WHAT IT TAKES  1:07 pm July 16, 2012

Romney Campaign Pounces Back With Devastating Ad of Obama Singing Well

by Jim Newell

The Mitt Romney for President general election campaign, which is finally reaching the hypothetical comedy potential of an entity called the “Mitt Romney for President general election campaign,” refuses to back down on its calls for an apology from its rival campaign. “Romney defends calls for an apology over Bain attacks,” an actual headline reads today. As all the savvy Beltway insider consultant people will tell you, any candidate who finds himself “defending calls for an apology” is basically a lock to win any election. This is a campaign that’s competent, hard-hitting, and always on the offensive. Remember that pathetic “best political ad ever made” YouTube that the Obama campaign released this weekend? Another amateur chess move from the sucky-chesser-in-chief. Because now Romney’s campaign has released a much more crushing response ad, that shows Obama singing well, and people enjoying it. What now, Kenyan?

The Romney ad, “Political Payoffs And Middle Class Layoffs,” shows the president singing well for a few seconds while the unemployment rate is high. Even worse, it reveals that the Obama campaign funds itself with money from “donors,” who congregate at secret gatherings known as “fund-raisers.” This hush-hush arrangement flies in the face of the campaign’s official story that all of its money is cut from the tanned leather of locally raised unicorn.

And good luck trying to shape the narrative, Obama campaign, when Mitt Romney adds a commanding media presence like Tim Pawlenty to the ticket. “I play hockey,” TPAW will say, and everyone will care.

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Beowoof July 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Have they run the let's get the minstrel show out of the White House Ad yet.

badseeds July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Just do an ad with Mitt in blackface on one knee saying "Mammy" and be done with it.

Jus_Wonderin July 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

He'd probably flub the words and sing "Money".

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

"Them's the words I learnt at my pappy's knee!"

La_Cieca July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

"I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles, Moroni!"

Dashboard Buddha July 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I don't think that would be a flub.

Limeylizzie July 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

You mean like this, which was a huge hit show in the UK until the 70s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zj6o_DZfSw&fe

viennawoods13 July 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

A local Lion's club only got rid of its Minstrel show in 1992, after being ordered to do so by the Ontario Human Rights Commission and Lions headquarters. The locals had no problem with the show at all. Yes, that was 1992, NOT 1892.

Chichikovovich July 16, 2012 at 3:13 pm

That is pretty stunning. Who would have thought there would still be Lion's clubs in 1992?

nounverb911 July 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Rubber meet glue.

Dashboard Buddha July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Somewhere in the Mitt campaign someone is thinking, "I'm rubber, you're a tar baby".

emmelemm July 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Nice.

Chill_Bill July 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

They had two days, and this is their comeback?

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hey, it's hard to turn a yacht around in a harbor!

Generation[redacted] July 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

"Hey, you scratched my anchor!"

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Maybe he retroactively released the ad on Friday?

doloras July 16, 2012 at 6:04 pm

If Barry wanted any comeback from Mittens, he'd scrap his throat.

bobbert July 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

"scrape", yes? If so, I likes it.

Troglodeity July 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

America demands apology for Mitt Romney's singing.

BarackMyWorld July 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Well, he did cal his book "No Apology"…

Generation[redacted] July 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Just because he's listed as the author, doesn't mean he had anything to do with it. Stop these baseless attacks!

iburl July 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

He finished writing that book YEARS before it was finished being written.

emmelemm July 16, 2012 at 2:25 pm

His name was added as the "author" retroactively.

sullivanst July 16, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Nevertheless, the Troglodeity campaign stands by its demand for an apology.

Chill_Bill July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

It's not over until the Wall Street fat cat sings.

anniegetyerfun July 16, 2012 at 2:02 pm

SOMEONE needs to create an continually run ads that show Mitt singing… and singing… and singing. Because it drives home just how insanely non-human he is.

Chill_Bill July 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

He's my new ringtone! My Wingnut in-laws are gonna go berserk…

Whollyholeyholy July 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm

And no quality shall be lost though the sad little cell phone speaker.

nounverb911 July 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm

"media presence like Tim Pawlenty to the ticket."
His first press conference will be on a collapsing bridge.

weejee July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Not all the bridges to nowhere are in Alaska.

Antispandex July 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Pawlenty for VP? Dare we hope?

NellCote71 July 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I am still holding out for Jan Brewer.

Troglodeity July 16, 2012 at 1:13 pm

After Pawlenty's selected: "Romney demands apology for Dem ad with Pawlenty saying 'Obamneycare.'"

prommie July 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

When you are making excuses for how insultingly stupid your initial excuses were, its time to stop digging, sometimes.

FakaktaSouth July 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Oooh ooh like my guvnah, Mr Bentley (Colonel Angus) this weekend, accidentally saying a true thing and then being all, I do not know what you are talking about, I would never say a true thing? Mitt Romney's taxes are funner to argue over in Alabama than I thought they'd be.

prommie July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

"Are you ladies out here looking for Colonel Angus?"

FakaktaSouth July 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Once a woman is introduced to Colonel Angus, she'll settle for nothing less.

Oh colonel Angus, you old carpet bagger.

I'm headed down south – how far south are you headed? Taint really sure, I like the deep south, I prefer the heat, the humidity

Chet Kincaid July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Wait, are you guys saying KFC is carrying those McDonald's Angus snack wraps now?

Jus_Wonderin July 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

"When will Obama apologize to me? Waaaaaaaaaaa!"

ChessieNefercat July 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Here's your answer, Mitt: http://tinyurl.com/c75w3u8

emmelemm July 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

SUH-WEET!!

viennawoods13 July 16, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Nice.

Beowoof July 16, 2012 at 1:14 pm

I can truthfully say that I would love to run into TPAW, repeatedly while he is in the corner. Okay, so I would get 2 minutes for boarding, it would be so worth it.

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Just don't draw blood. We can't afford a four minute PK

Antispandex July 16, 2012 at 1:47 pm

So, we get the Democartic version of the Hanson brothers? Ok, I know one of them is Biden, but…

Beowoof July 16, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Old time hockey Coach Barry.

bumfug July 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Coming next: Hidden-camera photos of POTUS healing the blind and helping the lame to walk. Mitt's got him on the run!

Designer_Rants July 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Wait, healing and helping… FOR FREE??? SOSHUHLUST!!!!

WhatTheHeck July 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Romney plays the race card next, demanding Obama apologize for suggesting one of Romney’s forebears came from Mexico.

nounverb911 July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Where's Mitt's birth certificate?

chicken_thief July 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Caucasians need birth certificates?!

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

If he's Messican, he's not Caucasian

GeorgiaBurning July 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Mitt carries a "Certificate of Authenticity" along with a hologram logo, a product key and a limited use license agreement.

bikerlaureate July 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

No one gets to read the EULA until after installation, though.

SorosBot July 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Yeah, what about the middle class, Mittens?

..wait, that question is directed at Obama, not the man who has shown that he only cares for the welfare of the rich and has nothing but contempt for the middle class? Does not compute.

BaldarTFlagass July 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Let the eagle soar.

LettucePrey July 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Yeah. Singing to an audience in Harlem. Fucking elitist.

ShreditorsDesk July 16, 2012 at 1:16 pm

Ok so this a make a Mario so so sad, but a pizza is a still a much a much a nicer than a paina in the ass.

GregComlish July 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Damn it. I can't decipher your Nintendo-speak

sezme July 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Herman Cain, is that you?

4TheTurnstiles July 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Ladies and gentlemen: this is the GOP nominee for president. Srsly. This is the state of that guy's campaign.

chicken_thief July 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm

"…this is the GOP nominee for president."

Not yet….

Veritas78 July 16, 2012 at 8:04 pm

…and that may be part of a twelfth-dimensional chess game being played right now.

WhatTheHolyHeck July 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

At this rate, Romney couldn't get an apology from a lawyer he shot in the face.

NellCote71 July 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Mega thumbs up!

MissTaken July 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Oh goodie, the ever popular campaign strategy of 'I know you are but what am I?'

SorosBot July 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

How many times has it been now, that they've tried to respond to Obama's attacks by throwing the same thing back at him, only in a completely inept and tone-deaf (not unlike Mittens' singing) manner?

bikerlaureate July 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

The Projectionists are out to save us from that Harvard elitist with foreign ancestors.

SoBeach July 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

That ad is Mitt bringing a covered dish to a gun fight.

IncenseDebate July 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

But it is piping hot.

Jus_Wonderin July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

"Hot plate. Hot plate."

JustPixelz July 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

"Heat it up Maria. I'm running for President for Pete's sake.

thedeathofirony July 16, 2012 at 2:01 pm

TPAW knows his hotdish

mrblifil July 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm

His personal fortune allows him access to unlimited stores of Sterno.

chicken_thief July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

…TPAW will say, and everyone will…. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

IncenseDebate July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

His ad people know they're working for Romney and not the other guy, right?

NellCote71 July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Yeah, I smell an embedded liberal.

Hammiepants July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I'm beginning to wonder if the Romney campaign isn't some sort of involved guerilla theater/performance art hoax, 'cause it sure as hell doesn't resemble a competent political campaign. This is all just an elaborate ruse by Paul supporters to engineer his nomination by some sort of convention floor coup, isn't it?

HoytClagwell July 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

My private theory is that the Romney candidacy is the result of a 'Trading Places'-style bet between David and Charles Koch: "I bet you I can find the worst possible candidate and have him run the most inept, tin-eared campaign ever, and he'll still get at least 40% of the popular vote because racism." "I'll take that bet!"

MissTaken July 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

So when do we get to see Jamie Lee Curtis' tits?

Generation[redacted] July 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Apparently, groceries and TV ads aren't the only things that cost money.

BarackMyWorld July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Remember when we all thought that Romney was toast because he's not only a terrible candidate but also has a terrible record? Oh, wait..we still think that, don't we…

sbj1964 July 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Instead of an election we should just let the American Idol judges pick the Next Singing President. Remeber to text 463 on your AT&T phone.

JustPixelz July 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Or 666 to vote for Romney. Or 999 if you still want Cain.

mrpuma2u July 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm

You are scaring me with that. Too many people will think it's a good idea.

Chet Kincaid July 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Talk about "tone-deaf" — this is like running an ad FOR Obama!

vodkamuppet July 16, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Who the hell is Tim Pawlent…ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

IncenseDebate July 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I heard the next Romney ad will point out how handsome and cool the President is.

vodkamuppet July 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

And how massive his penis is. "Barack Obama has an 11 inch throbbing python in his pants, is this the change you were hoping for, America?"

Fukui-sanRadioBarb July 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

"The Middle Class is hurting"

[sinister music]

"Unemployment is high"

[more sinister music]

"and what is the President doing?"

[sinister crescendo]

"killing Osama bin Laden"

sezme July 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Pointing out how popular Obama is worked out so well for John McCain…

UnholyMoses July 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hundreds of millions of dollars for a campaign, and this is the best they could do?

They must be outsourcing their electoral strategy to a PR sweatshop somewhere in Indonesia.

IncenseDebate July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

From the same guys who brought you those trillion dollar wars.

qwerty42 July 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Best way to distract: Add TPAW to the ticket, stat!!! That will reinvigorate everything. However, for an edgy strategy, say you plan to add Sarah Palin. Or Todd! The election will be a cinch then.

DerrickWildcat July 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I don't mean to alarm you but,
LISTEN UP PEOPLE!
An intergalactic war is coming! Xenu and Captain Moroni are right now battling over KOLOB!
The time is coming soon and you WILL have to choose a side.
Choose wisely because they are coming!

Chet Kincaid July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Didn't this used to be a 3D ride at Disney World with Michael Jackson?

JustPixelz July 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

You're thinking of the Hall of Presidents which is where Romney learned his leadership style.

glasspusher July 16, 2012 at 2:19 pm

He would wax nostalgic about that.

bobbert July 16, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Ooooh,

Doktor Zoom July 16, 2012 at 9:01 pm

Doug Wobble libel!

Preferred Customer July 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I thought Katie Holmes already won that war for us, but I admit that I haven't really been following the headlines that closely.

doloras July 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I'm backing the Loyal Officers of the Galactic Confederacy. They'll put Xenu back in his prison, and hopefully bomb Kolob in the process.

Pragmatist2 July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Mitt is suffering from Romnesia, a disease in which you forget you were a liberal and a CEO and a Francophile.

widestanceromance July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Willard is committed to winning with no women votes whatsoever, isn't he? Is he saving that tape of Barack delivering soul-searing cunnilingus to his wife of many years for early November?

ChessieNefercat July 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

No, Ann saw it and busted it over Willard's head. All those wasted years!

CarolinaStewPie July 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

He seems to excel at the oral argument.

Geminisunmars July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

What a devastating ad. omg. Donors! Fundraisers! On pitch singing! zinging!

Joshua Norton July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Maybe Mittens is unqualified to be president, but at least he's arrogant about it.

Generation[redacted] July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

And really, isn't that what American leadership is all about?

ttommyunger July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Did not dare watch vid… 71 years "straight" and Barry could swing me to "questioning".

Callyson July 16, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Yeah, I know that when it comes to looking out for the interests of the middle class, I turn to a person who makes $10K bets on trivial issues and thinks $300K is not very much money…

Asshole.

IncenseDebate July 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I can't wait for them to roll out those clips closer to the election.

kittensdontlie July 16, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Yea, I might be poor but as long as he can keep our womenfolk in their place(barefoot and pregnant), he has my vote…'Go Muffinface.. I mean, Go Mittenface go.'

SmutBoffin July 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

ROMNEY PERSISTENTLY CONTINUES TO DEFEND THE REITERATION OF HIS OUTSTANDING REQUEST FOR THE DELIVERY OF AN IMMEDIATE APOLOGY FROM THE BARACK OBAMA CAMPAIGN FORTHWITH AGAIN.

Estproph July 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Mitt Romney is heading towards being the only person to ever lose a presidential campaign before he gets a party nomination.

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Everytime I see the name "Tim Pawlenty," I keep thinking he's a Vulcan matriarch– T'Paw

GeorgiaBurning July 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Just the thought of a Republican mind-meld will save you a few bucks at lunch time.

Preferred Customer July 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

That's cold. Won't you even try to give a little bit of heart and soul?

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I see what you do there…

Preferred Customer July 16, 2012 at 3:02 pm

This is the politics of life.

PuckStopsHere July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

There were WAY MORE people cheering when Mittens sang "America the Beautiful".

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

They were singing "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOtiful…"

TootsStansbury July 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm

They gave him a standing ovation!

weejee July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm

As NV911 noted above, TPawz chances collapsed several years back with I35W. Now it is on to any Portman in the storm. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

Obvs., if Rmoney has any sense he'll show he thinks Walnutz was a genius and he'll tap Lou Sarah.

Outsource/Grifter 2012

actor212 July 16, 2012 at 1:54 pm

It was an interstate highway, so T'Paw can always blame the Feds for underfund–

Oh, wait….

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

In Romney's next ad, he will show that the President can dance well and has a large cock.

vulpes82 July 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm

People, this ad is GENIUS! It reveals to the public, for the first time, that THERE IS A NEGRO IN THE WHITE HOUSE! You know how good "those people" are at the singin' and the dancin'.

As for the VP pick… who?

Hedley_Lamarr July 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Gov. Menelaus "Pappy" O'Daniel (R-Miss)

viennawoods13 July 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm

The current discussion at Rmoney's campaign headquarters about how badly Obama's going to win-
"Gonna paddle a little behind."
"Ain't gonna paddle it – gonna kick it, real hard."

metamarcisf July 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Why does Romney hate Al Green?

Callyson July 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm

Hey, Mittens, show us the tax returns (long form!)

ASHLEIGH_Joe July 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Mittens has explained, he won't release his tax returns because it's not like John Kerry's wife released hers, that time that she ran for president.

Veritas78 July 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

I can't wait for someone to yell at Ann, "Show us your taxes!"—with the appropriate hand gestures, of course.

Exhausted66 July 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Rev Al Green asking Romney not to use his music in his campaign ads in 3..2..

(Please tell me they had to pay a licensing fee.)

elisabeth_vt July 16, 2012 at 6:51 pm

And the video has been pulled to due possible licensing issues.

randcoolcatdaddy July 16, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Bah. Must be spending all that campaign money on rigging Debold machines rather than pesky public relations bullshit.

emmelemm July 16, 2012 at 2:32 pm

This is all fun to snark about, and if the "playing field were level", so to speak, Mittens wouldn't stand a chance.

But with fixed voting machines and massive poll tax disenfranchisement, he could still sail right on in.

BlueStateLibel July 16, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Damn, Hopey's a good singer. I'm more pissed off that the ad cuts him off than anything.

ChessieNefercat July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I wish the Obama campaign would just run this as an actual ad: http://politicalhumor.about.com/od/barackobama/ig

Maybe then Rombain would take the hint?

savethispatient July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

It's amazing how sinister any bit of film looks when you watch it on VHS…

Antispandex July 16, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Oh my god. What's next? "I know you are but what am I?" Maybe, "I'm rubber you're glue". This is what happens when you can't get an apology, or anyone to even listen to your pleas for an apology, I guess. Well, if you are spoiled and entitled, or have staff that have come from the closed down mental wards your party thinks we don't need.. What's next, holding his breath till he gets his way?

owhatever July 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I hope whoever made that ad never ever leaves the Republican campaign.

Come here a minute July 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

If Barack Obama really cared about the middle class he'd go to fund-raisers where he gets shot by Dick Cheney.

ChessieNefercat July 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Their comeback is a clip of the President singing well, to an appreciative audience? So their message is "But the Kenyan sang, too!"
wtf?

MissTaken July 16, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hey Mittens,

Thank you for reminding me to set my vibrator on the charger when I get home tonight so it's good and ready for when I watch more clips of my President!

Smooches!
MissTaken

Steverino247 July 16, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Be sure to warn CalTech about the likely moment of your orgasm so they can measure it on the Richter Scale.

MissTaken July 16, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Be in a doorjam at approximately 7:15 PM PDT tonight. Just sayin'

ManchuCandidate July 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Mittens new "ad" has all the impact of an angry internet comment.

And demanding an apology? That's not in the Chicago Way.

SorosBot July 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Aren't the Republicans, according to the media at least, supposed to come off as the "tough guy" party? Besides Mittens having no good response to pointing out his record at Bain, the way he just whines and demands an apology for Obama being mean to him just makes him come off as a total thin-skinned petulant wimp who can't take people going after his record.

ManchuCandidate July 16, 2012 at 1:56 pm

That's the most devastating aspect of it for the GOPers. No way Romwimpy looks good at this.

Preferred Customer July 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Right. And the more they keep accusing Obama of "Chicago style" politics, the more he comes off as kind of a bad-ass. Because, really, if there's one stereotype people have about the "Chicago way" in anything, it's that it's kind of fuck you.

ChessieNefercat July 16, 2012 at 3:06 pm

But this particular myth should have been put to rest long ago. How long have we had the steroidal mosquito victim whine of Tundratwat? All they do is whine about how nobody believes them when they whine about how tough they are. Geez.

TootsStansbury July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I am enjoying Mitt the lying liar meltdown WAY too much.

Designer_Rants July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Oh, JNew (may I call you that?), your whole 2nd paragraph brought tears to my eyes. Not literally, since I'm a crusty, hateful liberal… but it would have.

NellCote71 July 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

What? Have we already forgotten one of the best memes yet: retroactive retirement?

Blueb4sunrise July 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I suggest Rmoney's team make an ad featuring Rebecca leaning over a pool table:

These are the kind of people who support Obama!!!!!!!!!

Eve8Apples July 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Or the naked woman bending over near the sports car pictured above.

Terry July 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Romney's team is trying to screw up this apology thing so badly that people will forget about his tax returns.

snackypants July 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Well, that ad sealed it. I'm voting for Obama!

snackypants July 16, 2012 at 1:49 pm

OT and maybe late to the party, but am I the only one whose Wonkette sidebar is advertising "Mutually Beneficial Arrangements" and hookups with "College Girls and Single Moms"?

Chichikovovich July 16, 2012 at 3:56 pm

You're not the only one. "Mutually Beneficial Arrangement" and "naked lady bending over beside sports car" jokes have been proliferating for several days now.

[Welcome back, btw - accounting and gardening are clearly too jealous to let you spend much time with the gang. Selfish bastards.]

snackypants July 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Oh, Chichikovovich, you have no idea how much of a jealous bitch the CPA exam and yard projects are. Fortunately, I am almost finished with my last exam, and our backyard is on hiatus (but looks like Bosnia) while we try to find somebody to do the grunt work for us. So that, along with it already being “election season” in my battleground state of Nevada, means I will be able to troll to my heart's content with my fellow Wonketeers!

Chichikovovich July 16, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Hey, now there's some 100% pure, extra virgin, single-estate good news right there! Good luck on the last exam, and it'll be good to hear you again.—

redarmyzombie July 16, 2012 at 3:58 pm

You're not, and no, I don't understand either…

mavenmaven July 16, 2012 at 1:52 pm

As you can tell from the eerie ambient music accompanying the Romney Retort, anyone who watches this video is cursed.
I certainly feel that way after watching it.

telecustom1972 July 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm

This just proves the age old adage "Mormons should never get into pissing contests with black dudes".

larrykat July 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Well this is obviously the NEW best political ad ever made, because there is some rhyming words in there. But somehow it seems derivative…

mrblifil July 16, 2012 at 2:05 pm

THIS WILL TEACH U PRETZELDENT UPPITY!!1! NOW IT"S 4 REALZ!1! FUK WIT ME AND U GET A COMMERCIAL OF U SINGING IN KEY AND PEOPLE SCREAMING THEIR APPROVAL. HAPPY NOW? I DIDN"T WANT TO BUT YOU MADE ME GO THERE!!1!!!!1eleven

Billmatic July 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

So when is Obama gonna sing the hook on a Kanye track?

ASHLEIGH_Joe July 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

And the comedy doesn't end there: Here's a Mittens campaign surrogate trying to push this attack on CNN, attacking Obama for having donors who also invest in green energy. The only problem? That's public information because the Obama campaign voluntarily disclosed the identities of their bundlers in the interest of "transparency- yet another thing that Mittens refuses to do.

For some reason, it didn't occur to anyone to be prepared for this pretty obvious follow-up question.

Wadisay July 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

When you see stuff like this, the 9-9-9 plan doesn't seem so stupid.

Schmegeg July 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

TPAW? And I was worried Mitt would pick an anonymous white guy/

littlebigdaddy July 16, 2012 at 2:31 pm

This calls for a Rahm half-finger salute.

Dr. Nick Riviera July 16, 2012 at 2:37 pm

I was going to make a joke on the Obama apology thread about how Romney always is copying Obama and therefore we should expect him to release an ad of Obama singing. But then I thought "nah, that's *too* stupid."

Lesson. Learned.

Dr. Nick Riviera July 16, 2012 at 2:38 pm

Next Romney Ad:

"Obama says Romney killed middle class jobs, but did you know Obama is responsible for the death of an actual HUMAN? *photo of Osama bin Laden*. Romney 2012!"

rocktonsam July 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm

"say you're sorry right now or I'm telling my mom!"

gurukalehuru July 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Well, it's clear that Mitt Romney can't beat Obama, because he's got the charisma of a garden slug, the character of a rattlesnake and the intelligence of a rock, plus some really pathetic ad people, but Obama can still beat Obama and might well do it, too, if he doesn't fire lil Timmy "the bankers' buttboy" Geithner pretty darned sharpish, because TG is up to his chin in this Libor shit standing on his tiptoes, and the poopocean hasn't even hit high tide yet.

MittBorg July 16, 2012 at 3:28 pm

That is simply terrible. They need to fire whoever wrote and produced that dreadful PoS.

imissopus July 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Stinging!

Eve8Apples July 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Do Romney's people realize every time that ad runs, Obama's approval rating among female and gay male voters rises by 4%?

redarmyzombie July 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Seriously, Willard? This was the best you could do?

Oh, lordy be…

fuflans July 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm

looks like they scrubbed it. either that or it really is a sony copywrite violation.

FakaktaSouth July 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Ew KFC/McDonalds mingling food gross. I'd rather eat beaver.

SorosBot July 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Well as I straight man I love eating beaver…

prommie July 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Apparently you get tongue-tied just thinking of it. Like the incident at Big Beaver, when all those men suffered lockjaw.

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