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Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:38 AM

"Big Bird" has been trending on Twitter all night.

We knew going into this that the media would proclaim Romney the big winner. Romney has spent countless hours preparing for this while our President has had to fit debate prep in between running the country. But, when all is said and done...people are talking about Romney's stupid Big Bird comment.

You just never know what the American people will jump on after a debate. There are comments from debates that are now considered "classics" or "game-changers" but they weren't always immediately apparent right after the debates. These were the things that the American people seized upon and talked about that sometimes ended up rewriting the post-debate analysis.

Mitt lied. Mitt made a few gaffs. Hell, he practically called his five sons liars! (I guess it runs in the family.) He had that repulsive smirk on his face the whole time. Don't let the pundits frame this. Ridicule the Big Bird comment, bring up the lies, the smirk, the obsessive practice compared to the man who doesn't have the leisure to practice for months.

If nothing else, just take a deep breath and have a chuckle reading all the Big Bird tweets...
https://twitter.com/i/#!/search/?q=%22Big+Bird%22&src=tren

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Reply "Big Bird" has been trending on Twitter all night. (Original post)
pamela Oct 2012 OP
Downwinder Oct 2012 #1
pamela Oct 2012 #3
Downwinder Oct 2012 #4
abumbyanyothername Oct 2012 #2
pamela Oct 2012 #5
gulliver Oct 2012 #6
Michigan Alum Oct 2012 #7
AsahinaKimi Oct 2012 #8
pamela Oct 2012 #12
AsahinaKimi Oct 2012 #13
AsahinaKimi Oct 2012 #14
treestar Oct 2012 #19
BarackTheVote Oct 2012 #9
Cha Oct 2012 #16
Generic Other Oct 2012 #10
napkinz Oct 2012 #17
Generic Other Oct 2012 #20
rainbow4321 Oct 2012 #11
EmeraldCityGrl Oct 2012 #15
treestar Oct 2012 #18
Odin2005 Oct 2012 #21

Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:46 AM

1. Remember what happened to Newt when he went after the bird.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:55 AM

3. Sometimes I love the internets.

I got sick of listening to all the pundits praising that repulsive liar so I checked out Twitter expecting the worst and it was just exploding with Big Bird tweets.

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Response to pamela (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:19 AM

4. Need a cartoon of Romney shooting Big Bird

and shooting his foot instead. Or maybe with an axe and cutting his foot off.

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 12:48 AM

2. A pretty good segment on KPFK this afternoon on how

the debates, after Kennedy Nixon, have changed approximately nothing. Ever.

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Response to abumbyanyothername (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 01:57 AM

5. Yeah, this was so predictable.

I knew Obama would do ok but Romney would be on top of his game and the media would spin it as a huge win and a game changer blah blah blah. This was NOT a game changer. I bet you could ask a thousand people what stood out for them and no one could think of a single significant line-except the big bird line. I'm not talking zingers either, just nothing substantive or earth shattering that would make someone say "Wow, I really want to vote for Romney now. He has such a brilliant plan."

I hate the football team aspect of politics and debates exemplify the worst of that. Mitt's a good liar. So what? We knew that going in. I'm not even disappointed that the President didn't attack him more for the lies. It's easy to play Monday morning quarterback but that strategy could have been disastrous and then we'd all be going "On no! Why didn't Obama play it cool? All he had to do was show up and act Presidential. This is terrible. Oh the humanity!" Yep, everything, even the DU drama, was totally predictable.

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:10 AM

6. What kind of guy thinks firing Big Bird is funny?

Romney is just mean.

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:12 AM

7. Someone set up a twitter acct tonight "fired big bird" and 10,000 signed up in an hour.


Mitt Romney's pledge to cut funding to PBS, however, really hit a nerve with viewers, who chimed in nearly instantly on Twitter. (You can see the video clip of Mitt Romney vowing to cut federal funding to PBS below.)It only took a few minutes for a spoof Big Bird account appeared: @FiredBigBird. As I type this, Fired Big Bird has surpassed 12,000 followers; the account will have reached even more by the time you read this. Here are some of Fired Big Bird's best tweets.Big Bird@FiredBigBird

http://www.examiner.com/article/the-best-of-fired-big-bird-twitter-reactions-to-october-3-presidential-debate

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:19 AM

8. YUP..

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:00 AM

12. Hi twitter friend!

I just retweeted that from you. Love it! Thanks

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Response to pamela (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:01 AM

13. Your are welcome! HI HI!!

How Big Bird felt about the debate:

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Response to pamela (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:03 AM

14. OH NO!!!!!!!!!

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:10 AM

19. Those 711 cookies did him in!

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:32 AM

9. And in all the talk about Big Bird, let's not forget the human consequences

of basically shutting down a major broadcasting outlet. Reposted from another thread on this topic:

And let's not forget, PBS also employs thousands of people, myself included. Okay, let me paint you the picture from the inside: if PBS loses government funding, many local PBS content-creator stations will become pass-throughs due to lack of funds. A pass-through station produces no content; it's only employees are several master control operators. an executive overseeing the operation, and probably an on-call engineer or two in case something breaks. What that means is essentially that the entire production crew, and the support structure upstairs (i.e., underwriters, executive producers, producers, directors, engineers, etc.) will be put out of work. Because there's no in-house productions, there is no community interaction, no community-centered programming, community events, community awareness... the local voices are lost and PBS and Public Access are the only stations that provide that kind of community-based content aside from 30-minute local news (and because of PBS's pedigree, we have resources and access that Public Access couldn't dream of getting). When Romney says he's willing to cut off PBS, what he's essentially saying is that he's willing to put thousands of people out of work.

Wronmey is from Bizarro World where cutting taxes reduces the deficit and where firing people creates employment.

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Response to BarackTheVote (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:27 AM

16. Thanks for the behind the scenes look

at PBS.

Wasn't it kind of stupid to state he would cut PBS while on PBS with Jim Lerher?

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:38 AM

10. RIP big bird

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:08 AM

17. imagine if the Electric Company

or Mr. Rogers were still on





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Response to napkinz (Reply #17)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:54 AM

20. My friends will be more upset aboput Downton Abbey.

Lying Romney needs to go.

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 02:43 AM

11. The pundits have to react that way...gotta keep it looking like it's a real race

right down til election day or else their ratings will bottom out because viewers will not tune in regularly between now and then.

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 03:15 AM

15. My favorite...




Previs or Previnardo ‏@Previs
Obama: "I killed Bin Laden!"... Romney: "I'm gonna kill Big Bird!"
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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 09:09 AM

18. Exactly. ALL of the pundits want the horse race.

As liberals we have to remember, pundits are never on our side. They only seem to be when to not be would not allow for enough controversy.

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Response to pamela (Original post)

Thu Oct 4, 2012, 11:33 AM

21. This is going to destroy Robme!

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