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23 Million Reasons to Ignore Big Bird

Posted on | October 9, 2012 | 16 Comments

With the polls beginning to indicate a sudden meltdown in the president’s support, the Obama campaign has nothing to offer now except ridiculous distractions about Muppets. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney keeps focused on the important issues of this election:

“About 23 million Americans, still looking for a good job. You’ve got college graduates this year, came out last spring, who are still looking for work. About half the college graduates that came out couldn’t find a job or a college-level job. Food stamps — when the president took office, 32 million people on food stamps. Now there are 47 million people on food stamps. I mean, these are these are tough times with real serious issues. So you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird. I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs and saving our future and also saving the family farm.”

Citing actual facts in a campaign: It’s just so unfair, isn’t it? And even the producers of Sesame Street are sick of the Obama campaign.

UPDATE: Sometimes the jokes just write themselves:



16 Responses to “23 Million Reasons to Ignore Big Bird”

  1. richard mcenroe
    October 9th, 2012 @ 3:36 pm

    Big Bird, Sesame Street and 23 million Americans want Obama to shut it and move on. Who are we to argue?

  2. jlwellfonder
    October 9th, 2012 @ 4:32 pm
  3. gpurcell
    October 9th, 2012 @ 4:59 pm

    I think Big Bird was a planned trap laid by the Romney campaign that Obama’s folks walked right into.

  4. rosalie
    October 9th, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    Those are very funny tweets about one big twit (Obama, not Big Bird)

  5. steveb
    October 9th, 2012 @ 7:08 pm

    Best Big Bird lines : 1) Obama has a lot in common with Big Bird – they are both mindless puppets.And:
    2) Let’s give Obama the “Big Bird” on election day.

  6. richard mcenroe
    October 9th, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    Obama is still beating on the Big Bird theme. He’s literally helpless until someone feeds him a new line!

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    October 9th, 2012 @ 7:31 pm

    I have no problem with Big Bird. But I know there are plenty of people who can fund public television (myself included).

    What bothers me is Obama cares more about a fictional bird than real Americans in harms way, like these four Americans….

  8. Wombat_socho
    October 9th, 2012 @ 8:10 pm

    It would indeed be sweet if Romney and his people have gotten inside Obama’s OODA loop and are just feeding him tasty morsels of bait with big, nasty hooks concealed inside. Ole for the picador!

  9. jwallin
    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    “Citing actual facts in a campaign: It’s just so unfair, isn’t it?”

    It’s, it’s, raaaaacist that’s what it is.

    Facts are dog whistles. tweet tweet.

  10. jwallin
    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    I applaud the idea of government sponsored programming. It shouldn’t be so partisan nor should it demand money when it can pay for itself.

    Those stations that need assistance should get it and those programs and stations that make money shouldn’t be paid for by the taxpayers.

    Unless we get a cut of the action.

    Plus the folks on PBS and NPR are just too smug, snide and full of themselves. Just like the liberals they are.

  11. Becca Lower
    October 9th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm
  12. Wombat_socho
    October 10th, 2012 @ 12:36 am

    I only listen to NPR because they’ve managed to buy out all the other classical music stations, damn them.

  13. Adjoran
    October 10th, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    Would it be a shock if I take a contrary view?

    I think Obama’s focus on Big Bird and bringing images of Bernie Madoff, etc., into his attack ads is pretty good strategy. It lets him stay on offense, and nothing else has worked. Maybe he and BB can draw some sympathy from women.

    Has he any other hope?

    The alternative to driving the news cycle with reminders of his debate loss and Big Bird would be to allow his lying to the American people for a week about Benghazi, and the fact there was inadequate security, and other foreign brewing crises and his entire domestic and economic record to get some coverage. Those are sure losers.

    He is taking a bad option over certain defeat because he has no good options.

  14. Quartermaster
    October 10th, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    You would have Zer0 and Big Bird converse on the unemployment line? Such insensitivity. Big Bird is a nice guy (or gal, don’t know which) and I wouldn’t wish such a conversation on Satan himself, although he does deserve it.

  15. Bob Belvedere
    October 10th, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    Where in The Constitution does it allow for the national government to sponsor and fund programs on TV and radio?

  16. Bob Belvedere
    October 10th, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    At least Bob Hope has the decency to always admit he was pretty much not much without his writers.