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Robert Gibbs: Mitt Romney Has 'Taken the Battle Straight to Sesame Street'
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Posted on 10/07/2012 9:17:17 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Robert Gibbs: Mitt Romney Has 'Taken the Battle Straight to Sesame Street' By George Stephanopoulos | ABC OTUS News – 58 mins ago

Senior Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs slammed Mitt Romney's "theatrical" presidential debate performance this morning on "This Week" for what he said was the GOP presidential nominee's lack of detail, calling his performance "dishonest" and saying the only thing Romney would cut from the federal budget is "Big Bird."

"The underpinnings and foundation of that performance were fundamentally dishonest," said Gibbs, an Obama campaign senior adviser. "Look, the only thing he outlined that he would cut in the budget is Big Bird. He's taken the battle straight to Sesame Street and let Wall Street run hog wild."

I spoke to Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie after my interview with Gibbs and he accused the Obama campaign of acting like a child that just lost a checker game. He also defended Romney for citing that he would cut PBS funding during the debate.

"The Obama campaign, they remind me a little bit of a 7-year-old losing a checker game, and then instead of being frustrated at the outcome, they sweep the board off the table," Gillespie said. "Big Bird, I can tell you, as the father of three children, grown now, but any father who has gone to a toy store knows that Big Bird is a pretty commercially successful entity. "

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Such nonsense........
1 posted on 10/07/2012 9:17:22 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

The commie ‘RATS bring up this childish Sesame Street” crap EVERY election season. Is this all the commie fags like Gibbs can come up with?


2 posted on 10/07/2012 9:19:55 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Sub-Driver
This wouldn't be the same Robert Gibbs who was just kicked to the kerb by his latest employer? Would that mean that he's included in the current 12% unemployment rate?
3 posted on 10/07/2012 9:20:34 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Sub-Driver

Mark Levin announced he would head up an investor group to buy Sesame Street...because they are an extremely profitable corporation. Brilliant publicity stunt.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama's minions will use Big Bird as their main theme for the next week...and/or until Biden slays Ryan.

What a bunch of jerks.

Big Bird needs MY MONEY about as much as Bill Gates.

5 posted on 10/07/2012 9:21:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sub-Driver

Actually I’m glad to see democrats get so wound up over it. They say the funding of PBS is miniscule in the grand scheme of things yet democrats are going ballistic over it.

It proves that they can’t even compromise over that tiny cut.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 9:21:25 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: Sub-Driver

a good response from Romney would be, “things are so bad, even Big Bird is dependent on Government”


7 posted on 10/07/2012 9:21:52 AM PDT by GotMojo
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To: Sub-Driver
Obama certainly belongs on Sesame Street. Or maybe Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood.

I'd post a link but the old Eddie Murphy skits seem to have been scrubbed from YouTube.

8 posted on 10/07/2012 9:21:56 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Sub-Driver
the only thing Romney would cut from the federal budget is "Big Bird."

Gibbs, Gibbs. He said his test is that if it's not worth borrowing money from China to finance, that it should be cut. I know he can't follow through on that, but I agree with the sentiment 100%, and wish that our congress had the guts to do it.
9 posted on 10/07/2012 9:22:12 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sub-Driver
I guess there are a few who think Sesame Street is still worth borrowing money from China for government money to continue to pay for it. Like NPR, PBS is very political and very much democrat.

If they cannot survive on their own China should not have to pay for it.




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10 posted on 10/07/2012 9:22:40 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: GotMojo

“This economy is so bad,even Big Bird has gone on food stamps”


11 posted on 10/07/2012 9:26:06 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: Sub-Driver
Enough with PBS. Anything of value on PBS is British TV anyway: Masterpiece Theater, Doc Martin, Primeval, New Tricks and whatever Celtic group has a musical performance. Let's not forget all the constantly repeated programs showcasing musical groups from the 50’s.

Big Bird is a multimillionaire in the 1%. He should be paying taxes and not subsidized for exporting his liberal propaganda to over 27 other countries.

12 posted on 10/07/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Sub-Driver

Check this out from yesterday:

Mark Steyn: Will Big Bird ever leave the government nest?
OC Register ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | Mark Steyn


13 posted on 10/07/2012 9:26:58 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Sub-Driver

“Let’s you and him fight” LOL!

What a blatant use of the oldest tactic of distraction in politics.


14 posted on 10/07/2012 9:27:14 AM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: heylady

Someone wrote this on my facebook page in response to the 8year olds letter to Romney asking him to leave Big Bird alone.

After reading her letter I decided to write her back:
Dear Cecilia, First let me congratulate your parents for allowing an 8 year old to stay up till 10:30 to watch something she doesnt understand (but dont feel bad, most democrats didnt understand it either). Second, I truly hope that during your years of watching Sesame Street you soaked up as much knowledge as you could because according to the statistics and results of public schools..you will learn more from a bunch of walking/talking puppets than you will EVER learn from teachers. Lastly, you can TRUST President obama to protect and defend Big Bird and the rest of Sesame Street..although the last 4 Americans that did that didnt fare too well..but Im sure he will do better this time. Best of luck!!


15 posted on 10/07/2012 9:30:29 AM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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To: Sub-Driver
Big Bird is a character that's hit life's big money lottery & continuous to collect welfare and live in government subsidized housing.

Big Bird must leave the nest.

16 posted on 10/07/2012 9:32:17 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Tex-Con-Man; Sub-Driver; maggief; STARWISE; onyx; SE Mom; penelopesire

0 campaign can’t have it both ways; Big Bird’s corp is worth hundreds of millions. Why should the taxpayer subsidize them? Let them pay their own way! Are they contributing to the Obama re-election committee?


17 posted on 10/07/2012 9:33:17 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Democrats attack tax payers. Why should tax payers pay for Big Bird?


18 posted on 10/07/2012 9:33:26 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I would rather the Muppets and Big-Bird have to be on unemployment than real people.


19 posted on 10/07/2012 9:33:36 AM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Sub-Driver
Why is it that chicken joints all over the country have some guy dressed up in a chicken suit standing out front and they don't need scarce taxpayer dollars to put him there?

I dare any commie 'RAT out there to walk into any toy department anywhere in the world and then tell me with a straight face the the big chicken and his sock puppet pals need taxpayer dollars to survive. That's bull****.

20 posted on 10/07/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: GotMojo

GOOD ONE!!! Send it to someone so it will catch on!


21 posted on 10/07/2012 9:34:21 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Sub-Driver
No One Is Safe In The O'Conomy


22 posted on 10/07/2012 9:35:30 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Emo Big Bird's been cutting himself.
23 posted on 10/07/2012 9:35:45 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama’s crew keeps referring to Mitt Romney as “dishonest”; it’s laughable since Obama has fibbed, and fibbed, and fibbed, and yakked, and yakked, and yakked; I guess hoping we’d forget what he told last if he just kept telepromptering.


24 posted on 10/07/2012 9:36:01 AM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

8 million and some change last year. Would have been higher except they spent 5 million on fund raising...


25 posted on 10/07/2012 9:36:45 AM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Robert Gibbs has taken the dialog straight to dooooooshbag land


26 posted on 10/07/2012 9:36:53 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Sub-Driver
No wonder Elmo is red. Elmo is from blushing from demwits talking points.
27 posted on 10/07/2012 9:40:29 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Twinkie

Marx/Stalin “accuse others of what you are doing yourself”

Also taught by Alinsky.

(Please post any time you see O accusing Romney of lying.)


28 posted on 10/07/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: cripplecreek

The Democrats love PBS because it is a taxpayer-funded propaganda machine for them. PBS should have been defunded decades ago.


29 posted on 10/07/2012 9:41:28 AM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Obamanation--the most corrupt regime since Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Big Bird brings in $75-85 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.

Tell me again why we are borrowing from China to subsidize it?


30 posted on 10/07/2012 9:43:03 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Sub-Driver
Looks like the Muppets made more money on the movie curcuilt that they ever did on PBS.

Check this out folks.

Robert Gibbs ? how do you explain this then ?

The Muppet Movie - $65,200,000
The Great Muppet Caper - $31,206,251
The Muppets Take Manhattan - $25,534,703
The Muppet Christmas Carol - $27,281,507
Muppet Treasure Island - $34,327,391
Muppets from Space - $16,625,807

$ 196 Million ... not a bad take in profit for the Muppets Movies....
And that's not counting all the DVD sales.

One can say that the Muppets have raked in $ 1 Billion in sales from the movies, DVDs, toys, cloths, marketing.



31 posted on 10/07/2012 9:43:12 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sub-Driver

it’s everywhere...Romney wants to kill BBird. I say its time he paid taxes. he is plenty old enough and has bilked the nation out of millions.’


32 posted on 10/07/2012 9:45:44 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: American Constitutionalist

Correction : “ Looks like the Muppets made more money on the movie circuit than they ever did on PBS. “


33 posted on 10/07/2012 9:47:02 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: FlingWingFlyer

In fairness, Mitt put this issue on the table himself this time.

But it was a good line and good politics this time around I think.

Sesame Street just doesn’t have the name recognition or influence it had 20-30 years ago. It has been completely replaced by the new and/or recent characters on the cable channels like Dora, Calliou, Wiggles, Hannah Montana, etc.

Children and mothers just don’t follow Big Bird anymore now that he has to compete in the marketplace.


34 posted on 10/07/2012 9:48:19 AM PDT by SteveAustin
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Wonder what kind of interest we pay to China on Big Bird’s subsidy. Anyone knows that you have to add the interest to the cost to know what you’re actually paying.

Add the interest to the subsidy, any subsidy, and you get the real cost of these programs.


35 posted on 10/07/2012 9:49:49 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: American Constitutionalist
a 20 year study released a few years ago proved there was no advantage to kids who watched the PBS show..by 3 rd grade the kids are all equal..it may cause damage since a recent study says even back ground noise from tv can damage cognitive skills.
36 posted on 10/07/2012 9:50:18 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: Sub-Driver

They are getting away with such dishonesty here.

Obama wants the rich to pay their “fair share” (meaning enough of their money to stop them from expanding and hiring and maybe even sapping their will a la Atlas Shrugged) AND NOW THEY ARE SAYING THE MIDDLE CLASS SHOULD BE GIVING MONEY TO BIG BIRD. Sesame Street makes billions from movie and merchandising. To use Sesame Street as something we can’t cut from funding is preposterous. They don’t need the welfare they get.


37 posted on 10/07/2012 9:52:57 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Sub-Driver
We know Bert at least had a falling out with the Obama camp since they took out his bud...


38 posted on 10/07/2012 9:53:30 AM PDT by mikrofon (Open Sesame)
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To: Stealth Ninja
the only thing Romney would cut from the federal budget is "Big Bird."

And the clown with the teleprompter.

39 posted on 10/07/2012 9:55:21 AM PDT by Stealth Ninja
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40 posted on 10/07/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT by Brandonmark (2012: Our Hope IS Change!)
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41 posted on 10/07/2012 10:00:38 AM PDT by mikrofon (Open Sesame)
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To: tcrlaf
Something tells me the “Republicans want to kill Big Bird” playbook isn't gonna work out the way it did for the Dems the last time they tried it.

They still had control of most of the media narrative back when the class of’94 tried to defund CPB.

42 posted on 10/07/2012 10:05:36 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (Muppet season now open - no bag limit)
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To: dalebert
Public Health Warning: Watching and listening to the Main Stream Media can be hazardous to your mental health and can lead to irreversible brain damage, it's advisable to quit as soon as you can.

43 posted on 10/07/2012 10:05:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh noooooo. Guess my 3 year old grandaughter won’t vote for Romney. But, her mom and dad will.


44 posted on 10/07/2012 10:10:42 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Brandonmark
Big Bird: the $ 8 Million Welfare Pimp




It ain't so much that they care about the Sesame Street programing as much as they care about the liberal indoctrination hidden in the programing.
45 posted on 10/07/2012 10:11:00 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Sub-Driver

Robert Gibbs wants America living on the fantasy world of the Unicorn Farm. If we allow America to go down the tubes into Marxist Socialism, there will be more lost than just Big Bird.


46 posted on 10/07/2012 10:27:49 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fantastic line of attack, Gibbs! Next debate you should send Obama out in a Big Bird costume to further underscore this atrocity and to show support for the bird. Perhaps the dancing vaginas could be back-up and do amazing things on hard wood?


47 posted on 10/07/2012 10:34:55 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Sub-Driver

Robert Gibbs - Big Dork


48 posted on 10/07/2012 10:39:32 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Sub-Driver

Robert Gibbs said this morning that an actor showed up to the debate. He said Mitt Romney did everything but tap dance. “That was not the real Mitt Romney.”

Translation: Are you going to believe what we tell you about Mitt Romney or your own lying eyes?


49 posted on 10/07/2012 10:47:24 AM PDT by weston (As far as I'm concerned, it's Christ or nothing!)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is how you know Obama lost the debate and BADLY..this is all they got, bringing up Big Bird..hey maybe Big Bird will be taken care of more than our Ambassador and Navy seals in Libya, if only they had the same kind of protection big bird is getting they would be alive right now


50 posted on 10/07/2012 10:48:50 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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