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GOP praises Democratic rainbows-and-unicorns agenda

By Matt DeLong
The National Republican Senatorial Committee gets in on the April Fool's Day hijinks with a Web video that takes dripping sarcasm to a new level. In the spot, the NRSC heaps praise upon President Obama for reducing the unemployment rate to an impossibly low negative 39 percent while eliminating the deficit. The video crescendos as the announcer exalts Obama for solving global warming "by replacing cars with low-emission unicorns powered by the renewable energy of rainbows." After a full minute of Obama glorification, the tone of the video shifts sharply, lest the viewer is gullible enough to take it seriously. Watch for yourself:

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Boycott FAUX news. Nationwide boycott fox news day is....everyday. Fast forward through all the commercials of Fox programs and entirely boycott their inflamatory right wing propaganda news programs.

Posted by: liveride | April 2, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

While the GOP might not be wrong in what they said in this spoof commercial (yes, he can change and hope with Obama; too bad he didn't and won't!), they don't seem to be the answer either! Its too bad that they really have a possibility of taking back the government and messing it up their own way again! It all sounds the same to me: Big Government to make Big Business successful (GOP), or Big Government to make socialist programs successful (Democrats).
Flush them both down and join what you want to: Constitutional Party, Libertarian, or the one I chose Whig. Lets break up the monopoly those two (lawyer filled) parties and get back to real people running the government with real ideas instead of Patriarchal Families protecting their estates and their political allies! Real people might make more mistakes, but they won't be locked into closed door deals and lies like we have seen for too long.

Posted by: TMacPen | April 2, 2010 4:20 AM | Report abuse

"We crashed the economy and now we're going to make fun of our opponents for not sufficiently cleaning up our mess to our liking!"

Say what you will but it takes balls to be that oblivious to reality and positively proud of it.

Posted by: BigTunaTim | April 1, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

As a Republican I thank you for distributing our ad for free. We will send you some more and would appreciate your on-going support.

Posted by: cdierd1944 | April 1, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Why would I want to watch more of the same tired crapola the GOpper's have been spouting for 40 years? It's not particularly clever or witty. Maybe they could have made up something about Michelle's secret leather-clad dominatrix army entrapping innocent Young Eagles with their franchise nightclub is West Hollywood.

Posted by: j2hess | April 1, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

On the national scene, Republicans are irrelevant. I feel sorry for Texas and other places where they still matter. Idaho's Governor Otter, for example, says stuff like this, “If it is the proper role for government to mandate that citizens buy certain products, then I’m going to get potatoes in line for them just as quick as I can.”

The Republican Rising! peaked with the election of Brown (I don't know if the Ds can front any more candidates as awful as Coakley, Deeds and Corzine). Now they are just making fools of themselves.

Posted by: shrink2 | April 1, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

HA,Ha,Ha OMG and LOL those Republicans first they gave us George Bush and his recession economics and now this. I can't wait to see what they do next.

Posted by: rcheek | April 1, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

i'm sure that video would be hilarious if i was high on cocaine like it's creators. but i'm not.

Posted by: MarilynManson | April 1, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

If the GOP had dragged the creator of this ad out of that nightclub in West Hollywood, it may have come up with a better strategy to get its petty way instead of the bone-headed, "Hell, no."

Posted by: gwcox2 | April 1, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Still waiting for the adult supervision to begin. Geriatric Obstructionist Party.

Posted by: jckdoors | April 1, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Let the Liberal Shrieking Begin!

Posted by: FrancisMacomber | April 1, 2010 2:42 PM | Report abuse

Memo to the Republicans: How about getting off your terminally greedy, obstructionist butts and doing something to help this country rather than doing everything you can to sabotage it. UP WITH AMERICA! UP YOURS, REPUBLICANS!!!

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | April 1, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Agree w/AMviennaVA.

They not funny they're fools.

Posted by: rlj1 | April 1, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Now, if they only out have as much effort in actually coming up with a plan, any plan ...

Posted by: AMviennaVA | April 1, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Actually, a pretty mild attack on democrats, given what else we've been seeing. It's hardly more scathing then something one might see on Jon Stewart's Daily Show or Stephen Colbert's Report. If we could get back from the threats and violence, and back to sarcasm and issue ads, we'd be a lot better off.

That being said, it's pretty sad that I'm looking nostalgically back on the attack ads of the '90s and '00s as something to get back to.

Posted by: haldon12 | April 1, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

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