October 11, 2012 at 2:47 PM

an eight-foot-tall canary in the coal mine about the seriousness of how each candidate addresses trillion-dollar deficits

Excellent point and completely agree. I hope that Obama somehow brings up Big Bird in the debate and that Romney counters with that exact point:

Millions of unemployed and underemployed Americans are making tough choices when it comes to how the spend their limited budget. The government should be doing the same thing. We’re heading towards a fiscal crisis that could see the collapse of our economy and country and President Obama can’t even cut 444 million? If he can’t make that easy call, then how is he going to handle even tougher ones?

nextgen_repub on October 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Comment from the Huffington Compost

Oh my. I just watched this ad. I had no idea. This is beneath the dignity of a toothless hillbilly; yet, The President of the United States of America approved this?

Really?

Romney should simply add five seconds to it “Look at what your President thinks is important.”, and then just play the ad as is, in every swing State.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

The TREE MOST SACRED, MOST IMPORTANT, MOST COVETED things to a lunatic-left d-cRAT socialist extremist:
1. Other people’s money
2. abortions
3. Big Bird.
Yes, they are totally nuts.

TeaPartyNation on October 11, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Liberals point out that it was Romney who started the Big Bird mess. Still, the tactic may have led to a kind of role reversal for Obama and Romney.

dude. Romney baited a hook, albeit unwittingly, and I’ll be damned if the dems didn’t swallow it hook, line and sinker.

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

around $5 trillion is owed to the nearly insolvent Social Security Trust Fund and to the federal pension system—the other Snuffleupagus in the room.

heh. LOLz…

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Even without crises at home and abroad, it’s ridiculous for a President to stoop to this. With the current reality, however, it’s positively demented.

INC on October 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM

It is, however, an eight-foot-tall canary in the coal mine about the seriousness of how each candidate addresses trillion-dollar deficits:

Perfect!! heh

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM

a local conservative radio host said this morning that he wants to see if Paul Ryan or Mitt will work in the words “Cookie Monster” into one of their debate answers….just for kicks.

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM

If only we could get someone dressed as Big Bird to come out on stage tonight and smack Biden on the back of his head with a wing…. the debate would be over.

ultracon on October 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Michael Ramirez questions whether, with that information in mind, Big Bird might not be rethinking his own vote:

Obama was asking himself, “If Big Bird is for us, who can be against us?” similar to Romans 8:31. Apparently, Big Bird wasn’t fully briefed on Obama’s plan to use him in his demagoguery.

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM

the comedy gold of this whole refrain is very therapeutic.

Unserious, but therapeutic nonetheless.

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Big Bird: “If Romney wins, we will be brought to you by the letters I-P-O”

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

LOL!

ptcamn on October 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM

— why did the Obama campaign use a picture of a Bosnian hotel in their Big Bird ad?

Nice catch. Just like the DNC used images of Turkish aircraft and Russia’s Black Sea Fleet, they probably thought it was the Westin Bonaventure in L.A.

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

No Labels

those are Democrats who pretend to be non partisan so they have credibility when they call Republicans Slurpee drinking obstructionists

Slade73 on October 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Big Bird: “If Romney wins, we will be brought to you by the letters I-P-O”

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Count it! AH-AH-AH!!!

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Does anyone else find it highly amusing that an almost throw away example (cutting PBS, e.g. Big Bird) has turned into a steaming pile of turd that Obama stepped in and has completely derailed his planned campaign?

This is just too ironic for words. I don’t think Romney and his advisers in his wildest dreams ever thought this would be the outcome of the first debate.

karenhasfreedom on October 11, 2012 at 3:16 PM

what do Big Bird and Obambi have in common?

it just one big empty suit

audiotom on October 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Liberals point out that it was Romney who started the Big Bird mess

How old are these people?

JPeterman on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Stewart’s answer :)

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Coming soon to a presidential debate near you: Obama The Grouch.

Christien on October 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Paul Ryan should come out tonight dressed as Big Bird.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Paul Ryan should come out tonight dressed as Big Bird.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

…in a t-shirt “I’m a Romney capitalistic free bird”.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Paul Ryan should come out tonight dressed as Big Bird.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

why? so he and Biden will be dressed alike?

audiotom on October 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Eventually a narcissist ends up … all alone.

Ace ODale on October 11, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Naw, by definition, a narcissist is never alone—but is condemned to live with his arrogant self, staring in breath-taking admiration at his faux messiah pictures and hugging his Nobel, while wearing dark glasses to shelter himself from the blinding light he emits.

Don L on October 11, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Addendum: Plus, here’s a puzzler from BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski — why did the Obama campaign use a picture of a Bosnian hotel in their Big Bird ad?

No doubt about it. Some Obama campaign worker thought it was the Renaissance Center in Detroit, headquarters of General Motors.

DrStock on October 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Romney ought to open a campaign event with “Freebird”….

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM

It’s bizarre, isn’t it? Maybe it’s true, maybe he just doesn’t want to be president anymore. I mean really, why would you want to keep doing a job you’re no good at? If he thinks it’s a smart campaign strategy to go on about federal funding for a muppet he really is insane (like I keep saying). On a sour note, I heard today he’s going to come visit my town in VA. Ugh.

scalleywag on October 11, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Big Bird, it’s just you and me, against the world….

how schadenfreudalicious…….. A dem chicken humper isolates himself against the world with a big yellow bird………….

COMEDY GOLD!!!

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Plus, here’s a puzzler from BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski — why did the Obama campaign use a picture of a Bosnian hotel in their Big Bird ad?

It was just a stock picture of a local hotel. “Local” if you’re in Sarajevo.

I guess Barky’s campaign is now being run from Bosnia. Where’s Soros’ office, again?

bofh on October 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

My ...how the mighty have fallen……

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Big Bird can’t save him. But a Big Dog could.

spiritof61 on October 11, 2012 at 2:05 PM

CLIFFORD!!!

[mental image of Obama chasing a giant red dog around the WH lawn with BBQ utensils]

The kind that is Wagged.

Iran. Syria. Libya.

Oh, you meant something else… sorry, all those images from my childhood getting invoked by the President had me on a completely different track!

dominigan on October 11, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Did they take down the ad yet?

scalleywag on October 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM

From Booker thread, excellent

I think Ryan should come out picking his teeth with a single yellow feather.

He won’t but it would be awesome.

Lily on October 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

This is just too ironic for words. I don’t think Romney and his advisers in his wildest dreams ever thought this would be the outcome of the first debate.

karenhasfreedom on October 11, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Let’s be honest here. That wasn’t a debate. Debates take at least two people showing up to discuss the issues. Romney was there to debate. Obama was there to dispense talking points from his college tour and never did understand why Romney objected to his continual use of $5T tax hike for the middle class because it involved math.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM

What time is the debate tonight? To know when not to watch :) too nervous…I’ll check the media reaction at all times though, I am curious at what point in the debate they will announce there’s no clear winner, or that it’s a tie or that joe won on likeability :)…they sure can’t repeat or allow the last week unravelling :)….

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 3:59 PM

the comedy gold of this whole refrain is very therapeutic.

Unserious, but therapeutic nonetheless.

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 3:03 PM

But also a little sad. Less than a month out from the elections and it will have been a full week where a certain rat-eared coward has focused on what is essentially a non-issue. Oh! And his State Department officials have been lying their asses off over the deaths in Libya.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

; )

Bmore on October 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I am curious at what point in the debate they will announce there’s no clear winner, or that it’s a tie or that joe won on likeability :)…they sure can’t repeat or allow the last week unravelling :)….

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Those stories have already been written and filed for publication. Count on it.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Plus, here’s a puzzler from BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski — why did the Obama campaign use a picture of a Bosnian hotel in their Big Bird ad?

It was just a stock picture of a local hotel. “Local” if you’re in Sarajevo.

I guess Barky’s campaign is now being run from Bosnia. Where’s Soros’ office, again?

bofh on October 11, 2012 at 3:44 PM

When you run an illegal campaign finance operation like the democratics’ favorite Nazi stooge George Soros surely does, one of the requirements is to set up a boiler room in a safe, ie lawless location like Gaza to make the actual contributions.

Bosnia would work too.

slickwillie2001 on October 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Those stories have already been written and filed for publication. Count on it.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I know… I was just wondering aloud if they would have at least the decency to wait till the end of the debate, or go ahead, pubIsh bits and pieces of their ‘expert’ verdict while the debate is ungoing…I will read the open thread on HA at all times…am still trying to get myself to watch it, but don’t think my stomach can take that level of pressure in less than a week :)…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:08 PM

‘Publish’ and ‘ongoing’ that is…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:09 PM

The world is laughing at us.

Stevel on October 11, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Biden arrived early for the debate in KY so he could adjust to the altitude.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

…hey!…you dry up the water from my keyboard now!

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Biden arrived early for the debate in KY so he could adjust to the altitude.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

But, but, but I thought the name kentucky itself comes from the word ‘plains’ in some Indian dialect :)

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Bruce MacMahon on October 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM

+100!

smellthecoffee on October 11, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Halloween costume idea, combine a Big Bird body suit and an Obama mask and be the tarred and feathered politician.

meci on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Big Bird: “If Romney wins, we will be brought to you by the letters I-P-O”

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Biden arrived early for the debate in KY so he could adjust to the altitude.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 2:15 PM

If only we could get someone dressed as Big Bird to come out on stage tonight and smack Biden on the back of his head with a wing…. the debate would be over.

ultracon on October 11, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Paul Ryan should come out tonight dressed as Big Bird.

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 3:26 PM

why? so he and Biden will be dressed alike?

audiotom on October 11, 2012 at 3:29 PM

From Booker thread, excellent

I think Ryan should come out picking his teeth with a single yellow feather.

He won’t but it would be awesome.

Lily on October 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Schadenfreude on October 11, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Wow! You’re all on fire today. I just spent half the afternoon working on mailing labels and looking up the +4 zip codes.

Thanks for the laughs.

GrannyDee on October 11, 2012 at 5:05 PM

OT: How can Intrade still be so lopsidedly favoring Obama after the debate debacle?

labrat on October 11, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I hope someone comes into the townhall about halfway through the debate, dressed as Big Bird, and lips the bird to Biden!

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Flips

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Love the Ramirez cartoon. In it Obama, from the back, bears a remarkable resemblance to Daffy Duck.

Hermeticus on October 11, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Please apologize to The Duck!

Daffy Duck: Judge,I beseech you. Have mercy. Consider my tender years. Don’t send me up the river. Don’t send me to Sing-Sing-Sing… Sing. Be magnanimous. You might be a fiend yourself some day. What do you say,your excelency?

kekelaward on October 11, 2012 at 5:19 PM

Finally, it’s worth pointing out that “Big Bird” — actually Sesame Workshop — is worth more than Mitt Romney

It’s also worth pointing out that Big Bird is worth more than that other infamous one percenter-Barack Obama. People don’t seem to realize what he’s worth as he’s demonizing the rich.

hopeful on October 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

I feel sad, but politically I hope Obama keeps giving us the Bird. He looks like a fool.

Meanwhile the Christian Science Monitor ran a piece on Sesame Workshop, whose CEO alone took in over $800,000 in 2009

entagor on October 12, 2012 at 2:34 AM