According to his spokespeople at Sesame Street, Big Bird wants out of the political campaign.
As The Wall Street Journal puts it, “Sesame Street isn’t amused. Sesame Workshop, a nonprofit educational organization that produces and owns the show, issued a statement Tuesday saying ‘we do not endorse candidates or participate in political campaigns. We have approved no campaign ads, and as is our general practice, have requested that the ad be taken down.’
“An Obama campaign spokesman, Ben LaBolt, said the campaign is ‘reviewing their concerns.’”
(Rumor is they’re in talks with Big Bird’s imaginary friend, Snuffleupagus, whose nonexistence fits in better with the mindset of the liberal left.)
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is belittling Obama’s campaign tactics, saying, “You have to scratch your head when the President spends the last week talking about saving Big Bird.” questioning
But what could be more important: Foreign policy? National security? The sorry state of education? A hapless economy?
I think not!
And neither do the good people who’ve taken to Twitter to throw death threats at Mitt Romney.
Who can argue with intellectuals like Haunter, who recently freaked out that “Romney is trying to ban tampons. Omg. I’m not even kidding, someone go with me so we can shoot him dead.” Or LiftedBoy_, who opined, “I crash that f*ck*ng airplane that that f*gg*t n*gg* Romney, stab Mrs. Romney in her G*D D*MN esophagus. & won’t stop until the cops come in.”
Certainly not men like Westgate Resorts founder and CEO David Siegel, who sent a message to all of his employees warning them that since “the economy is falling apart and people like me who made all the right decisions and invested in themselves are being forced to bail out all the people who didn’t,” he’s just going to shut down his business should Obama be re-elected.
And the guys running Darden Restaurants – which owns Olive Garden, Red Lobster and LongHorn Steakhouse – who have cut back on employee hours because of the additional burdens imposed on them by Obamacare? Well what would they know about the measures needed to get this economy ahead? They’re only businesspeople after all!
The same, of course, goes for Wynn Resorts CEO Steve Wynn, who’s not shy about his political leanings these days. “I’ll be damned if I want to have him lecture me about small businesses and jobs,” he declared. “I’m a job creator. Guys like me are job creators and we don’t like having a bull’s eye painted on our back.”