Obama Campaign Mocks Romney on Big Bird Attack, as “Big Yellow Menace to Our Economy”

A new Obama campaign ad goes after Mitt Romney and his attack on Big Bird. During last week’s presidential debate in Denver, Mitt Romney said, “I’m sorry Jim, I’m gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I like PBS, I love Big Bird, I actually like you too, but I’m going to stop borrowing money from China to pay for things we don’t need.” This comes as Mitt Romney disses little kids at Nickelodeon TV show, Kids Pick the President. He turned down an invitation. Not only does he hate Big Bird, he hates Nickelodeon too.

It should be noted that the money PBS receives from the government, some in grants for rural areas, is around $445 million.  Eliminating the funding wouldn’t affect the national debt one iota, since it amounts to one one-hundredth of one percent, Funny how Romney has no problem doling out millions in foreign aid, but willing to kick PBS under a bus.

“One man has the guts to speak his name,” says the narrator, with the ad then flashing to Romney saying “Big Bird” repeatedly — followed by Big Bird cheerfully saying his own name.

“Big, yellow, a menace to our economy. Mitt Romney knows it’s not Wall Street you have to worry about it, it’s Sesame Street,” adds the narrator.

The ad ends with a cute shot of Big Bird in his nest, with his teddy bear, sleeping: “Mitt Romney, taking on our enemies no matter where they nest.” Source

It’s amazing Obama let this one go during the debate. He should have hit back, but then again, he had an empty-podium night. SMH.

Obama campaign hits Romney on Big Bird attack:

  • pelmo

    There are TWO things that most people are missing on the Big Bird controversey.
    Number 1 is that how easily people are led to believe that 445 million is pocket change and not really big money. And we wonder how we got to trillions in debt.
    Number 2 and most important, it’s not money that we have, but money that we BORROW.
    Just like all the ear marks the congress adds on to the bills they pass. 5 million here, 10 million there. According to them they are just a drop in the bucket, but they add up as well.