Obama Campaign Mocks the Imminent Unveiling of the Next Version of Mitt Romney in ‘The Do-Over’

Romney: 0; Obama: [I’ve lost count] — Advantage, Obama.

Romney is having a rough go of it lately. He can’t seem to get any love from anyone (certainly not from black people, as last week’s NBC poll demonstrated — Zero Percent? Ouch!)

As Romney continues to avoid questions about his tax returns (because the amount he paid in taxes is between him and Jesus, or whatever) and otherwise troll the shit out of America, as Ann gets increasingly snide with every interview she does, and as Romney’s race-baiting reaches critical levels (Romney’s white! And Obama’s black! Didja hear?), the Romney campaign is fired up about the Republican National Convention that begins this week. His people think the convention is going to be Romney’s moment to shine and they have been diligently preparing.

Mitt-3PO’s humor software was installed last week; although considering his “jokes” about Obama being “a dusky Kenyan”** are racist as all get-out and entirely not funny to black people (and, indeed, all other people that aren’t racist assholes), one can only hope that his handlers will work out the software bugs in advance of the convention. The last thing the Romney campaign needs is for Romney to wrap up his nomination acceptance speech with “Negroes and wetbacks, amirite?!” — and considering that Romney and the GOP seem all too happy to take the giant leap towards the Ni-CLANG! Event Horizon, his handlers shouldn’t trust him to make any jokes at all. (In fact, disable his humor chip entirely — it’s too risky.)

Also, Romney’s emotion receptor chip is rumored to finally be working, and his “I’m one of you” matrix is operational. (Hell, Romney even tested out his new ability to “relate” to ordinary Americans by making buttermilk pancakes with his wife and Fox News Sunday‘s Chris Wallace this morning, which he quite obviously had never done before because people with dancing horses and car elevators don’t make their own goddamn pancakes.)

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61 replies
  1. 1
    dww44 says:

    Thanks for this: <blockquote>which he quite obviously had never done before because people with dancing horses and car elevators don’t make their own goddamn pancakes.)

    This has made my day as I head off to bed still laughing.

  2. 2
    Donald G says:

    Chris Wallace, ABL, not Mike. Mike was his dad and worked for CBS as a longtime fixture on 60 Minutes and died a few months back. For health reasons, one probably doesn’t want to eat any pancakes Mike Wallace might help Mitt make.

  3. 3
    Wag says:

    Now THAT is a brutal campaign ad.

  4. 4
    Elisabeth says:

    “ConventionReinvention.com” cracked me UP.

  5. 5
    Villago Delenda Est says:

    Mike Wallace is reporting from Black Rock in the sky.

    His infinitely inferior spawn, Chris, is a Faux person.

  6. 6
    lamh35 says:

    fav line “PANTS.ON.FIRE!”

    HA!

  7. 7
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    I’ve seen the ad a few times now. I thought it was a little too…cute? A little too high-concept? Of course, my sensors have been set on ‘kill kill kill’ regarding Mitt Romney for a while now, so maybe I’m out of the loop and the average Joe will find it funny and charming. Any thoughts?

  8. 8
    ABL says:

    @Donald G: Oh. Um… I thought it was zombie Mike. #derp

  9. 9
    ABL says:

    @lamh35: That’s what sealed it for me. I cackled.

  10. 10
    shoutingattherain says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:

    Very subtle ad. Don’t listen to the words, look at Mitt’s eyes as they cut the shot right when he’s at his shifty-est. Look at it and try to believe you can trust this man. Great ad that doesn’t beat you over the head. Kills with humor and sublimity.

  11. 11
    Hill Dweller says:

    @Spaghetti Lee: It is a bit cheesy, but I’d bet they want that to be the lasting impression. The media has been doing their both sides to it routine when talking about the negative tone of the campaign. A memorable ad, which is a tad goofy, could help combat that, while still hitting Romney.

  12. 12
    Spaghetti Lee says:

    @shoutingattherain:

    To be positive, I absolutely support the use of the “I stand by what I said, whatever it was” quote in this and every other Obama ad. That quote deserves a spot in the history books right next to “I am not a crook” and “Now watch this drive.”

  13. 13
    pseudonymous in nc says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:

    I’ve seen the ad a few times now. I thought it was a little too…cute? A little too high-concept?

    Yeah, it’s a bit in-jokey, but it’s not going to be shown during the breaks for Wheel of Fortune (or even the convention); it’s too long, for starters. It’s the kind of thing meant to be shared on blogs and Facebook, where its intended audience is more engaged and more likely to get the joke.

  14. 14
    Warren Terra says:

    You didn’t point out that, apparently in an effort to appeal to Women Who Vote, Willard has decided he likes Romneycare again.

    This is what he’s been running away from for years now, because no-one can find a significant difference between Romneycare and the dreaded Obamacare. Willard tries, by lying (he pretends that Romneycare doesn’t “raise taxes”, i.e. have a tax penalty for noninsurance; and he pretends Romneycare doesn’t dictate standards for acceptable policies; both claims are false). But basically Romney just endorsed the PPACA.

    It’s actually a bit of a tricky issue to attack him on, because he should endorse the PPACA. It’s not dream legislation, but it’s good law, and a damn sight better than the alternative. But his complete lack of principle continues to amaze. I had thought this was the one issue on which he’d not dare to flip again – his previous flip having been so enormous of scale.

  15. 15

    My s/o would like a car elevator.

    I asked her what we would do with it.

    She’s like, “well, after we get a car…”

    =)

  16. 16
    Warren Terra says:

    @Spaghetti Lee:
    It’s a minute-forty-three, so clearly it’s a web ad, not something for daytime television. Mostly it’s a slap in Mitt’s face and an attempt to energize people who will watch almost two minutes of ad, and who already follow politics and dislike Mitt. There’s almost no attempt to impart information or even ideas there – just a general tone of contempt for Mitt. It’s fun, and maybe it will move dollars or volunteers, but it’s not going to move “swing voters”.

  17. 17
    BruinKid says:

    You guys saw how Monica Crowley used Neil Armstrong’s death to attack Obama? As did Neal Boortz and Tammy Bruce.

  18. 18

    @Warren Terra: “You didn’t point out that, apparently in an effort to appeal to Women Who Vote, Willard has decided he likes Romneycare again.”

    I’m sure that will go over well at the convention.

    If I remember correctly, it wasn’t so long ago that there was a wingnut freakout over Andrea Saul even mentioning Romneycare.

    This should be fun.

    /reaches for popcorn

  19. 19
    TS says:

    It’s when someone says that Miss Ann is the one to reinvent Mitt – my inner soul is in disarray because I never though there would be someone like Ann Romney to make Sarah Palin appear to be a caring person.

  20. 20
    MikeJ says:

    @Warren Terra:

    It’s actually a bit of a tricky issue to attack him on, because he should endorse the PPACA

    I think he’s trying to depress liberal turnout. And it might keep firebaggers at home, but we were already going to lose the dumbfuck vote.

  21. 21
    El Cid says:

    @MikeJ: There is no firebagger vote; it exists only as a fever dream of various internet blog comments sections.

  22. 22
    Yutsano says:

    @El Cid: Why do you make teh Special Timmeh cry? After all, if you want his precious vote, yo must coddle his delicate fee-fees and cater to his every whim. Else he shall pout and withhold his vote.

  23. 23
    El Cid says:

    @Yutsano: I don’t recognize these references.

  24. 24

    @El Cid: I think he means the troll otherwise known as “Spatula”. I could be wrong.

    ETA: Also, your earlier comment (response to mikeJ), FTW. It’s funny because it’s true. =)

  25. 25
    lamh35 says:

    isnt’ it funny that all these polls coming out before RNC Convention seems to “good news for McCain”…oh sorry “good news for Romney”

    Romney 47%, Obama 46% in new WaPo-ABC News poll. http://ow.ly/dfkhn

  26. 26
    lacp says:

    I’m not big on political ads, but I kind of liked this one. OT, why is Pennsylvania no longer considered in play? If Willard is reconfiguring his campaign to pander to Angry Non-Rich White Men, this state is chock full of them.

  27. 27
    El Cid says:

    This will be somewhat interesting.

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul will use his prime-time speaking slot at the Republican National Convention to urge party members to be more open to scrutinizing military spending, a position that puts him in the minority within the GOP.

    Yeah. Go with that.

  28. 28
    amk says:

    Over 143 K hits on youtube in less than 24 hours. msm can suck on it.

  29. 29
    John Revolta says:

    It’s cute alright, but I hope they didn’t spend a lot of money on it because it’s not gonna change anyone’s mind.

    OTOH, because I didn’t really look at the first frame before the ad started, it actually took me a while to realize it was a parody. I mean, I’ve seen plenty of ads that were almost as overwrought as this. Sad, really.

  30. 30
    Yutsano says:

    @El Cid: Note to self: stock up on popcorn.

    @John Revolta: Noted, your concern has been.

  31. 31
    Some Loser says:

    @BruinKid:

    “But lets hope Muslims feel good about their contributions to Math and Science.”

    I get the feeling these guys don’t know a lot about Muslims or Math or Science, or much of anything to be frank.

  32. 32
    Hill Dweller says:

    @lamh35: Reading some of those numbers, and it’s hard not to get a sense of hopelessness. People are so damn ignorant in this country.

    Willard is actually leading Obama by 3% when asked who would do better with Medicare. It boggles the mind.

    Willard is leading by 13% when asked who would do better with the deficit, despite a tax plan that would balloon the deficit.

    Willard is doing 7% better on handling the economy, despite never releasing a plan to fix the economy.

    Rising gas prices are hurting Obama, despite the fact he has little control over them.

    As an aside, has there been a rationale given for rising gas prices in the mainstream press?

  33. 33
    NR says:

    @Warren Terra:

    because no-one can find a significant difference between Romneycare and the dreaded Obamacare.

    That’s because they’re both conservative Republican policies. Duh.

  34. 34
    NR says:

    @Hill Dweller:

    Willard is actually leading Obama by 3% when asked who would do better with Medicare. It boggles the mind.

    Well since Obama has already offered to cut Medicare, that’s not exactly hard to understand, is it?

  35. 35
    Yutsano says:

    @Hill Dweller: The one I got here had to do with the refinery fire in California. One can never rule out craven opportunism either.

  36. 36
    Brachiator says:

    @NR:

    RE: Willard is actually leading Obama by 3% when asked who would do better with Medicare. It boggles the mind.

    Well since Obama has already offered to cut Medicare, that’s not exactly hard to understand, is it?

    Actually, it IS hard to understand, since the GOP wants to eliminate Medicare.

  37. 37
    Yutsano says:

    @Brachiator: Yesbut…BOTH SIDES DO IT!! Therefore NR will retain his purity and not dare vote for the Kenyan usurper. Because he’s DISAPPOINTED, you see.

  38. 38
    NR says:

    @Brachiator: Since it’s just an argument about who wants to cut Medicare more, it’s not surprising that people don’t see much difference between Obama and Romney.

  39. 39
    Hill Dweller says:

    @Yutsano: After doing some google-fu, the refinery fire in California seems to be the primary reason.

    A couple of articles are predicting oil prices will continue to rise due to Isaac and another refinery fire in Venezuela.

  40. 40
    Some Loser says:

    NR, it has been awhile. Sad to see you back.

    See you still want poor people to die in the streets for your ideology.

  41. 41
    NR says:

    @Yutsano:

    Yesbut…BOTH SIDES DO IT!!

    In this case, that’s true. Obama and Romney are both on record as being in favor of Medicare cuts. This is plain and simple fact, as evidenced by direct statements from each candidate.

  42. 42
    Some Loser says:

    @NR:

    How much does Obama want to cut Medicare? Can you provide links, or are you going to continue to pull this from out of your ass.

    (Edit: Seriously, are we going to have another debate about whether savings constitute cuts? Because I feel we’re going right there again.)

  43. 43
    NR says:

    @Some Loser: Actually, I wanted to save as many lives as possible by enacting single-payer. It’s you guys who guaranteed that people will die by passing this conservative Republican plan instead.

  44. 44
    NR says:

    @Some Loser: Here’s a link for you.

    Essentially what we had offered Speaker Boehner was over a trillion dollars in cuts to discretionary spending, both domestic and defense. We then offered an additional $650 billion in cuts to entitlement programs — Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security.

    Those are Obama’s own words, right there. I don’t know how it can possibly get any plainer than that.

  45. 45
    Some Loser says:

    @NR:

    As the President goes on, he mentions this:

    We believed that it was possible to shape those in a way that preserved the integrity of the system, made them available for the next generation, and did not affect current beneficiaries in an adverse way.
    […]
    And we were calling for modifications to entitlement programs, would have saved just as much over the 10-year window.

    These cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and the like are actually savings. So your anger at Barack Obama is that he was proposing savings to entitlement programs. I thought every liked government efficiency.

  46. 46
    amk says:

    @Some Loser: You’re arguing with a dishonest rw kkklown posing as a firebagger.

  47. 47
    Some Loser says:

    @NR:

    Actually, I wanted to save as many lives as possible by enacting single-payer. It’s you guys who guaranteed that people will die by passing this conservative Republican plan instead.

    I’m pretty sure none of the Balloon-Juice readership are congressmen/women, so I not sure how you’ve come to the conclusion that we’re at fault here. Hell, you’re blaming President Barack Obama for this, and I’m not sure how he’s at fault for Congress not passing his original plan. The Democratic Party’s senatorial leadership was not able to get the bill through. As it turns out, not everyone in the party actually wanted Universal Healthcare. You could blame some of your Congressmen/women for not voting or guaranteeing a vote for the bill, but you don’t. So in old American fashion, the Democratic Party leadership COMPROMISED. I know this is a dirty word to you firebaggers, but this is a required part of governing in a democracy. The leadership decided some improvement is better than none. I know you hate, but goddamn it, I wish you would shut up about it. You’re the worse activist ever. You whine and complain if things don’t instantly go your way. There is no room for gradual change. Fuck, give it a decade. America may give Universal Healthcare a chance then.

  48. 48
    Some Loser says:

    @amk:

    Trolls are fun to argue with sometimes. I just want to reflexively pull out any and all arguments to convince them of the brilliance of my position.

  49. 49
    magurakurin says:

    @amk: Is NR the troll who said that Obama should have “jewed the Republicans down” in the negotiations over the budget? I just can’t keep them straight.

  50. 50
    Ian says:

    @Warren Terra:

    I had thought this was the one issue on which he’d not dare to flip again

    Sadly no, there is nothing he will not change if it might benefit him.

  51. 51
    Ian says:

    @NR:

    It’s you guys who guaranteed that people will die by passing this conservative Republican plan instead

    Yay! BJ has legislative powers!

    edit- #47 beat me to it

  52. 52
    Micheline says:

    @lamh35: It seems like they oversampled Repubs

  53. 53
    Marc says:

    NR isn’t even pretending to hide any more. Attacking Obama for cutting payments to corporations isn’t the sort of thing that an honest liberal would do – because, of course, the “single payer” that NR claims to want would involve even larger cuts of exactly the same sort.

    But his act is what you’d expect from a Republican pretending to be a liberal, or a liberal so deranged with hatred of Obama that they’re making common cause with Republicans.

  54. 54
    Baud says:

    @Marc:

    attacking Obama for cutting payments to corporations isn’t the sort of thing that an honest liberal would do

    I noticed that also. And isn’t it interesting that a so-called staunch advocate of single payer doesn’t seem to care that Romney would end the single payer aspects of Medicare?

  55. 55
    NR says:

    @Some Loser: Right, I forgot. In Obot speak, cuts are actually “savings.”

    Well, you can save a lot of money by taking away Grandma and Grandpa’s medical care, so I suppose it’s technically true.

  56. 56
    NR says:

    @Marc: Except that Obama isn’t talking about “cutting payments to corporations,” he’s talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits. It’s right there in his own words. You can pretend otherwise all you want, but it doesn’t change facts.

  57. 57
    NR says:

    @Some Loser: Compromise would have been passing a public option or a Medicare buy-in as a step down from single-payer.

    What the Democrats did wasn’t compromise, it was enacting a conservative Republican plan and calling it progressive reform. And you good little Obots ate it right up.

  58. 58
    LanceThruster says:

    @dww44:

    Wafflebot: I hate pancakes.

    Wafflebot: Pancakes are fvcking gay.

    Wafflebot: They serve Pancakes in Hell!

  59. 59
    mrmike says:

    @NR: Except that Obama isn’t talking about “cutting payments to corporations,” he’s talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare benefits. It’s right there in his own words. You can pretend otherwise all you want, but it doesn’t change facts.

    Except for, you know, the actual words. But it’s there. Somewhere. In the words. Just not in the actual words.

  60. 60
    mclaren says:

    I don’t believe the polls. Romney/Ryan are so personally and politically loathsome, I still think Obama is going to wipe them out come November. It won’t even be close.

    Just speaking for myself.

  61. 61
    NR says:

    @mrmike:

    Except for, you know, the actual words. But it’s there. Somewhere. In the words. Just not in the actual words.

    I posted his actual words up above. Here they are again, since you apparently missed them:

    Essentially what we had offered Speaker Boehner was over a trillion dollars in cuts to discretionary spending, both domestic and defense. We then offered an additional $650 billion in cuts to entitlement programs—Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security.

    $650 billion in cuts, no matter how much you want to pretend otherwise.

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