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Controversial new Santorum ad: “Welcome to Obamaville”
Hot Air ^ | 3/23/12 | Allahpundit

Posted on 03/23/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT by Nachum

Watch the spot first and try to guess which part has been flagged as controversial before you click here to check your answer. I knew he’d get rapped for it the moment I saw the ad this morning, and if a dummy like me saw it coming, it’s hard to see how his ad team didn’t. Or maybe, having consumed online political media voraciously for the past six years (burp), my sense of what gets them to perk up is simply better honed than Team Sweater Vest’s? Either way, here’s their adamant denial that they were equating anyone with anyone else. No worries, guys: Our bipartisan debt bomb will get us before the Iranian bomb does.

Dave Weigel calls this “Umbrage Bait” designed to offend Team O and get them talking the (implied) charge. Maybe, but I’m not sure how that moves Santorum one inch closer to the goal line of beating Romney.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ad; controversial; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; obamaville; ricksantorum; santorum
I sorta like it.
1 posted on 03/23/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I like it.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 5:47:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum

Looks like a fine ad to me. Would have been nice if all the candidates and their superPAC’s had been on the air constantly with these sorts of spots attacking Hussein for the last 6 months.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 5:47:59 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Nachum

Obamaville - Pottersville ...all the same


4 posted on 03/23/2012 5:50:49 PM PDT by NordP (Common Sense ConservaTEAves - Love of Country, Less Govt, Stop Spending, No Govt Run Health Care!!!)
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To: Nachum
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5 posted on 03/23/2012 5:52:37 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Nachum

pretty good message....


6 posted on 03/23/2012 5:53:16 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Nachum

Allahpundit jumped the shark years ago.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 5:53:16 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum

Controversial = Very Very Effective Ad!


8 posted on 03/23/2012 5:54:30 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Nachum

Pretty good ad. If anyone thinks that these candidates aren’t going to be attacked for everthing they do, they must have lived in Obamaville too long.

Gonna be ugly for any Not Romney for here on out. GOP-e wants this race wrapped up.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 5:54:51 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Nachum; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; BillyBoy; LdSentinal; ...

This is a really good ad.


10 posted on 03/23/2012 5:55:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Longbow1969

Looks like a great ad to me.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 5:56:23 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Nachum

Tweeted


12 posted on 03/23/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum

Must be tailored for a younger crowd,bored me.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 6:02:15 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: cripplecreek

Kind of like the song “Wastin’ away in Obamaville...”


14 posted on 03/23/2012 6:02:15 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Looks good to me - depicts with chilling prescience the Serlingesque dystopianism awaiting us in Obama's second term.



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

15 posted on 03/23/2012 6:05:12 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Nachum

If the left is angry with the ad, it is because it is a harsh attack on the Obama-messiah and not on the other Republicans.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 6:06:47 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Nachum
As if telling the truth is controversial.

Great ad.

I remember when just calling a politician a liberal was the kiss of death - liberal politicians squealed like stuck pigs when it was used. So of course the GOP obliged them by no longer using the term.

Obama is a jihadi sympathizing anti American socialist. Since there's nothing to lose and everything to gain, why not just tell the truth & the bleating MSM be damned?

17 posted on 03/23/2012 6:15:35 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Nachum

If that is “controversial” they should see the ads I would be running in their location.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 6:18:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Nachum
I could not but think of this as I listened to the announcer.
19 posted on 03/23/2012 6:24:04 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Nachum
I could not help but think of this as I listened to the announcer.
20 posted on 03/23/2012 6:24:23 PM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Nachum

I was hoping it would showcase all of the Americans Obama has put out on the streets and in tent cities across the country-—that’s what “Obamaville” has always meant to me.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 6:27:06 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: rmlew

The left doesn’t like the truth.


22 posted on 03/23/2012 6:33:32 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Nachum

It’s gonna take some hard hitting ads like this to run Obama out of the peoples house. His side is already doing much worse, and if the GOP-E thinks some Vanilla campaigning will get them any further than it did in 2008, well it’s already too late.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 6:35:29 PM PDT by swamprebel (Where liberty dwells, there is my country.)
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To: Michael.SF.

Made me think of “Life After People”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahiaSm_kGNc&feature=player_embedded


24 posted on 03/23/2012 6:37:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
"During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act."

~ George Orwell

25 posted on 03/23/2012 6:42:59 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum

Imagery. Powerful. Subliminal. Back-White dichotomy. Obama portrayed in beginning as black raven, followed in rapid succession: by White people being marginalized, walked on, layed off, screwed over—and in the midst of it, told to shut up and powerlessly take it all in silence due to political correctness. There is a profound Black-White tension throughout this work. I think Cain’s guy Mark did this one. (The layoff notice in Latin was odd)...Brilliant, overall. I had been just thinking about one of these recently I dummied up in my head called : “Banana Republic”. Subliminal enough the drive bys could not easily charge you via the race card, but potent enough to get the coded message out to the screwed-over, and increasingly angry Majority in America that can be richly tapped into. Engineering a grassroots backlash. That is what 2012 should all be about...but the p*ssy Romney, like McCain, and the milquetoast RNC, will
NOT go there. And lose, accordingly.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 6:45:09 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (If Free Republic morphs into a supportive site for Romney, I'll conclude my 13 year participation.)
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To: Nachum

Great ad. Would have liked to have seen a pic of Rick at the end though.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 6:47:57 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Nachum

Like it.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 6:48:23 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - he's our only hope for change at this point)
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To: Nachum

A true liberal would scream “racist” as soon as they saw the black bird in the ad’s opening seconds.


29 posted on 03/23/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

If lib moonbats say something is “controversial” it is good.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: Nachum

I loved it, but I didn’t even see the Obama appearance until it was pointed out. Maybe that was intentional.


31 posted on 03/23/2012 7:14:22 PM PDT by matthew fuller (A patriotic American would be ASHAMED to have 5 non-veteran adult sons.)
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To: Cicero

Yeah-it’s always been a mystery to me why Michelle Malkin took him on.

I’m guessing it’s because he had some hot ,popular blog commentary following 9-11.

I wouldn’t even classify the guy as a conservative.


32 posted on 03/23/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Nachum

Ummm....did anyone else get a deja vu moment from Rosemary’s Baby movie ads? The baby in the cradle....


33 posted on 03/23/2012 7:33:46 PM PDT by Vladzred
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To: cripplecreek

Finally someone has the balls to go after this marxist!


34 posted on 03/23/2012 7:34:17 PM PDT by doc
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To: cripplecreek

Finally someone has the balls to go after this marxist!


35 posted on 03/23/2012 7:34:36 PM PDT by doc
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To: Nachum
Maybe, but I’m not sure how that moves Santorum one inch closer to the goal line of beating Romney.

Because, allahpundit you ignorant d--bag, the race is against Obama. you remember him right? Probably heard his name a few times, running for the 'rat nomination? Nah maybe you haven't.

Good Lord deliver us from these fricking internet zombies.

36 posted on 03/23/2012 7:39:04 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum

It’s about time someone can came up with a good ad!! Now lets see a lot more of them all the way to election day!!


37 posted on 03/23/2012 7:42:19 PM PDT by jacob allen
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To: Nachum
Favorite comment:

This sounds interesting…

…Brabender also explained that the ad is actually a trailer for an eight-part webisode series that will run on the Rick Santorum website in two weeks. “Each episode takes some part of Obama’s policies and shows how that would impact people two years down the road in 2014,” he said.

electric-rascal on March 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Liked the visual of the guy aiming the gas nozzle at his head.

38 posted on 03/24/2012 1:01:21 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (If their "Alternative" actually works, the Greenies will proceed to kill it.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

I give this ad a 6 or 7, and I’m a Santorum fan. I don’t like the rapid images, nor that it doesn’t personalize a single sympathetic figure throughout the ad. The nozzle to the head is over the top. A drooping head as the character hands over $100 for gas would be compelling instead of shocking.
This ad is almost there, but needs work. Bob


39 posted on 03/24/2012 6:54:31 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Nachum

I have no idea why it is “controversial”.


40 posted on 03/25/2012 3:37:23 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Nachum
Unfortunately, it's completely mild. We could very well be a whole lot worse off then portrayed in the ad, if the direction things are heading isn't changed. People in our Country do not have any idea how nightmarish things can actually get, and well may with a destroyer at the helm.
41 posted on 03/25/2012 7:31:17 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Nachum

Reminds me, in potential impact, of this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63h_v6uf0Ao&feature=fvst


42 posted on 03/25/2012 7:39:32 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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