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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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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?
Mark Levin announced he would head up an investor group to buy Sesame Street...because they are an extremely profitable corporation. Brilliant publicity stunt.
What a bunch of jerks.
Big Bird needs MY MONEY about as much as Bill Gates.
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.
a good response from Romney would be, “things are so bad, even Big Bird is dependent on Government”
I'd post a link but the old Eddie Murphy skits seem to have been scrubbed from YouTube.
If they cannot survive on their own China should not have to pay for it.
“This economy is so bad,even Big Bird has gone on food stamps”
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.
Check this out from yesterday:
Mark Steyn: Will Big Bird ever leave the government nest?
OC Register ^ | 6 Oct 2012 | Mark Steyn
“Let’s you and him fight” LOL!
What a blatant use of the oldest tactic of distraction in politics.
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!!
Big Bird must leave the nest.
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?
Democrats attack tax payers. Why should tax payers pay for Big Bird?
I would rather the Muppets and Big-Bird have to be on unemployment than real people.
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****.
GOOD ONE!!! Send it to someone so it will catch on!
No One Is Safe In The O'Conomy
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.
8 million and some change last year. Would have been higher except they spent 5 million on fund raising...
Robert Gibbs has taken the dialog straight to dooooooshbag land
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.)
The Democrats love PBS because it is a taxpayer-funded propaganda machine for them. PBS should have been defunded decades ago.
Big Bird brings in $75-85 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR.
Tell me again why we are borrowing from China to subsidize it?
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.’
Correction : “ Looks like the Muppets made more money on the movie circuit than they ever did on PBS. “
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.
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.
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.
And the clown with the teleprompter.
They still had control of most of the media narrative back when the class of’94 tried to defund CPB.
Oh noooooo. Guess my 3 year old grandaughter won’t vote for Romney. But, her mom and dad will.
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.
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?
Robert Gibbs - Big Dork
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?
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