Main | Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Parody Fail

The Republican National Committee has issued their "parody" of what they think an Obama-in-Berlin ad might look like.

Ken Wheaton at AdAge responds:
Perhaps the Republican National Committee needs to lay off the prescription drugs. It certainly should consider laying off web videos. Consider this monstrosity, which "provides a parody of what an Obama TV ad in Berlin, Germany might look like, with video commentary from Obama's international fan base." Among other things, the ad:

* Insinuates that Obama is a commie
* Insinuates that Germany has anointed Obama "king of the world"
* Shows that no one at the RNC knows what the word "parody" means.

Sure, it annoys me that Germans have the gall to lecture America about anything. Hey, you're the people who fell for Hitler. You're the people who plunged the entire world into war twice. (Maybe you liked Obama so much because he completely forgot to mention that.) You're the ones who got to build a nice little socialist democracy while we footed the military bill to protect your western half from your eastern half. So don't go acting morally superior and telling me who to vote for. Send over your beer and sausage, but keep your opinions to yourselves.

All of that said, this is still one of the worst "ads" I've ever seen.

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