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2012 Campaign Ad



May 13, 2011 – Comments (6)

Incumbents that voted for the bank bailout in 2008 will be eliminated in the 2012 election with this amazing campaign ad.  Here's how it goes:

A gang of hooded thieves enter a bank and force the customers to the floor.  They then begin taking their cash and jewelry.  

A normal enough looking woman cries "But my husband hasn't worked in over a year" 

Another woman pleads that the money isn't for her, but for her children.

The money is then handed over to the teller (who looks a lot like Tim Gheitner) who happily accepts it.

Then the ad ends with "Representative / Senator ("fill in blank") voted for billions of dollars to bail out the banks, paid for by you!"

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 13, 2011 at 1:13 PM, djemonk (< 20) wrote:

Will the ad also tell the rest of the story, or just score cheap points with half-truths? 

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#2) On May 13, 2011 at 1:56 PM, FreeMarkets (40.55) wrote:

@ djemonk - The ad will have a disclaimer at the bottom.  It will say "Please be aware that had we not stolen money from the average American, the big banks would have stopped lending (which they have), but the gov't (that's YOU, the average American) came in and is guaranteeing nearly 100% of all home mortgages.  If you think stealing from the little guys and giving to the rich is a bad plan, we can assure you there would have been a catastrophic failure of the economy had we not done that.  But since we did save the economy, the corporations that ran themselves so poorly are still in business.  Welcome to Socialism Amercian Style!"

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#3) On May 13, 2011 at 1:58 PM, djemonk (< 20) wrote:

haha.  Fair enough.

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#4) On May 13, 2011 at 3:00 PM, rfaramir (28.71) wrote:

Even those representatives who are reputedly on "my side" (whichever side that is) but voted for any of the bailouts still deserve to be booted out, as they are obviously too economically stupid to deserve the privilege of 'representing' me anymore.

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#5) On May 13, 2011 at 3:46 PM, leohaas (30.15) wrote:

Never mind that those much-hated bailouts, combined with the stimulus and the quantitative easing prevented a 2nd Great Depression!

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#6) On May 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM, FleaBagger (27.44) wrote:

But keeping social security and Medicare untouched is so important to 51 (or 70)% of the people that however they feel about bailouts (which they think are probably too complicated for them to understand anyway), they will just reelect Sen. Ossifer and Rep. Fossil. Yay pyramid scams!

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