SCENE: Two PARENTS, a MOM and DAD stand outside a closed door. Inside, a TODDLER can be heard screaming and throwing a tantrum. The parents look at each other.Call me any time, DCCC.
MOM: Should we say something?
DAD: I think we have to.
They enter the room. Inside, is a child's bedroom with toys reflective of Washington (e.g., a miniature Washington Monument. The toddler is revealed to be an older white man in a baby outfit featuring an elephhant -- a CONGRESSMAN.
MOM: Do you know why you're in here?
CONGRESSMAN (sullenly): No.
MOM: Yes you do. The government shut down, the debt ceiling, the constant obstruction ...
DAD: I know you oppose expanded health care access, but that's not appropriate behavior.
CONGRESSMAN [screaming]: But I hate it! I HATE IT I HATE IT I HATE IT!
[He throws the toy Washington Monument, which bounces off of MOM's chest. She closes her eyes in exasperation.]
MOM: You're in timeout until you learn how to behave yourself.
[The CONGRESSMAN resumes screaming, and both parents leave the room]
MOM: That hard.
DAD: I know, but if he's not punished, he won't learn.
Scene ends, splash screen comes up asking people to send Republicans in Washington a message
Sunday, November 03, 2013
If I were a Democratic strategist tasked with running ads right now (or really, right after the shutdown), this is the one I would have run: