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Mar 29 2012

“Welcome to Obamaville”

Rick Santorum seems to be determined to match Herman Cain in creating apocalyptic visions of what a second term for president Obama would look like that are close to self-parodies.

The Daily Show had the appropriate take-down. Really, the jokes practically write themselves.

(This clip appeared on March 27, 2012. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report outside the US, please see this earlier post.)

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  1. 1
    'Tis Himself

    Santorumville will be indistinguishable from Iran except that instead of fundamentalist Islam the theocracy will be fundamentalist Protestant Christianity with Santorum complaining about the downtrodden Catholics.

  2. 2
    frankb

    If Obama was advocating bombing or invading Iran, Mit and Santorum would take the opposing view.

  3. 3
    Francisco Bacopa

    I have to say Santorum got his money’s worth whatever he payed for this. It’s got excellent direction and editing. Best part was the lips shushing the baby at :15. Why, presumably they kill babies in 2014. And it all makes so more sense than Cain’s ads.

    But seriously, I don’t think he’s going to win anyone over with this in spite of the quality of the production. He might get more money from donors though.

  4. 4
    mnb0

    Today I read in Surinamese newspaper De Ware Tijd that the pope calls for an end of American boycott of Cuba. I wonder if this has reached the American media and especially I am curious what Santorum thinks of this.

  5. 5
    'Tis Himself

    The continued boycott of Cuba is the raison d’etre for the Miami Cubans. These folks are a small but very noisy group who want to turn the clock back to 1958.

    Santorum is probably in favor of the boycott. He doesn’t want to piss off the Miami Cubans and the Havana Cubans won’t vote for him anyway.

  6. 6
    mnb0

    The first alinea is common knowledge – I’m not completely ignorant. I also assumed that Santorum used to be in favor of the boycott, so that’s nothing new either. I just am curious what his reaction is or will be on the statement of the pope – his pope.

  7. 7
    Scott

    I think it would be a worthwhile experiment to see if any of the predictions the Republican candidates have made come true if Obama gets re-elected. Unfortunately, there’s no control specimen. They’re all fond of hyperbole, but I think it would interesting to come back to them in a few years and see how their dire prognostications fared.

  8. 8
    karmakin

    The problem isn’t with Santorum, the problem is with the Pope. How much moral force did the Pope put behind that statement? Is it something that he said that all good Catholics have to put full force behind Right Now? Haha..no. That only comes for covering up child abuse and keeping down women.

    There’s a lot of winking and nodding that come with things that religious leaders say. Santorum and others like him get the message loud and clear.

  9. 9
    Martin, heading for geezerhood

    If (and hopefully, when) Obama gets reelected, I’m sure the GOP will do their very best to make Frothy’s and McCain’s dystopian visions a reality. Just so they can scream “We told you so!” (hell they’ve been working hard at it for the past three years…why change now?).

    Aside: Did I see that a baby, dressed in a baby-jams, in a bathtub? (I don’t want to watch the add again!) Maybe a subliminal anti-choice message?

  10. 10
    mnb0

    That makes sense.
    Still I’d like to know when Santorum says something about this subject in public.

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