Tuesday, October 9, 2012

'Sesame Street' to Obama: Take Down the Ad

The clown car of mishaps coming post-debate from the Obama campaign has just its nadir. Not only is the media mocking Team Obama's "absurd" "smallness" with today's Big Bird attack, but just a few moments ago, "Sesame Street" posted a statement demanding Obama take the ad down:
Sesame Workshop is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and 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.
Backlash complete.
Can we talk about the economy now? Gas prices? Four American assassinated by al-Qaeda? The collapse of middle class incomes? The rise in gas prices?

Original Page: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BigGovernment/~3/Nq19MCU_c8A/Sesame-Streets-Demands-Obama-remove-Ad

Obama was right, "if you don't have a record to run on, you make a big election about small things." The problem is that this applies equally to both parties these days, with the Obama campaign being no better or worse than Romney. It's all about the art of distraction with the candidates, focusing attention away from real issues, at silly little divisive issues that make no difference in the long-run.


Public broadcasting is less than a percent of the defense offense budget (read: wars of aggression), so it's quite reasonable to assume that they will both attempt to avoid that topic by focusing on something like a man in a yellow costume amusing children. I can't support of funding Sesame Street or the military industrial complex through involuntary taxation with a clear conscience. I'm not sure how voting for other people to make those decisions for us can be a greater moral position. That position becomes what Bastiat warned us against; legal plunder.

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