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« GAME ON: The 2012 Vice Presidential Debate LIVE STREAM @ 9ET/8CT (& Open Thread) | Main | Another Teleprompter-Free Weekend Open Thread »

"Hello Boys and Girls... Vote for Barack Obama"

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It actually pains me to see a Presidential re-election campaign turn THIS DESPERATE:

I don't know if it's real pain or one of the "hurts so good" variety.

(I'm guessing the latter)

UPDATE:  It appears Sesame Street has responded.  Liberals might want to look away:

Sesame Workshop Response to Campaign Ads

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.

Big Bird's add leaves egg on Obama's face.   Classic.


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“Vote Obama: He didn’t cancel Big Bird, just the Benghazi consulate security.”

This is to easy....

October 9, 2012 at 11:19 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

"Forget Benghazi... we need to pay for IMPORTANT things like Big Bird and green energy."

Hey, not only easy... but fun too.

October 9, 2012 at 11:21 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

"Today's hateful, pathetic, steaming pile of desperate was brought to you by they letter 'O'."

October 9, 2012 at 11:22 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

We all know if messages can be combined sometimes their just that much stronger i.e. Doritos and Taco Bell. Why not combine Big Bird and Sandra Fluke? Have them dating? That way the demwits can show Republican cruelty to Big Bird and the War on Women??

David Axelrod you f.....g genius!!

October 9, 2012 at 11:44 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Don't forget to crack the egg right after Sandra Fluke lays it.
(Gotta get a way to show they stand for abortion in there somehow)

While Sandra's hitting the abortion clinic down on Sesame Street, Big Bird could be out riling up the 99%ers on the block (despite being the lone 1%er... typical liberal).

October 9, 2012 at 11:47 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Small thread hijack. Sorry. The dude who is jumping from 120k feet is going to do it live on a YouTube feed.

(linked by Skinny)

October 9, 2012 at 11:58 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

lol, I've been watching that too.

Is there any extreme sport Red Bull hasn't tapped into yet?

October 9, 2012 at 12:01 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

The Lib brown shirts are at it early this election season.

October 9, 2012 at 13:22 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I don't mean to pick on kwawk, but sometimes it must be done.

October 9, 2012 at 14:15 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

...sometimes it must be done.

It doesn't matter that you and kwAwk are both white; you're still a racist for being a conservative disagreeing with a leftist. And, what's more, according to the Unified KwAwkist Theory, you probably don't even know you're a racist, but you are one. I know I am. KwAwk says so.

October 9, 2012 at 14:33 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

You know you are in trouble when the AARP and Big Bird don't want you using them to score points. By November 2nd they'll be running polls at +20 D and looking for an obama landslide. But it is gonna be one hell of an awakening when the curtain falls on La La Land. :)

October 9, 2012 at 15:56 | Registered CommenterTijuana

War on Big Bird + War on Women = This Hottie!

October 9, 2012 at 16:29 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

Only $35 for that chic outfit? If I were you, I'd buy it for the lady in your life. She'll worship you forever.

October 9, 2012 at 20:34 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Enjoy your fun while it lasts Skinny. The only think that any of this proves is that you're so desperate to beat Obama that you'll pretty much line up behind Romney no matter what he does.

The media is also so desperate to have a horse race that they're willing to ignore Romney's flip flops and outright lies in the last debate just so they can have something to talk about. They've all been predicting how close this race was going to be with no evidence to support that prediction for months, and now they see the opportunity to fulfill their own prophecy.

They did the same thing to Al Gore, but the only thing that saved Bush in 2000 was Ralph Nader.

They'll flip around again as the thing gets closer to a finish.

October 10, 2012 at 00:19 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Redbeard - You are a racist. You know you're a racist. You're just too scared to admit it in public.

October 10, 2012 at 00:24 | Registered Commenterkwawk

KwAwk, if that is a joke, it isn't at all amusing. If you are being serious, you are simply proving yourself to be an imbecile. Not that it matters much one way or the other, but which is it?

October 10, 2012 at 06:47 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Whatever the result of the popularity and congeniality portion of the V.P. debate, a couple of things remain carved in stone: Ryan is brilliant, does his homework, and has concrete plans, while Biden is a non-reasoning moron who relies upon barroom-style anecdotes, bad jokes, cooked-up DNC talking points, and lines stolen from others. If the American people can't figure this out, we're going down the tubes.

October 10, 2012 at 07:06 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Kwawk, am I "lining up with everything Romney does" or really just making fun of all the things Obama and the rest of you pathetic liberals say / do / fail to do? From here it just sounds like you're projecting a support for Romney that didn't exist for... well, ever. Personally I actually like Gary Johnson better than Mitt Romney, and if a guy like Andre Barnettt was ona big ticket he'd be a household name... however I'm going with the guy that stands the best chance of winning. Obama's gotta go. Period.

You can try but you won't convince me to waste my vote on anybody else.

they're willing to ignore Romney's flip flops and outright lies

What do you think they've been doing throughout Obama's entire political career?

October 10, 2012 at 08:43 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

This is a common tactic by leftists, Skinny. Some leftists are simply disingenuous when they pretend not to understand the lesser of evils principle, and some leftists are actually too weak-minded to understand.

Romney would not have been my first choice, not even close to it, if I had my way. But warts and all, he is so far superior to Obama that there really is no comparison. If we manage to elect Romney, we will at least have a patriot for a president, one who believes in American exceptionalism, and one who understands basic economics. Those will be nice changes.

October 10, 2012 at 09:17 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Hence the absurdity of Mitt Romney promising that he can bring the Republican Party to the table for the Grand Compromise negotiations. If Romney becomes President he'll face the same obstinate challenge from the right as Obama.

After all you'll have no stake in the Presidency as you didn't vote for Romney, you were simply voting against the democratic candidate. That is the difference between the right and left. People on the left voted for Obama for the most part, and thus have a stake and concern in wanting him to be successful.

You guys take the easy way out and care only about winning an election. Here's a thought. How abouts next time, you guys actually nominate someone that you do want to be President?

October 10, 2012 at 09:32 | Registered Commenterkwawk


I laughed heartily over your new excuse.

"Obama's ineptitude didn't cost him the lead... it's the drama-driven MEDIA dammit!!"

October 10, 2012 at 09:33 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

If that's the case Skinny, except for the Media Meme that Romney won the debate by being so energetic, what exactly did Romney have to say in that debate that convinced you that he would be the better man for the job?

October 10, 2012 at 10:05 | Registered Commenterkwawk

i'm still waiting for "the one" to refute that he is going cut medicare by $716 billion to pay for obamacare. :-) Crickets.....

October 10, 2012 at 10:19 | Registered CommenterTijuana

Except as has been pointed out many times, the $716 billion cut to Medicare is not a cut to benefits but a cut to payments to providers based upon a commission of doctors' recommendations of cuts saying that those services don't provide value to patients. It is the same 'cuts' that Paul Ryan included in his budget plan.

If Romney is saying that he wouldn't include those 'cuts' in his budget, isn't he really saying that he would volunarily over pay providers by $716 billion?

October 10, 2012 at 10:22 | Registered Commenterkwawk

I know the moniker "Clueless Plutocrat" is perfect. But do we need a change?

Hilarious: Lying Assweasel debates self.

October 10, 2012 at 11:09 | Registered CommenterWinston

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Big Dawg welcomes back Moderate Mitt.

Fact is, Wingnutz™’s nominee is disowning and betraying them every hour now. Yet they’re so consumed with racial hatred, there’s no disgusting piece of dung they wouldn’t vote for—none—so long as it turned out the Kenyan Usurper Hawaiian Devil Baby.

October 10, 2012 at 11:32 | Registered CommenterWinston

We don't need no stinking photo IDs, because there is no voter fraud, right Dems?

October 10, 2012 at 12:44 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

So... Bobby Gibbs, the ever-reliable Obamaton insider, says that there are no plans to take down the awful and widely derided Big Bird ads, despite Big Bird's owners demanding that they do so.

This is called doubling down on stupid.

October 10, 2012 at 13:02 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

If the Big Bird ads were so bad, you wouldn't want them taken down so badly.

In any case the crickets are starting to hurt my ears. No takers on what Mitt Romney actually said in the debate that has made him so appealing?

I suppose that the race being considered close has its benefits. The more money spent trying to elect Mitt, the less money there is to be spent on House and Senate races.

October 10, 2012 at 13:46 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Oh, they were bad... but I could care less if they take them down or not. In fact, I'd prefer they leave them up. If they took them down people wouldn't be able to find them as easily, may even lead to them denying Obama would be so stupid as to put all his eggs in a Sesame Street basket. Keeping them up shows his lack of class, his uncaring opinion that it doesn't matter what others want, provided it benefits him (even if only in his own hyper-partisan brain). I actually hope he makes more Sesame Street-themed ads. We need to hear Grover's, Cookie Monster's and Snuffaluffagus's take on all this. Elmo's too... even though he probably isn't old enough to vote. Shouldn't matter considering Obama's race for POTUS is similar to the that of an elementary school's class president election, focusing on Sesame Street themes and mocking your opponent for not partaking in a Nickelodeon debate.

Now since I have another brief moment before I need to get back to doing the "I built this" business type stuff we grownups do, let's entertain your little game you've chosen to play for the moment. I liked that he actually defended Simpson-Bowles and the need to restructure the tax system, making it simpler on businesses and individuals, despite him being painted as a tax cheat by the left for months (that and other insults that blew up in their faces last week).

Remember Herman Cain's debate where he said he wanted the tax code capable of being printed on a single piece of paper? That's a stretch, but the basis of why it was popular is due to Americans agreeing that the tax code is a joke and caters to those who know their ways around them. The financial structure of this country is in trouble (if there even is any real structure) and needs an overhaul (not a bailout). They need to correct wrongs people in both parties are reluctant to do... and ease some of the financial burdens government puts on us SMALL business owners.

Now if he'd say "I'm also going to sic Ron Paul on the fed" I'd be elated.

Of course to this topic (as with many others) Obama had no answer to it beyond claiming it as a work in progress (since 2010), which led Romney to remind him he's been president for quite some time now and should have a little more in the line of accomplishments by now. This simply accentuated an evening of dialect that proved Obama's nothing more than a inept, bumbling, stumbling, stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

All night Romney looked like a stronger politician, which makes you actually want him to lead us on the world stage over the bumbling fool we have in Washington now. Obama is flat our lying to us on global issues and tries to cover up his horrid failures (Fast n Furious, Benghazi, etc.) without even batting an eye. I guess when all your "thoughts" come from a teleprompter a lie is easy to tell. All Obama put forth was a recap of all the speeches he's memorized (comes from repeating the same teleprompted speech day-in and day-out) mixed with a few life stories here and there. Substance was absent. Anybody that pays attention to politics knew how transparently AWFUL his performance was... but somehow Obama thought he did just fine.

Even the state department is throwing Obama under the bus now. But you'll still defend him. So will Winston. Obama could walk naked out in the street and go on a killing spree and Winston would still vote for him... provided he's still the most liberal Democrat on the ticket.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to work... have fun with your crickets.

October 10, 2012 at 14:17 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

If the Big Bird ads were so bad, you wouldn't want them taken down so badly.

Once again, the Prince of Misinterpretation strikes, declaring wrongly what others think. Gee, there's almost a pattern here........

October 10, 2012 at 14:39 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

I think kwawk feels we feel threatened by the Big Bird ads, lol...
just like Obama thought he didn't lose the debate a week ago.

Does it require medication... or will some 7up and a bowl of chicken noodle soup suffice?

October 10, 2012 at 14:41 | Registered Commenterskinnydipinacid

MR. LEHRER: Governor, what about Simpson-Bowles. Will you support Simpson-Bowles?

MR. ROMNEY: Simpson-Bowles, the president should have grabbed that.

MR. LEHRER: No, I mean do you support Simpson-Bowles?

MR. ROMNEY: I have my own plan. It's not the same as Simpson- Bowles. But in my view, the president should have grabbed it. If you wanted to make some adjustments to it, take it, go to Congress, fight for it.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: That's what we've done, made some adjustments to it; and we're putting it forward before Congress right now, a $4 trillion plan

This is what was actually said about Simpson-Bowles. Anything Simpson-Bowles related was DOA in the Congress because of Republican's pledge to not raise taxes under any circumstances. And as Paul Ryan helpfully noted, the Republicans didn't want Simpson Bowles because it would take the issue of deficit reduction off the table for the 2012 election. Since their one guiding principle in 2011 was to unseat Barack Obama this wasn't acceptable.

It is also true that a lot of Democrats didn't want Simpson Bowles because of the drastic cuts to entitlements, but when Romney's running mate wouldn't even vote to approve the plan as released, why is it he expected Obama to fight for it?

October 10, 2012 at 14:49 | Registered Commenterkwawk

All night Romney looked like a stronger politician

On the contrary: between seeming quite red-faced and hopped up and frequently interrupting, speaking out of turn and generally behaving like a contemptible entitled jackass, I thought Romney looked like a *weak* politician and a jaw-droppingly shameless Lying Assweasel. There IS a difference, y’know.

Obama could walk naked out in the street and go on a killing spree and Winston would still vote for him

Wow, a purer incidence of projection I could not find. I’m actually proud and happy to vote for Obama. What I have to ask, skinny, is exactly what depth of chronic mendacity does Mitt Romney have to descend to before you’d regard him as characterologically unfit to be President? I ask because in maybe forty-five years of observing American politics I’ve never seen anything remotely like Romney’s level of constant, reckless, obvious, go-f*ck-yourself dishonesty. And I think the question answers itself: none. There is no bottom. Wingnutz™ gonna crawl over broken glass to vote for this stunning Lying Assweasel even if he tells them the sky is orange and he poops pistachio ice cream.

We don't need no stinking photo IDs

There’s nothing more to be said about this, Mr. Jim Crow. Insisting the proof of vote fraud is that Nooshanz™ toil overtime trying to gin up some vote fraud is just stupid bullshittery in the first degree. Plus, and I’m tired of saying it, voter ID laws wouldn’t have the slightest impact on the sort of fraud the Wingnutz™ was trying to gin up. Then again, though, that’s not their purpose, is it, Redneckbeard?

October 10, 2012 at 16:24 | Registered CommenterWinston

I'm still waiting for "the one" to refute his $716 billion dollar cut to medicare to pay for obamacare. In fact I believe 67 million viewers are still waiting for it as well. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha........... :-)

October 10, 2012 at 16:26 | Registered CommenterTijuana

Yeah, Romney lies. Obama doesn't. Fact. Andrea Mitchell agrees.

October 10, 2012 at 16:42 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie Wasserman Schultz

I don’t know nor care about Andrea. But apparently Mitt Romney himself has been telling us right up front that he’s a Lying Assweasel. Can we believe him?

October 10, 2012 at 17:21 | Registered CommenterWinston

Does anyone really wanna hear anymore that yet another Nooshnutz™ tried to gin up some “vote fraud”? The kind that that “voter ID” wouldn’t stop? I’m so done with this BS. Courts in four states have blocked Republican neo-Jim-Crow-ism, Redneck. Go perform some anatomically impossible act and take your sheets with eyeholes with you. You don’t fool anyone.

October 10, 2012 at 17:35 | Registered CommenterWinston

Redbeard - You are a racist. You know you're a racist. You're just too scared to admit it in public.


October 10, 2012 at 18:04 | Registered CommenterChoy Lee Mu

Goodness gracious, we now have three of our regular leftist idiots proving themselves to be... er... idiots.

What else, I wonder, do they have in their arsenal of debating tools? Of equal intellectual value to the ever-popular "you're a raaaacist" line, there might be the devastating "you're a doodoo head" and "oh, yeah?" plus the valuable "up yours" quip. All real debate winners, aren't they?

October 10, 2012 at 19:17 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Liberals who treat minorities like their perpetual House Nig**s hold no moral ground to lecture anyone especially an idiot who post here and starts their name with a W and ends with an N.

October 10, 2012 at 19:20 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Is it surprising to anyone that an Administration that has f' up this economy would do the same to our foreign policy? I've watched after the fact the feeble excuses put out by the administration today and I'm of the conclusion people need to resign immediately and leave open the option of criminal and civil charges.

Three names, pick two must go.

Jay Carney
Susan Rice
Hillary Clinton

Why not Obama? He'll be gone after November.

October 10, 2012 at 19:57 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

False statements, but not false, really. Honest. Reminds me of Joliet Jake accusing Elwood of lying. Elwood replies that it wasn't lying; it was just bull****.

When Obama has lost Piers Morgan, there's trouble in paradise.

October 11, 2012 at 06:21 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

So we learn Valarie Jarrett has six-body guards but our Ambassador in Libya had one. If there are any resignations or firings over this fiasco at the Obama WH, I'm sure they can all get jobs at Harvard.

October 11, 2012 at 07:00 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Well, Jarrett is, after all, the real power in the Oval Office.

Barry: "Val, I'm scared. They know we lied about Benghazi. What shall we do?"

Valerie: "Shut up, Bozo, and listen to me. Here's our story. Memorize it, and for heaven's sake, don't flub your lines. I didn't come this far to have you blow my gig for me. And stop crying. You know that MSNBC will cover for you."

October 11, 2012 at 07:38 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Liberals who treat minorities like their perpetual House Nig**s hold no moral ground to lecture anyone especially an idiot who post here and starts their name with a W and ends with an N.

A guy who calls black men disproportionately criminals, pronounces me a bigot. Could I make that up?

No one forces these hateful crackpots to behave this way. They choose it freely every day.

October 11, 2012 at 08:57 | Registered CommenterWinston

Friend of fallen SEAL, on total system failure of the Mittbot 8.7’s facial recognition software:
“pathetic and comical.”

October 11, 2012 at 09:10 | Registered CommenterWinston

"Hello Boys and Girls... Vote for Barack Obama"

And if you don't, or your parents won't, you should have been aborted, according to this now unemployed school bus driver.

Yes, this is the voice of the Compassionate Left, as an adult (chronologically only) tells a 12-year-old that he should have been killed, just because there's a Romney sign in the kid's yard.

Sick, sick, sick people.

October 11, 2012 at 09:35 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Nathan Redbeard Forrest goes nutpicking, but unfortunately for him the link doesn’t substantiate key details of his story. Hmmmm. It looks like Nathan Redbeard Forrest got the details from noted civil rights activist Ann Coulter.

Happy nutpicking, idiot.

October 11, 2012 at 10:00 | Unregistered CommenterWinston


Breitbart appears to be the only site carrying this story at the moment. Hmmmm.

October 11, 2012 at 10:16 | Registered CommenterTijuana

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