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Obama camp: Big Bird ad a response to 'grassroots outcry' (supporters thrown under the bus)
Politico ^ | 10/9/12 | DONOVAN SLACK

Posted on 10/09/2012 1:37:04 PM PDT by Snuph

Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki says the campaign was tapping into a "grassroots outcry" when it put together an ad attacking Mitt Romney for wanting to de-fund Big Bird.

"There's been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird. This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about, and you know, we're tapping into that," Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigbird; obama
Running out of under the bus scapegoats?
1 posted on 10/09/2012 1:37:16 PM PDT by Snuph
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2 posted on 10/09/2012 1:40:43 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Snuph

She said the campaign has received a request from Sesame Street to pull the Big Bird ad but hasn’t decided whether it will comply.

“We’re reviewing it,” she said.

Psaki, Obama spokes person.

They are reviewing it????


3 posted on 10/09/2012 1:40:50 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph
The RNC has some fun with the Obama campaign’s self-immolation today with this graphic.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: red-dawg; Snuph

Republican response.

5 posted on 10/09/2012 1:43:59 PM PDT by NYer
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To: Snuph

Ah, soon it will be Bush’s fault.

NEVER, EVER Obama’s fault!


6 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:01 PM PDT by goodolemr
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To: Snuph

I’m sure that for the 40% of voters who absolutely, certainly will vote for the anti-Christ, this is a vital issue.

For the 60% of the population that is not delusional or low-IQ, maybe not as much.


7 posted on 10/09/2012 1:45:58 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Justaham

Great response.

So the original ad. Professional ad team does hit piece using trademarked character and it’s the fault of the “grass roots”?

How about you guys just jumped the shark?


8 posted on 10/09/2012 1:46:48 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: goodolemr

I think secretly Bumby is blaming Big Bird.

He just can’t get a break today.

Good for us.


9 posted on 10/09/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by stanne
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To: NYer

Wow, hopefully with that newly grown sense of humour the GOP can grow a spine too!

I remain hopeful!


10 posted on 10/09/2012 1:47:42 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Snuph


Obama called offside. Under the bus penalty!




11 posted on 10/09/2012 1:48:39 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Snuph
Let's talk about this


12 posted on 10/09/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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“There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird.”

I’m glad the libs have their priorities in order.

I fully expect this will force Gov. Romney to cancel his scheduled attack on Barney the Dinosaur.


13 posted on 10/09/2012 1:49:37 PM PDT by moovova (Obama has been Big Birded.)
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This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about

Why on earth are women not outraged at this portrayal of them as hysterical goofballs.

14 posted on 10/09/2012 1:51:42 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Snuph

I think that bus is going to need some new tires soon...


15 posted on 10/09/2012 1:52:52 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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To: UltraV

...and a front-end alignment...


16 posted on 10/09/2012 1:53:39 PM PDT by UltraV ("Well you've got to hand it to Mitt Romney, because President Obama sure did." Seth Myers, SNL)
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To: Snuph

My kids have NEVER watched sesame street. Over the years, it has been invaded with PC crap.


17 posted on 10/09/2012 1:54:27 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: sitetest

Big Bird staying on the air is the least of my worries. And for kids there are plenty of shows for them to watch.


18 posted on 10/09/2012 1:59:34 PM PDT by sheana
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“You folks may not have a job but I’ll make sure you have Big Bird, no matter how much it costs you”.


19 posted on 10/09/2012 2:01:34 PM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: red-dawg

That’s so wrong!! Sam, the American Eagle is a great American, and definitely a conservative. :)


20 posted on 10/09/2012 2:03:21 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Eagle of Liberty

My children watched Sesame Street when it was still pretty good, but the advent of Elmo dumbed it down so much it was pathetic.

My children did learn from Sesame Street. It was the only thing they were allowed to watch as toddlers, and three of them knew their letters and numbers by sight before they were 2.


21 posted on 10/09/2012 2:09:15 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: Snuph

I saw this Psaki creature after the debate. She’s one delusional, nasty piece of work.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 2:12:10 PM PDT by surrey
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To: Politicalmom

I know, I tried Gonzo and Animal but it didn’t look right. :-)


23 posted on 10/09/2012 2:13:31 PM PDT by red-dawg
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To: Snuph

“There’s been a strong grassroots outcry over the attacks on Big Bird. This is something that mothers across the country are alarmed about, and you know, we’re tapping into that,” Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One on Tuesday.

Jen is becoming a very accomplished liar working for Obama!


24 posted on 10/09/2012 2:17:26 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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25 posted on 10/09/2012 2:20:01 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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It's time for "Big Bird" to pay "His Fair Share"!
26 posted on 10/09/2012 2:23:09 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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Obama for America TV Ad
27 posted on 10/09/2012 2:23:23 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (Obama A man without an American mission.)
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It's time for "Big Bird" to pay "His Fair Share"!
28 posted on 10/09/2012 2:23:23 PM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Snuph
The Big Bird ad is definitely Obama camp.

Seriously, it's for the Daily Show, right? Or SNL?

29 posted on 10/09/2012 2:32:09 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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30 posted on 10/09/2012 2:49:32 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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31 posted on 10/09/2012 3:04:07 PM PDT by moglie
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Romney did not “attack” Big Bird. Big Bird is under no threat. Given that the Sesame Street workshop president candidly has stated on the record that their program would easily survive without any funding from the taxpayers, this entire narrative is just another Democrat lie.


32 posted on 10/09/2012 3:14:35 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: stanne

When you look at the Sesame Street illustrator, you know it’s the Zionists controlling all this stuff.

http://www.deesillustration.com/artwork.asp?item=479&cat=satire


33 posted on 10/09/2012 4:02:07 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: red-dawg

I’m sure it would be racist of me to suggest Clifford. Heehee


34 posted on 10/09/2012 4:15:34 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Liberalism. Ideas so great they have to be mandatory.-FReeper Osage Orange)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Snuph.


35 posted on 10/09/2012 4:30:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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