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Obama's Big Bird Ad....satire or jumped the shark???? *UPDATE*

Posted by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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http://www.theblaze.com/stories/have-you-seen-obamas-new-bombastic-big-bird-ad/

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Some comments so far:


MSNBC contributor: Obama camp has jumped the shark

POLITICO: "... not at all serious."

ABC's Rick Klein: "Big Bird?"

MSNBC's Chuck Todd: "When is the Obama campaign going to stop talking about the debate?"

Morning Joe: "Stunned"


* UPDATE * Big Bird has issued a cease and desist order.....too funny....The DEMs can't even control a puppet....Oh wait, on second thought....

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:52 AM
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WinningWinning
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I heard Romney has surged in the polls.

Shark.

Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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rocketracer
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Thanks for posting the ad.

Quoting Clairwil:



broncfan
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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I am so sick of the big birdgate.  If Big Bird were a real supporter of BO he would share his wealth off all the pjs, stuffed animals, videos, car seat covers and halloween costumes sold,  with all the poor shows on PBS.  Big Bird makes Romney look a pauper.

MsDenuninani
by Bronze Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I think the ad is ridiculous.  

tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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This poor PBS stunt is totally ridiculous.PBS could very easily survive without government funds..they even know this but Obama insists on playing people as fools.

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 1:40 PM
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broncfan
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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tnmomofive
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:12 PM

LMAO!

Quoting broncfan:


gsprofval
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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Sesame Street received $1 mil stimulus bill grant – created “1.47″ jobs

October 8, 2012 | 2:36 pm 
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This grant was brought to you by the letters “A” and “R” — as in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, aka the “stimulus bill.”

Sesame Workshop, the independent nonprofit corporation that produces the popular childrens’ program Sesame Street, received a $1,067,532 stimulus bill grant in August 2010, via the Department of Health and Human Services.

The funding was to promote healthy eating according to the federal Recovery.gov website:

SW [i.e., Sesame Workshop] will carry out an expansion of its highly successful Healthy Habits for Life initiative, which promotes improved nutrition and increased physical activity, targeting low-income preschool-aged children and their families and care providers.

The projected created “1.47″ new jobs, the website reported. How they could calculate this to a hundredth of a percent is anybody’s guess. In any event, that comes out to about $726,000 per job created.

The money is separate from the funds Sesame Workshop receives from the federally-funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting to run the Sesame Street program on PBS stations.

The Recovery Act website lists the healthy eating project as more than 50 percent completed though most of the grant money appears to have been drawn.

Sesame Street has been in the news lately ever since Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said  last week that he would like to cut the funding PBS even though he likes Big Bird, a popular character on the show. The statement prompted a public comment from PBScriticizing Romney.

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