Republican Mark Oxner, who will be running against former Representative Alan Grayson next fall as Grayson attempts to reclaim a seat in Congress, has released a campaign ad that is being widely described by liberal bloggers as “bizarre” and “incredible.”
The ad depicts the “U.S.S. Obamaboat” as a sailing ship rowed by a crew of enslaved children to exhortations of “Don’t you care about the 99%?” while the well-heeled passengers exclaim things like “I got corporate subsidies just last week” and “I got free healthcare for life!”
A man and woman are shown sitting in a pair of matching bathtubs — similar to those in a widely-aired Viagra ad — and the woman turns to say breathlessly, “This ship stimulated my husband’s solar company.”
As the camera pans past a figure in a Guy Fawkes mask who appears to be handing out gold coins, one woman asks, “How did this boat pay for all this stuff?” — but a stern-faced Captain Obama with an Alan Grayson parrot by his side insists, “No questions on this ship!” as the ship heads over a waterfall of debt.
The message appears to be that Occupy Wall Street is forcing the Obama administration to subsidize failing banks and corporations — or maybe the other way round. It isn’t entirely clear.
“I’ll be releasing several more like this over the coming months,” Oxner says, “and I hope my colleagues across the nation follow suit.”
This video was uploaded to YouTube by MarkOxnerForCongress on January 24, 2012.