Mitt Romney is an even bigger villain now for promising to fire Big Bird if he is hired as president in November. But the GOP presidential nominee’s comments during Wednesday’s debate have inadvertently turned the “victim” into a huge celebrity. Big Bird even stayed up way past his bedtime to visit the funny folks over at “Saturday Night Live” for an exclusive interview with Seth Meyers. (Click on the attached video above for more).
Since Mittens made the ballsy promise to moderatorto fire him, Big Bird and the rest of the gang over at PBS if he became president (Lehrer has worked on PBS since 1970), the seven-foot-plus feathered yellow giant has been all over television and social media, especially on Twitter and Facebook.
The memes scrolling down my news feed on Facebook are hilarious, showing Big Bird and the rest of his alphabet co-workers as the 47 percent and the unemployed, homeless, hungry Muppets digging in the garbage along with Oscar the Grouch.
The captions have run the gamut and the quotes clever and catchy. One of my best is “Romney shuts down Sesame St. while propping up Wall St.”
Photos used for memes also run the gamut: Occupy protesters being pepper-sprayed, now show the yellow bird, Ms. Piggy and her boo Kermit the Frog, Grover, Oscar and the rest of the gang getting doused by pepper spraying cops.
Bert and live-in best friend Ernie are depicted holding the letters “BS” with this caption, “Mitt Romney’s debate ‘facts’ brought to you by the letters B and S.”
Then there is one photo with Big Bird outside a plane window, with the caption, “Mitt, Mitt, open the window,” an obvious jab at Romney’s “why can’t windows on a plane open” query made fun of late last month. (Read more on that here: http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-new
"The Unapologetic Liberals on Facebook" posted resident garbage-can dweller Oscar in his “home” lamenting, “If Mitt gets elected, you’ll be all eating from a garbage can too.” While the ravaging Ms. Piggy is lounging in bed, with Kermit sitting all dapper in a chair close by, with the words, “Hey Mr. Romney, go to hell.”
There is one where a pic of Romney shows him with a splatter of white matter all over his head and face, with the caption, “Big Bird has spoken.” I know you get the implication here right, or do I have to draw you a road map? Bird droppings—is it clearer now?
I told you Mittens has turned everyone into a comic and his aggressive debating just may have backfired in Obama’s favor, for liberals are having a field day with Big Bird and he is kind of enjoying the limelight too, judging by his “SNL” interview.
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