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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:29 PM

Mitt Romney Ad Taken Down Over Copyright Claim

Last edited Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:05 PM - Edit history (1)

Source: Huff Post

One day after President Barack Obama's campaign put out a brutal ad making fun of Mitt Romney's singing abilities, the Romney campaign responded in kind with a web video mocking Obama for singing Al Green's "Let's Stay Together."

However, on Monday afternoon, that video was no longer available. Viewers who tried to watch it were greeted with a fuzzy screen and the message:

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by BMG_Rights_Management.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/mitt-romney-ad_n_1677874.html





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maddezmom Jul 2012 OP
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graywarrior Jul 2012 #1
maddezmom Jul 2012 #2
graywarrior Jul 2012 #5
valerief Jul 2012 #16
PSPS Jul 2012 #25
WinstonSmith4740 Jul 2012 #30
beyurslf Jul 2012 #34
freshwest Jul 2012 #39
beyurslf Jul 2012 #45
freshwest Jul 2012 #46
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graywarrior Jul 2012 #36
LibGranny Jul 2012 #42
Digital Puppy Jul 2012 #38
ailsagirl Jul 2012 #48
Enrique Jul 2012 #3
BeyondGeography Jul 2012 #4
demwing Jul 2012 #6
maddezmom Jul 2012 #7
JBoy Jul 2012 #8
maddezmom Jul 2012 #11
SDjack Jul 2012 #9
maddezmom Jul 2012 #10
BattyDem Jul 2012 #12
Paka Jul 2012 #22
emmadoggy Jul 2012 #40
nolabear Jul 2012 #13
BattyDem Jul 2012 #14
Rosa Luxemburg Jul 2012 #26
Adenoid_Hynkel Jul 2012 #15
47of74 Jul 2012 #35
Scurrilous Jul 2012 #17
nobodyspecial Jul 2012 #18
flamingdem Jul 2012 #19
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jul 2012 #20
DeSwiss Jul 2012 #21
elzenmahn Jul 2012 #47
Tx4obama Jul 2012 #23
calimary Jul 2012 #24
1monster Jul 2012 #44
Canuckistanian Jul 2012 #27
Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #29
WinstonSmith4740 Jul 2012 #33
Kalidurga Jul 2012 #28
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2012 #31
JoePhilly Jul 2012 #32
D23MIURG23 Jul 2012 #37
Lugnut Jul 2012 #41
tclambert Jul 2012 #43

Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:33 PM

1. !

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:34 PM

2. it's sad when you can't even do a copycat

due to copyrights!!! maybe Team Mitt should take lessons from the DU lounge.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:36 PM

5. What amazes me is that it's still such a tight race. WTF?

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:00 PM

16. People are footshooters. That's why there are so many guns in America. nt

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:02 PM

25. It isn't a tight race.

The media wants you to think it's tight so you tune in and hear/watch their ads. It also helps them sell ad time to the political parties. They stand to make hundreds of millions of dollars if they can convince everyone it's a tight race.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:44 PM

30. I think you hit it on the head!

I've been wondering the same thing. Look at not only the sheer number of people showing up, but the looks on the faces of the people in the crowds. Romney's crowds are much smaller, and they tend to look bored as hell. We've all seen the pictures here of the Obama events. No tight shots needed. And the folks are ecstatic. He absolutely connects with the 99%. And yet we keep hearing this race is a dead heat. I think you're absolutely right about the media. All they want to do is pump up their advertising revenues.

In a way, that might work to our advantage, because you know the right wing will go out on election day, hold their noses, and vote for Mittens. If dems think this thing is wrapped up, too many might stay home. Between that and the voter purges going on, it might just make it close enough for Rove's special voting machines to flip to election.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:07 PM

34. Exactly. Check out electoral-vote.com

which is a site with polls by state (how the election is won). MSM keeps saying it comes down to FL or OH. Not true!!! The site shows all the ways Obama wins without either of those states. Romney may need both to win, but Obama does not.

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Response to beyurslf (Reply #34)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:36 AM

39. Gosh, I hope you're right. With Obama working so hard on the campaign trail, it reminds me of Gore.

And there have been some pushbacks against GOP voter suppression, but they've gone all out in the last year. I worry, really I do.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #39)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:54 PM

45. Currently on electoral-vote.com, Obama wins OH and loses FL

but he wins the presidency. Ifhe lost OH, according to it, he would have 279 votes, so he still wins. OH and FL can suck it....they are no longer the winner take all states.

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Response to beyurslf (Reply #45)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:02 PM

46. I need to retrack and see the link again. I saw it a while back, but since then PA disenfranchised a

Million Democratic voters there. And it was in the Obama map in 2008. I don't know if it should be counted on now. Gone back to check.

OR should not be in play but the GOP has made inroads funding right wing religion on the west coast. The spread of 58 is to be expected. Thanks for the news.

EDIT:

Obama 297
Romney 241


Not happy about this:


Senate
Dem 49
Ties 3
GOP 48


New polls: CO FL OH VA

GOP pickups: FL IN IA NC

Dem pickups: (None)


http://electoral-vote.com/

Thanks again.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:29 PM

36. !

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Response to PSPS (Reply #25)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:11 AM

42. and even though the Repugs continually say we have a "liberal" media - think about who owns

most of the big channels - REPUGS! They do have their own agenda!

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:31 AM

38. Agreed ... I just don't get it

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Response to graywarrior (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 04:14 AM

48. Just don't trust the damn polls-- it's made life easier for me

I can see with my own eyes how popular Obama is-- just look at photos/videos of any his rallies

As for Nitt... well, there's always a handful of people around (hee hee)

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:34 PM

3. Mitt Romney is a pirate

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:35 PM

4. It's hard to be President when you're not good at politics

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:37 PM

6. OH, the SMACK DOWN!

Apparently BMG thinks Romney is a Bain in the ass...

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Response to demwing (Reply #6)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:38 PM

7. LOL

and they aren't the only ones.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:41 PM

8. I think he can still run the ad in the Cayman Islands

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Response to JBoy (Reply #8)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:46 PM

11. or the Bahamas

maybe even Switzerland.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:42 PM

9. He should apologize! n/t

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Response to SDjack (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:45 PM

10. I DEMAND it.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:53 PM

12. Do they honestly believe that ad was making fun of Romney's singing abilities??

They really don't have a freakin' clue, do they?


On edit: The man's been running for president forever. How can his campaign be this bad??? They're not prepared to answer any questions about his taxes or his time at Bain, their candidate acts like an android when in the company of regular people, and now they're resorting to copycat ads that completely miss the point of the ad it's supposed to be copying!

HOW IS THE RACE SO CLOSE?!?!?


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Response to BattyDem (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:52 PM

22. That's the question that I keep asking too?

"HOW IS THE RACE SO CLOSE?!?!?"

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Response to BattyDem (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 12:38 AM

40. "Do they honestly believe that ad was making fun of Romney's singing abilities??"

That jumped out at me too. No freaking clue is understating it. Or just maybe, deliberately misrepresenting it to avoid mentioning the real meat of the ad. Hmmmmm.....

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:54 PM

13. "I'm Mitt Romney and I pirated this ad."

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 06:58 PM

14. LMAO!

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Response to nolabear (Reply #13)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:04 PM

26. Not only Mr. Bain but a pirate!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:00 PM

15. Don't mess with the Rev. Al or his music

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Response to Adenoid_Hynkel (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:07 PM

35. +1

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:05 PM

17. ROFL

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:14 PM

18. I'm sorry it got pulled.

Look how many people watch and vote for American Idol. I'll take Obama's sexy crooning over Romney's butchering of God Bless America any day. I thought it was a mistake for them to showcase Obama's singing since it's so smooth and mesmerizing.

And Romney's people can't get that ad pulled since that song is in the public domain. Haha.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:34 PM

19. I call that a Business Error by mr. biznessman Romney

FAIL!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:39 PM

20. Nah! I think they are using "copyright" has an excuse. They took it down because it was a lousy,

ineffective ad!!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:40 PM

21. Alternately......

...Katharine Lee Bates and Samuel A. Ward have risen from their respective graves in order to demand that Mittens stop butchering their song, America the Beautiful.

They said that he must cease and desist attempts at singing, or they'll haunt the Republican Convention!

- It wasn't until later that they realized that this was an empty threat.......

K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #21)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:03 AM

47. Times like this....

...are when we need Simon Cowell to shoot off his trap about bad singing. Mitt-man deserves it.

What's more, isn't (or wasn't) Cowell an executive with BMG? HMMMMMM....

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:52 PM

23. Here's a link to the FUZZY one that was taken down

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 07:53 PM

24. Evoking "The Simpsons": "HA-HA!"

I was just talking to my husband about this - we were trying to remember the last time a Democrat pilfered someone's song without their permission and was forced to cease and desist. We couldn't. However, we could each think back to fucking reagan to multiple republi-CONS who've helped themselves to bands' or songwriters' work without asking.

I tell ya - it's The World's Biggest Entitlement Program at work and on display! "You want it? Shit! Just take it! You can always give it back later. But it rightfully should be YOURS for the taking anyway, shouldn't it? 'Cause it's okay if you're a republi-CON. The rules don't apply to you. Oh well, better to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission."

Just off the bat, Springsteen smacked the reagan campaign upside the head for stealing "Born in the USA" without his permission.

John Cougar Mellencamp's "Pink Houses" was ripped off by the mcsame campaign AND by reagan, Tom Petty's "American Girl" was ripped off by the michele bachmann campaign, Heart was ripped off by mcsame/palin for using "Barracuda" as her theme song at the 2008 convention. AND MORE...

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/stop-the-music-artists-demand-gopers-quit-playing-their-hits.php

Greed, selfishness, theft, and an overinflated sense of entitlement. That sums up the prevailing attitude of the GOP.

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Response to calimary (Reply #24)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 02:14 PM

44. You forgot Bush I stealing Bobby McFerrin's DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY...

Much to Mr. McFerrin's dismay.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:06 PM

27. Jesus! For "pro-business" types, conservatives really don't respect intellectual property

This happens time and time and time again. Violating copyright laws. Using content without permission. STEALING the work of others in the marketplace.

Then they vote in the most draconian laws punishing 16 year olds for downloading MP3s.

Unreal.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:16 PM

29. Maybe Mittens has been in bed with China for too long....

they have no respect for copyright laws either.

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Response to Canuckistanian (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:57 PM

33. "...conservatives really don't respect intellectual property"

The operative word here is "intellectual". You have to be it to respect it, or understand it. These are people that have been denigrating intellectuals, or for that matter, anyone with 2 brain cells to rub together, since Agnew. They worship "stupid", because stupid is easier to control than smart. Why do you think they started attacking public education when Reagan got into office?

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:14 PM

28. I want to hear Obama sing the whole song

couple of notes sounded very promising.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:50 PM

31. You have to remember, this is the crowd raised on Lawrence Welk.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 08:51 PM

32. My keyboard is now covered with GOO!!!!

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Mon Jul 16, 2012, 09:32 PM

37. Shittens isn't very good at this, is he?

I guess running for president is a lot harder than screwing people for their pensions and sending their jobs to China.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 01:40 AM

41. WTF?

Who is running the Rmoney campaign? Nitwits.

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Response to maddezmom (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:42 AM

43. If Romney can't run a competent campaign, how's he gonna run the country?

Yeah, well, we ran that experiment from 2001 to 2008. The results were unpleasant.

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