This from CNN:
Critics have long poked fun at House Speaker John Boehner's teary-eyed tendency. But now Democrats are comparing the speaker to a baby throwing an all-out temper tantrum.
During the commercial breaks of Sunday's game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots, viewers in Boehner's district will catch a 30-second ad with a close up of a wailing baby.
"Speaker John Boehner didn't get his way on shutting down health care reform," the ad's narrator says. "So, he's shut down the government and hurt the economy."
House Majority PAC, a group that backs Democratic candidates, released the ad on Friday.
"Speaker Boehner didn't get his way and so, like a child, he threw a Tea Party-inspired temper tantrum and shut down the federal government," Andy Stone, the group's communications director, said in a statement.
The new ad is one of many campaigns launched by groups on both sides of the aisle in recent days to fault Democrats or Republicans for the government shutdown.
Okay I understand the sentiment behind this, but here's the thing. I am somebody who feels very empathetic toward children, ESPECIALLY crying babies.
My first instinct is not to point and make fun of them for crying, my first instinct is to comfort them and make them feel better. And I KNOW that is probably how most females are going to respond to it as well.
Speaking just for myself I cannot stand to hear a baby cry and have nobody actively trying to make it all better, even if they are throwing a tantrum. So for me this is not going to be terribly effective.
I would MUCH prefer that he were portrayed as an arrogant asshole, you know much more true to life, than as an unhappy baby who is crying out in frustration and despair.
What do all of you think?
P.S. I thought this was appropriate to mention as well.