Much like little children invite their dolls and imaginary friends to tea, Republicans seem to have an obsession with playing make-believe with President Obama. Everyone is already familiar with the tragic and bizarre conversation Clint Eastwood had with an imaginary Obama at the RNC last week; now they’ve released an ad called, “The Breakup,” in which a disillusioned ‘Obama supporter’ explains to a cardboard cutout of the president why she doesn’t like him anymore.
You can watch the video here:
She probably should have taken the cutout to a crowded restaurant, so it wouldn’t make a scene. Maybe she had a new recipe she wanted to try out with her Easy Bake Oven.
As always, the GOP’s break from reality wasn’t contained to debating inanimate objects. To begin with, the second-most-stiff onscreen presence in the commercial is that of Republican National Committee Director of Hispanic Outreach Bettina Inclan. Far from being a disillusioned Obama voter, she’s the person in charge of convincing Hispanic voters to side with the people who’ve been waving pitchforks at them for the last three years. Maybe it was the inevitable failure of such an unenviable task that caused her to descend into this odd fantasy world.
It almost beggars belief that Republicans would have the nerve to call out Obama on vacations days. He’s taken 61 days, or roughly one-third as many as George W. Bush (180), and only about half as many as Ronald Reagan (112), the first inanimate object to hold the office of president. Of course, you can’t spell American conservative without ‘A-M-N-E-S-I-A.’ So let’s go to video tape! Obama golfs too much in times of crisis? Hmmm…how troubling:
And one week–one week–after they put the star of ‘Every Which Way But Coherent‘ on national television to hector a piece of furniture, they’re going to try to play the ‘Hollywood Elite’ card. I mean, if they weren’t actively trying to destroy the country, these people would be adorable!
Ah, what the hell, let them play with their imaginary friends awhile longer; we’ll put them to bed in November.