I confess I haven’t followed the Big Bird “scandal”. I sort of looked at it out of the corner of one eye but decided against giving it any real attention. It just didn’t seem important. I’m only commenting on it now that Sesame Street/PBS is ordering the Obama campaign to cease and desist using their Bird’s image in these ads, as they do not like their brand being used to push any politics. Obama says he’s gon’ think about it. Because that’s what Obama always says. He’s got zero shits to give about anybody else but himself and will do whatever he waunts.
Anyway, the only commentary I wanted to add is to mention what seems to me to be a key piece, and that’s the fact that the Obama campaign picked up on such an innocuous comment by Romney and made a whole commercial ad from it in the first place. THAT is pathetic. It’s trite, it’s juvenile, it’s petty, and for some strange reason most Democrats don’t seem appalled by it. I feel this is a much bigger issue than merely using a muppet to push a political agenda that is grossly false and erroneous anyway. It’s the fact that Obama used a muppet to push a political agenda. [I love how Michelle Malkin calls it "pitifully desperate"] Get what I’m trying to say? We have a sitting president who is so ridiculous, so passive-aggressive, so low-level, so try-hard, that he thinks mocking his opponent using Big Bird is a stroke of genius. What an empty suit, empty chair this clown is.
By the way, I grew up on Sesame Street, and although I hear lots of complaints nowadays that the Street pushes Socialism and Multiculturalism, the truth is I loved the show as a child and I learned many good, valuable lessons. I was born and raised in a Conservative home by parents who loved God and Country, and Sesame Street certainly didn’t brainwash me in the opposite direction. I’ve always been a staunch Conservative Republican. It doesn’t surprise me in the least that even America’s most beloved children’s show would be pushing a soft-Left agenda. It’s happening everywhere and in every aspect of our daily living. No surprise there. We are engaged in a War of Ideas.
UPDATE 1: The Left-media agrees with my subject line: Obama is petty and juvenile. They are piiiiissed. And Barry keeps talking about Big Bird, too. Not Libya. Big Bird.
I love how John Nolte of Big Hollywood calls it “desperate smallness”. Keep this backlash coming!
[...] the Romney campaign released a devastating graphic that shows that since his debate debacle, Barack Obama has mentioned Big Bird and Elmo 13 times but has not mentioned Libya or his plan to fix the economy even once.