WHAAAAA?  9:20 am September 17, 2008

Barack Obama Releases Ad With Words And Thoughts In It

by Sara K. Smith

The Democratic presidential candidate constantly condescends to Ordinary Americans by saying, “you’re smarter than Washington gives you credit for,” and “I have great faith in the intelligence of the American people,” and by asking voters to “read” and “think about” things. OH SNOOZE. Well, here is his latest bit of elitist propaganda: two minutes talking into a camera about how everybody’s poor but he has a Plan to fix it. This ad would have improved by at least 50 percent if he had worn a bear suit, talked to a parrot, or been “disrespectful” to whatserface, the one with the snow shoes. ["Plan for Change" ad via Mike Allen]

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SuperRounder September 17, 2008 at 9:24 am

I hope this doesn’t mean he’s taking a break from kicking WALNUTS’ ass on the economy. That ass whipping should last until November.

Serolf Divad September 17, 2008 at 9:27 am

“I hope you’ll read my economic plan” = FAIL.

I’m sorry, but unless Obama releases it in Chick Comic format, he might as well be asking us to build a rocket ship to the moon and power it with fermented Lima beans.

Also, this whole business about energy independence in 10 years… doesn’t he know that McCain’s going to wean us off Mideast oil in his first 100 days in office so we can start buying Eddie Bauer Edition Ford Expeditions again when gas is back down to 79 cents a gallon?

loquaciousmusic September 17, 2008 at 9:34 am

Why isn’t he wearing a Vineyard Vines necktie? Now all the elitists won’t vote for him because he’s not ONE OF US.

(True story: I am currently wearing a Vineyard Vines necktie that I bought in haughty Westport, Connecticut, so I am obviously NOT A REGULAR.)

facehead September 17, 2008 at 9:36 am

Unfortunately, when a republican watches this all they see is:


SwanSwanH September 17, 2008 at 9:38 am

- Are you suggesting you have the ability to win an election in 2008 by appealing to Americans’ intelligence?

- No, but I did film a campaign ad in a Holiday Inn Express last night.

freakishlystrong September 17, 2008 at 9:39 am

The bitters and the stoopids are not able to listen to anything longer than 30 seconds, tho’ a bear suit would’ve maybe bought him a few more….

Canmon (the Inadequate) September 17, 2008 at 9:40 am

I don’t understand how he is going to wean us off mid-eastern oil without drilling for American oil. He’s just tilting at windmills.

Cogito Ergo Bibo September 17, 2008 at 9:42 am

[re=98654]Serolf Divad[/re]: Exactly. No one is going to read your economic plan, Hopey. Who gave the candidates the right to assign me homework?

Now if he had illustrated how he was going to kick the economy, regulators and oil companies in the ass by way of a ninja fight, that I might at least have enjoyed.

irisheyes September 17, 2008 at 9:42 am

[re=98666]facehead[/re]: How did you even come to discover that video?!

accidental_tourist September 17, 2008 at 9:43 am

I like it.

“Take the high road, there’s less traffic.”

naveed September 17, 2008 at 9:47 am

Primary Obama is back!

2druk2phluq September 17, 2008 at 9:50 am

Hopey’s speech in Golden Colorado yesterday was better than his last 5 ads combined. Who’s in charge of the advertisements for B. Jesus? A lobbyist for Big Coffee? You sure need a stiff shot of espresso after watching a couple of those ads.

Maybe they could do an Obamarambo style action advertisement with explosions, and Walnuts! flying through the air. Palin could play the evil POW camp warden who started the war with Obamarambo with her cock teasing giggles and coy lip licking smiles. The ad could end with a shot of Palin subjugated by the Great Hope, and dying to have his love child. Michelle looks on with an “oh, no, you di’nt” attitude. Fade out on fist jab scene…

Hunter Gathers September 17, 2008 at 9:52 am

I liked it, but then again I have more than 4 second attention span. The only thing stupid bitter crackers understand are ‘Drill, baby, drill’ and ‘Maverick’!!
Walnuts’ new ad says “I’ll reform Wall St. and fix Washington — I’ve taken on tougher guys than this before.”
Really? Of whom is he speaking of?

norbizness September 17, 2008 at 9:53 am

Reminds me of the C. Montgomery Burns vs. Governor Bailey matchup.

Governor Bailey: My worthy opponent thinks that the voters of this state are gullible fools. I, however, prefer to rely on their intelligence and good judgment.

Reporter (sarcastically): Interesting strategy.

Josh Fruhlinger September 17, 2008 at 9:54 am

“Share sacrifice”? Oh ho. Oh ho ho ho. Good luck with that.

facehead September 17, 2008 at 9:59 am

[re=98678]irisheyes[/re]: Unfortunately, when facehead comprehends irisheyes’ reaction, all he sees is:


nyhfrog September 17, 2008 at 10:02 am

Sorry I can’t be snarky here, but my god!

One major piece of evidence which proves my theory that I live on Bizarro Earth rather than the real place is that this guy isn’t leading in the polls by 60%.

Servo September 17, 2008 at 10:03 am

Good thing it wasn’t subtitled.

[re=98689]Hunter Gathers[/re]:
The people that shot him out of the sky.

WadISay September 17, 2008 at 10:06 am

This ad, same copy, would be more effective if it were:
* Read at a NASCAR event
* Holding a beer
* By the Obama girl.
Do we have to think of everything around here?

Whiskeybaby September 17, 2008 at 10:07 am

“This ad would have improved by at least 50 percent if he had worn a bear suit, talked to a parrot, or been “disrespectful” to whatserface, the one with the snow shoes.”

…or if he had been naked.

Hunter Gathers September 17, 2008 at 10:08 am

[re=98696]Servo[/re]: Didn’t they kick the shit out of him FOR 5 AND A HALF YEARS? That means Walnuts will take the same amount of time to think of a plan to ‘fix Warshington’. We are all fucked.

superfecta September 17, 2008 at 10:09 am

[re=98689]Hunter Gathers[/re]: I presume he means his Keating Five friends – they reformed pretty sharpish when those indictments were coming down…

irisheyes September 17, 2008 at 10:14 am

[re=98694]facehead[/re]:I see you’re avoiding my original question…

WagTehGod September 17, 2008 at 10:14 am

[re=98654]Serolf Divad[/re]: I think he understands Americans better than we give him credit for:

I hope you’ll read my plan = There’s good stuff in there for me = It must be a good plan = No need to read it!

His economic plan might have fantastic visions of elves liberating us from our robot masters, all I know is that shit must be good!

cal September 17, 2008 at 10:15 am

Americans + Thinking = Fail

Democrats always shoot themselves in the foot with this crap. Republicans love anti-intellectual propaganda.

Don’t pull a John Kerry, Hopey!

Hunter Gathers September 17, 2008 at 10:15 am

[re=98702]superfecta[/re]: Hhhhhmmmmmmm……by that logic, the only way Walnuts will reform ‘warshington’ is to indict him. Which I totally support.
Indict Walnuts ’08

gurukalehuru September 17, 2008 at 10:19 am

[re=98673]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: Solar, Wind, Tidal, Nuclear,
Biomass, etc…
Join us, Canmon. We promise not to remind you, too often, that you were once a dick.

Johnny Zhivago September 17, 2008 at 10:22 am

He should have thrown in at least one pig metaphor for good measure.

Johnny Zhivago September 17, 2008 at 10:25 am

[re=98673]Canmon (the Inadequate)[/re]: We could reduce oil consumption by up to 10% if we started burning neocons in our power plants.

Servo September 17, 2008 at 10:25 am

[re=98701]Hunter Gathers[/re]:
Actually, it was his ESCAPAC ejection seat and his failure to adhere to proper NATOPS ejection procedures that broke his little arms. They mostly ignored his wounds until they discovered who was his daddy. Then they fixed him up so they could kick his ass…but not thoroughly enough.

wellspring September 17, 2008 at 10:29 am

I agree Hopey needs to dumb it down, but just a bit. Is it safe to presume you’ve all seen “The War Room?” To take a hint from 1992 Clinton, Hopey needs to talk strictly about: “change vs. more of the same; it’s the economy, stupid; and don’t forget about health care.” And, presto, instant president. Plus, I assume that means he’ll have all the interns he could want after he gets to the White House (though there was never any doubt about that part).

Delicious September 17, 2008 at 10:31 am

Flag pin? Check.

That’s all most people need to know.

Hunter Gathers September 17, 2008 at 10:32 am

[[re=98716]Servo[/re]: You learn something new everyday. Now if only he could harness the awesome power of his Blackberry inventing brain and fix what his stubborn ass broke (the economy).

gurukalehuru September 17, 2008 at 10:33 am

Actually, I thought it was pretty good.
I do want to see more ads with the word “liar” in them, though. That’s a winning theme. Whatever my opponent says, you can’t believe it, because he’s a liar. Hey, fly boy, we’re calling you a liar! Waddya say to that? Are you a liar? Fucking pussy.

ainm cleite September 17, 2008 at 10:36 am

“SHARED responsibility,” Barry?????? Say you didn’t say that! Even the party responsible for all this shit won’t take responsibility.

Oh, sweet Jeebus, he’s gonna blow this possibility. Run a million ads about McCain’s houses STAT!!!

Serolf Divad September 17, 2008 at 10:41 am


I hope you’ll read my plan = There’s good stuff in there for me = It must be a good plan = No need to read it!

Wow… you’ve just nailed the thought process that led me to skip over Theucidides’ The Peloponnesian Wars all those yearss ago in my college “great books” course!

ainm cleite September 17, 2008 at 10:42 am

[re=98692]Josh Fruhlinger[/re]: Eep. You beat me to it.

Why the hell isn’t his campaign just running Carly Fiorina talking over some screen shots of his economic advisors’ OpEds (“Nation of Whiners, “Quit Doling Out That Bad-Economy Line”), along with their dates (the latter ran YESTERDAY). Shit, am I going to have to learn how to do this myself? I’m Amurkin; I hates tuh lurnz.

rambone September 17, 2008 at 10:55 am

So, is there a cliff’s notes version of this ad.

Two minutes is a REALLY long time for me to have to focus my attention, even if the speaker is a remarkably articulate colored fellow. Get the time down to 15 seconds and maybe some blinky lights and shiny objects would help?

Sussemilch September 17, 2008 at 10:57 am

Not just snowshoes, but snowshoes with heels, to keep her booty elevated, so she can keep Todd coming back from his arctic refuge for more of that babymakin’ so she can pop out more pups and name them after truck parts.

mojowrkn September 17, 2008 at 10:58 am

Puuuuuhleeeeze stop giving people credit for intelligence they don’t have!! Im with ainm on this one, get in the game run the smear ads or all you’ll have his nice memories of what a clean campaign you ran.

On the other hand I wouldn’t want this mess right now either.

Kaylub September 17, 2008 at 10:58 am

All I heard was the part where he said “bitter partisan bickering,” which reminded me he hates me, Jesus and guns.

WagTehGod September 17, 2008 at 10:59 am

[re=98754]Serolf Divad[/re]: Exactly. Americans are so dumb that if you actually invite them to read something they’ll forego the work and just assume it’s good. Hell, I have shelves of books in my office library that are “great books” that I’ve been secretly meaning to read at some point.

But if someone actually asks me, well, hell yeah The Sun Also Rises was fuckin’ awesome.

Udargo September 17, 2008 at 11:13 am

Is “outworn” actually a word?

lilblackcorvette September 17, 2008 at 11:27 am

I gotta tell you guys. The Americans are so dumb line is getting real annoying. I like Barry asking people to judge for themselves. I hope this works out; if not, the girls still get a puppy!

TaraAriano September 17, 2008 at 11:30 am
denver_80203 September 17, 2008 at 11:32 am

You really have to give him credit for trying. If he does win I actually believe there’s a distinct likelihood that he could change the tone of Washington.

Miller September 17, 2008 at 11:46 am

Obama is so cute! He thinks an ad with words, understanding, and policy pledges is going to get traction. He should have accused McCain of getting Wall Street drunk and date raping it. How’s he expect to pick up all that free media? With integrity?


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Hooray For Anything September 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm

[re=98886]Miller[/re]: Shhhh….don’t give McCain any ideas

Coffee Clutcher 79 September 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm

The only time this ad should be aired is when Grandpa Simpson and his adult living posse are hanging in the day room, waiting with baited breath for Matlock reruns or One Life to Live. They will actually watch long enough (and with the volume high enough) to see/hear the whole thing.

Otherwise, we need nu-ku-ler negatives blaming the free-for-all neocons for the heckuva job they’ve been doing. Giving them an inch or saying that those of us who believe in some semblance of rules should bear any responsibility is the most fuck-tarded thing I’ve heard yet. Hit ‘em and hit ‘em and hit ‘em again . . . and then kick them in the teeth.

The thinker in me loves the ad. The fighter/pragmatist in me knows better.

fuzznuts September 17, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Words and thoughts?

WTF is up with that?

Why does he hate America so much?

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

AnnieGetYourFun September 17, 2008 at 1:19 pm

[re=98778]rambone[/re]: Also, tits.

Lascauxcaveman September 17, 2008 at 1:39 pm

Two minutes is just long enough for me to get really distracted and slightly annoyed by those sticky-outy ears of his.

And yet, if somehow he can actually get all the (literate) bitterz and middle class white male undecideds to acutually sit through the damn thing and listen, then we may have a new president.

It’s the economy, stupid.

spontaneousabortion September 17, 2008 at 2:07 pm

[re=98793]WagTehGod[/re]: This might actually be (but I hope it’s not) a good time to crack that book open.

Also, Barry’s voice on that video really makes me want to have a smoke. (Or perhaps it’s my financial future? HALP)

rambone September 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm

[re=98853]lilblackcorvette[/re]: Aww! That’s ADORABLE! Hopey has a hoper!

SisterTruth September 17, 2008 at 9:11 pm

ok. i luurv him. he can talk to me all day long. i want my O TV. However, I do think the idea that Americans can understand logic, reason, ideas, their own economic interests, complete sentences, anything resembling common sense, etc. may be a mistake. Completely broke Americans will look at this ad, and say. ‘That elitist negro is talking down to us. He’s not one of us, not like our girl Sarah. That’s who I’m voting for.’ And they’ll be saying this while somebody is filing the foreclosure papers on their house.

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