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VIDEO: Sesame Street Tells Obama To Stop Big Bird Ad

The economy is imploding, the Fed is printing, wars are waging and the only thing the Deficit President has talked about this week is Big Bird.  Someone needs to tell Obama that with trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see, if he can't cut a subsidy from a profitable venture like PBS, we know he won't cut anything.

Obama ad highlights the massive failure of Eric Holder.

The folks on Sesame Street aren't happy with the Obama campaign, and they put out a statement on Tuesday asking the campaign to cease and desist with an ad that prominently features Big Bird, stating an objection to having its characters used in a partisan context.

But that's really just half the story.  The Obama campaign is apparently so braindead with regard to main street anger regarding the lack of Wall Street prosecutions that they didn't even notice that they were inadvertently highlighting their own massive failures.

David Dayen nails this point at FDL:

There’s only one thing that sticks out to me about this ad, though the casual viewer probably won’t notice it.  Let’s look at that litany of Wall Street “criminals” and “gluttons of greed,” which later get juxtaposed with Big Bird. You have Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay and Dennis Kozlowski.  So two CEOs prosecuted and convicted by George W. Bush’s Justice Department, and Madoff, whose son turned him in before Obama took office, in December 2008, and who pleaded guilty.

So the Obama campaign could not fill a list of three Wall Street criminals that the Obama Justice Department actually sent to jail.

Heck, they couldn’t fill a list of one!

This is despite Eric Holder telling students at Columbia University (read the speech) in February of this year that his Justice Department’s record of success on fighting financial fraud crimes “has been nothing less than historic.”

 But not historic enough that his boss could point to, well, one Wall Street criminal behind bars as a result of DoJ’s actions.

That’s painfully telling.  Nobody from Bank of America or Wells Fargo or Citigroup or JPMorgan Chase or Goldman Sachs or Bear Stearns or Morgan Stanley or Merrill Lynch or even Countrywide or Ameriquest was available to stand in as a “glutton of greed” in this advertisement.

Literally no major figure responsible for the financial crisis has gone to jail.  So the campaign has to use two CEOs from a decade-old accounting scandal, and a garden-variety Ponzi schemer.  The financial crisis plays no role in this advertisement trying to juxtapose cuts to PBS with the financial crisis!


Late Tuesday:

Romney Responds: 'You have to scratch your head when president spends week talking about saving Big Bird'... 


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Ohio Obama Rally Features Rap Rendition of Sesame Street Theme Song


This is all Obama has talked about all week. Big Bird and Sesame Street.
Oct 9, 2012 at 11:02 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Big Bird Wants Out of Campaign Ad


WSJ take on the story.
Oct 9, 2012 at 11:04 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Mitt Romney, speaking to a crowd of about 1,200 on a farm here in Van Meter, Iowa, criticized President Obama's recent focus on Big Bird on the campaign trail.

"You have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird," he said. "I actually think we need to have a president who talks about saving the American people and saving good jobs."

Oct 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Just a heads up:

I'm pretty sick today, which accounts for the lack of posts and links and everything else. Hoping it's not the flu, just trying to take it easy, sleep and fight my way thru it. Hopefully the fever breaks tonight and I'll be back at it full bore tomorrow.
Oct 9, 2012 at 11:13 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Get well DB. America needs you. NO FLU SHOTS.
Oct 9, 2012 at 11:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Thanks Skin. And I can proudly say I have never had a single flu shot. Haven't had the flu since 2004. And I'm starting to think I dodged the bullet again. Just running a fever of 101 which is normal for me with a cold. My dad is a physician and he gets a flu shot every year. I tell him he's crazy for doing it and he tells me I'm crazy for not.
Oct 10, 2012 at 12:23 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Read this monumental pile of bs from the eric holder speech:

Oct 10, 2012 at 12:27 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Big Bird makes more money than Mitt Romney, but is still on the government dole.

Oct 10, 2012 at 2:06 AM | Unregistered CommenterDailyBail
Keepin it real in Guatemala. The lines underneath the photos say that the folks live in a municipality. Tin shacks. WTH?http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/09/14321556-young-survivors-tell-tale-of-mass-murder-in-guatemala?lite&ocid=msnhp
Oct 10, 2012 at 9:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Oct 10, 2012 at 9:34 AM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Congress is hijacked again!


Panetta: U.S. Sends Forces To Jordan

BY Llita C. Baldor and Pauline Jelinek | Oct 10, 2012 | 11:16 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country's military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with Syria, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday.

Speaking at a NATO conference of defense ministers in Brussels, Panetta said the U.S. has been working with Jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria and also to help Jordan deal with refugees pouring over the border from Syria. The troops are also building a headquarters for themselves.

But the revelation of U.S. military personnel so close to the 19-month-old Syrian conflict suggests an escalation in the U.S. military involvement in the conflict, even as Washington pushes back on any suggestion of a direct intervention in Syria.

US sends military troops to Jordan in case of Syrian escalation, says Defense Secretary Leon Panetta

New York Daily News - 3 hours ago

The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to help build a headquarters in Jordan and bolster that country's military ...

Feel better DB, just took me 3 weeks to recover.
Oct 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM | Unregistered CommenterBackgammon
Thanks Backgammon. Feeling better today, not back to normal but better.
Oct 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterDailyBail
Thanks for that Backgammon. Yet another hell hole to go running to. For the love of God.
Oct 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterSKINFLINT
Steve, make sure you take "Pleanty" of Vid. D-3. It is the most important one of them all. If you get the right amounts in you daily, you will not get sick. I've been sick with a cold, flu, maby 2 times since 2000. Also omega-3, and Cod Oil for the insides of yr veines so the crap cant stick to them and Block them. Dr. Mercola has a lot of info on his web-site about D-3, and how it fights cancer the best of anything out thAre.....

Sunscreen cauzes cancer, bet ya dident know that. Manograms, cauze cancer, its all on his site.OH, 4 Shots of Bourbon at bedtime too....Tex "Just Sayin" !

Get Well Soon, we need you !
Oct 11, 2012 at 8:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar

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