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A Messenger Who Does the Shooting (Stephanie Cutter, who came up w/Big Bird push!)
The New York Times ^ | October 12, 2012 | Amy Chozick

Posted on 10/13/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

TWO days after President Obama’s first debate against Mitt Romney, Stephanie Cutter, a deputy campaign manager for the Obama re-election effort, decided to tweak Mr. Romney for his attack on federal funding for PBS.

On Twitter, Ms. Cutter, known for her dry sense of humor and sharp edge, circulated a photo of Big Bird outside an Obama rally with the hashtag #ProtectSesameStreetNotWallStreet to her 42,700-plus followers.

The Big Bird attacks started to take on a life of their own. The following week, the Obama campaign introduced a tongue-in-cheek ad that compares Big Bird to Bernard L. Madoff and other corporate criminals. “Big, yellow, a menace to our economy,” the ominous voice-over intoned.

It was a typical quick-response effort by Ms. Cutter, doing damage control after an admittedly lackluster performance by the president. “She spotted right away that this was something that was trending out there and that was making an impact,” David Axelrod, the president’s chief strategist, said of Ms. Cutter, who was not involved in the making of the ad itself...

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: bigbird; bigbirdmeme; corporatewelfare; defundpbsnpr; democrats; obama; occupysesamestreet; stephaniecutter
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1 posted on 10/13/2012 10:41:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Really glad she’s on their side - like the witch in the Wizard of Oz, she’s melting before our eyes...


2 posted on 10/13/2012 10:45:25 PM PDT by Sleeping Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
bb
3 posted on 10/13/2012 10:49:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How pathetic are these people?


4 posted on 10/13/2012 11:22:08 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: smoothsailing

Cool - kill three bird(brain)s with one stone. ;-)


5 posted on 10/13/2012 11:23:04 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: smoothsailing

The article suggests that she’s hot. The 10 year old pic with Kennedy suggests she’s frumpy. Lives in a Chicago apt? No man. Probably not worth having. Calling Romney a felon would cast doubt on anyone who is ‘interested’ in her. Probably a fine Aunt to her nieces/nephews. Probably best that she has no kids of her own.


6 posted on 10/13/2012 11:24:17 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re $16 trillion in debt and she wants to throw taxpayer money at Big Bird. As somebody else has already said, I’m glad she and her tin ear are on their side.


7 posted on 10/13/2012 11:45:46 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sesame Street may be on PBS but who/what company is getting all the profits of all the products sold with the SS characters on them? Books, toys, DVDs, clothing, etc.?


8 posted on 10/13/2012 11:56:40 PM PDT by zeaal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

9 posted on 10/14/2012 12:13:18 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Just watching SNL and the Obama Big Bird Commercial played. For a second I thought it was an SNL Parody.

Four Dead Americans due to the incompetence of the Obama Administration and this is what the Campaign of a sitting President spews?

10 posted on 10/14/2012 12:21:35 AM PDT by Kickass Conservative (How do you insult an Obama Voter? Call them an Obama Voter.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Big Bird was a sophomoric attack. A lot of democrats were wondering if it was a smart strategy. Cutter is in a bubble full of college smartasses. At the end of the day, even the democrats are going to cut Sesame Streets funding after their overly generous funding was exposed.


11 posted on 10/14/2012 2:04:54 AM PDT by Thebaddog (Remember, Obama said he's only 60% done with his agenda.)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Your are kidding, right. I watched Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night and until I saw your post, I thought the add was a SNL skit.


12 posted on 10/14/2012 2:46:37 AM PDT by fini
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To: Windflier

Wish you could create an illustration of windfarms killing real birds and Native Americans killing bald and golden eagles for religious ceremonies...comparing that to Big Bird stuffing his pockets with tax-payer money.

Go ahead WF - you can do it;)

sod


13 posted on 10/14/2012 4:37:45 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Obama campaign introduced a tongue-in-cheek ad that compares Big Bird to Bernard L. Madoff and other corporate criminals."

It was not a "tongue-in-cheek ad", it was a trial balloon. It turned out to be a ten ton lead balloon that wouldn't even float on water. So now the lap dog NYT has to try to resurrect Cutter with a puff piece. It's simply lip stick on a pig.

14 posted on 10/14/2012 5:04:03 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

10 years later she’s still good looking. She was just conservatively professionally dressed in that photo. (Probably the more needed th en because she was very young and pretty.) She is a nasty, cutting soul, however.


15 posted on 10/14/2012 5:20:21 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Full employment for wealthy giant yellow puppets!


16 posted on 10/14/2012 7:00:28 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Kickass Conservative
Just watching SNL and the Obama Big Bird Commercial played. For a second I thought it was an SNL Parody.

I'm still confused about that. Was it an SNL parody, or was it an actual campaign commercial? I didn't see it myself.

17 posted on 10/14/2012 8:54:40 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sodpoodle
Wish you could create an illustration.....

Wish I could too, Sod, but I'm not a graphics artist.

18 posted on 10/14/2012 8:56:55 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Oh noooooooooose;)

Don’t you have some Native American DNA? So go out there -get your fair share of eagle feathers - and get back to me.

Luv yah!


19 posted on 10/14/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: norwaypinesavage

Per Twitter, 0bama campaign running ‘Big Bird’ national ad
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2944531/posts


20 posted on 10/14/2012 10:36:30 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Too bad she missed her ride in Teddy’s Oldsmobile.


21 posted on 10/16/2012 1:41:38 AM PDT by tdscpa
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