Skip to comments.Obama mocks Romney as ‘getting tough on Big Bird’
Posted on 10/04/2012 12:46:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
DENVERPresident Barack Obama, stung by bad reviews in his first debate of the 2012 White House race, joked that the "very spirited fellow" onstage with him was "not the real Mitt Romney." Obama also mocked the former Massachusetts governor's pledge to cut government subsidies for PBS as "finally getting tough on Big Bird."
"When I got onto the stage, I met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be Mitt Romney," he told cheering supporters here. "But it couldn't have been Mitt Romney, because the real Mitt Romney has been running around the country for the last year promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy."
"The fellow onstage last night said he didn't know anything about that," Obama said. The president then gave the same treatment to Romney on education and other issuesand hit back at one of Romney's debate zingers, "I maybe need to get a new accountant," uttered in a spat about outsourcing and whether companies can take a tax deduction for shipping jobs overseas.
"We know for sure it was not the real Mitt Romney because he seems to be doing just fine with his current accountant," Obama said....
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Does anyone know what 0bama was referring to, with the frequent comments about $5 trillion in taxes for the rich, being a big issue in Romney’s campaign? I admit to not having paid much attention to the details of some of what Romney has proposed (some ABO mentality, I suppose), but does Romney have any such plan?
In addition to Big Bird, Romney’s going to get Wookie Monster off the government payroll too.
The debate’s over, Barack. You lost.
Fact is the creators of Sesame Street and other PBS programs have made millions off programs we the tax payers funded. It has long been time to let them pay their own way.
He couldn’t even comprehend what Romney was saying, much less debate it.
Someone has to get tough on this scam. Big Bird alone rakes in, wait for it..... over Fifty Million Dollars per year in merchandising revenue.
Oh, but it gets better. Barney brings in.... you may want to sit down for this one... Five Hundred Million Dollars per year.
To continue to beg for tax dollars is criminal.
Exactly right. Who wins the election will say a LOT about the electorate in this country, which I think overall has been incredibly dumbed-down over the past several years.
If Obamugabe loses, I will have great hope for the future of this country. If he wins... I fear the worst...
As always, I pray that the good people in the Red States will bale out those of us stuck in the socialist Blue states (like my state of Connecticut, with its stupid electorate).
Your typical little punk. No balls to say any of this last night, sans teleprompter and adoring pimple-faced numbskulls.
Who's yer daddy?
When I was much younger, we never heard of community organizers.
We called those people rabble rousers.
Be sure to remind folks that the OWNERS of Big Bird make $75 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR off of it.
So, WHY are we subsidizing it, again?
Agreed! thanks for the links.
Lets all give obama the bird on his way out.
Great pic!! I’m no fan of Mitty but anybody who rips on Baraq gets my support.
Seems obvious that if Sesame Street is a viable program, it might get picked up by a non-taxpayer-funded cable or network station, but then Obama wouldn’t have thought of a market-based solution.
If this is all Obummer can bring to the next debate its going to be a rinse and repeat of last night.
Just typical of a punk. Get his ass handed to him in a fight and then, later, act like he is the big bad ass around.
This c-sucker couldnt beat his way out of a shit splattered paper bag.
We aren’t. The head of CTW said on CNN today that Sesame St is funded through donations and licensing revenues. Not taxpayer $$$.
In reality Sesame St is a profit center for PBS, raking in more money than it spends and with the excess funds being used to support other shows.
Lame attempts at cool just do not work too well when you are picking yourself up after having your a$$ handed to you like Zer0 did last night.
That did me a world of good.
Snuffy will always be four years old although his official birthday is August 19th.
Snuffy and family got to go on a trip to Hawaii, which was his first time outside the "lower 48."
In one episode, newspapers on Sesame Street carried the front page headline, " Snuffy's got to go!"
This running gag ended with the November 18, 1985 episode of Sesame Street, which was also episode 2096 and the 17th season premiere, when the adults finally met Snuffy. Big Bird is sick and tired of not having the grown-ups believing him when he tells them about Snuffy.
This perhaps explains Obama's birth certificate problems? And maybe the running gag will end for us in Nov, too?! We can pray! Obamagus must go and take that Big Bird with him, too!
Obama wasn’t so tough when Romney was in his face and calling him out. All BO could do was stutter.
Big Bird is a billionaire. Why is he getting government subsidies?
And, wasn’t there a huge estate donation several years ago to PBS- tens of millions of dollars?
People were wondering then why the government was having to prop up PBS with that and the telethons they are always having. Let the people who watch that crap pay for it.
And count that money with cookies, damnit. (One million dollars and one cookie, one million and one dollars and one cookie...)
They can spin it whatever way they want. However, the reality is that 65 million people (not including the Spanish language stations) saw Romney kick Bathhouse Barry’s ass all over that stage last night! Hey Plouffter, how about coming clean about your boys drug use. He looked like he needed a good fix.
I’ve wanted to see us de-fund PBS since forever, and its always irritated me that Repubs lacked the nerve to pull the plug on them.
So, last night Romney tells Lehrer to his face that he will de-fund them. Made me smile.
Wow, this is the best they got? That’s really pathetic.
Just wait until Joe Biden brings sexy back to the democratic party next Thursday night in the VP debate against Paul Ryan, granny killer.
LOL! Nice to see you, Salamander. :)
When Obama thought that Romney was a putty cat, to Obama’s GREAT SHOCK, Romney turned out to be a FEARED LION.
Wait until next Thursday when Rep. Ryan “hands” VP Bidden “his rear end.”
But really when you get down to it, was that the best Romney could do? A $1.2 trillion deficit and his featured proposal is to axe 4/100ths of 1 percent of it?
This guy is a PUNK! He gets his ass handed to him when he’s face to face then the next day, away from his opponent, runs his mouth and acts like a tough guy.
Yep. Barney can pay his bills. Why can’t Big Bird?