This, while kind of funny, just begs for a response from Team Romney:

To me that says “I f*#@ed things up this bad and all he’s got is Big Bird?” Obama’s whole strategy depends on everybody losing the ability to remember who’s been in office the past nearly four years.

Team Romney’s response should basically be a satirical apology:

“I’d like to apologize to anyone who was offended by my call to cut federal funding for PBS and Big Bird, which rakes in millions from licensing and has a CEO earning over $600,000 per year. President Obama said that would do little to address the deficit as it exists today — and I can’t help but agree. However, it’s widely reported that federal funding accounts for only about 12 percent of PBS’s haul, and that they could survive without it. President Obama has called for shared sacrifice from all Americans until this crisis is over, and I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Sure, the amount of taxpayer funding that goes toward PBS per year pales in comparison to what was blown on the stimulus and Obamacare, which have ballooned deficits to four straight years of a trillion-plus dollars, causing the national debt to shoot up to over $16 trillion. And yes, annual taxpayer funding of PBS amounts to only half of what the Obama administration flushed down the crony capitalism toilet on Solyndra, not to mention many other ‘green jobs’ boondoggles. But our situation is dire, and an “all hands on deck” approach is necessary — or in the case of Big Bird, all wings (cue cheesy Romney chuckle). I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this bird hunt.”

Update via Truesoldier in comments: If Team Obama doesn’t quickly comply, Romney should hastily put together an ad about how dismissive they are of Big Bird:

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

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17 Responses to “New Obama Ad Hits Romney Over Big Bird; Update: Sesame Street Asks Team Obama to Take Down Ad”

  1. Joe Redfield on October 9th, 2012 2:10 pm

    I notice Jon Corzine and Eric Holder didn't make the villains list at the start of the ad, but that was probably just an oversight.

  2. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2012 2:15 pm

    If Obama cannot even bear to cut taxpayer funding of PBS when PBS says they will do fine without it, then what makes anyone believe he will cut anything at all?

  3. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2012 2:22 pm

    Sesame Street did not approve of this message:

    "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."
    http://www.sesameworkshop.org/our-blog/2012/10/09

  4. Obama’s Big Bird Ad. Seriously? on October 9th, 2012 2:38 pm

    [...] love Doug Powers idea for a response to this ad from Team Romney: “I’d like to apologize to anyone who was [...]

  5. SignPainterGuy on October 9th, 2012 3:05 pm

    As Rush pointed out, Sesame Street prefers to do their political pandering, demagoguery, and propaganda in more "subtle" ways !

    I I am pleased that Big Bird avoided any political remarks in his first TV appearance after the controversial debate statement by the evil anti-children`s entertainment candidate Mitt Romney !

  6. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2012 3:10 pm

    That is all Sesame Street is….A liberal pre-school on tv.

  7. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2012 5:29 pm

    Romney has responded, but I like Doug's better:

    "You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird," he said. "I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs."

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012

  8. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2012 6:26 pm

    Obama is through with Big Bird…he has moved onto Elmo now:

    Last night, the president compared the plight of Elmo to O.J. Simpson, suggesting the beloved muppet was in a "white suburban" and "heading for the border"

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-hits-ro

  9. Truesoldier__ on October 9th, 2012 6:26 pm

    Obama is through with Big Bird…he has moved onto Elmo now:

    Last night, the president compared the plight of Elmo to O.J. Simpson, suggesting the beloved muppet was in a "white suburban" and "heading for the border"

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-hits-ro

  10. SignPainterGuy on October 9th, 2012 8:50 pm

    LIKE !!

  11. SignPainterGuy on October 9th, 2012 8:54 pm

    If nothing else, we can say Obama is consistent with his priorities; whatever is the opposite of what is important to those of us who love what America means !

  12. Bosco Bear on October 9th, 2012 10:02 pm

    I am so sick of this poser. Anyone who voted for him last time should have to relinquish their citizenship and move to Yemen or Libya.

  13. sizemorew on October 10th, 2012 12:43 pm

    Go Doug!

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  15. Joey Atlas scam on May 23rd, 2013 8:20 am

    President Obama's re-election campaign released its first ad on Mitt Romney's comments about "the 47%"

  16. 31 day fat loss on May 24th, 2013 4:57 am

    Jon Corzine and Eric Holder didn't make the villains list at the start of the End..

  17. kyle leon on August 21st, 2013 9:28 am

    Obama is through with Big Bird…he has moved onto Elmo now

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