Friday, January 07, 2005

BunBun to the rescue!

The creativity of some people is inspiration. This comes from a commenter BunBun vonWhiskers on Atrios' blog in response to the latter's post on the Social Security "Crisis".

Commercial:

Shot of a Republican
Subtitle: “1975”
R: “We hate Social Security! It’s Socialism in disguise! We need to get rid of it!”

Shot of same Republican, slightly older
Subtitle: “1985”
R: “We hate Social Security! It’ll be bankrupt in 2000! We can’t afford it! People should be made to fend for themselves!”

Shot of Republican, even older
Subtitle: “1995”
R: “We hate Social Security! Social Security is terrible compared to the stock market! Just look at some recent start ups like Enron!”

Shot of Republican, even older
Subtitle: “Present Day”
R: “We love Social Security, but Social Security is really sick, and we need to give it this special medicine to make it all better.” (Holds up bottle with skull and crossbones on the label, realizes the label is still visible and quickly covers it up with a smiley face sticker. Republican then smiles at the camera)

I don’t have a pithy saying to wrap it all up, but I like it.

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