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Rick Santorum Releases Notably Insane Campaign Ad: VIDEO

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Yesterday afternoon the Rick Santorum campaign dropped the weirdest, most terrifying ad of the American political season thus far. They did it via YouTube, where, as noted at MSNBC.com, the video is unlisted: Only those with a link can see it. Seems like a silly way to disseminate an ad. Maybe it'll hit our televisions after the opinion makers weigh in.

Take a look. Entitled Obamaville, it presents a horror-show vision of America in the dread year 2014. In Obamaville the streets are empty, and scary-looking crows are everywhere. Children's shoes are discarded in the dirt -- and where are the children? They're gone! Look at the abandoned playgrounds, the equipment therein manipulated by naught but the lonely wind. (Or is it something more sinister?) This is 28 Days Later, reimagined in the rustbelt. Lookit the little lonesome baby, squirming in what might be a bathtub. Lookit the psychotic smiling nurse wearing too much lipstick, saying "Shhhhhhh" -- is she euthanizing us? Is that horrible nurse lady euthanizing the American Dream? And see the man who appears to be blowing his brains out with a gasoline pump.

And see, in particular, the television sitting on the floor in some dilapidated Obamavillian house, relaying pictures of Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The narrator intones: "A rogue nation, and sworn American enemy, has become a nuclear threat." As the narrator says "sworn American enemy," Ahmadinejad's face is replaced for just an instant with Barack Obama's. They are one and the same, goes the implication; brother jihadis beneath the skin.

The ad's got no ideas, no arguments, no obvious references to the actual objective reality inhabited by actual citizens in the actual world. Whoever made it doesn't think the American people are smart enough to be swayed by such things. Rather, the ad's an appeal for the votes of idiots and paranoiacs -- which, you'd think, would be galling to the potential Santorumites at whom it's aimed.

It may sometimes be difficult to discern who the good guys are in American politics, but the really bad guys are never hard to locate. They're the ones who make ads like this. Watch AFTER THE JUMP ...

 

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  1. The only way the republicans can win any type of an election is with "scare" tactics. This bowel movement is no diffrent.

    Posted by: Macmantoo | Mar 24, 2012 10:57:37 AM


  2. I hope Dan Savage (or someone from Comedy Central) makes a spoof on this.

    Posted by: Oliver | Mar 24, 2012 11:00:28 AM


  3. This is comedy gold, waiting here with my popcorn 321.....

    Posted by: sylvatica | Mar 24, 2012 11:09:58 AM


  4. Oh brother what next?
    Why doesn't he pull out all the hobgoblins, he missed one of the best: "Imagine a town with a homosexual on every corner, homosexuals with rights, a town where drag queens drive the school buses and work the cafeterias..." blah blah blah.

    There'll be a parody alright: "Imagine a town with Maggie Gallagher's portrait on every corner, a town where the freedom to worship in one of the following three churches is mandatory, a town where anyone can say whatever the police want them to"...and so on.

    This is going to be one raucous year.

    Posted by: uffda | Mar 24, 2012 11:31:48 AM


  5. Is official, he lost his mind...

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 24, 2012 11:42:38 AM


  6. Frothy is unexplainable in his ignorance, paranoia, hatred and intolerance. He is making a laughingstock of himself and his self-righteous, pious take on things is stunning.

    Posted by: nick | Mar 24, 2012 11:59:46 AM


  7. well it makes sense, the only people who have anything other than contempt for Santorum are the scum of america - the bigoted, paranoiacs and idiots.

    they'll love this.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 24, 2012 12:11:12 PM


  8. Santorum's santorum has arrived.

    Posted by: stingo | Mar 24, 2012 12:22:24 PM


  9. I believe Rick Santorum is insane and has next to no chance of becoming President.

    However, this commercial is very good. The filmmaker has created a viscerally engaging ad, and to write it off as trash is a mistake.

    In a country where shows like "The Walking Dead", "American Horror Story", and a regular fare of horror/thriller movies are served up to the public, an ad like this could really resonate - visually and emotionally - with a certain kind of voter. Learn from it, don't laugh it off.

    Posted by: mike | Mar 24, 2012 12:43:32 PM


  10. This loser has nothing left to go on so he goes to the old stand by of all religious nuts..FEAR....I cant get them on the issues so Ill scare the hell out of them..

    Posted by: Mark | Mar 24, 2012 12:52:22 PM


  11. "The ad's got no ideas, no arguments, no obvious references to the actual objective reality inhabited by actual citizens in the actual world."

    True, but then none of the Republican candidates do either, especially Frothy.

    Posted by: Craig | Mar 24, 2012 12:53:59 PM


  12. learn from what, though?

    that stupid people who vote for stupid reasons will buy into an emotionally-fear-mongering ad that has nothing to do with certain, specific, and explicit sociological, economic, and political realities?

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Mar 24, 2012 12:56:37 PM


  13. From your description, it sounds like Santorum wrote it himself.

    Posted by: Hunter | Mar 24, 2012 1:07:13 PM


  14. It's the same ol' republican platform: Fear.

    It's what they know works best with their sheeple.

    Posted by: johnny | Mar 24, 2012 1:11:41 PM


  15. Oh please, please please, let Frothy be the Republican candidate........

    Think of the fun, the lunatics trying to take over the asylum........
    And , at last, the final showdown with the extremist right wing.
    Bring it on.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Mar 24, 2012 1:32:18 PM


  16. the stick/ fear only goes so far to vote against something/someone....a vision/ carrot is needed to motivate people to vote FOR something/someone

    & santorum might be crazy but the 100% for sure nutty one in that family is the wife. She reminds me of carrie's mom Margaret White "And God made Eve from the rib of Adam. And Eve was weak and loosed the raven on the world. And the raven was called sin. Say it, the raven was called sin."

    Margaret White: And Eve was weak, say it!
    Carrie: No!
    Margaret White: Eve was weak!
    Carrie: No!
    Margaret White: Eve was weak, say it woman!
    Carrie: No!
    Margaret White: Say it!
    Carrie: Eve was weak, Eve was weak.
    Margaret White: And the Lord visited Eve with the curse, and the curse was the curse of blood!

    Posted by: say what | Mar 24, 2012 1:34:46 PM


  17. JACFKNTWIST: The lunatics have taken over the nut house; it’s called the House of Representatives. Consider this nutty conspiracy theory. The Republicans are running this cast of misfits to draw attention away from their real goal. Take over the Senate and increasing their house control. They know they can’t get in the front door so they will come in from the back

    Posted by: RAYTOM | Mar 24, 2012 2:11:50 PM


  18. a glimpse of extreme catholicism/opus deiville

    Posted by: t | Mar 24, 2012 2:15:29 PM


  19. So bad, it's actually funny. Rick Santorum is the gift that keeps on giving (although not much longer...his campaigning days are numbered).

    Posted by: Tom | Mar 24, 2012 2:17:23 PM


  20. Fear tactics... Republican Coward.

    Posted by: Mark-Vincent | Mar 24, 2012 2:19:16 PM


  21. i can't wait to see the next Daily Show.

    Posted by: Charlie | Mar 24, 2012 2:45:56 PM


  22. SAY WHAT - thanks for the laugh! "And I liked it!"

    Posted by: TJ | Mar 24, 2012 2:50:31 PM


  23. It has all the hallmarks of having been directed by Leni Riefenstahl. #whoknewshewasstillworking
    #triumphoftheshill

    Posted by: Steve Scarborough | Mar 24, 2012 3:00:46 PM


  24. The idiots and paranoics are already voting for Santorum. Why would he need an ad directed at them?

    Posted by: james | Mar 24, 2012 3:30:07 PM


  25. A telling tale on what's going on inside Santorum's wicked little mind. Also, I DO like the pseudo-Rod Serling-ish narrator.

    Posted by: JAG | Mar 24, 2012 3:36:41 PM


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