Skip to comments.Obama adviser: No plans to take down Big Bird ad despite Sesame request
Posted on 10/10/2012 1:28:22 PM PDT by Justaham
The Big Bird ad stays.
Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said Wednesday he didn't know of any plans to take down the controversial ad featuring the famous feathery star, despite a request by Sesame Workshop.
Gibbs made the comment on NBC's "Today" show, a day after campaign officials said they were reviewing Sesame Workshop's appeal.
The satirical TV ad featured a menacing voiceover warning of Mitt Romney's anti-Big Bird agenda, playing off the Republican nominee's debate claim that he wants to cut funding to PBS.
"Big, yellow, a menace to our economy. Mitt Romney knows it's not Wall Street you have to worry about, it's Sesame Street," the voiceover says. "Mitt Romney, taking on our enemies no matter where they nest."
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Good. Keep running the ad you fools.
Excellent. EXCELLENT!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAA
Yes, keep on talking about Big Bird and the first debate. Please!
Double down on the importance of Big Bird.
Keep Libya out of the minds of your minions.
Lets hope they stay this delusional.
Dems are in full panic mode. In my opinion, unless something truly crazy happens Romney has already won the election. This is what panic mode looks like..they are just doing this to get their own base to the polls..that is why Obama goes on The View and hangs out with celebrities, he’s lost everyone else, all he has left are his far left base which he has to beg and plead to go to the polls and vote for him
Ooh! They’re gonna find out pretty quick what we all know: Bumby does whatever he wants to do-without regard for rules, regs, requests or consequences to others.
Hurts, doesn’t it?
What’s a copyright infringement lawsuit to THE MESSIAh and his worshipping sycophants?? It’s not like the laws of us mere mortals apply to them, anyway.
If they win, DOJ/SEC pays a nice little visit to them, and the threat of a lawsuit goes away.
If they lose, they won’t care anyway, somebody else will get to foot the bill for it.
Yes! Go for it Bracky!
I hope Romney shows a counter ad stressing how 0bama talks about Big Bird but ignores the ME and the economy.
They do not want an election about the economy or foreign policy
They want it about big bird and free condoms. amazing
I guess the attraction of a brightly colored moving object is more than the Democrats can resist.
Obama and his gang are working as if they are down to having to count on their filed goal kicker (Biden) and the back up kicker (Big Bird) being the only chances they have of pulling out any sort of a win.
Let us pray for groin pulls.
They basically have to do this. If PBS/NPR thinks that even one penny of their government funding stream is in jeopardy, they will drop every other subject and go 24/7 wall-to-wall with stories about all the wonderful things they do For Our Nation and all the terrible things that will happen if they have to fend for themselves.
They did it during Reagan, and they’ll do it now. They’re certainly making plans to do it if Romney wins.
If Obama wavers, NPR/PBS will drop his reelection as a subject in an instant.
I’d have thought they would take it down after it was panned across the media as a joke. Even Tingles advised against this.
Makes it look like Sesame Street was really incensed. lol
Seriously, keep wasting precious ad buys and campaign money with this foolish ad. As Matt Lauer said, it shows they are out of ideas and have no substance.
Does Gibbsy know if they are being sued for Copyright Infringement? That could involve big bucks.
Big Bird gets a big payday.
Confirmed: they are now officially in a Death Spiral.
Caused by the fact that they are just too damned arrogant to admit that they could possibly be wrong about anything and change course.
Enjoy golf on Oahu, Barry.
Obama: FU Big Bird
Everytime that Big Bird ad runs, another undecided or Independent voter decides to vote for Romney.
Their voice has shrunk and the only thing most people know is "Sesame Street" and there is not a channel out there that would not pick up that show, and we all know it.
Their voice has shrunk, the only thing most people know about PBS is "Sesame Street". There is not a channel out there that would not pick up that show, and we all know it.
So obama thinks BB is our enemy! No one said BB is our enenmy - as usual, obama is pointing the finger as anything but HIM! Obama seems him as an enemy because he CAN pay his own way and he built it on his own!
Actually, it just might be copyright infringement ...
That’s okay. I say Give him the bird. Let’s move on.
This is nearly unbelievable, given the howling of their liberal base about the ad. You know that they do some type of focus group testing of these things before they air, so that begs the question, “who did they focus this on? what group are they trying to reach with the ad?”
And, of course, they have to keep the ad up. It is the only topic on which Obama can speak about with any knowledge. He even knows the words to the new Democrat campaign song "Can you tell me how to get to Sesame Street" and is planning to sing it at his next fundraiser. (Of course, Oscar the Grouch's song "I like trash," is really more appropriate for Zero. He is surrounded by trash and wallows in it.)
The worst part of their running the ad, for them, is that it continues to remind voters of Obama’s horrid debate performance as nothing else can... and 70 Million plus saw that sucker...
Romney needs to run and AD saying”Mr President we know you don’t want to talk about jobs lost, food up, utility bills up, wages down or even how your foreign policy is failing but I hope you stop talking about Big bird as we have more pressing issues as a country”
What else can Big Turd talk about? The economy? Libya?
IOW, their attorneys are checking to see if they legally have to comply.
It will be a glorious Thanksgiving this year.
The chosen one will be un-chosen.
Whom the Gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Maybe Obama and his White House advisers think Big Bird is Turkey.
The whole bigbird thing is pathetic and like others say-it will send more romney’s way
Well I can only assume that this brilliant strategy originated with Obama himself, and he got the idea from his brilliant debate victory...
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.