Washington,DC/ Political Advertising News - For the second time in two short weeks an embattled President Obama was called out during his 'infomercial' plugging Universal Health Care.
This time, however, it wasn't an incensed Republican who called out the President when he lied about illegal aliens being covered. This time it was a shocking difference when the President, looking earnestly into the TV cameras said solemnly, "It's time for the American people to put aside their infatuation with racists, nazi's and other rednecks and buy into my Health Care Program!"
Suddenly, an emboldened voice shouted out, "Mr. President, you're no Billy Mays and you can't sell S*****t!"
All eyes swiveled to the section where the Blue Dog Democrats huddled together, but no one batted an eye. In fact, in a direct about face from last week, a few legislators began to rise and applaud, until finally 75% of the Congress was standing, applauding and chanting "Can't Sell S**t, Can't Sell S**t".
Having lost control of his audience, Obama scurried off the stage claiming a national emergency after Rahm Emanuel whispered into his ear.
While no one is claiming credit for the shocking interruption, news anchors hastily put together clips of recently deceased TV Pitchman Billy Mays who became a marketing icon for his great sales presentations.
In a searching analysis, one anchor said Mays and Obama started out the same way in their sales career....going door to door selling their S**t.(sic)
The difference it was pointed out, was that Mays believed in his products and was famously successful and universally liked for his down to earth manner and sincerity. Fans say he never lost a customer because they always got their monies worth.
Obama, on the other hand, is always out selling...mainly himself. Recent supporters who bought into what he was selling, are just now noticing the fine print on the product disclaimer...'Don't Blame me, it was the other guy who got us into this mess!"
Distraught customers are said to be furious. John W. Grady, a former Obama supporter said this, " with bad soap, you can get it recalled. With a Political dope, there's no chance to get HIM recalled. We're stuck with a product that plainly doesn't work, can't live up to its promises, and is actually doing more harm than good!"
Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi disagreed. In a joint statement both said, "while every product can't be perfect for everyone, this one works for me! And since we're currently in charge, it'll have to do for everyone else too."