Robert Gibbs: Absurd Big Bird Ad Raised ‘Important Point’ or Something

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:58 am

What that point is remains a mystery. Showing an ad with Wall Street crooks prosecuted by the Bush administration only underscores the point Wall Street crooks such as Obama bundler Jon Corzine have gone scot-free under this corrupt administration. Also ignoring Sesame Street’s request to pull down the ad makes the point these people are completely oblivious.

Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs on Wednesday defended an ad using Sesame Street character Big Bird to attack GOP candidate Mitt Romney, saying it raised an “important point.”

“The ad and the president have an important point on this,” said Gibbs on NBC’s “Today” show. “Mitt Romney in Wednesday’s debate said ‘I’m going to get tough by getting ‘Downton Abbey’ and going to war with ‘Sesame Street’ when he’s going to let Wall Street off the hook and not hold them accountable as we go on financial reform.

“We can’t have a president that does that. That’s certainly part of a very real issue and I think it’s one more piece of something … that Mitt Romney said in the debate that he would like to change or that is a position that he is going to want to change,” Gibbs continued, accusing Romney of changing his stance on numerous issues.

Oh, and the Obama administration never changes positions? Their backtracking on the terror attack in Libya pretty much demolishes that ridiculous argument.

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2 Responses to “Robert Gibbs: Absurd Big Bird Ad Raised ‘Important Point’ or Something”

  1. Chipperoo on 10/10/12 at 2:05 pm

    Freeing Wall Street fraudsters but cutting PBS subsidies is a complete non sequitur. How is that persuasive to any undecided voter or exciting for any base voter?

    The latest thing is the Big Bird flapdoodle is all about appealing to single women, with or without children. I’ll certainly agree that this demographic is one of the least informed, most fickle, most emotional, least logical cohorts you can find. (Voters under age 28 are about as bad.) But that doesn’t mean that you dish out any old slop and they’ll lap it up. It must have some gut level emotional appeal. I’m at a loss to see it anywhere here.