This Club For Growth Ad Ends With A Bird Pooping On The NY Times (VIDEO)

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A conservative political ad really can’t go wrong with some crude defacement of the New York Times.

The Club for Growth is out with a new ad in Arkansas that depicts Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) as a parrot for Barack Obama. There’s Obama, making promise after promise about the Affordable Care Act, and there’s a bird dutifully and mindlessly squawking away. It is not subtle.

Not content to settle only for the obvious metaphor, the ad makers then took it even further. A copy of the New York Times appears, showing the 2010 front page headline that followed Obama’s signing of the health care law. Then another squawk, followed by a dollop of the parrot’s white waste landing on the headline.

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  1. Grover Norquist’s pathetic little treehouse club has started flinging poo down on us.

    How typical. Remember, this is Grover Norquist, the pathetic little man-child who all by himself decided he didn’t want to be a grown-up (when he was 12) and has spent the rest of his life fighting to not be a grown-up and pay his taxes. His #1 issue is being a pathetic CHILD who doesn’t want to do what everyone else is doing.

  2. So is their beef with Pres Obama and Mark Pryor or the New York Times?

    By the way, the bird poop visual is gross. But then I don’t usually get conservative humor. I find it very frat-boyish.

  3. Are they TWELVE? A stupid ad from stupid people. C’mon Arkansas. You can throw the bastids out.

  4. We have a leaker folks, FINALLY we see exactly the ‘STUFF’ that occupies the empty space between the ears of a Republican. They have that ‘STUFF’ for brains.

  5. Wrong band of assholes. Grover’s band of assholes is Americans [whose net worth exceeds one hundred million dollars] for Tax Reform. This band of assholes is the Club for Growth [of the share of the national wealth owned by the top .01%].

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