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Hot new Obama ad: Romney’s trash collector feels put out because Mitt didn’t give him a Gatorade, or something

You gotta be kidding me. This came out yesterday but somehow I missed it.  Is this really what we’ve come to?

The middle east is in flames, gas is approaching $4.00 per gallon, and Obamanomics has America on a bullet train to bankruptcy so, naturally, the amount of Gatorade Romney gives his trash man is the key issue on which I should base my vote. Seriously? Show of hands: how many of you have ever walked out to the end of your driveway at 4:30 AM (in the dark) to give the guy you pay to collect your trash a Gatorade? Or a Twinkie? Or whatever? I have to admit, I haven’t. I’ll also freely admit that I don’t know what he or she looks like since … I’m in bed at that hour of the day. Andrew Kirell at Mediaite gives this latest development in modern campaigning the lampooning it deserves:

Behold: a new era of politics. One where we can get any random person with a remote connection to a candidate to say negative things that conform to the latest narrative about that particular candidate. Think of it as the Joe the Plumber meme gone wild?

What’s next?

Hi, I’m Jane Doe, and I once waited on Mitt Romney at the local Ruby Tuesday’s. I’m on my feet all day, sometimes for 12 hours at a time without a break. I’ve developed some serious back problems and I have to wear special in-soles in my shoes. Most guests tip 18-20% for the hard work I do, but Mitt Romney only tipped 15%. When I’m retired, I know I’m going to have arthritic joints. Mitt Romney doesn’t care about that.

But then the Republicans will lob back?

Hi, I’m John Doe, and I own a plumbing repair shop in the South Side of Chicago. I once fixed Barack Obama’s kitchen sink. Bending over for hours on end is difficult… and so is building my own business. But when I made his sink work like new, Obama disputed some of the charges, claiming I didn’t actually do some of that work. When I retire, I’m going to know I worked hard and deserved the benefits. But Barack Obama doesn’t think I built that.

And then electoral politics becomes a farce…

Oh, wait.

One more thing. For Richard Hayes’ sake, I hope Obama paid him a lot of money. If the guy you paid to pick up your trash made a video criticizing you, what would you do? Personally, I’d demand that the company who employs him either fires him post haste, or lose my business. I have at least three choices where I live, and I’m sure one (if not all) of them would be perfectly happy to pick up my trash each week for an agreed upon price that didn’t include me getting up before the sun and running to the end of my driveway with a fresh cinnamon-raisin bagel in hand. Is that selfish of me?

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