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

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:

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