Return Of The PUMAs


Republicans debuted a new ad Thursday in which a frustrated former Obama supporter expresses her disappointment with the president. The only problem: The woman in the video is actually an RNC staffer.

Woopsies! What makes this ad extra sparkly is that the so-called “disgruntled Obama supporter” is a woman and Hispanic. More demographic bang for the buck!

This part really made me laugh:

The RNC says its ad, which first appeared on television Thursday is not dishonest.

“It’s a lighthearted ad to show how millions of Americans feel about President Obama — he’s not the person we thought he was and it’s time to break up with him,” an RNC official told TPM. “But let’s be clear, it is an ad.”

Really, Republicans? Millions of Americans feel this way? And yet you couldn’t find one to speak on the record and make a TV ad for you? Why is that? Could it be because, like unicorns and leprechauns, they don’t exist? And certainly not in the color and gender that you want them to?

I’m not saying there aren’t former supporters out there who aren’t unhappy — I certainly didn’t get everything that I wanted from this Administration. I’m not thrilled with 100% of everything Obama has done — drone attacks and renewing the Bush tax cuts for rich people being two examples. But I’m not an idiot. I’m not stupid enough to think I’ll get those things by switching to the other side.

People who are disappointed in Obama feel that way not because he turned out to be a “socialist” but because he wasn’t socialist enough. Idiots. I’ll certainly be 1,000% happier with President Obama in the White House over the next four years than that tool Mitt Romney and his “corporations are people, my friend” approach.

No, this is just the PUMA campaign recycled. You remember the PUMAs — those supposed Hillary Clinton supporters who campaigned for John McCain when Obama got the nomination? Because they were supposedly so pissed off at the Obama campaign’s misogynist attacks? So they campaigned for McCain, whose policies were the antithesis of Hillary Clinton’s? Yeah, we were supposed to buy that wide load of bullshit, but we all knew them to be a McCain front group funded by some secretive right-wing bazillionaire.

Republicans don’t have any original ideas. The “disgruntled Obama supporter” is just PUMA v.2012. Because Republicans think Americans are stupid. But we know better.


Filed under 2012 presidential election, Republican Party

7 responses to “Return Of The PUMAs

  1. Did you also know this:

    Another fake Romney ad. These people just have NO shame……

  2. Joe

    I’ve been having some fun with this pointing out that the character derides the president because she’s seen him with Hollywood types, George Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker. What strikes me as funny is that they’re both grew up in Cincinnati during some of their life. While neither was born here (she was from a small town up near Athens, OH; George comes froms Maysville, KY, a little bit upstream). But they both identify strongly with the city and have maintained their midwestern roots here. Clooney’s dad is a one-time newscaster and, of course, his two aunts began their singing and acting careers right here in Cincinnati too. And Ohio’s an important state, so we’re not surprised the President’s hanging out with two popular natives of the state! [On a serious note, really you couldn’t ask for a more decent guy than George Clooney].

    • Right and the party who put Clint Eastwood on stage to talk to an empty chair for 10 minutes now trotting out the old “Hollywood elite” thing is just pathetic. If the GOP had any Hollywood supporters who weren’t clowns and were willing to come out in public to support them, they’d do it in a heartbeat.

  3. ThresherK

    I was going to say “So she’s an actress.” until I read the bit about her being an RNC staffer.

    Another GOPPosterChildFail.

    At least Joe The Plumber had the honesty to not call himself “ex-Kerry voter” or “Hillary supporter”.

    • Alan

      The following just goes to show that if you don’t treat everyone with respect you may lose a vote:

      • ThresherK

        It’s not just one vote that concerns me, as ya can’t please everyone. But that veteran was more polite than I probably could have been if everyone was passing judgment on it and my legal rights/dignity. (As a straight white suburanite I enjoy the things that the vet in the video wants, so I have no dog in this particular fight.)

        In a broader sense, I’m curious if the right wing thinks that there were no gay veterans when it was illegal or unspoken of. Do they really thing that in this environment, pressing the flesh, that the combination of “gay” and “Vietnam veteran” wasn’t going to be manifested in an American right in front of candidate Romney?

        PS Not that I sit down and watch ABC all day, but I’d never heard of this video. Good get!

  4. democommie

    “Because Republicans think Americans are stupid. But we know better.”

    Well, you can sorta excuse ‘;em on that one. After all, look who they spend all of their time with–each other.

    Next thing you’ll see is a GOPLite ad by the same agency that does the ads Brauerei Coors, AG and it will be using the “Soul Train” soundtrack as well.