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Santorum Unveils ‘Obamaville’ Video, Scary Music Included (NY Times is not happy about it...)
NY Times ^ | 3/25/12 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE

Posted on 03/25/2012 5:13:34 AM PDT by jimbo123

In a new video from Rick Santorum, it is hardly morning in America. It is more like apocalypse in America.

From the opening sequence of a large raven to subsequent images of boarded-up buildings, a 1950s-style fallout shelter and alternating views of President Obama with the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this is one bleak future.

The video is meant to show the consequences of re-electing Mr. Obama.

-snip-

John Brabender, the Santorum strategist who made the video, said it was a trailer for an eight-part series that will start in two weeks. Each of those videos will show how various Obama policies, such as those regarding health care and energy, have affected everyday life.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obamaville; romneyville; santorum
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1 posted on 03/25/2012 5:13:43 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Propagandists don’t like the truth.


2 posted on 03/25/2012 5:16:08 AM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

I’m sure Team Mittens isn’t happy about it either.


3 posted on 03/25/2012 5:18:48 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Vision
(NY Times is not happy about it...)

I can see the writer's tears falling on his keyboard. Does my heart a world of good!

4 posted on 03/25/2012 5:22:13 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: jimbo123
Here it is, on Youtube, and some people aren't happy with it there, either :-)
5 posted on 03/25/2012 5:24:20 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: jimbo123

I think its a great video.


6 posted on 03/25/2012 5:25:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

LOL! “sworn American enemy” Look for the flash frame of Obama intermingled with Akmadinijad. Download this now before someone really complains and gets it pulled.


7 posted on 03/25/2012 5:27:36 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

I’ve been spreading it around on twitter too.


8 posted on 03/25/2012 5:28:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

LOVE IT


9 posted on 03/25/2012 5:29:35 AM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t think it helps Santorum. I’m open to a Santorum nomination, but it hit me wrong. Imagery is WAY too suggestive/negative at this point. (Okay, the dude with th gas pump to his head was funny).


10 posted on 03/25/2012 5:33:01 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: cripplecreek

This is better than DemocRATS.


11 posted on 03/25/2012 5:35:25 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph
From the "comments" section below the video...

Adding comments has been disabled for this video.

12 posted on 03/25/2012 5:35:38 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: rabidralph
Adding comments has been disabled for this video.

Why am I not surprised....

see my tagline.

13 posted on 03/25/2012 5:36:31 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: cripplecreek

So do I.


14 posted on 03/25/2012 5:37:39 AM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: jimbo123

Lol


15 posted on 03/25/2012 5:40:20 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Girlene
I thought it was funny, but I don't think it is going to help Santorum and will probably hurt him.
16 posted on 03/25/2012 5:41:58 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: Roccus

Look at the “Like” and “Dislike” meter.


17 posted on 03/25/2012 5:42:46 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Girlene

“Imagery is WAY too suggestive/negative at this point.”

More negative than the past three years and the prospect of four more years of the ignorant jug-eared Marxist?


18 posted on 03/25/2012 5:44:16 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: rabidralph

Heh-heh


19 posted on 03/25/2012 5:45:51 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Girlene

The dude with the gas pump to his head was VERY funny. Some enterprising artist should make that the 2012 poster, much like the hopey, changey one from 2008. The imagery is terrific. What American can’t relate to that?


20 posted on 03/25/2012 5:46:05 AM PDT by illinifan (pray for our Republic)
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To: FR_addict

I think this is going to give Romney the win. Freepers already feel this way about Obama and it’s over the top for the rest of the country.

It’s like Rush said about Sandra Fluke. A lot of us were thinking the same thing when she demanded that the Catholic Church pay for her promiscuity, but Rush said it out loud and he was over the top with some of his comments (e.g. we needed to see videos). Santorum is also over the top in much the same way as Rush. It’s not going to sit well.


21 posted on 03/25/2012 5:52:57 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: jimbo123

Dangerous presidential policies that are shaking our country and it’s foundations to the core..require bold counter moves.

This ad is a good start. Rick is stepping out of the box and rightfully so.

I don’t want to hear a professor professor talk about “big” ideas or give a history lecture on what is “fundamentally” wrong with something.

I don’t want to hear about how much business experience one has and that he “saved the Olympics” from the stuttering “I’ll do or say anything to get elected” Opportunist.

And I don’t want to have to hear any longer about why we are war mongers from the crazy uncle.

Rick Santorum is the guy to take it to Obama.


22 posted on 03/25/2012 6:03:15 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: illinifan
Well, for anyone that wants to make any posters from the Gasicide, here is a template ;)



23 posted on 03/25/2012 6:04:30 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: rabidralph

comments have been disabled for this video.


24 posted on 03/25/2012 6:07:41 AM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: Girlene

“I don’t think it helps Santorum.”

I really didn’t like it either, it doesn’t seem to “match” with Santorum’s image. (And I sent him money, so I’m a bona fide supporter!)

I would have liked something that showed actual images of the problems we are having today. The gas pump guy IS good, but it could have had shots of the skyrocketing food prices, etc.

I’m not afraid of Obama because I think he is a monster from a horror movie, I’m afraid of him because he’s a radical left-wing fascist and I don’t think this video gets that point across.


25 posted on 03/25/2012 6:18:35 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: Girlene

At least it tells me that Santorum isn’t afraid to go after Obama or imply that Obama is a Muslim sympathizer. We need someone that will hit Obama hard.


26 posted on 03/25/2012 6:22:34 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Girlene
I don’t think it helps Santorum.

Maybe . . . maybe not. It impressed me and I'm not too keen on Santorum. Remember, we're not trying to attract Democrat votes. Of course, they will hate it.

27 posted on 03/25/2012 6:36:15 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: television is just wrong

Look at the Like and Dislike meter below the video.


28 posted on 03/25/2012 6:42:10 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: jimbo123

29 posted on 03/25/2012 6:45:07 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: jimbo123
Someone re-posted the video and now you can read all the unhappy comments, if that's what you want. As if republicans were getting the votes of these geniuses to begin with.
30 posted on 03/25/2012 6:45:41 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Bikkuri

We think alike :). I did not see your post.


31 posted on 03/25/2012 6:47:17 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: cripplecreek

It might be just over the top enough to draw a lot of attention to Santorum. That ain’t all bad in politics.

It picks the target, freezes it, personalizes it, ridicules,...

That single word, “Obamaville” can now be followed by many many sound bites. That’s how the “all-important” center thinks.

examples:

where gun sales are through the roof.
toilet paper holds its value better than the dollar,
but contraception is free. (let the masses eat that!)...


32 posted on 03/25/2012 6:49:41 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Toilet paper, the poor man's gold. It will hold its value better than the dollar.)
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To: jimbo123

But, but, but, but, but, I thought Lil Ricky was too weak-kneed, to timid to take it to Obama. I thought only the Great and Strong Hero Newt was capable of that. I could have sworn that the FRingrichers demonstrated how much of a sissy RINO that Lil Ricky is.

Surely this video was not produced by Sissy Ricky’s crowd.

Surely this video was really produced by Manly Big and Strong Newt but Newt made it look like it came from Santorum because . . .

well

just because, I guess.


33 posted on 03/25/2012 6:50:13 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: FR_addict

Let me see if I get this straight.

Up to now Big Old Newt is the guy who takes it right into Obama’s face while Ricky whines and moans and cries and that’s why FReepers should vote for Newt and Not Rick.

And now, when Rick produces a strong Obama-bashing video

well
it’s
too
strong
and
it
will
hurt
him

So FReepers should vote for Newt because Santorum takes it to Obama
too
hard??????

Is that about right?


34 posted on 03/25/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Girlene
I don’t think it helps Santorum. I’m open to a Santorum nomination, but it hit me wrong. Imagery is WAY too suggestive/negative at this point. (Okay, the dude with th gas pump to his head was funny).

And the "Daisy" add back in the Goldwater days was ok?

Look I am no fan or Rick's at this point. But the point is the B@ll-less EGOP should be running this add, not him.

This is not a fictional town in 2 years, it is here now.

It is hard hitting, the drones in Amerika need to wake up, maybe in their anger towards this it will sink in.

Yes the Gas Pump is way funny, I can see this picture with Obamaville under it taped to gas pumps as an affective way of waking the Zombies in Amerika.

35 posted on 03/25/2012 7:01:41 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: jocon307

It’s Not a great video in fact rather forgettable. Not sure what the hubbub is about pro or con with it. Faithful will fawn over it, leftists scream about it and the rest will yawn over it.

I do think its too over the top to sway anyone who doesn’t already have a set opinion about Obama, good or bad.


36 posted on 03/25/2012 7:03:25 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Houghton M.
“So FReepers should vote for Newt because Santorum takes it to Obama
too
hard??????

Is that about right?”

No. Rick is not focused on the message. He could have made a much better video. As I said, I thought the video is funny, but it doesn't help Rick anymore than Rush's calling Sandra Fluke a slut. Rush could have made his point without the name calling. Rick could have made his point too and still brought the fight to Obama. There's nothing in the video to tell us how Rick is going to help solve the problems we are facing.

The left is going to go after the Rick big time and we are going to get stuck with mealy mouth Romney.

37 posted on 03/25/2012 7:04:18 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: rabidralph

Here’s the link to the CNN blog on the video that has comments as well:

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/24/santorum-video-obamaville-is-a-house-of-horrors/comment-page-2/#comments

I think I detect a trend.../sarc

“I’m not an Obama supporter (or voter), but this Santorum (or Republican) thing just made me one.”

Ah, yes, the “moral” high ground. Liberal umbrage at reality.

Yeah, right.


38 posted on 03/25/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: FR_addict

If Newt had made this video he would be praised for it by the same people trashing it now. Perhaps not by you, but by most of those trashing it now.

If that doesn’t apply to you, great.

But about 99% of the criticism by conservatives of this video would evaporate if it had been made by Newt. Then it would be strong and forceful and “taking it to Obama.”

That’s my point. Double-standards are not limited to Lefists. FRingrichers have them too.


39 posted on 03/25/2012 7:07:50 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: rabidralph

Thanks for posting. Its a great video.


40 posted on 03/25/2012 7:20:37 AM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: GreatRoad

You’re welcome!


41 posted on 03/25/2012 7:21:42 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Houghton M.

I am a Newt supporter and I love this video. I would love Santorum more if the ideas expressed in this video came out of his mouth, daily, instead of him folding every time he needs to make a strong conservative stand. That’s my problem with him.


42 posted on 03/25/2012 7:23:23 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: cripplecreek

I posted it to my Facebook. It scared me.


43 posted on 03/25/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT by angcat (PLEASE GOD SAVE OUR COUNTRY!)
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To: Vision

I like the lambent “evil eyes” formed by the limbs of a tree and set alight by the low sun. Nice touch. They come at 0;45-0;46 with the words “welcome to a place...”


44 posted on 03/25/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: Houghton M.
I realized last night, Newt didn't have a chance (not my first choice) and woke up thinking that Rick wouldn't be as bad as I was anticipating. I was even thinking, I could live with a Rick presidency. At least he calls global warming a fraud. I don't like his means-testing of social security. I worked all my life and now he wants to means test social security, while the government continues their spending spree. It sounds like seniors who are having a hard time can already get other forms of government handouts, including food stamps to supplement their income. I'll be for means testing social security when they means- test federal pensions. Rick believes in “social justice” and big government programs.

I was willing to take another look at Rick this morning, but then I saw this video. It's funny, but it's going to backfire big time. And I bet Rick backs away from the ad.

I'll vote for whoever the Republican nominee is, but I was just hoping I wouldn't have to hold my nose again. It sounds like the establishment is going to have their way either with Romney or Jeb Bush. More of the same and it is possible that Obama will be reelected. I feel like the old woman sitting on the couch in Rick's ad.

45 posted on 03/25/2012 7:31:15 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: jimbo123
An OK start, but short on the "why" bad things happen.
46 posted on 03/25/2012 7:34:50 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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"An OK start, but short on the "why" bad things happen."

In case you missed it...

"John Brabender, the Santorum strategist who made the video, said it was a trailer for an eight-part series that will start in two weeks."

It's doing just what a trailer is supposed to do: generate buzz, interest, even controversy. I suspect your "whys" will be forthcoming in the following installments.

47 posted on 03/25/2012 7:44:07 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rabidralph

The sodomites are squealing like stuck pigs...conservatives don’t care for this because it paints an ugly future that they would rather deny is coming...


48 posted on 03/25/2012 7:44:29 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Houghton M.
[If Newt had made this video he would be praised for it by the same people trashing it now.]

Newt would never make a video this divisive or stupid. It alienates the majority of the population who elected Obama, or who are not political by nature. You don't win them over by insulting them further.

You especially don't win elections by angering the press into a raged frenzy. Richard Nixon learned that lesson the hard way, and even Herman Cain made the same mistake in a milder form. You know how well that turned out, don't you?

49 posted on 03/25/2012 7:45:43 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

If Newt HAD made this you’d praise him.
Newt could say anything whatever to the press, anger them however which way

and
you
would
praise
him
for
standing
up
to
the
press.

You have a double standard. You proved it by the way you sidestepped my point.

Double-standard.
Double-double-standard.


50 posted on 03/25/2012 8:13:41 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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