Powerful new ad depicts Paul Ryan’s ‘fading Obama poster’ remarks from last night

During his speech last night Paul Ryan said something that many have heralded as the most powerful quote from his speech:

College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life.

So powerful that Crossroads Generations has already made an ad about it:


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120 thoughts on “Powerful new ad depicts Paul Ryan’s ‘fading Obama poster’ remarks from last night

  1. every politican have wat of trying to get the voters votes back on their side,yes the video is powerful but im not buying it,just remember if romey wins don’t fault nothing on obama like the hardcore did,c-mon Bush created this problem and you all know it i really believe if the president didn’t bailed out the country,america would have slipped into another great depression period,hey this comment is coming from that 47% boom in your face.

  2. Where’s the LOVE button? This is very effective. Overqualified graduates are dealing with unemployment and lack of jobs.. he will not get the youth votes like 2008.

  3. Interesting ad. Damn few “boys” rooms look that neat. Actually he should be taking down all those pictures of Rock and Roll stars and the beer adds. How about these items from Paul Ryan’s speech:

    Here is a list of five lies that Paul Ryan told when he gave his speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Every single news outlet should report on these lies.

    1. Lie: President Obama is the “greatest threat” to Medicare.

    Truth: Obama didn’t make any cuts to Medicare benefits; he made cuts to provider reimbursements, to improve cost efficiency and extend the fiscal security of Medicare by eight years. According to the Medicare actuary, “[Obama’s] Affordable Care Act makes important changes to the Medicare program and substantially improves its financial outlook.”1

    But Ryan actually does want to cut benefits. He proposed dismantling Medicare and replacing it with a voucher system, leaving millions of seniors to come up with more money to pay for care out of pocket.2,3

    2. Lie: President Obama didn’t save a General Motors plant in Wisconsin.

    Truth: First, Obama wasn’t even in office when the GM plant closed. Second, Obama never made a promise to save it.4

    3. Lie: President Obama ignored recommendations of a bipartisan debt commission.

    Truth: Paul Ryan actually sat on that commission. And he led Republicans in voting down the commission’s own recommendation. So the commission never gave a report to Obama, because Ryan himself voted to kill the report before it could.5

    4. Lie: President Obama is responsible for the downgrading of the U.S. Credit Rating

    Truth: House Republicans, including Paul Ryan, held the full faith and credit of the United States hostage to try to ransom it for trillions of dollars in cuts to social programs without increasing taxes on the wealthy one dime. Standard & Poors said specifically, “We have changed our assumption on [revenue] because the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues.” That’s why our nation’s credit rating was downgraded.6,7

    5. Lie: Ryan wants to protect the “weak.”

    Truth: Ryan’s biggest feat in his political career was proposing a budget with dramatic cuts to programs benefiting the poor. He’d cut Medicaid by one third, take away health care insurance from 30 million Americans, and cut Pell Grants for 1 million students. All so that he could give more tax breaks to the rich.8

    Then when you are through reading this, look up the Romney Etch a Sketch flip flops and lies told during the convention.

    1. Oh bless your heart – all of these bullet points from the DNC have been researched and found to be untrue. Why don’t you stop relying on the propaganda supplied to you by the Ministry of Truth (aka Obama/Biden 2012) and verify things for yourself. I did it – it’s fun and VERY informative. 🙂

  4. Actually, if you are a college graduate living with Mom & Dad and still have an Obama poster on your wall, then maybe you should have to live out your 20’s that way. This is what we in the adult world call “reaping what you sow,” or even “poetic justice.”

    Nonetheless, in the spirit of forgiveness, I offer some suggestions on replacements for fading Obama posters. Something with the same retro charm, but that doesn’t also scream “I am a socialist race-baiting douchebag” to all and sundry.


    1. Now there are some posters to NOT take down! My wife was like that before I wooed her with bon bons and my home cooking. Trouble is, gee wiz, she forgot to stop eating and now weighs in at two of her former self. Now, I’m just dreaming my life away.


  6. That’s a very well-done ad! Very polished, like that movie. And equally vacuous. Funny how conservatives have to rely on gimmickry and innuendo instead of actual facts to try to get their message of hate across. Very sad that there is so little of any substance to anything they have to say about anything that really matters.

    1. Really matters? Like my paying for Sandra Fluke’s diaphragm? Sure wish Republicans had going for them such, um, meaty issues.

  7. Sure are a lot of personal anecdotes from those that have know Romney for a long time and what a man of high moral character he is. Close and personal associations and friends. The odd thing is….nobody knows Barry or can attest to who he is. Where are his testimonials. Weird.

  8. But…but…Ryan lied! This ad showed a room on the first floor of the house, when we all know these college graduates are living in their parents basement. When will the Republicans ever stop lying. Wahhhhh…

    I’m Barack Obama, and I will approve this comment, just as soon as I see the reaction of the polls.

  9. Absolutely POWERFUL!! WOW!! See how Paul in one night just dropped kicked the Marxist!! This ad will touch so many college graduates and their parents. I like the poster fading…right with Paul and the man at the end taking Obama’s Picture down…IT IS SAD BUT SO PROFOUND!! Actions speak louder than words in this case!! WELL DONE PEOPLE WELL DONE!!

  10. Good one Wolf ! I like the mental image of that. Nation took wrong turn in ’08, corrects course in ’12!!

  11. Best line I’ve seen in today’s comments sections:

    “…if someone asks you what the main difference is between most of the Obama supporters, and Romney supporters, instead of stammering, and stuttering, and looking for an answer, just tell them that the Romney supporters sign their checks on the front, and the Obama supporters sign their checks on the back.”

  12. Thinking more about Paul Ryan’s speech, I really hope Romney comes out on stage tonight with a Led Zeppelin song playing, then starts by saying: “With all due respect to my running mate, Led Zeppelin is from MY generation!” That should start his speech with his first standing ovation. 🙂

    1. Funny though Led Zeppelin is actually from the 70’s.

      But I love what Paul Ryan was saying. I am actually more Romneys age but I relate to Ryans music. Bring on AC DC.

      1. Throw up a picture of NObama while “Highway to Hell” plays and then say something like: “We’re going to take a different road” or something… 🙂

    2. I think they have to get permission from zeppelin and I think they are liberals.

    3. You got me thinking, so I looked up the charts for 1965 and remembered this song by The Byrds that was playing back then, when Mitt would have been about eighteen. It’s not a hard rock tune, but the the closing lines were sung out powerfully:

      Title: I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better
      by Gene Clark

      The reason why, Oh I can say
      I have to let you go, and right away
      After what you did, I can’t stay on
      And I’ll probably feel a whole lot better
      When you’re gone

      Baby for a long time, you had me believe
      That your love was all mine, and that’s the way it would be
      But I didn’t know, that you were putting me on
      And I’ll probably feel a whole lot better
      When you’re gone,
      Ah when you’re gone

      Now I’ve got to say, that it’s not like before
      And I’m not gonna play, your games anymore
      After what you did, I can’t stay on
      And I’ll probably feel a whole lot better
      When you’re gone
      Ah when you’re gone
      Ah when you’re gone
      Ah when you’re gone

        1. Pretty cool! Even back then cameramen had a strong reluctance to show musicians actually playing their instruments.

          It’s always the lead singer’s face, and people dancing. Always irks me. I want to see how the cool keyboard solo was played, or a tricky guitar lick…

          …but no0O0o. Camera’s on someone’s hair.

          Heh, notice how the set was shaking from the chicks dancing. They’re lucky it didn’t collapse on ’em.

  13. I showed it to my husband and his thoughts were Romney should have walked in, put his arm around the kids shoulder and said, dont worry, we are here to help. Its not going to be easy but we are going to improve things for you. Now lets fix this mess.

    1. I would have liked to see the kid standing in front of the poster at the end, bills in his hands, his car outside the window being towed away, saying out loud, “What am I going to do?” Then Romney walks in, puts his arm around the kid and says, “Here’s the first step, son” and rips the poster off the wall.

  14. (I understand an analogy) BUT if he had a Obama poster in his room, he voted for him. Hey kid, hows that HOPE/CHANGE working for you now?

    1. not very well that is for sure, I do know some kids who voted for barry in 2008, first time out to vote, they thought they knew it all, but happy to say the few I know will not be voting for him 2012. Thankful for that,.

      1. Dont parents talk to their kids anymore? Our son thankfully is conservative. But if he were liberal, we would at least attempt to talk to him.
        OK we would lay in front of the door.
        We vote as a family- so it is fun.

        Its funny, he is out of school now. Working full time, ( two jobs), living on his own, and GASP dating….semi seriously. We said, ok, when you are ready to get married let us know, and we will send you on a honey moon.

        Our prerequisites are of course that you are intensely in love. That she is educated or has a fantastic job, oh and that she is conservative. We listed some other things we thought were important like no credit card debt etc

        He left laughing hysterically. He called me later and said does Republican count? We said that’ll do, and then said what is more important, the credit card debt of the political stance. I said what do you think?

        1. I’ll wager all your prerequisites were already in his head, by the sounds of the way you raised him.

    2. …and he probably doesn’t fault Obama for anything. He probably thinks that Bush did such a bad job that Obama….the god that he is…..is like Hercules lifting the entire weight of the world on his shoulders. He doesn’t see what’s coming down the road, and that it’s actually the free markets holding the weight of the world on it’s shoulders and Obama is sitting on top of it making it heavier.

  15. That’s a great ad. Maybe the “dreamers” will wake up and realize what a colossal failure obama is/has been and will not make the same mistake again: Vote Romney/Ryan!!!

    Let’s get this country back on track, enough of “hope and change.” The economy needs to be fixed and lets get back to building this country ourselves, not government.

  16. I like the way it started with a crib & junior bed. Brings to mind the
    hopes and dreams we have for children. Then the sadness of the adult
    child with no job. We want better for our grown up kids.
    Good ad. R&R 2012.

    1. Do we ever!

      Mr. Obama: Get your wingtips off of this economies neck! Aw heck, just pack up Air Force One, and set the autopilot for O’Hare International.

  17. We need to revise Winston Churchill’s quote:


    “If you’re 20 and not a liberal, you have no heart. If you are 40 and not a conservative, you have no brain”


    “If you’re 20 and not a liberal, you have no heart. If you are 22 and not a conservative, you have no brain”

      1. How about resurrection Macarthur’s speech.

        This is what we’ve trained for and if we fail we will be haunted by thousands of ghosts who rise up from their rows of ivory crosses.

  18. Ryan as Mark Levin so accurately predicted last night kicked some ass, I loved the whole speech these are three of my favorite lines from the speech.
    1.Obama Care comes to more than 2,000 pages of rules,
    mandates, taxes, fees and fines that have no place in a free
    2.None of us — none of us have to settle for the best this
    administration offers, a dull, adventureless journey from one
    entitlement to the next, a government-planned life, a country
    where everything is free but us
    3.That’s freedom and I will take it any day over the
    supervision and sanctimony of the Central Planners

  19. They have to stay in those dingy bedrooms to stay on their parents’ medical insurance , donchano ??

      1. See that’s where Obama’s genius kicks in,
        these 20 somethings don’t have to plan anything themselves.
        Once they have pledged to be servants to Obama, Obama will plan everything for them when they are 27, 46,58, 70 , and later too.
        There used to be a word for that king of relationship 😀

      2. WFM, umm … that’s the whole purpose of “PelosiCare” – to get EVERYBODY out of PRIVATE medical care and into PUBLIC medical care! The way things are going in the industry, it’s going to happen a LONG time before they turn 27.

  20. Who pledges to be a “servant to their Presdient?” Oh right, Demi Moore. Ha

    Love the ad. Its awesome.

  21. As one who’s providing for an ’08 grad who recently lost her job and has had zero success in finding a new one,this ad is spot on, except she’s a Republican who voted for Bush and McCain.

    1. As far as the economy goes there is enough blame to go around to both parties. But when it comes to voting, THANK your stars you have a daughter that didnt buy into the liberal propoganda of college. We have a son who fought it all the way too. He graduated with his Masters in 2010 and wow, is it ever hard to deal with the “one sided” Profs. Often times, he was sent back to rewrite or edit his papers to the teachers standards If he wanted a “good grade”( a perfect example was even when writing about the Vietnam war- from a (real) soldiers perspective. The Professor was antiwar and didnt like the real facts.)

      1. I used to argue with my “professors” with regularity, and in front of the rest of the class too. Bear don’t give a %$#@ about a dummy’s opinion. A dummy’s opinion is there to take down, especially when that dummy is trying to cram that dummy opinion down the throats of open-minded kids.

        Many dummies have PhD’s. They’re still dummies, in fact, even more so 🙂

          1. We love Scoop bear. Wish we could all go to Michigan for an election night party.

            ( dont worry Rs, we’re buying)

          1. OMG! EVERYTHING he talked about is what is happening RIGHT NOW in the U.S. What he said about the economy, foreign relations, armed forces. Obama let’s the economy collapse and Occupy Wall St attacks capitalism and the free-market. He gives the middle finger to Israel and just shrugs his shoulder at China and Russia. Then he weakens the military by taking BILLIONS away from their budget and tries to block military voting rules. And Yuri says it all starts (or America’s case, started) in the school room.

            A common theme among first generation Americans is one of knowing that there is a free place to run to when their’s has become repressive (Marco Rubio’s speech comes to mind). I hope this doesn’t change.

            Thank goodness there are people like you and the smart others on Right Scoop and throughout the nation who are putting their thoughts out there and not letting “schmucks” like Obama and his sycophants take down this wonderful nation. Keep it up and get it out there in your neighborhood.

            1. Thanks for the compliment, but it’s not so much smart as realistic. Conservatives observe the world as it is, not how they want it to be. Bezmenov and many Russians like him are our allies now. And this generation has to be encouraged that it’s OK to speak the obvious and not filter everything through the Cultural Marxist Critical Theory they’ve been told is the norm on how to view the world.

              1. The I’d say you’ve got the smarts, and Conservatives too, to know what political theories fit reality (and therefore, which do not), and to conclude for yourself which is best and right. So many swallow at face value ideas that sounds great but is in reality bankrupt and then sell their souls to promulgate it to the rest of the world; and never checking the consequences of what they’re doing. So well done. I swear I’m learning something new from you all everyday.

    2. Not duped into voting for Obama, but still suffering from the effects of his and the democrats in Congress’ passed agenda the first two years he was in office.

      (Anyone who wants to help me out about where that apostrophe goes, thanks in advance- punctuation was never my strong point.)

      1. Dont worry, Im not going to be the spelling or grammar police.

        That guy was here yesterday and took delight in my mispelling lose.

      2. G2v20, I don’t normally play punctuation-Nazi, but you DID ask 🙂

        If you meant something belonging to more than one “democrat”, you have used the apostrophe correctly.

        But to put on my grammar-Nazi hat, I think it might have been more effective (and precise) if instead you had written “…the effects of the agenda he and the Congressional Democrats followed during his first two years in office”.

        It’s a verb-object thing – generally, you FOLLOW an agenda (and pass a law). If you move “the agenda” in front of the people responsible for it, you avoid having to use that awkward-looking (if correct) placement of the apostrophe.

        Also I have this thing about little “d” vs big “D” democrats. ALL of Americans who vote are participating in democracy, we are ALL little “d” democrats! The big “D” is used when it’s a proper name, in this case, the “Democratic Party” (or “Democrats”).

        [NOTE: lately, since the philosophy of the mob currently in control of the DP seems to be closer to that of Bolsheviks than my father’s DP (while I WAS a childhood “Dixiecrat” campaigner, Mom & Dad were the registered Democrats), I’m starting to use the “Progressive” label when discussing these people. This is the name first used by the Americans (such as T. Roosevelt, Wilson, & F. Roosevelt) who originally started this political movement in ~1912, and it really seems to be a closer match to the ACTUAL political philosophy their actions reflect.]

        1. I actually had moved the apostrophe already & yes I meant Democrats plural. Thanks for the capital D tip. I plan to reword, but not quite the same. And I never would compare grammar tips to Nazis.

    3. We also had a family member graduate in 2010. So much promise and no real job. He had an internship that lasted for 6 months, but the company was undergoing changes because they had been purchased by a larger one. They were not hiring anyone on a permanent basis. Time passed as he had to come home and live there because he had no real job. He did odd jobs, went to interviews, pondered another career path, and wondered if he should go to another kind of school. Then out of the blue one of the people he had worked with as an intern called and offered him the job over the phone. The companies had merged, the folks he knew had moved to corporate headquarters and needed his expertise. In less than three weeks he was out of his parents’ house and living on his own. He had to figure out how to rent an apartment, get insurance in another state, transfer driver’s license and car registration, how the utilities thing worked, find a grocery store in a very large city and generally had to grow up fast. Miracles do happen. He did not vote for Obama either.

      In less that three months he has traveled half way around the world and has been to several airports in the US that service the kind of plane he knows about. It has been a whirlwind of activity. He is doing what he was probably born to do and that is to hang out around aircraft. Now he is getting paid for it. Big smile on his face.

      The day he graduated we were sitting way above the activities and we could just see the tops of the graduates’ caps. At that point we knew he had an intership and we did know it wasn’t a permanent position and for that we were all grateful anyway. However, so many of his classmates had no future at that point. There were messages written on many caps such as “Hire me”, “I need a job”, “Have dipolma, will travel” with phone numbers and e-mail addresses. It was heart breaking to see this. When I graduated, I already had a job waiting for me. It just isn’t right to see so much promise and there wasn’t an immediate place for it to go. None of these graduates had underwater basket weaving certificates. They were math, science, computer science and engineering types. These were not frivilous degrees. Hopefully most of them have found their path, but utill Obama is gone will there be any hope of America restored.

      1. You’re right about heartbreaking 🙁

        I was fortunate to be more like you – while I had to work (at the same time) three part time jobs to put myself through school, and it took more than 4 years (and no “Summer-” or “Spring-Breaks”) to get my degree, I actually had a full-time job BEFORE I graduated (I took fewer classes/semester & tested out of my last three classes after I was hired).

      1. Mike –

        I’ll be whatever you want me to be to make Romney win

        (well almost whatever anyway – I have a little pride left)

  22. Is that an Ace Frehley replica guitar in the corner by the TV? Awesome!!!! Who ever made the clip is a KISS fan. Too funny.

  23. The ad’s blocked at work, but I loved that line by Ryan. An appeal to young, disillusioned voters(and their parents) and a shot at Obama at the same time. Brilliant.

  24. WOW! Now that is so on point! I am so proud of Paul Ryan. He hit a home run with this one folks. This should be distributed everywhere and on all college campuses, if you can.

  25. I like paul ryan’s speech, loved the comment he made, did not think the commercial was as good as it could be, but its true and factual.

    1. I understand your comment, but it was quick and out the door within 24 hours to ride the buzz from his speech. I think higher production quality ads will cover this and other points in Paul Ryan’s speech.

      I personally want to see ads about the “ship trying to sail on yesterday’s wind” or “a country where everything is free – except us”. He had a lot of quotes in his speech that Super PACs, the RNC, and Romney’s campaign can use to make quality ads.

      1. your right, they were just trying to get it out there, was a good visual , powerful comment

        1. Remember, the people who produced this ad are “Crossroads Generation” a group of teenagers and VERY young adults, not professional political multimedia specialists. They have a great YouTube channel at: [crossroadsgeneration [dot] com]

    1. They ought to run this a few days and then save it for the last week or 10 days of the campagian and then run it every-other-ad. Saturate the media the last week with THIS AD (or one very similar or even more thought out) and Romney will win a huge group of young adults!!!!!

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