Archives About Staff BagNews is dedicated to visual politics, media literacy and the analysis of news images.
May 22, 2012

America at the Crossroads: Team Rove Updates Harry and Louise

Crossroads Obama BBall Mark Up

Is this the killer meme of the Republican campaign?

This New York Times article is a good read in terms of outlining the Rove/Crossroads “good cop”-half of the Republican’s focused-group-finessed campaign strategy. So the GOP figures out that over-the-top attacks on Obama are just that? Maybe it’s news to the conservatives, but people like the “Hoopster-in-Chief”.

That’s not to say Karl hasn’t tapped into (John and) Jane Q. Public’s modern day terror: the domestic nightmare that the recession (and the health care crisis) for the middle class is never going to end, the kids never move on (or keep showing up again like the back entrances is a revolving door), and, holy gender gap! Louise is left to fend on her own with that lame daughter and ADD boy. (Maybe it was the growth hormone?)

(Crossroads ad: “Basketball.” Also: The Original “Harry and Louise” ad).

  • Susan

    Oh poor me.  My kids never grew up, and it’s all the President’s fault that I have to serve them sandwiches. 
    Yeah, I can relate.

  • Glenn

    I’m supposed to be convinced to vote against President Obama because he has been unable to fully implement the change of policy he intended due to an obstructionist opposition.

    And the solution is to vote for the guy who promises to re-implement the policies that I wanted undone?

    Sorry, doesn’t work for me.

  • coast dress coast dress

    Hunter  boots sale have earned great
    acclaim with the wonderful professional boots. 
    The most favored in hunter boots shop
    are hunter wellies. There is a tradition of hunter boots uk that produce hunter boots 
    for royal household, and have received quite a few royal awards. Hunter
    boots  online provide you with discount hunter  boots in various styles. All of our
    sale hunter
    boots stick to the  standards
    which can be concluded as fitted, comfy, durable and fashionable. If  you are looking for hunter boot, you can not
    miss hunter
    wellington boots in our  store.
    Fabulous cheap hunter
    boots with professional quality are for your selection in our hunter boots
    website. Start your  happy
    shopping now!

    http://www.hunterbootsshop.com

     
     

Refresh Archives

Random Notes