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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:40 AM

Democrats Deploy Big Bird To Romney Rally

Zeke Miller ‏@ZekeJMiller
Democrats Deploy Big Bird To Romney Rally


http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/democrats-deploy-big-bird-to-romney-rally … via @buzzfeed


statement from Obama spokeswoman Lis Smith:

On Wednesday night, Mitt Romney said he’ll bring down the national deficit by making tough, presidential decisions to cut unnecessary spending. But instead of suggesting that we end subsidies to big oil companies or crack down on Wall Street, Romney targeted the Public Broadcasting System.

And in doing so, Romney appears to have ruffled a few feathers. To ask Romney why exactly he’s willing to end the subsidy for PBS, which is the home to beloved television shows like “Sesame Street”, but not for big oil companies, Big Bird himself will fly into Abingdon, Virginia today to make a guest appearance at Romney’s rally. To catch a glimpse of Big Bird before Romney ends his 43-year career, keep an eye out the for big, friendly bird as he chirps his way through today’s rally.



. . . and the Democratic National Committee releases a new web video mocking Romney for wanting to cut the subsidy for PBS. Furry politics.


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Reply Democrats Deploy Big Bird To Romney Rally (Original post)
bigtree Oct 2012 OP
flamingdem Oct 2012 #1
SteveG Oct 2012 #28
lindysalsagal Oct 2012 #36
ceile Oct 2012 #2
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #3
bigtree Oct 2012 #9
yellowcanine Oct 2012 #10
aquart Oct 2012 #35
nc4bo Oct 2012 #4
TrogL Oct 2012 #7
nc4bo Oct 2012 #8
BumRushDaShow Oct 2012 #16
lindysalsagal Oct 2012 #37
upaloopa Oct 2012 #5
Le Taz Hot Oct 2012 #17
daleanime Oct 2012 #20
City Lights Oct 2012 #6
MichDem10 Oct 2012 #11
bigtree Oct 2012 #12
politicaljack78 Oct 2012 #23
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2012 #13
SamKnause Oct 2012 #15
FailureToCommunicate Oct 2012 #32
SamKnause Oct 2012 #34
lindysalsagal Oct 2012 #38
SamKnause Oct 2012 #14
Bandit Oct 2012 #18
tabbycat31 Oct 2012 #19
PufPuf23 Oct 2012 #21
joeglow3 Oct 2012 #22
politicaljack78 Oct 2012 #24
AtomicKitten Oct 2012 #25
StarryNite Oct 2012 #26
bigbirdlover Oct 2012 #27
budkin Oct 2012 #29
dawg Oct 2012 #30
marions ghost Oct 2012 #31
bunnies Oct 2012 #33

Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:44 AM

1. Excellent tactic

sqwak

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Response to SteveG (Reply #28)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:39 AM

36. I really hope you made this it's own post: This is just devastating.

I don't see how you recover from this image, and it's only comedy.

Wow

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:46 AM

2. K&R n/t

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:47 AM

3. I like it but I think we also need to use 8 yr old Cecelia's language......

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:03 PM

9. ha!

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Response to bigtree (Reply #9)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:05 PM

10. I had no idea SS characters could be so scary.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:59 AM

35. Oh. Dear. What that puts in an adult head.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:50 AM

4. Sesame Street, Big Bird & Co. are wonderful educational tools for the pre-Headstart kiddos

Mitt has said how many times that he thought kids benefited from Head Start Programs ( he's a flip flopper I know).

Well Mitt, kids actually learn from Sesame Street - they learn numbers, the alphabet, words, sentences; they are also exposed to and learn valuable social skills that they'll use when they enter Head Start or kindergarten programs.

It costs the parents and kids nothing because it is free tv and is a drop of rain in the budget ocean.

He best try to walk this one back though I fear this thing has blown up so big it'll be impossible to stamp down.

Fuck you Mitt!!

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #4)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:19 AM

7. Freeper parents only let their kids watch Veggy Tales

Back when I was a kid there was a creepy show called "David and Goliath" about a boy and his dog. The boy and dog would get in trouble, then a whole lot of preaching would go on, then magically everything was all better.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #7)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 11:25 AM

8. I remember that - I turned 50 last month so grew up on it.

Me and my sis were kids and thought it was cool to watch way way back then.

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Response to nc4bo (Reply #8)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:22 PM

16. Another 50 year old here who watched "Davey and Goliath"

along with Gumby.

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Response to TrogL (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:41 AM

37. Those voices totally creeped me out.

I could never watch it as a kid.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:54 AM

5. I'm an old fart and it embarrasses me to see all

the old farts that attend Romney rallies.
They were around in the sixties and the Vietnam war just as I was. I don't understand how they can go through the same 40 some years and not pick up a little enlightenment along the way.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:23 PM

17. Back then

they were Young Republicans for Nixon supporting the Viet Nam war while enjoying their endless deferments. They were clueless then and they're clueless now.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:26 PM

20. No one is as blind...

as those who refuse to see.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:55 AM

6. Excellent!

We should also be bringing an Etch-A-Sketch with us!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:20 PM

11. DNC needs to make an ad with Count von Count to help with Mitten's math!

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Response to MichDem10 (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 12:24 PM

12. the Count







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Response to bigtree (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:39 PM

23. Mitt and Ann...

not his kids though, he called them all liars and then handed one of them his cheat sheet.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:17 PM

13. Hey! The real Big Bird is taller!

(Caroll Spinney used his arm up over his head...DON'T tell the kids this)

I'm glad the story is starting to turn on Romney's phony, yet still spiteful 'ideas' for lowering the deficit.

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:22 PM

15. Big Bird 2

Awesome photo.

Romney is the real life joker.

Playing a real life villain does not upset him in the least.

He is proud he turned a fictional character into reality.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #15)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 04:50 PM

32. Welcome to DU!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #32)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:47 AM

34. Welcome

Thank you so very much.

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #15)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 07:51 AM

38. Just like good old Dan Quail (I know, it's supposed to be a y....)

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:19 PM

14. Big Bird

Awesome !!!!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:24 PM

18. Remember when a big chicken used to follow around GHW Bush at his rallies..

It really got under his skin and brought home the whimp charge against him...

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:25 PM

19. I am in Abingdon, VA right now

And lucky for me I am not at the Rmoney rally as I'm working for the farmer in Abingdon that is trying to unseat a teabagger in Congress.

If I was not working, I would have totally dressed up as Big Bird.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:34 PM

21. Romney stepped on his d*** regards to cutting PBS and

specifically Big Bird.

Spent the other evening at friends with a new kindergardner and read with him a bedtime story from one of his books.

Asked "Oly" if he knew his ABCs. "Oly" said he learned them in Head Start and started some rhymes which I assume were from Sesame Street or a similar program. Sheesh when I started at the same elementary school back in the 50s, we did not have kindergarden much less Head Start. Sometimes I find "Oly" hard to follow when he speaks but he ennunciated Head Start perfectly and is so proud to be in regular school.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:39 PM

22. We all know why Romney likes big bird


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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:41 PM

24. On a side note....Big Bird looks famished...

while big oil is rolling in the dough.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:44 PM

25. LOL. Awesome.

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 01:48 PM

26. I love it!

Nothing like giving him the bird!

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:02 PM

27. No more Big Bird

How about a mix-recording along the lines of the one that they did when Reagan had his infamous quote about outlawaing Russia?:

"My fellow Americans, I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."

Instead, have the mix-recording about "No More Big Bird"

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:33 PM

29. Hilarious but the worst Big Bird costume ever

Hahahah

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:35 PM

30. I don't want to criticize anyone on our side, but ...

That is one sad looking Big Bird costume.

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Response to dawg (Reply #30)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 02:40 PM

31. yeah well

...He's been kicked around ...by thugs

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Response to bigtree (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:12 PM

33. Thats one seriously pathetic looking big bird.

I'm sorry... but its true!

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